Here’s are a selection of German language TV shows & films that you can stream right now to help you improve or maintain your German or to just switch off and relax to…

Before we get into the list — click here to find out how you can enable more German audio and subtitles for a range of films and TV shows, such as Queen’s Gambit, on Netflix.


As latest figures show that 36% fewer students are reading languages at university than 10 years ago, we would like to draw your attention to the wealth of opportunities to learn German in the UK.

Resources for learning German in the UK

Goethe-Institut London & Glasgow

Located in the centre of London’s Exhibiton Road, Goethe-Institut London is a one-stop-shop for all things German in the UK. Their unique culture and language offers include support for schools and teachers, language lessons for adults, digital offers including German practice sessions for pupils and various other creative activities.

If London seems a little out of the way, you can also visit the Goethe-Institut Glasgow


Here’s are a selection of German language TV shows & films that you can stream right now to help you improve or maintain your German/switch off and relax over Christmas…

Before we get into the list — click here to find out how you can enable more German audio and subtitles for a range of films and TV shows, such as Queen’s Gambit, on Netflix.

And look, we all need a laugh, seeing as it’s been quite the *insert adjective of choice* year, so we’ve put the comedies first. Dramas & films are further down the page.


Watching TV shows can be a great way to improve or maintain your German. Here’s are a selection of German language TV shows that you can stream right now!

Before we get into the list — click here to find out how you can enable more German audio and subtitles for a range of films and TV shows on Netflix.

Biohackers

Released in August, this TV thriller follows a young medical student as she becomes involved in the illegal biotechnology and gene manipulation.

➡️ Watch on Netflix

Dark

The final series of the this gripping sci-fi time-travel thriller was released earlier this year to rave reviews and managed that oh-so-rare task of ending things on a high. A must-watch for anyone with penchant for the unnatural.

➡️Watch on Netflix

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

Ever wondered…


Just in time for the Friday afternoon lull, here is our gift, to you: a meticulously curated playlist featuring some of the best (or worst depending on your musical tastes) German songs spanning multiple decades and numerous genres, as picked by our embassy staff.

We delved deep into our musical grey matter, and the result is the ‘Lieblingsliederwiedergabeliste’ featuring:

✔️ international smash hits,
✔️ bonafide Ohrwurms,
✔️ all-round questionable additions

and because sometimes nothing beats a good, old-fashioned visual distraction to k̵i̵l̵l̵ ̵t̵i̵m̵e̵ learn German, we’ve got YouTube videos too.

Anything you’re appalled we left out? Disgusted a specific song made the cut? Let us know!

If you’re after the latest and greatest sounds from Germany, check out the Goethe-Institut’s reguarly updated playlist ‘ Popcast — New sounds from Germany’.


View of the Elbphilharmonie — Hamburg’s iconic concert hall

Germany’s vibrant culture scene has been working overtime during the past few weeks. A great variety of exciting projects were born in lockdown captivity and have since then spread their wings in the world wide web.

To encourage you to stay connected with Germany and all things German, we will post virtual offerings in this dedicated space. Embracing the new motto “staying in is the new going out”, we hope that these cultural offers and projects will keep you entertained, stimulated, inspired and above all connected.

Stream away the music


The cultural and creative sector has been greatly affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus and the impact of the COVID19 pandemic across countries.
The following selection of initiatives and measures aims at supporting artists and creative professionals with advice, guidance and specific funding measures during this difficult time.
It also includes general information on international cultural cooperation and general funding opportunities for the cultural sector.

Resources (Funding) in Germany

ifa — Insitut für Auslandsbeziehungen is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition…


Easter traditions and digital culture to be enjoyed at home

Quick and easy Easter Egg DIY by Tales by Jen/ Unsplash

Easter egg hunt

With the Easter bunny officially classified as an essential worker, the egg hunt can still go ahead this year — at home. This popular and longstanding German Easter Sunday tradition is a favourite with children who cannot wait to search for hard-boiled coloured eggs, chocolate bunnies, mini eggs or nests filled with the latter. In some parts of Germany children build Easter nests made of moss and flowers in their gardens on Good Friday in anticipation of the egg hunt.

Easter decoration


Read that book, take that course or watch that TV show

If you’re keen on learning German, or want to brush up on your language skills during times of social distancing, here are a few places to start👇

German language courses

The Goethe-Institut London’s online courses are a great way of getting professional, structured and flexible lessons that let you align your German studies with your schedule. The GI London offer group or individual courses, entirely online and from the comfort of your living room, as does the GI Glasgow.

Free German eBooks

The GI also have an online library virtually heaving under the weight of more over 23,000 German language eBooks, audio books and movies which…


Culture goes digital in the midst of the corona crisis — ‘staying in’ is the new ‘going out’.

Creative minds everywhere have risen to the challenge of overcoming the restrictions triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. German and British artists, musicians and writers as well as cultural institutions have come up with more and more inspiring ideas on how the show can go on.

We have put together a medley of hopefully uplifting, stimulating and thought-provoking online offerings.

Enjoy and #stayhome.

Museums, galleries and music in Germany

Numerous museum are offering digital tours worldwide, and museums in Germany are no exception.

Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin — the Old National Gallery in Berlin is home to one of the largest collections of 19th century painting and sculptures…

German Embassy London

Discover Germany’s cities, regions, culture and more.

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