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Cultural Program Highlights

At Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, we seek to fulfill our mission of promoting cultural experiences by hosting events that portray a positive image of modern Germany and other German speaking countries. We do this through lectures, concerts, foreign films, theater productions, and exhibits. Additionally, we host Franco-German and European events in partnership with the Alliance Française d'Atlanta and European Consulates from all over the southeast region.


Annual Events

Frühlingsfest 
As the flowers begin to bloom, we celebrate the start of spring with a family-friendly event that combines a German-style festival with many other things we love, including art, music, and food. We close multiple streets in the downtown Atlanta area to accommodate the festival and allow for the most possible space for Frühlingsfest activities. We offer several opportunities to learn about the German culture and language. In past events, we have had a Bastelzelt for kids where they crafted their own crowns and swords.

Check our calendar for the next Frühlingsfest!

Movie Nights
At the Goethe-Zentrum, we host screenings of German language cinema. In addition to the movie nights we host at the Goethe-Zentrum, we work closely with our local partners to screen films and documentaries at theaters around Midtown Atlanta. 

Check our calendar for the next movie night!

Past Events

Liliana Le Hingrat
We are very proud to have hosted the Romanian-born and German-speaking author Liliana Le Hingrat to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. She presented her first novel "Das dunkle Herz der Welt," which won the GOLDENER HOMER 2016 in the category of historical biography/events.

Check out her website!

October's Nod to the Southeast
In October 2018, we hosted a series of events in coordination with the University of Tennessee Knoxville that focused on the European perspective of the southeastern United States. What started as one event blossomed into a 3-part multimedia presentation spanning the entire month. First, with support from the Consulate General of Switzerland, we exhibited photographs taken by the Swiss-German author, Annemarie Schawarzenbach. Schawarzenbach was a journalist and photographer who traveled the world during the 1930s. The exhibition focused on her black/white images that reflected her experiences during her travels to the southeast of the US. Additionally, we worked with Veronique Aubouy who presented her movie "Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach" at Agnes Scott College. To wrap up the month, we listened to the Nuremberg-based band "Buddy and the Huddle" as they performed their soundtrack to Cormac McCarthy's novel "Suttree". The performance was accompanied by text excerpts from the novel, photos of the Southeast as captured by the band during their travels, and images captured by Annemarie Schwarzenbach.