Visitors at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich

German Culture

There are numerous sides to cultural life in Germany: around 300 theatres, 130 professional orchestras, 630 art museums just to name a few numbers. Germany is a major book nation with around 94000 new books and re-editions each year. Here you can find out more about the diverse cultural scene in Germany.

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Berlin – London: Contemporary Art by Women

Find all the latest updates on German cultural life, preservation of cultural heritage, as well as exhibitions by German artists taking place in the UK.

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Music and Literature

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Germany’s reputation as a musical nation is still based on names like Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Richard Strauss. Students from around the world flock to its music academies, music lovers attend the festivals – from the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth to the Donaueschingen Festival of Contemporary Music.

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Art and Architecture

German Historical Museum in Berlin

The museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 500 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting is equally vibrant, and has long since been part of the international scene.

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Fashion and Design

Models during the 'Potsdam Now' fashion show in January 2015

Both fashion and design have a long tradition in Germany, and have enjoyed international attention. From design classics of the Bauhaus era to world-famous fashion designers, here is a selection of the exciting world of design in Germany.

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Film and Theatre


Germany has a distinct theatre world, a well-established network of state, municipal, travelling, and private theatres. As for cinema, you can read our overview from the pioneering early works to present day box-office hits.

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Sports in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck celebrating with German national football team

Sports are immensely popular in Germany. Football is the most popular sport, closely followed by gymnastics, with tennis in third place. But who could forget the German superstars of formula one, skiing, or rowing? Here is a collection of some interesting facts and figures of sports in Germany.

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Funding for WWI projects for schools and youth groups


A new flexible funding scheme is available for WWI-related projects involving young people from the UK and Germany. The grants, provided by UK-German Connection, are designed to facilitate joint learning and open discussions on topics related to World War One.

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