Culture and Sports


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.

Edinburgh at night

German events at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015

We have put together a selection of German contributions to this year's Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). New Director Fergus Linehan has rescheduled the EIF dates to coincide with two further annual festivals in the Scottish capital, the Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The EIF takes place from 7 to 31 August.

Phoenix premier in Berlin in 2014

Win tickets for UK preview of German film Phoenix

The Embassy has teamed up with Soda Pictures to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the UK preview of German director Christian Petzold’s latest film Phoenix on 5 May 2015 at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank in London.

Film and Theatre

German films are successful because they use national themes when telling universal stories. Yet the filmmakers filter the material of which their movies are made from the history and difficulties in their own country and their own biography.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Music and Literature

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.

Große Kirchner-Ausstellung in Chemnitz

Art, Architecture and Design

There are many more sides to cultural life in Germany: the museum world is of quite unparalleled quality – featuring 500 art museums with diverse internationally renowned collections. Young German painting and design are equally vibrant, and are long since part of the international scene. 

Im ausverkauften Stadion


Germans are a very sporty nation. 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.