Culture and Sports

Funding for WWI projects for schools and youth groups

UK-German Connection offers a flexible funding scheme for schools, colleges and youth groups planning to undertake joint WWI-related projects involving young people from the UK and Germany.

German poet Eduard Mörike

Poetry competition in conjunction with Germany: Memories of a Nation

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) have launched a poetry competition to accompany the British Museum's latest exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation. Divided into three categories - secondary school pupils (aged 12 and above), undergraduates, and other adult participants - this competition closes on 14 November 2014.

Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest in the UK

Do you wish you had a chance to head to Germany this year for the annual Oktoberfest? Don't despair, there are several places right here in the UK putting on their very own Oktoberfest events. Click here for a selection of some of them.

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.