Culture and language of Germany

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Germany

Information about Germany

Visit the following websites for information on German politics and business, culture and society, and many other topics:

    The "Facts about Germany" website provides up-to-date information on German politics, business, culture, history and society. The website is maintained by the publisher, Societäts-Verlag, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office.
    The Deutschland Portal is the central, non-commercial access to Germany on the Internet. It provides commented link lists in six languages, bundles the German Web offers of high-quality Internet portals and is the virtual international calling card for the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Research in Germany
    In the section "Living in Germany" on the Research in Germany pages you will find a wealth of information about Germany.
  • Visit Germany
    Visit the Deutsche Welle website for details and recommendations on how best to discover Germany in all its variety.

Language courses

Language is the key to the culture of a country. And even if it is often possible to communicate in English at research institutions, the stay in Germany is not all work but everyday life and leisure, too... Language courses are offered in numerous German towns.


Further information:

  • Language courses, examinations, material etc.
    Information on language courses, exams, material, in-service training courses, institutions and research.
  • Online language courses
    You can learn German for free with the online language courses offered by the German broadcasting service, Deutsche Welle. They use various audio, video and written formats.
    Deutsche Welle
  • Language courses, summer schools, etc.
    Brief information on language courses and summer schools, German exams, FAQs, and links.
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Course data base with courses offered by adult education institutes
    The course data base "vhs-Kursfinder" provides lists of courses offered by Adult Education Centres ("Volkshochschulen") in Germany. Here you can search for German courses in your immediate vicinity.
    Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband