On the following pages you will find detailed information about cultural life in Germany and the cultural relations between our two countries.


German-Irish cultural relations

Cultural links between Germany and Ireland date back several centuries and have become an integral and indispensable part of German-Irish relations.

Irish Town

German-Irish Town Twinnings

Twinning are of inestimable importance when it comes to bringing together people in different countries and with different cultures. Partnerships between Irish and German towns and cities have played an important part in fostering the relations between our two countries.


Promoting the German Language

The German government puts a strong focus on promoting the German language abroad. The most important institution offering numerous language courses for different target groups is the Goethe-Institut Irland.


Other German intermediary organisations in Ireland

Apart from the Goethe-Institut Irland other intermediary organisations like the DAAD, St. Kilian's and the Lutheran Church of Ireland play an important role in promoting German-Irish cultural and social exchange.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website -

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?