Sonja Griegoschewski, head of the Goethe Institut in Australia, is not just a huge fan of German language and culture, she also brings a wealth of experience and fascinating anecdotes from around the world to her Australian role.
German in Brisbane (GiB) was privileged to chat with Fr. Griegoschewski about her career, her thoughts on living in Australia, her vision for promoting the German Language & culture in Australia, and the exciting events they have planned for 2017.
Get your costumes sorted, grab your friends & experience the best of Germany’s ‘fifth season’, Karneval! Brisbane’s German Club turns into Australia’s Karneval stronghold on Sat. Feb 25 for this iconic celebration of fun, fancy dress, frivolity & fantastic dancers. ALAAF, ihr Jecken!
Tenterfield pulls out all stops celebrating Germany throughout the town, welcoming a 25-man brass band from Ottobeuren, Bavaria, for their 9th Bavarian Music & BeerFest on March 1-5. Enjoy Bratwurst to Bier, wine tasting to Schubert mass, dancing to Dirndls, plus wonderful country hospitality and friendliness. Book soon – tickets sell out fast.
Ein guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr and all the best for 2017!! What German traditions do you celebrate on New Year? ‘Dinner for one’? Fireworks? Four-leaf clovers? Pigs & chimney-sweeps? Bleigieβen? Raclette/Fondue with friends? Tip: ‘Dinner for One’ is on SBS at 6.10pm on New Year’s Eve.