Welcome to the Goethe Society Wellington

The Official Hub for All Things German in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Capital Region

History & Literature

We encourage and promote all positive means of broadening and deepening contacts between Kiwis with an interest in German and people in the German-speaking world.

Art & Music

We offer a place to meet for those who enjoy speaking German and are interested in German history, literature, art, music, cooking, baking, films, and current events.

Films & Current Events

We have a strong link to the German Department at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, and we encourage students to participate in our events.

Our Mission

We are an eclectic group of individuals whose aim is to promote the German language and foster interest in German culture.

Unser Motto

Lehre tut viel, aber Aufmunterung tut alles.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our Partners

We work closely with the Goethe-Institut of New Zealand as well as the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany here in Wellington.

About Us

We offer a wide-ranging programme of events in both German and English.

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Get In Touch

+64 (0) 4 463 5975

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