The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989


Wednesday, March 25
1 - 2 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Come and practice your German conversation skills and enjoy tasty refreshments at Kaffeestunde!

For a complete list of the spring semester's Kaffeestunde dates, please see our Upcoming Events page.

Nikolausfest 2014

The Brandeis German Studies Program students and faculty celebrated Nikolausfest on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Visit our Nikolausfest page to see photos and hear the students of German 30b sing traditional German Christmas carols!


What was Dada? Why is Goethe's "Faust" so important? What was the relationship between "Bauhaus" and the Nazi regime? What is the "New German cinema?" Who were the German Expressionists? Was Kafka Czech or German? These and many more questions are addressed in courses in German language and literature at Brandeis.

We offer students the unique opportunity to study the German language in its cultural context, with strong emphasis on literature, film, and cultural history. Students are encouraged to study abroad and participate in the many cocurricular offerings by the Center for German and European Studies.