The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989


Wednesday, March 9
2 - 3 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.

Nikolausfeier 2015

The Brandeis German Studies Program students and faculty celebrated Nikolausfeier on Thursday, December 10, 2015. The annual festival included a German-inspired lunch and German desserts, homemade (alcohol-free) glühwein, student performances of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs in German, and a surprise visit from Sankt Nikolaus (as played by Professor Steve Dowden). Check out a few photos of the festivities!


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.