The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989



Wednesday, October 22
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 fall semester's Kaffeestunde dates, please see our Upcoming Events page.

Open House Photos

GRALL held its third annual Open House on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to celebrate the start of the new academic year. Students, both new and returning, braved the heat to join GRALL faculty for international desserts and games. To see pictures from the event, please visit our GRALL Open House 2014 page!

2014-15 UDRs

The 2014-2015 German Studies UDR profiles are now available! Please visit the links below to learn more about each UDR:


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.