The Finnish Institute in Germany

The Finnish Institute in Germany is a forum for Finnish culture and arts, academia and business in the German-speaking region. The Institute emphasises on networking and counselling of actors from different disciplines and offers, in co-operation with its partners, a diverse programme providing insights into Finland's culture and society.


31.05.2019 - 31.05.2019

Performing arts

STAMP Internationale...

Festivaleröffnung im Rahmen der Altonale.

31.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

Performing arts

Sisus Sirkus: Mosh S...

Atemberaubende Zirkustricks und wilde Energie auf der Altonale!...

05.06.2019 - 05.06.2019


Autorengespräch: Tii...

Autorenlesung im Rahmen des Projekts „Die Natur in der Literatur der nordischen Länder"....

07.06.2019 - 11.08.2019

Visual arts

Mostly Happy – Finni...

Arts works by Martti Aiha, Elina Brotherus, Miklos Gaál, Hannaleena Heiska, Antti Laitinen, Niina Lehtonen Braun, Ulla J...

It all started with a red brooch

Finnish designer Tero Kuitunen on how to form Finnish clay and to curate Finland's guest country exhibition at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019.



Book corner

The Finnish Institute has in its premises an open book corner for working, studying and reading books in a cozy environment.

Studying and internship consultation

We organize informational events regarding studying and internship possibilities in Finland at study fairs and colleges. We offer current informational material and a possibility for personal counselling.


The institute's publication series discusses various topics regarding the Finnish society, academic research and culture.

Travelling exhibitions

Travelling exhibitions about Finnish culture, academia and history are a part of The Finnish Institute’s regular activities. A travelling exhibition is a way to organize a Finland-related event in e.g. a library, museum, or other public space.

Studying Finnish language

The Finnish Institute does not offer Finnish courses, but there are several possibilities to learn Finnish in Germany.


The Finnish Institute offers recent graduates and students about to graduate an opportunity to complete an internship at the institute. Very good German skills are essential.

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Fruitful discussions on the topic of migration at a seminar arranged by the Finnish Insititute in Beirut. Also our director @LauraHirvi gave a lecture based on her research. The event was part of a larger programm exploring cultural encounters across place & time. @instituutit

Invited by the Finnish Institute in the #MiddleEast, @LauraHirvi talks in Beirut about #mobility of peoples, reasons for #migration, dreams, and social networks that influence their decisions to move. #Diaspora, #identity, and transnationalism are key concepts.

Gerade noch geschafft - sehr, sehr coole Ausstellung. V.a. der Kurzfilm Birds in the Earth der tollen Marja Helander hat mich ebenso beeindruckt wie die Sechsjährige. Große Ausstellungsliebe. #Kiel #Stadtgalerie