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.


19.11.2021 - 29.01.2022

Visual arts

Moos oder Eine Studie über zereb...

Ausstellung mit Werken von IC-98, Alma Heikkilä und Antti Majava...

11.03.2022 - 02.04.2022

Visual arts


An art exhibition on desire and queer social exclusion ...



Minna Salami, Sensuous Knowledge...

Online lecture as part of the exhibition A I S T I T / coming to our senses...

12.10.2021 - 11.10.2022

Science and society


First AUE-FOUNDATION’S SYMPOSIUM from the series Culture – Archive of the Future. In English. ...

From Finland via Tallinn, Montevideo and Amsterdam to Germany: Mikko Fritze is the new director of the Finnish Institute

The Finnish sauna was elevated to the status of intangible world cultural heritage by UNESCO at the end of 2020. Mikko Fritze is a former board member of the Finnish Sauna Society and, he says, he’s one of the biggest sauna enthusiasts of all time. And in how many languages can his black Labrador named Lumi (Eng. snow) bark? Johanna Saggel conducted the following interview with Mikko Fritze.



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In order to support the exchange between Finland and the German-speaking countries, the Finnish Institute is actively involved in the following funding programmes:

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

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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.

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

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Studying Finnish language

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

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

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