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.


11.11.2020 - 29.09.2021


Living Room Live

In unserer neuen Reihe auf Instagram Live zeigen wir Studio-Konzerte und viele andere spannende Bühnenereignisse − immer...



Making the Market: How to make i...

Lunch Break Talk

05.11.2020 - 19.12.2020


Klaus Haapaniemi

Erste Einzelausstellung des namhaften finnischen Designers in Deutschland...

25.10.2020 - 21.02.2021

Visual arts

Elina Brotherus. Why not?

The artist’s first solo exhibition in a German museum consists of around forty photographic works and two videos....

Perhaps an Otter. A Questionnaire for Elina Brotherus

Bent over with her head in a bucket, playing Chopin on the piano for her pet dog, or becoming a sculpture together with Erwin Wurm – the new photographs by the artist Elina Brotherus are surprisingly different. For several years she has been creating photo and video works with verve and plenty of humour, in which nods to art history are playfully used as the starting point for new visual strategies.



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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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