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The Finnish Institute in Germany

The Finnish Institute 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.


Arlesheim Bern Biel Zofingen
01.10.2022 - 09.10.2022


Janne Valkeajoki, Akkordeon

„Schweizer Tournee“ mit Uraufführung der 3. Sonate von Kalevi Aho...



Luonddu Luonddus: Niillas Holmberg und Pauli Lyytinen

Eröffnungskonzert im Rahmen der Ausstellung „Luondu Luonddus. As Part of Nature, We Are Nature“...

18.09.2022 - 27.11.2022

Visual arts

Nature Morte – Still Alive. Zeitgenössische Stilleben in der finnischen Kunst

Ausstellung mit Werken von Heini Aho, Annika Dahlsten, Saara Ekström, Jussi Goman, Tuula Lehtinen, Jukka Rusanen, Elsa S...

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Inside the Finnland-Institut

We will show you our spaces and tell you what we exactly do....

Culture shock – Finnish edition

Is Finland even capable of such a thing – to shock? Five interviewees from Azerbaijan, France, Italy, Spain and Turkey help to find an answer to this question – and to explain – what is it like to be an expatriate in Finland. The interview, conducted by Hannah Zeppen, is intended to present an international perspective on Finnish culture.



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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 the 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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