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.


13.03.2020 - 19.04.2020


Institute closed until 19 April

Due to the current circumstances of the coronavirus in Europe, the Finnish Institute in Germany will be closed from the ...

26.01.2020 - 26.07.2020

Visual arts


Ausstellung mit Werken von Elina Brotherus, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Ilkka Halso, Jaakko Kahilaniemi, Sanna Kann...

08.03.2020 - 01.05.2020

Visual arts

Niina Lehtonen Braun

Werke aus der Collagenserie "Mädchen lass los" als erste Ausstellung der neuen Galerie Mellies in Detmold....

Open Call
23.03.2020 - 04.05.2020

Open Call: Together Alone

The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing a...

Visiting Art/ist 2020: Markus Jäntti-Tuominen

The Finnish Institute's Visiting Artist in 2020 is Markus Jäntti-Tuominen whose unicorn sculptures and other mythical creatures have conquered the institute's premises. This blog interview is available in German and Finnish.



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.

Studying Finnish language

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


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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