Zeitgeist DC

Zeitgeist DC makes the richness of German-language literature accessible to English speakers by presenting an overview and informing about current trends in the literary scenes of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

A selection of leading contemporary authors and playwrights from Europe’s German-speaking countries is presented on this site, alongside news items about the German-language literary world. Related literary events in Washington further the cross-cultural dialogue, providing an opportunity to experience and discuss translated works with others.

A project of the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassies of Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

> Zeitgeist DC




EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union. Formed in 2006, it has 29 members from 24 countries.

EUNIC’s members work in over 150 countries with over 2,000 branches. They work in the arts, languages, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sectors.  The members’ employ over 25,000 staff and have a combined turnover over €2.5bn.

EUNIC’s members have an international reputation as Europe’s leading cultural relations practitioners.

They seek to facilitate cultural co-operation; to create lasting partnerships between professionals, to encourage greater understanding and awareness of the diverse European cultures and to encourage greater language learning (over 2 million people learn European languages with EUNIC members).



EU Open House Day

Join the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation for a day of family fun, food, dancing, kids entertainment, exhibitions, vacation planning, and more.
The EU Open House Day, the single biggest celebration of the EU in the world, demonstrates the EU’s motto of “unity through diversity” by showcasing the range and richness of European Society.

> EU Open House Day