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About Germany Week

Germany Week is a 10-day celebration of German American friendship. It is part of the Wunderbar Together campaign celebrating the Year of German-American Friendship in the USA. Our countries are united through deep historical ties, shared values, and bold visions for the future. Inspired by the Christkindlmarket Chicago and enriched with business and cultural displays, the event highlights the unique importance of transatlantic relations.

Germany Week is a co-production of GACC Midwest, the Goethe-Institut and the German Consulate Chicago, as well as Deutschlandjahr USA. Deutschlandjahr USA is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

For further information click here (press release). 

About Wunderbar Together

For information about Goethe Institut and Wunderbar Together, please visit


Since October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany is celebrating a year of German-American friendship knowing that the United States and Germany are Wunderbar Together ― stronger as friends and partners. Over the course of this initiative, German-American friendship will be showcased through a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations. Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).​



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About PopUp Tour

The PopUp Tour is a centerpiece of Germany Week and the official roadshow of ‘Wunderbar Together / The Year of German- American Friendship’. The PopUp Tour combines an impressive culture tent with mobile presentation modules, and various flexible pop-up edutainment elements. Through business conferences, panel discussions, culinary programs, science slams, art exhibits, and concerts to interactive student-focused events, the PopUp Tour provides entertainment for all. At the center of the The PopUp Tour stands a showcase of German business, which makes important contributions to the US economy through direct investment, advanced manufacturing, job creation and German- style apprenticeship programs. The PopUp Tour highlights the many ways our two countries make each other stronger through cultural, economic and business ties. Visit for more information.

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