The Embassies of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus have the pleasure to announce that the 'Weeks of the German Language', which strives to promote multilingualism in Cyprus and contributes to the cultural exchange between Cyprus, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, will take place all over Cyprus for the 6th consecutive year.
Throughout the 'Weeks of the German Language', there will be a diverse programme related to the German language and the culture of the three German-speaking countries, such as classical music concerts, analysis of German literature, film screenings etc.
The highlights of this year’s programme are:
A piano recital by Mario Häring with well-known pieces of German composers and the presentation on German romanticism and its legacy today, organised by the German Embassy. The Goethe-Institut Cyprus participates in a video competition for young German learners and the event Moving Silence in cooperation with ARTos House, where for the 12th successive year, musicians and composers from Germany and Cyprus come together for a unique combination of music and film. The Cypriot-German Cultural Association will give us a taste of tradition at the German Christmas Fayre. The Austrian Embassy takes us back to the 80s with a film on the unusually thrilling life of the well-known pop star, Falco. The Embassy of Switzerland will be screening an uplifting comedy, Eden für Jeden (Eden for All) in Swiss German in Nicosia and Limassol.
Just before rounding up the 'Weeks of the German Language', an on-stage musical performance, co-organised by the three Embassies, dedicated to the Magical World of Lieder with Cypriot sopranos, Chryso Makariou and Mariza Anastasiades will be presented at the Rialto Theatre.
And finally, the Cyprus Swiss Association closes this year’s programme with a live public viewing of the World Cup match Brazil vs Switzerland accompanied by sausages and Brezel!
After a two-year forced hiatus due to the pandemic, we are once again opening the 'Weeks of the German Language' with an open-air event at Faneromeni Square on Sunday, 23 October 2022 between 10h and 14h. This traditional street festival boasts an array of activities, especially for youngsters, which will include the chance for them to make their very own wooden creations together with the Wood Wizards workshop. A street quest suitable for all ages will take you through the narrow streets of the old city. The Bierstein Blasmusik band with its German classics and other popular hits will enliven Faneromeni Square! Visitors will have the chance to try different delicacies from German-speaking countries and to watch one of Switzerland’s oldest sports – flag swinging.
The 'Weeks of the German Language 2022' is scheduled for 23 October - 28 November 2022.
The Mayor of Nicosia, Mr Constantinos Yiorgkadjis will honor the opening event with his presence.