Built on the legacy of Max Mueller Bhavan Hyderabad, the present avataar of the German Cultural Centre in the city, the Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad was initiated by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chennai and the Goethe-Institut, the regional head office in New Delhi. 

When the statutes were being written in 2003, and at the official inauguration in December 2004, we did not know that this small center would become a central and crucial cultural agency in the city. From a two office staff and two teachers we have been able to grow in a little more than a decade, to an institute with close to 30 people and with full-fledged Language and Cultural Departments. 

The next move was inevitable. In 2012, we shifted into a lovely building in Banjara Hills with each floor dedicated to the activity that Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad nurtures: Beautiful state of the art exhibition/screening space, classroom floor, administration floor, mediathek floor with a green terrace and a Terrassen Café as well as an Eco terrace vegetable garden on the campus. 

It has been satisfying to have made a significant contribution to the cultural landscape of Hyderabad since the advent of GZH. We have initiated, partnered and nurtured landmark initiatives as the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, Women’s March, Environmental Mela, Hyderabad Literary Festival, Oktoberfest, Hyderabad Jazz Festival and others. 

Our exhibition gallery, has become the premiere photo gallery in the city inviting established and upcoming talent to beautiful exhibition space.

Our language classes offer highest professionalism in terms of teaching, material, technology support and of course certification. We also now have over two dozen schools teaching German to over 2000 children.

Hyderabad and Hamburg share many wonderful things beyond the letter H, the area code 040 and a significant water body in the centre of the city. The two cities host cultural events, scientific exchange, school children partnership, journalist and art residency and numerous other meaningful cultural programmes.   

The Executive Director of Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Amita Desai represents the City State of Hamburg as one of the HamburgAmbassadors since 2012. It is hence not purely coincidental that one of the most dynamic cultural spaces in Hyderabad is known as the Hamburg Hall.  

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