Past Events

Enchanted Christmas Market at Stanley Plaza

Enchanted Christmas Market at Stanley Plaza

After its success in Hong Kong in 2015, Stanley Plaza's German Christmas market made a grand return this year over the weekends 10-11 December and 17-18 December 2016 in a German fairytale setting. Organised by LINK and supported by the Consulate General as well as the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, the enchanted Christmas market offered visitors a great variety of typical German delicacies, handicrafts and a spectacular candy house.

Inter-university German Speech Competition 2016

Sixth Inter-University German Speech Competition on 12 November 2016

On 12 November 2016, the sixth inter-university German Speech Competition took place at the Hong Kong Baptist University. As in the previous years, the competition was supported by the Consulate General. This year's theme of the competition was "Höher, schneller, weiter?". Students studying German language at five universities (Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong) could take part in the competition. The first prize was a two-week language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany including the flight. Other attractive prizes were also given away. Further information is available on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

Syrian refugees on their way to Turkey

Talk on "Europe, Germany and the Refugee Crisis" by Deputy Consul General Karsten Tietz on 5 April 2016

The Consulate General and the German Alumni Association Hong Kong jointly invite you to a talk on "Europe, Germany and the Refugee Crisis" to be delivered by Deputy Consul General Mr. Karsten Tietz.

European Union Film Festival 2016

European Union Film Festival 2016

This year's European Union Film Festival took place from 26 February until 11 March 2016, presented by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of EU member states (including the German Consulate General) in association with Broadway Cinematheque. The film selection was sourced from 17 European countries. The German contribution was the "About a Girl" by Mark Monheim.

Luther

Special Lecture with Professor Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany for the Reformation Anniversary 2017

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses by Martin Luther (according to tradition) on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg on 31 October. On this occasion, the German Swiss International School and the German Speaking Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Hong Kong jointly present a special lecture by Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Margot Käßmann, the special envoy for the Reformation anniversary of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2017

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2017: Seminars on Studying and Working Holiday in Germany

The 27th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will be open to the public, with free admission, from 23 February to 26 February 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 800 exhibitors from various countries and regions will be expected at the Expo. The Consulate General, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Goethe-Institut Hongkong will jointly take part in the Expo again. While the Consulate General will hold a seminar on the Working Holiday Scheme in Germany, the DAAD will showcase a variety of study programmes from summer courses to postgraduate research programmes at German universities, and provide information about scholarship opportunities. The Director of the DAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau will also hold a seminar on studying in Germany.

Reserve - Tina Buchholtz (acrylic and pearlescent pigments on canvas, 90cm x 180cm, 2014)

Exhibition "Concealed Spaces: New Works by Tina Buchholtz"

From 2 December 2015 until 16 January 2016, Karin Weber Gallery, situated on Aberdeen Street in Central, presented the solo exhibition “Concealed Spaces: New Works by Tina Buchholtz” – a Berlin-born artist whose subject matter is contemporary society, its stresses, and its coping mechanisms. Buchholtz brings to the canvas tremendous depth, color and texture and suggests a world in constant motion. This chaos, however, is met in equal measure with what the artist refers to as ‘hiding places,’ or refuges for renewal. Supported by the Consulate General, Concealed Spaces offered visualisations of Buchholtz’s own retreats and personal inner sanctums. (© Karin Weber Gallery) Further details can be found under the following link.

Christmas Seaside Market at Stanley Plaza

Christmas Seaside Market at Stanley Plaza

For the first time in Hong Kong, a traditional German Christmas market took place at Stanley Plaza from 12 December 2015 and lasted over two weekends until 20 December 2015. Organised by Link REIT and supported by the Consulate General as well as the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, the Christmas seaside market with nearly eighty booths offered visitors a variety of typical German delicacies and handicrafts. The German Christmas market was a great opportunity for people in Hong Kong to experience German culture and traditions.

EuroPop!

EuroPop! - Pop-up Stores at PMQ from 25 November until 21 December 2015

From 25 November 2015 until 21 December 2015, creative Europeans ran the pop-up space EuroPop! at PMQ. The Dutch, French, German and Swedish Chambers of Commerce worked together to present EuroPop! for the first time with the aim to enhance the awareness of European designers and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. The shops were far more than just a showroom presenting a range of products from lifestyle gadgets and fashion to interior design, jewellery and electronics. They functioned as a gathering point for those who were interested in clever and innovative as well as traditional designs embodying visionary thinking. Events varying from creative and fun workshops, to nurturing Q&A sessions filled the programme during this one-month period.

German Speech Competition 2015 - in search of German in Hong Kong

Fifth Inter-University German Speech Competition on 7 November 2015

On 7 November 2015, the fifth inter-university German Speech Competition took place at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. As in the previous years the competition was supported by the German Consulate General. Universities taking part included the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong. The lucky winner, Mr. Jeremy Leung from Hong Kong Baptist University, was awarded a two-week language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany, including accommodation and cultural programmes. The two-way flight will be sponsored by Lufthansa. Special thanks go to the lecturers of the German programmes at the universities for their active preparations and execution of this project to promote German as a foreign language in Hong Kong. Further information is available on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

German Teachers' Day in Hong Kong 2015

German Teachers' Day in Hong Kong 2015 - "German gets digital"

After the successes of the German Teachers' Days in 2013 and 2014, Goethe-Institut Hongkong decided to hold another German Teachers' Day in 2015, with the kind support of the Cornelsen Publishing House, Hueber Publishing House and Klett Langenscheidt Publishing House. The event took place on Saturday, 24 October 2015, in the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The motto of this year's German Teachers' Day was "German gets digital" and its focus was digital learning in the area of German as a foreign language. Detailed information can be found under the following link.

German Speech Competition 2014

Fourth Inter-University German Speech Competition

On 15 November 2014, the fourth inter-university German Speech Competition took place again at the University of Hong Kong. As in the previous years, the competition was supported by the German Consulate General. Universities taking part included the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong. The winner was awarded a two-week language course with a Goethe-Institut in Germany; accommodation and cultural programmes were also granted. Further information is available under the following link.

European Union Film Festival 2015

European Union Film Festival 2015

This year's European Union Film Festival will take place from 27 February until 13 March 2015, presented by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of EU member states (including the German Consulate General) in association with Broadway Cinematheque. The film selection has been sourced from 16 European countries. The German contribution is the "Beloved Sisters" (German title: "Die geliebten Schwestern") by Dominik Graf. The whole screening schedule and further information is available under the following link.

German Teachers' Day in Hong Kong 2014

German Teachers' Day in Hong Kong 2014 - "German gets active"

After the big success of the Chinese German Teachers' Day last year the Goethe-Institut Hongkong decided to hold another German Teachers' Day in 2014, with the kind support of the Cornelsen Publishing House, Hueber Publishing House and Klett Langenscheidt Publishing House. The event took place on Saturday, 11 October 2014, in the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The motto of this year's German Teachers' Day was "German gets active" and its focus was learner-activating teaching skills. Detailed information can be found under the following link.

Germany booth at the Cultural Carnival

Germany booth at Cultural Carnival at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

In July 2014 the Cultural Carnival, organised by the student organisation AIESEC at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, took place in Fortune Kingswood, Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong. Eight international students from seven different countries including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Mauritius, South Korea and Tunisia presented their cultures in the Cultural Carnival. Two exchange participants from Germany, Bastian Lange and Johanna Schlauss, represented Germany in a personal booth, displaying brochures about German tourism, history and food, providing general facts about the country, giving an introduction to the language and traditional food for the visitors to taste.

European Higher Education Fair 2014

14th European Higher Education Fair

The 14th European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) took place on 15 and 16 March 2014 in the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay. This joint event of the Consulates General of EU member states and the Office of the European Union to Hong Hong and Macao presented numerous European universities and tertiary institutions. The programme included various talks on Europe as a study destination, free language sessions as well as sharing by alumni. Visitors could also take part in a lucky draw and win free flights to Europe offered by the following sponsors: Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Swissair. Further information about EHEF is available under www.ehef-hk.org or from the Cultural Section of the Consulate General.

"Speak Dating" event

Celebrating the European Day of Languages - "Speak Dating" at Festival Walk

Do you like learning languages? Are you interested in European cultures? Do you want to meet people from Europe? Then join us and have a "date" with European languages! This year, "Speak Dating" offers language sessions in fourteen languages: Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish. The event is free of charge and no registration is required. Come join us and date a European language of your choice!