15 May Brisbane German Week 2018 to showcase connections to the European nation
The annual Brisbane German Week is set to kick off once more at the end of September this year, with the Australian city showcasing its educational, scientific, economic, political and cultural connections to Germany.
Renowned for its servicing of the 12,000 Germans living in South-East Queensland, the festival will once again dedicate sessions to the German language, history and the arts. These events will demonstrate how much the language, science and innovation, corporations and startups, food culture and the beginning of German settlement from 1842 impacts life in Queensland today.
The famed Brisbane Oktoberfest will again be a major highlight for festival-goers, with the Lord Mayor scheduled to tap into the first keg of the festival to keep in line with the 100-year-old Munich tradition. The event will bring together an exciting celebration of food, beer and festivities, including a fashion show, yodelling, German music and the Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane event.