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German Day

German Day is an annual event of competitions and fun for middle and high school German students sponsored by U-M's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

2017 German Day: Friday, March 10, 2017

Theme: Jugend

This year’s theme, Jugend, is a topic we are interpreting broadly. As you prepare for the competition, we encourage you to explore the importance of various Jugendbewegungen (Wandervögel, Weiße Rose, Studentenbewegungen) and Jugendkulturen (Halbstarke, Punker, Rapper). You may also find inspiration in Jugend als Motiv (in Literatur, Musik, Kunst). And surely there are additional dimensions that you and your students will come up with.

Here is an outstanding set of articles about Jugendkulturen:

Teachers may find this movie helpful:

This can be a nice resource, too:

We've added two new events this year: Sing-along Videos and Zines. See our events page for more details.

Please email with questions.

For maps and parking information:

  • General Maps (Check out the Ann Arbor overview map for expressway information to campus, and the Central and South Campuses map for information regarding campus streets and visitor's parking.)