Devil's Chimney and Cheltenham


Cheltenham Arts Council

The council fosters and promotes music, arts, crafts, history, language and theatre in Cheltenham and the surrounding area.

Cheltenham Twinning Association

Information about Cheltenham's twin and friendship towns as well as posts on forthcoming twinning visits and activities, news of past events, a photo gallery and info on how to become a member of the twinning association and get involved.


Cirencester College run an adult German for Beginners course and 'A' level German

Gloucestershire College runs on-line and evening classes but as of September 2022 no German

Some of the local U3A groups run German classes or conversation groups.


Some time ago, Susanne Hauser-Braun gave a talk for Cheltenham German Club at Parmoor House about "Deutschland und seine Kolonien". Having worked as a teacher for an English school in Bavaria and after some work for her charity in Tanzania she has now settled in Stuttgart and has set up her own business called 'Salingua Lernstudio, Deutsch lernen im Ausland, Lern- und Förderangebote für Grundschulkinder im internationalen Raum.


Discover everything about topics that interest you about Germany and the topics that concern people in Germany.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London

German courses, regular programme of events etc

The Goethe-Institut is Germany's cultural institute, offering educational opportunities, promoting intercultural relations, and organising cultural events throughout the year.


The German Welfare council (fomerly also known as German Advice Centre) offers independent help and advice free of charge for people with personal and social problems. This help is provided by a bilingual social worker with a wide experience of statutory and voluntary provisions for social care in both Germany and the UK. They give advice on subjects including:

EU advice (e.g. moving between Germany and UK)

Pension/ Compensation Advice

Long-term support

Applying for grants for people in financial crisis

Life certificates for German pensions

Please see the attached for further information.


We are a small friendly group of people who are either native speakers of German, have lived in a German-speaking country or are studying the language. Our aim is to foster an interest in the German language and in German-speaking countries.

The Bristol Anglo-German Society was formed in 1981 to further interest in the German-speaking world among the people of Bristol and surrounding districts.

For German speakers and those interested in learning and improving their German

The Oxford German Network is an initiative by the German department of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, dedicated to productive cross-cultural cooperation involving schools, cultural organisations, businesses, and policy-makers.

The BGA is the civil-society hub for British-German relations in the UK. We promote mutual understanding and friendship between the UK and Germany, and we aim to inform people in the UK about Germany, its culture and its language. We enjoy the Royal Patronage of HRH the Duke of Kent, our work is endorsed by the German Embassy in London and the British Embassy in Berlin, and we have informal partnerships with many other organisations that share our aims. We are the British sister organisation of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft in Germany.


Der Geschichtsverein für Göttingen und Umgebung e.V. stellt sich als gemeinnütziger Verein die Aufgabe, Kenntnisse über die Geschichte Göttingens und seiner Umgebung durch Vorträge, Führungen, Studienfahrten und Veröffentlichungen zu vermitteln. Darüber hinaus will er geschichtliches Bewußtsein wecken, fördern und pflegen.

Der Göttinger Partnerschaftsverein verfolgt den Zweck, die Partnerschaften der Stadt Göttingen weiter zu entwickeln, zu pflegen und die Beziehungen zwischen den partnerschaftlich verbundenen Städten und ihren Bürgern zu fördern. Darüber hinaus hat sich der Verein zur Aufgabe gemacht, Aktivitäten und Maßnahmen mit den durch die Partnerschaft verbundenen Städten zu unterstützen und zu fördern.