22 September 2019 - The German House in Montenegro was recently opened in Podgorica, under the auspices of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
During the opening ceremony, many guests were addressed by Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović, who said that the Montenegrin public has had a chance to get acquainted with the achievements of contemporary German culture, and that the establishment of the German House is a step forward in that regard.
“This event is of particular importance because it will greatly expand the opportunities for our public to get acquainted with the achievements of the great German culture, both recent ones and those belonging to the sphere of cultural heritage. Needless to say, what influence did German philosophy, literature, music and film exert on the development of world culture, and thus on the expansion of the cultural horizon of our country. In that context, this House will be playing a valuable educational and informational role, which will strengthen the already established mechanisms of cooperation in the field of culture,” Bogdanović emphasised.
Ambassador of Germany to Montenegro Robert Weber and Director of the Goethe Institute in Belgrade Frank Baumann also addressed the guests.
According to the statement by the Government, the German House in Montenegro will work primarily in the field of education and information. In that regard, special emphasis will be placed on promoting and spreading the idea of the German language, setting standards of quality of teaching German, providing access to information on institutions, current events and cultural events in Germany, achieving intercultural dialogue for the purpose of cultural exchange between Montenegro and Germany, and on improving the understanding of European values globally, as well as the development of common European perspectives.