The Goethe Center

The Dallas Goethe Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural and educational organization, dedicates its services to promoting and advancing German culture and language in North Texas.

It was founded in 1965 to foster an appreciation of German art, drama, music, language, literature, history, and current affairs, and cultivate the mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America.

The Dallas Goethe Center carries out its mission through monthly cultural events, its German language program and social gatherings. Community building and cross-cultural dialogue are integral parts of all our programs.

Our members share a passion for German culture and language. They often speak English as well as German and other languages. Most of our events are open to the public and guests are always welcome.

Staff and Board of Directors

Beate Fehrenbach
Program Coordinator

Annika Sommer
Coordinator of Language School and Goethe Exams

2017-18 Officers

Dorothea Wykes President

Dr. Ivan Edit Vice President

Dr. Jonas Bunte Secretary


Dr. Christoffer Koch, Treasurer

Nicola Bremer, Past President

Arend Julius Koch, Honorary President


Robert M. Clark

Linda McDonald

Brad Standridge

Dr. Christoph Weber

Tuula Westlake