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

Annika Sommer
Language School and Goethe Exams

2020-21 Officers

Dr. Ivan Edit, President

Dr. Christoph Weber, Vice President

Dorothea Wykes, Past President

Dr. Jonas Bunte, Secretary

Dr. Christoffer Koch, Treasurer

Arend Julius Koch, Honorary President


Robert M. Clark

Linda McDonald

Maddalena De Nicola

Tuula Westlake

Michael Korrie

Brad Standridge