Places to take students on excursion related to German.
If teachers know of other options, please let us know agtv[a]agtv.vic.edu.au.
Visit the Goethe-Institut
Teachers can make a group booking to visit the Goethe-Institut at 448 St Kilda Road in Melbourne to view occasional exhibitions (which include student activities), to participate in specific programs they offer, or for other purposes by direct arrangement with the Goethe-Institut.
Visit Museums, Galleries and Gardens
Visit a Company or Business of Club
It may be possible to arrange a visit to a local company or business related to German-speaking communities e.g. Siemens, Bosch, BMW.
Various Clubs are also open to visits from school groups by arrangement.
Other Clubs with Events to Visit
Visit a Film Festival
The Goethe-Institut organises a side program for students called Kino for Kids under the Palace Cinema German Film Festival. This festival is usually held in May-June.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) often has films for students.
The Children’s International Film Festival is also held in May-June and has (subtitled) films in the German language.
Visit Historical Sites
German-speakers have been part of the Victorian community since European settlement. There are number of places students can visit.
Historical Sites in Melbourne
NB: The AGTV produced a resource relate to this church: Between the lines – an Australian story
Excursions in Regional Victoria
Visit the museum in Tatura (near Shepparton) to learn about one of the Internment Camps
The Fairy Park in Anakie (near Geelong) was established in 1959 by a German migrant and was Australia’s first themed park. The AGTV produced a Fairy Tale kit for this park. It is an ideal excursion for young and old. The AGTV produced an Education Kit for this venue.
Historical Sites Interstate
German-speaking families arrived in the free settler state of South Australia in 1830s.