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Max Mueller Bhavan

Max Mueller Bhavan was named after Max Muller who lived from 1823 to 1900. He was a scholar of Sanskrit and co-founded modern Indian studies. The official name of these institutions is the Goethe-Institut. It is responsible for organizing a variety of cultural events in Delhi and other parts of northern India. These are conducted with an objective of promoting the German culture and its contemporary aspects. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany having presence all over the world. An important activity of this institute is to present a comprehensive perspective of Germany by sharing information about the culture, society and political life in that country. The aim is to foster exchange of knowledge and culture between the two countries. In India, there are six of these institutes located in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. The one in Delhi is located at 3, Kasturba Gandhi Marg.

The Max Muller Bhavan is well known for its courses in German language and the examinations for certification in proficiency are conducted at international level. Besides language courses for people of all ages, certain specialized courses for specific companies are also conducted. The examination is of global standards. Anyone who is interested in learning about Germany, its language and culture may do so by contacting the course office in this structure.  This institute is also known to train teachers by conducting workshops to teach German as a foreign language. This also supports the partners of Max Muller Bhavan.

The list of latest events can be procured from the Regional Information Centre at the Bhavan. These include social and cultural performances. A large range of media can be found here including newsletters on various issues. Access to its databank is also given at times to certain other organizations or institutions. The database is updated regularly as a standard procedure. It contains documents, along with audio and video files.

The Max Muller Bhavan is a quick walk away from the Connaught Place. Being centrally located, it has advantages of accessibility. It can be approached by the city’s bus service, the Delhi metro or your own conveyance. There are two metro stations nearby, one being Mandi house station and the other is Barakhamba road metro station. You can avail of a newsletter which shares information about the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. The library of Max Muller Bhavan has detailed sections on literature, visual and performing arts and philosophy. There are books in German, translations of certain authors from German to English, reference works, technical journals, music CDs, audio books and films on DVD.


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