Saturday, 28th November 2015

Welcome to the German-Maltese Circle

Painting of the facade of Messina Palace by Georgette Eminyan (1992)The German-Maltese Circle was founded on the 18th October 1962 with the aim of “promoting closer understanding between Germany and Malta in all appropriate fields of activity and relationship, excluding political activities”.

From a modest beginning with a membership of about 60 persons and with no fixed premises of its own, the German-Maltese Circle grew through the years into a leading national adult education and cultural centre housed in Messina Palace, a beautiful 400-year old palace in Valletta. The German-Maltese Circle is an independent, non-profit making organisation which is administered by dedicated persons who freely oblige themselves to promote the Circle’s ideals.

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Language Courses


Learn German with Malta’s market leader in German tuition. The German-Maltese Circle is your qualified partner. Choose from the range of courses we offer to find your focus that suits your objectives the best. Learn German successfully for day-to-day or leisure use, or suitable for professionals and students. You can record your language skills by taking a Goethe Institute German examination.

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The Goethe-Institute’s German language examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners (MQF level 1) to C2 for language skills at the highest level (MQF level 7).  All Goethe-Institute examinations can also be taken by external candidates if they have reached the corresponding language level. It is nevertheless recommended that you take a preparatory course. 

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Permanent and temporary residents in Malta of German or Maltese nationality, not below the age of 18 years of age are eligible for membership to the German-Maltese Circle. Bona fide students between the ages of 14 and 18 are accepted as Junior Members.

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Dance Performance "Open Waters"

The German-Maltese Circle regularly organises various activities such as exhibitions, film shows, cultural tours, forums, lectures, seminars, concerts, choral performances by visiting German choirs, chanson evenings, social and sports events and in fact, anything which helps to make especially the Maltese public more conscious of German culture and the German way of life.

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Section of the Dorothea von Wendland Library

The Library at the German-Maltese Circle is named after Dorothea von Wendland, the wife of a former German Ambassador, who in the early 1970’s was instrumental in the setting up of a lending and reference library in the former premises of the Circle in Floriana.

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Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Image of Coffee and Croissant

Entering through the elegant entrance hall of Messina Palace and situated in a converted arched inner yard is the Circle’s Restaurant & Coffee Shop where patrons gather in informal and cosy surroundings for a coffee break, a lunch or just a quick snack.

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