Switzerland participates in the Weeks of the German Language

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Sunday, 29.10.2017 – Sunday, 03.12.2017


Swiss film, Das Fräulein © Dschoint Ventschr
Das Fräulein © Dschoint Ventschr

The Weeks of the German Language feature events of the Embassy of Austria, the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.  

The programme will be launched on Sunday, 29 October 2017, 10h - 14h with an Opening Festival at Faneromeni Square, old Nicosia

A highlight of the Opening Festival is one of Switzerland’s oldest national sports: flag throwing (weather permitting).  

Everyone is welcome!


  • The unique Rimini Protokoll creation, Remote Pafos – an invitation to participate in an innovative theatrical performance daily from 3 to 8 November, 15.30h in Pafos.
  • The screenings of the award winning film Das Fräulein by Andrea Štaka: 

Friday, 10 November 2017 at 21h
Cine Studio, University of Nicosia, Nicosia
in cooperation with The Friends of Cinema Society
After the film the Ambassador of Switzerland will host a cocktail

Monday, 13 November 2017 at 20.30h
Theatro Skala, 15 Kyriakou Matsi, 6015 Larnaca in cooperation with the Larnaka-Famagusta Cinema Society. 

In Swiss-German, German & Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian; with English subtitles / free entrance.

Synopsis: Ruža came to Switzerland full of hope for a new and better life. Today, more than thirty years later, she has only one passion left: money. Her daily life in Zürich consists of a tightly planned routine - a string of repetitive moments. Then, Ana arrives on the scene with her zest for life and upsets Ruža's painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops between the two strong willed women.


  • The Cyprus Swiss Association is hosting the Cyprus-Swiss-German Fest & More at The Winery in Nicosia on Friday, 17 November 2017 at 20.30h. For reservations and full details, please refer to the Facebook event.  

Information on other partner events can be found on the Facebook pages of the German Embassy Nicosia, the Austrian Embassy Nicosia and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus