13. Current Literature in Wittenberg

Here’s What Germany Reads in 2024

If you enjoy reading and are interested in contemporary German literature but lack opportunities to discuss these books at home, this is the course in Wittenberg for you! You will get a survey of the more recent and the latest publications of German literature before and after the fall of the Berlin wall, and get to know literature of migration and new publications from Leipzig’s Book Fair.

Here’s what you can expect:


  • 09 a.m. – 12.15 p.m./ 01 p.m. – 02.30 p.m.: Seminar on literature where you will not only familiarize yourself with the texts we will read, but also gain comprehensive insights into the history and socio-cultural backgrounds that are the context of these books.
  • Studying together with course participants from all over the world means you will get to know international authors and their works, and you will be able to share your favorite authors with them.
  • Writing or reciting, you can express yourself in creative ways yourself, broadening your language skills.
  • This course closes with a creative final project.

Field trips and free time

  • 2 days of field trips and lots of free time activities.
  • Literature café with locals.
  • Good-bye party with everyone involved.
  • Support and help from international volunteers and student assistants.


  • This course is aimed at students 17 years old or older.
  • German at the level B2 or more.

This literature class is not a language course.

Course information

3 1/2 weeks

course duration

6 -12



course location

720,00 €

including all course materials

92 classes (45 min each)

weekly schedule: 24 classes



scholarships for 2024 available

Informationen und Bewerbung für ein DAAD-HSK-Stipendium

Further Information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de →

UNESCO World Heritage Anhalt Region
anhalt-dessau-wittenberg.de →

Studying in Halle
study-in-germany.de →

Studying in Germany
study-in-germany.de →

Placement test
einstufungstests.klett-sprachen.de →

Plan Your Studies

Majors and Minors at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
studienangebot.uni-halle.de →

Develop Your German Skills During Your Free Time
dw.com/de →

Information About Visa Requirements
auswaertiges-amt.de →


Wittenberg’s Booklet

Get to Know Wittenberg

Halle Kulturhäuptlinge

Get to Know Halle (German)

Halle Spirits of Culture

Get to Know Halle (English)

Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg