Germans’ love affair with Queensland is a strong and long one. Many came to Queensland in droves to settle in the state – second only to South Australia in number of German settlers – and are still coming to stay or visit. Find more about Brisbane’s early German connections here, as well as fascinating information and stories about German immigration and Germans in Queensland in the comprehensive book ‘Queensland’s German Connections: past, present and future – 170 years strong’.
Brisbane Marketing’s ‘Brisbane Greeters’ last year introduced a special free guided tour during October and November. This took visitors through the past and eclectic present of Nundah and Queensland’s first free settlement, ‘German Station’.
Oktoberfest Brisbane is also a strong supporter of various projects and German language initiatives of the Honorary Consul of Germany in Brisbane.
Here are some practical German links in and around Brisbane :