The Deutsche Akademie was a German cultural institute founded in 1925 at Munich, under the Weimar Republic. The controversial geopolitician Karl Haushofer was among the academics associated with it in its initial phases.
After 1933 it, like virtually all public institutions in Germany, became heavily tainted with Nazi ideology. Between 1939 and 1942, it was headed by Ludwig Siebert, Prime Minister of Bavaria, a staunch Nazi who had joined the party as early as 1931.
In 1951, the German Federal Republic replaced the Deutsche Akademie with the present Goethe-Institut.