OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg

OSCE Ministerial Council kicks off in Hamburg

More than forty foreign ministers, around eighty delegations and 400 journalists are in Hamburg at the start of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council. As of 1 January 2016, Germany assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE). Foreign Minister Steinmeier leads the OSCE as Chairperson-in-Office.

The German flag and the Union Jack in Berlin

Information for German citizens living in the United Kingdom

If you are a German citizen living in the United Kingdom, click here for more information regarding the result of the referendum on British EU membership.

Parliamentary Choir of Westminster

Parliamentary Choir of Westminster performs at Embassy ahead of visit to Berlin

On 6 December, the Embassy hosted a reception for the Parliamentary Choir of Westminster. The Choir will travel to Berlin later in December for a joint concert with the choir of the German parliament.

German Advent Calendar

Visit our German Advent Calendar and count down the days to Christmas with games, festive German traditions, delicious recipes and more!

Hens lay rugby ball shades of eggs Germany aims for 7 Nations glory after footballing defeat to England

Most popular posts of 2016

2016 was an eventful year, and as it draws to a close, we take a look at the most popular posts. The stories you enjoyed reading most vary from hens laying Rugby eggs, messages on the Day of German Unity, university rankings, and much more.

German Christmas Markets in the UK

German Christmas Markets in the United Kingdom

Clusters of wooden huts selling festive food and hand-made crafts are a long-standing tradition in Germany and are now firmly established as a quintessential part of the Christmas season in the United Kingdom as well. Our interactive map provides an overview of German Christmas markets taking place in the United Kingdom this year!

Saint Nicholas Day

Nikolaustag - Saint Nicholas Day

In Germany, 6 December is known as ‘Nikolaustag’ (Saint Nicholas Day). The night before, German children anticipate an overnight visit from ‘der Nikolaus’ by scrubbing their shoes and leaving them in front of their doors in the hope that they will be filled with chocolates and sweets! Naughty children are paid a visit by Knecht Ruprecht…

Ambassador Ammon with Chief of Staff of the German Army Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer

Embassy Talk Series: Security Challenges – European Land Perspectives

On Thursday, 1 December Ambassador Ammon hosted the latest Embassy Talk at 34 Belgrave Square on current challenges in European security and defence policy.

Advent wreath

Advent in Germany

The Advent season is eagerly awaited by many Germans as they enjoy the anticipation and preparation for the celebration of Christmas in four weeks time. On the first Advent, we look at some of the traditional customs and activities of the ‘Adventszeit’ in Germany.

"Shaping an interconnected world" - the reef knot symbolises the motto of Germany's G20 Presidency

Germany’s G20 Presidency begins

"Shaping an interconnected world". That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017. On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel presented the key G20 topics to the German Cabinet. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on 7 and 8 July 2017 in Hamburg.

Career Fair 2016

German Embassy Career Fair 2016 at the London School of Economics

The German Embassy Career Fair took place on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at the LSE in London. The Fair was organised jointly by the German Embassy and the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce in an exclusive collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE).

Embassy Talk: In cooperation with the BGA

Embassy Talk Series: How Germany's past is shaping its European future

On 24 November Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Tania von Uslar-Gleichen and the British-German Association cohosted an evening with Lord Stephen Green of Hurstpierpoint, author, politician and member of the House of Lords, as part of the German Embassy Talk Series.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Theresa May speaking prior to their bilateral meeting

Germany and the United Kingdom - partners in solving global problems

Prior to their bilateral meeting in Berlin on 18 November, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Theresa May said that Germany and the United Kingdom want to continue their close and trusting relationship following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

The Christmas Tree from Coburg outside Windsor Castle

Anglo-German festive exchange - 200 year old Christmas tradition started by Prince Albert resurrected

Queen Victoria’s husband Albert, born in the German town of Coburg, introduced Britons to the tradition of Christmas trees in 1848. To mark this historic link between Coburg and Britain, a Coburg Christmas Tree has been erected in front of Windsor Castle last month. The illuminating ceremony took place on 19 November.

Statue of Martin Luther in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

In Focus: Martin Luther and the Reformation

On 31 October 2016, the countdown to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation got underway. In this latest installment of our "In Focus" series, we look at the life and work of Martin Luther, his translation of the bible, the ‘sites of the Reformation’ and more.

Ulrike Ulrich and Anja Tuckermann

DAAD and IMLR Writing Competition 2016/17

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) at the University of London are looking for story-tellers to spin a yarn about migration – in German. The competition runs until 6 January 2017.

Chancellor Angela Merkel & Barack Obama meet in Berlin

Obama visits Berlin for sixth and final time as US President

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama met in Berlin on 17 November. Both agree that the European Union and the USA should continue their efforts to finalise a trade agreement, but are also in agreement that globalisation needs a human face. Climate and security policy, and common values in foreign policy were other points on their agenda. A six leaders’ meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May took place on 18 November.

Wind turbines in Brandenburg

Milestone on the way to modernising Germany

The German government has adopted a national Climate Action Plan. By 2050 practically no more coal is to be used to generate power. New buildings are no longer to depend on fossil fuels for heating and hot water. The transport sector is to shift to the use of alternative fuels.

The Bundeswehr and British Army teams line up prior to kick-off

Games of Remembrance held between German and British Armed Forces to mark Christmas truce of 1914

On 16 November, 'Games of Remembrance' between German and British armed forces took place to mark the 102nd anniversary of the Christmas Truce football match. The women's game finished 3-1 to the British Army whilst the Bundeswehr won the men's match 2-1. British footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton presented medals to the winners of the men's match.

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Dr Peter Ammon is the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's.

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Germany's OSCE Chairmanship 2016

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

As of 1 January 2016, Germany assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE). Foreign Minister Steinmeier leads the OSCE as Chairperson-in-Office.

Think German Network (TGN) Initiative

Promoting German language and the culture of German-speaking countries in the UK.

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Commemorating World War One

Franz Marc, Réconciliation, 1912

From 2014 to 2018, a series of events in Germany and beyond mark the 100th anniversary of World War One. Here you can find a collection of informative websites, speeches and articles by German politicians and international figures.