Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the media on 24.06.16

Merkel: “European Union is strong enough to find the right answers for today's events”

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union marked a "decisive moment for Europe". German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reacted to the "sobering" outcome of the British referendum, calling the result a "sad day for Europe and Great Britain".

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Ambassador Peter Ammon with winners of the 2016 German Teacher Award

German Teacher Award Ceremony 2016 at the Royal Horse Guard in Whitehall, London

On Tuesday 21 June 2016 the annual German Teacher Award Ceremony and the ‘Sommerfest der deutschen Sprache’ paid tribute to the work of German teachers across the UK. Over 150 teachers and representatives from the education and language teaching sectors, business and the media came from all over the UK to join the celebrations, now in their 13th year, in London.

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern saves from Thomas Muller

Germany through to last sixteen of Euro 2016

Germany progressed to the last sixteen of Euro 2016 as Group C winners following Mario Gomez's first-half goal in their victory over Northern Ireland. The Nationalmannschaft were in control throughout but were restricted to one goal by Michael McGovern, the Northern Irish keeper, who produced a string of inspired saves.

German & English fans during the Euro 96 semi final on 26 June 1996

In Focus: German Football

As football fever sweeps across Europe, the latest installment of our "In Focus" series looks at the German national side's record at previous tournaments, memorable matches, overlooked players and more.

20 years United Nations in Bonn

UN Bonn celebrates 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago today, the foundations were laid for the United Nations in Bonn to become a UN centre for sustainable development. The anniversary comes some six months after nations agreed two significant milestones which underpin much of UN Bonn’s work, now and into the future—a set of 17 forward-looking Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Government quarter in Berlin

25th anniversary of vote to relocate government from Bonn to Berlin

On 20 June 1991, following weeks of discussions and a twelve hour debate, Bundestag delegates narrowly voted 338 to 320 in favour of relocating parliament and the seat of government from Bonn to Berlin.

70th Session General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly

Germany's Global Role - Berlin steps up

In an op-ed in the July/August edition of "Foreign Affairs" magazine, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyses how Germany's role in global politics has changed.

Constance embankment

City Profile: Constance

Constance is well known for its medieval old town and its outstanding location by Lake Constance and the river Rhine right next to the Swiss border. With its 82,000 inhabitants, Constance is the largest city by the lake and home to about 17,000 students.

Ambassador Peter Ammon addressing guests at the gourmet celebration

Ambassador Ammon hosts gourmet celebration with Schloss Elmau

On 7 June, Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed distinguished guests to a gourmet evening with Schloss Elmau, one of Germany’s leading hotels and the venue of last year’s G7 summit. The event, part of the hotel’s centenary celebration, took place exactly one year to the day after the summit and featured Schloss Elmau’s Michelin starred Chefs.

Highlights of Berlin

Professional Tour for British Teachers of History

The German Embassy London, together with the Federal Foreign Office, annually organises a professional trip for British teachers of history to Berlin. A special focus of this year’s History Teacher Tour to Berlin will be on German Unity.

Global Media Forum focuses on Media. Freedom. Values.

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, now in its ninth year, is Germany’s international congress which addresses the role of media in politics and civil society. Focusing on a variety of hot topical issues, the conference draws over 2,000 experts in the fields of journalism, digital media, politics, culture, business, development, academia and civil society from all over the world.

British and German Army engineers build a 350m amphibious crossing in Poland

German and British troops assemble largest amphibious crossing during NATO drill

German and British troops assembled the largest amphibious crossing as part of the joint NATO drill Anakonda. The more than 350 meter bridge across the Vistula River in Poland was constructed using amphibious M3 vehicles and the engineering know-how of both countries.

Chancellor Merkel with the German national team in June 2014

Merkel wishes German football team good luck for the Euros

"I believe the team is highly motivated," Chancellor Merkel said in her latest podcast in conversation with U21 player Niklas Stark, who currently plays for Hertha BSC. She went on to say that she expected France to be a good host country for the European Championship.

The exhibition ship "MS Wissenschaft" in Berlin

Science Year “Seas and Oceans”: Discover. Use. Protect.

This week German Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka opened the Year of Science 2016/2017 under the motto “Discover. Use. Protect”. Wanka called for the sustainable handling of oceans and said that we needed to understand maritime space properly in order to sustainably protect it.

Ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the German Environment Ministry

Exemplary function and staying power

Industrial nations need to live up to their exemplary function when it comes to climate action, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the German Environment Ministry on Monday, 6 June. The festive event also addressed the milestones reached as well as future challenges, such as nuclear waste.

The Princess Royal and German President Joachim Gauck (right) pass the Weeping Window sculpture made of ceramic poppies as they attend a service at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland

Federal President Gauck attends Battle of Jutland commemoration

Federal President Joachim Gauck and Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, led tributes to the fallen sailors at a service of remembrance at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland between the British and German fleets.

Counter Terrorism Conference

International Counter Terrorism Conference at the Federal Foreign Office

An international counter‑terrorism conference was held at the Federal Foreign Office on 31 May and 1 June. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the conference which was organised under Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship. The event focused on measures to prevent radicalisation and extremism.

Merkel and Hollande lightning the flame at the National Necropolis Douaumont near Verdun

We must keep the memories alive, says Angela Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for us to learn from the past "in order to build a good future". Angela Merkel and François Hollande together lit an "eternal flame" in memory of the victims of the war. During the central memorial ceremony in Verdun on Sunday, the Chancellor thanked the French President for the invitation to "pause and reflect together". "We in Germany are deeply moved by this gesture," she said.

Chalk cliffs on the island of Rügen

Excellent first quarter for Germany’s incoming tourism

The total figure of international travellers in Germany during the first quarter of 2016 rose by seven percent compared to the first quarter in 2015, and reached 15 million overnights stays, the UK and Ireland continue to show strong growth.

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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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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.

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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.