Ambassador Ammon and his wife welcome guests at the Residence

Open Day at the Ambassador’s Residence

On the occasion of Frieze 2017, Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon invited the public to visit the Embassy’s current exhibitions 'Taste the Future', 'Colourscapes' and 'HUMAN'.

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 and answers to the most relevant questions regarding the UK's formal request to leave the European Union.

Ladies Lunch at the Ambassador's Residence

Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosts exclusive Ladies Lunch

To celebrate the newly opened exhibition “HUMAN”, Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted a Ladies Lunch at the Ambassador’s Residence on 11 October. The event included a guided tour through the exhibition.

Chancellor Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Heinrich Riethmüller, Head of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) is the world’s largest and most important international trading place for content, from novels and children’s books to academic databases. Once a year, Frankfurt am Main becomes the cultural centre of the international media world, hosting more than 7,000 exhibitors from 100 countries presenting more than 400,000 books. This year's guest of honour is France. Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron opened the fair on Tuesday afternoon.

Ambassador Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon welcoming guests

Exhibition “Human” at the Ambassador’s Residence

On Tuesday, 10 October 2017, Ambassador Dr Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted the opening of the exhibition "Human" at their residence.

German Foreign Minister Gabriel

Joint Statement for abolition of death penalty

On 10 October, the foreign ministers of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Switzerland have released the following joint statement to reaffirm their commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty on the World Day against the Death Penalty.

Minister President of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke, Marliese Heimann-Ammon, Ambassador Ammon and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

German Unity Day reception at the German Embassy London

On 5 October, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted the annual reception celebrating German Unity at their residence together with the Minister President of the state of Brandenburg, Dietmar Woidke.

Statue of Martin Luther in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Martin Luther and the Reformation

In October 2017 we mark 500 years of Reformation. Here we look at the life and work of Martin Luther, his translation of the bible, the ‘sites of the Reformation’ and more.

German Embassy Career Fair 2017

German Embassy Career Fair 2017

The German Embassy Career Fair is back for 2017! After last year’s success, the Fair will again be held in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 20 November 2017, 10 am – 4 pm.

Brandenburg Minister-President Woidke at the Street football tournament

Street football tournament celebrates German-British friendship

On 4 October, the presentation “Brandenburg meets Britain” led by Minister-President Dietmar Woidke kicked off with a street football tournament for tolerance at the German School in Richmond.

German Unity celebrations in 2009

Message from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

On 3 October 2017, Germany celebrated 27 years since German reunification. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the historic day marked the "end of the division of Europe between East and West".

Embassy Talk series: Thomas Ruff in conversation with Iwona Blazwick

Embassy Talk Series: Renowned German artist Thomas Ruff in conversation with Iwona Blazwick

On 27 September, the German Embassy hosted an in-conversation event with German photographer Thomas Ruff and the director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick. The exhibition “Photographs 1979 – 2017” by Thomas Ruff is currently open at the Whitechapel Gallery until 21 January 2018.

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Ambassador Ammon speaks to ITV News about the German election result

Ambassador Ammon sat down with ITV News on 25 September to speak about Sunday's German election result.

Roger Boyes, Stefanie Bolzen Julie Etchingham, Kerstin Leitel and Quentin Peel discuss the election results

German Bundestag election party at the Ambassador's residence

On 24 September, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted guests at the Ambassador’s residence to watch the results of the German Bundestag elections.

Reichstag building in Berlin

Federal Returning Officer releases provisional election result

On Monday, 25 September the Federal Returning Officer (Bundeswahlleiter) released the provisional result of the election to the 19th German Bundestag, which was held on 24 September 2017.

German Bundestag, Berlin

In Focus: The 2017 Bundestag election

On 24 September, voters in Germany will head to the polls to elect the next Bundestag. This latest, election-themed instalment of our 'In Focus' series looks at how the Bundestag is elected, why Germany often has coalition governments and the parties and candidates vying the nation's votes.

Brandenburg meets Britain

Land Brandenburg visit to Britain on occasion of Day of German Unity

Industry meetings, a live film orchestra concert and a street football event are among the highlights of a comprehensive introduction programme planned for the Land Brandenburg’s presentation in London from 4 to 6 October.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

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

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018. This renewed candidature is a demonstration of our political will to make an active contribution to peace and security in the face of all the challenges which the Security Council has to address.

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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.