Embassy flags at half mast on 23 May

Germany deeply shocked by attack in Manchester

Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her "great sadness and shock" at the attack in Manchester on 22 May. The Chancellor said that Germany stood "shoulder to shoulder" with people in the United Kingdom. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said his thoughts were with the victims and the injured. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Germany stood united with "our British friends". Federal authorities in Germany will fly flags at half mast on 24 May as a sign of sympathy and solidarity.


Please note that the Embassy in London will be closed on Monday, 29 May.

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.

Bundestag Election in Germany 2017

Bundestag election 2017

The elections to the 19th German Bundestag will take place on 24 September 2017. Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election.

Merkel and Obama in Berlin on 25 May 2017

Merkel and Obama mark 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Berlin

On 25 May, Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President of the United States Barack Obama took part in a panel discussion in front of the Brandenburg Gate to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

An outdoor cafe in Berlin

In Focus: Culinary Germany

With asparagus season in full swing, this instalment of our 'In Focus' series is about the culinary delights Germany has to offer. And there is more to it than Sauerkraut and sausages. Ranging from our guide to German mealtimes, through the German way to "do" afternoon tea, to the seasonal obsession with certain vegetables, we give you a taster of German cuisine.

Apply now to become a Green Talent 2017!

Sustainable development means finding a balance between the need for socio-economic development, the protection of the environment, and the preservation of our earth for present and future generations. These topics of global political relevance demand international research cooperation. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address these topics with a special focus on the theme of "Sustainable Production and Consumption".

Performance at the Pavilion of Germany at the 57th Venice Biennale

Germany wins Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Best National Participation

Anne Imhof’s exhibition “Faust” at the Germany Pavilion has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Siemens in Sachsen

German economy grows 0.6 percent in first quarter of 2017

The German economy grew by 0.6 percent during the first quarter of 2017, according to latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office.

View of Berlin at sunset

City Profile: Berlin

Berlin has been the capital city of the united Federal Republic of Germany since 1990. In that time, it has become one of the hippest and most vibrant urban centres in Europe - with a flourishing cultural scene, brilliant nightlife, and a plethora of bars, restaurants, shops and cafés, as well as green open places.


Bristol and Hanover celebrate 70 years of partnership and friendship

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of Bristol and Hanover's town-twinning. What began in 1947 as a good-will mission to Hanover organised by a group of Bristolians blossomed into a rich and long-lasting friendship between the two cities which endures to this day.

FM Gabriel at the Somalia Conference in London

Preventing widespread famine before it is too late: International Somalia Conference in London

About 40 states and international organisations discussed aid for Somalia on Thursday, 11 May in London. In addition to combating the impending famine, the country's long-term stabilisation was also on the agenda. Foreign Minister Gabriel represented Germany at the conference. Germany has doubled its contribution to humanitarian aid to Somalia in 2017 to €140 million.

Photograph by Andrea Büttner

German artist Andrea Büttner shortlisted for Turner Prize 2017

Tate Britain has announced German cross-media artist Andrea Büttner as one of the four finalists for the British Turner Prize 2017. Since its establishment in 1984, the Turner Prize ranks as one of the internationally most renowned art awards. The Prize annually honours outstanding works of contemporary visual art by British artists or artists working in Britain.

Gaby Flatow and Ambassador Peter Ammon

Gaby Flatow awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit for her work on Holocaust remembrance

On 4 May, Ambassador Peter Ammon presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Gaby Flatow for her outstanding contributions to Holocaust Remembrance, German-Jewish relations and music.

Foreign Minister Gabriel met with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire

Gabriel in Somalia: The international community must not look the other way

On 1 May, Sigmar Gabriel became the first German Foreign Minister to travel to Somalia. Terrorism, tribal conflict and the threat of famine mean that the country is facing enormous challenges. Foreign Minister Gabriel wants to act together with the international community to prevent an imminent disaster.

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Royal Air Force Memorial in Central London.

Simultaneous wreath-laying ceremony in UK and Germany honours fallen airmen of both Air Forces

On 4 May, the German Air Attaché, Colonel (GS) Hermann Hanke and Air Commodore Richard Maddison OBE MA RAF honoured the airmen of the British and German Air Forces who gave their lives in service of their country with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Royal Air Force Memorial in Central London.

Chancellor Angela Merkel with President Vladimir Putin

Merkel and Putin meeting: open dialogue in spite of differences of opinion

On 2 May, Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. During her visit the Chancellor pointed to the importance of civil liberties for civil society. With respect to the conflict in Ukraine she called for an implementation of the Minsk agreements. Also on the agenda were the situation in Syria and the G20 summit in July.

EU's Brexit Summit in Belgium

EU-27 demonstrate unity at special meeting of European Council on Brexit

The heads of state and government of the 27 remaining EU member states have unanimously adopted the Brexit negotiating guidelines. The "EU-27" thus stand united for a properly regulated transition in which the interests of affected citizens will have priority.

Trends in Translation masterclass participants

Trends in Translation: an exclusive masterclass at the University of Cambridge

On 27 April, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Embassy in London, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the University of Cambridge hosted an exclusive masterclass for the UK’s most promising undergraduate students to become the next generation of translators into English.

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Deadline for applications for one-time payment to former Soviet prisoners of war to expire 30 September 2017

The German Parliament decided on 21 May 2015 that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on 30 September 2017. This is an exclusionary deadline.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

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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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Martin Luther and the Reformation

Statue of Martin Luther in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

In 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.

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.