Sigmar Gabriel

Statement from Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the United Kingdom’s formal notice to leave the EU

Following the United Kingdom’s formal notice to leave the European Union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the United Kingdom and the EU needed one another and should therefore do everything to ensure good and friendly relations in future. German Ambassador Peter Ammon said: "We will stay friends".

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.

Europe Day celebrations in Berlin

In Focus: Treaties of Rome 60th anniversary and the European Union

On 25 March 1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed the Treaties of Rome which created the European Economic Community and laid the foundations for the Europe we know today. On the 60th anniversary, our latest 'In Focus' looks at the Rome Treaties' significance and the European Union today.

Brandenburg Gate lights up in the British colours

Germany deeply shocked by attack in London

The German public and German politicians are deeply shocked by yesterday's attack in London. Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone to Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening to convey her sympathies and express Germany's solidarity with the UK. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his shock at the "murderous attack", and that "in these hours, the German people feel particularly close to the British". Ambassador Ammon attended the candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square on 23 March.

Chancellor Merkel during a press conference following the European Union (EU) Leaders Summit in Brussels on 10 March

Merkel: EU unique instrument for peace

Chancellor Merkel has praised the EU, which she described as a "unique instrument for peace". In the run-up to the anniversary summit at the end of March, the EU intends to "demonstrate its unity" said Angela Merkel in Brussels, where the 27 remaining EU member states have discussed the future of the Union.

Peter Zimmermann: Quay

Open Day for the exhibition "Colourscapes by Peter Zimmermann"

On 4 April 17, the Cultural Department of the German Embassy London will open the doors of 34 Belgrave Square from 4 to 8pm to welcome guests to view the new exhibition ‘Colourscapes by Peter Zimmermann’.

Ambassador Peter Ammon with winners of the 2016 German Teacher Award

German Teacher Award 2017

If you know a truly outstanding German teacher at your school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve by having them suggested for the annual German Teacher Award! Deadline for nominations is 1 May 2017.

Ambassador Peter Ammon and Marliese Heimann-Ammon

Opening of 'Heads of Society' exhibition at the Ambassador’s Residence

Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese welcomed 120 guests for the opening of the new exhibition ‘Heads of Society’, presenting works by the London-based South African/German artist Kimberley Gundle on 22 March.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier sworn in as 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was sworn in as 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany during a ceremony in the Bundestag on 22 March. In his maiden speech, Steinmeier called upon Germans to defend democracy during a time when it was contested across the world.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the CeBIT 2017 opening

Merkel at CeBIT opening: We must awaken enthusiasm for digitalisation

On 20 March, Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the CeBIT, the world's leading ICT fair, together with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Merkel called upon politicians and industy to forge ahead with digitalisation to the benefit of all whilst acknowledging that in view of the pace of digital change, many people were uncertain. Encouraging these people to embrace the new era was thus an important task for politicians and industry.

Michael Newman, Mary Fulbrook, Thomas Harding and Philippe Sands

'Reclaiming Identity' - a Panel discussion in cooperation with the Association of Jewish Refugees

On 16 March, the German Embassy London, in cooperation with the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), hosted a panel discussion titled 'Reclaiming Identity'.

Preparations of the “Beethoven 2020”-celebrations in the UK are now underway

Preparations of "Beethoven 2020"-celebrations in the UK are now underway

Following the joint invitation of the German Embassy London and the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS), thirty representatives of leading British orchestras, festivals and concert halls and the Beethoven Haus in Bonn came together in order to discuss ideas and plans in the run-up to Ludwig von Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020.

Sigmar Gabriel and Antonio Guterres

Germany pledges €1m to support UN investigation & criminal prosecution of serious crimes commited in Syria

The horrendous conflict in Syria has raged for six years with no end in sight. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has pledged 1 million Euros to the United Nations in order to support their investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in Syria.

barbed wire

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.

Prince George's Palace

City Profile: Darmstadt

Located in one of Europe’s most prosperous regions, the Rhine-Main-Area, Darmstadt is a hidden champion among German cities. It is an excellent location for science and offers a distinguished history, unique landmarks, as well as vibrant cultural and sporting events to its visitors.

Chancellor Merkel during a press conference following the European Union (EU) Leaders Summit in Brussels on 10 March

Merkel: EU unique instrument for peace

Chancellor Merkel has praised the EU, which she described as a "unique instrument for peace". In the run-up to the anniversary summit at the end of March, the EU intends to "demonstrate its unity" said Angela Merkel in Brussels, where the 27 remaining EU member states have discussed the future of the Union.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Bundestag

Merkel calls for an open and strong Europe in government statement ahead of EU28 summit

Addressing the Bundestag prior to the EU28 summit on 9 March, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an open and strong Europe saying that with a view to trade policy, Europe must never shut itself off or erect barriers. Merkel also called for the EU to take on more responsibility in the field of security and her upcoming meeting with President Trump.

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Marios Papadopoulos MBE performing with violinist Natalia Lomeiko and cellist Mats Lidström

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Ambassador’s Residence

On 8 March, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted a concert by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in a chamber music setting.

French President François Hollande with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the Prime Ministers of Spain and Italy, Mariano Rajoy and Paolo Gentiloni

An EU with different speeds

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the responsibility of EU member states to chart the future of Europe, an "instrument for peace". This includes having the courage to permit "different speeds" within Europe.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

Latest News

Click here for the latest news and features in politics, economy, culture, education sports, and much more from Germany, as well as updates and events from the Embassy.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

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

The Embassy on Social Media

FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle PlusFlickr

Consulate General on FB

Facebook

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.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


23 Belgrave Square/ Chesham Place

London

SW1X 8PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7824 1300

Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 1449

Contact the Embassy

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany


16 Eglinton Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12  5DG

Telephone: 0131 337 2323

Fax: 0131 346 1578

Contact the Consulate General

German missions in the UK


go to Consulate Finder

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.