Opening of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

G20 Foreign Ministers discuss global political cooperation in Bonn

"Foreign policy is and must be more than crisis management", Foreign Minister Gabriel said in a statement ahead of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn on 16 and 17 February. The meeting provides an opportunity to discuss the role of foreign policy in tackling global challenges in an informal framework.

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.

Wolfgang Ischinger, President of the Munich Security Conference delivers his opening speech

Munich Security Conference 2017 kicks off

The Munich Security Conference is taking place from 17-19 February. Under the chairmanship of former Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger more than 500 decision-makers from across the globe will be discussing international crises and conflicts as well as future political and security issues.

Students in Bonn

German universities among world's most international and feature in the top 10 student cities

Two German cities are in the top 10 student cities worldwide, according to the latest QS Best Student Cities ranking. Elsewhere, The Times Higher Education's 'World's Most International Universities 2017' features 15 German universities.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Paper Drop

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern

Berlin and London-based German artist Wolfgang Tillmans’ latest works will be on display at Tate Modern from 15 February - 11 June. Tillmans was the first fine-art photographer and non-British winner of the Tate annual Turner Prize in 2000.

Sigmar Gabriel

New State Secretaries sworn in at Foreign Office

On 14 February, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel swore in Rainer Sontowski and Walter Lindner to their new roles as State Secretaries.

Chancellor Merkel hands Frank-Walter Steinmeier a bouqet of flowers following the presidential elections at the German Reichstag in Berlin on 12 February 2017

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected Federal President

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Federal President on 12 February. In his acceptance speech, Steinmeier said that Germany was seen as an anchor of hope and must therefore show courage in maintaining freedom and democracy in a united Europe.

67th International Berlin Film Festival - 'Viceroy's House'

International films compete for Golden Bear in Berlin

The 67th Berlin Film Festival got underway on 9 February. British film 'Final Portrait' will world premiere at the Berlinale whilst 'T2 Trainspotting' will have its European premiere. Further British films to be shown during the ten day festival include 'The Party' by Sally Potter and an Indian co-production entitled 'Viceroy’s House'.

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City Profile: Frankfurt am Main

Set on banks of the river Main in the heart of Germany, banking city Frankfurt is one of Germany's most dynamic and international cities. Known as the “Main Metropolis” due to its impressive modern architecture and high number of banks, the city also boasts a rich cultural history, impressive green spaces and thirteen international schools in the surrounding areas.

German Armed Forces Staff College delegation

German Armed Forces Staff College delegation in London for advanced induction into British security policy

From 13-16 February, a delegation from the German Armed Forces Staff College are visiting London for an advanced induction into British security policy.

Rosenmontag in Düsseldorf

In Focus: Karneval, Fairs and Festivals across Germany

Throughout the year, countless "Volksfeste" take place across Germany. These public fairs and festivals, which are held in every town, village and city, are important dates in local calendars. In our latest "In Focus", we look at the wide range of fairs on offer in all corners of Germany including Karneval, Germany's "silly season", when mischief reigns supreme and rules go out of the window!

Ambassador Ammon and Uwe Maynard

Uwe Maynard awarded Cross of the Order of Merit

Yesterday Ambassador Ammon presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Uwe Maynard for his dedicated charity work contributing to cultural and social understanding between Britons and Germans.

Secretary of State for Wales hosts reception for diplomatic corps ahead of Wales Week in London

Secretary of State for Wales hosts reception for diplomatic corps ahead of 'Wales Week in London'

Ahead of “Wales Week in London”, Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns hosted a reception in Whitehall for the diplomatic corps from London and Wales to thank them for their support and friendship and to highlight new trade and investment opportunities.

Sir Anthony Cragg

Angermion Lecture at Queen Mary University of London

On 26 January, the internationally renowned British sculptor Professor Sir Anthony Cragg RA gave the annual Angermion lecture entitled 'The Sculpture in my Life' at Queen Mary University of London.

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel is new German Foreign Minister

Sigmar Gabriel has replaced Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Gabriel had served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since 2013.

Holocaust-Mahnmal, Berlin

Ambassador Ammon's speech at the Association of Jewish Refugees Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2017

On 24 January, Ambassador Peter Ammon spoke at the Association of Jewish Refugees Holocaust Memorial Day. In his speech the Ambassador spoke of the importance of commemorating the atrocities of the Holocaust and ensuring that future generations learn from the past.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Finissage of the 'Two Faces' exhibition at 34 Belgrave Square

On 25 January, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese hosted the finissage of the six-month long exhibition 'Two Faces' exhibition at 34 Belgrave Square. The exhibition showed the works of London-based artist Frances Blane and Syrian born Berlin-based artist Darin Ahmad.

DW Journalism Traineeship

Applications open for Deutsche Welle Journalism Traineeship

Deutsche Welle offers practice-oriented multimedia traineeship lasting 18 months aimed at up-and-coming international journalists who are native speakers of German or English. The new traineeship gets underway in September 2017, the application deadline is 22 February.

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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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.