Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Ammon writes for The Telegraph on the importance of learning foreign languges

Ambassador Peter Ammon has written a piece on the importance of learning foreign languages for The Telegraph.

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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.

Kurpark Wiesbaden

City Profile: Wiesbaden

The state capital of Hesse, Wiesbaden is a spa city in the heart of the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main-region. With 15 thermal springs it is one of the oldest mineral spa resorts in Europe. The remains of the Roman settlement, particularly the so-called Heidenmauer, still speak of its Roman past. Wiesbaden has a population of 280.000 and is only a short drive from Mainz, the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, and Frankfurt, the biggest city in Hesse.

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German musicians and orchestras at the BBC Proms 2017

This summer's BBC Proms feature a range of German musicans and ochestras, such as Staatskapelle Berlin under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, and four-time Grammy winner Anne-Sophie Mutter. Click for full details of the upcoming performances.

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German performers at this year's Edinburgh festivals

Each year in August the Edinburgh festival season attracts thousands of performers and spectators from all over the world across numerous venues in the Scottish capital. We have collected the German acts participating this year.

Nature reserve in Brandenburg

From death strip to nature paradise

Today the 1400km long strip of the former inner German border is called Green Belt. Where many people lost their lives during the separation of Germany, a natural paradise has developed over the years. Protecting and maintaining this unusual nature reserve is an important task.

Martin Roth speaking at the German Embassy in 2015

Martin Roth dies aged 62

Martin Roth, the former Directer of the V&A has died at the age of 62. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Roth was a "cultural visionary". Ambassador Peter Ammon said he was "deeply saddened" by Roth's death.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at the commemoration event in Ypres, Belgium to mark 100 years since the the Battle of Passchendaele

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends commemoration event in Ypres to mark 100 years since Battle of Passchendaele

On 31 July Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel represented the Federal Republic of Germany at the commemoration event in Ypres to mark 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele. Gabriel said the third battle of Ypres was a "symbol of the futile brutality of war" and must never be allowed to happen again.

55th anniversary of Cannock Chase, German war cemetery in the UK

Memorial service marks 55th anniversary of German war cemetery in UK

On 26 July, a memorial service was held at the German war cemetery in the UK Cannock Chase, to mark the fifty-fifth anniversary of the cemetery’s construction.

Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff host seminar on security policy

Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff host seminar on security policy

On 26 July, the Embassy's Defence Attaché Staff hosted the third 'London Seminar' in cooperation with the Bundeswehr Centre for public affairs.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Heidelberg

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Germany

From 19 - 21 July, Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Germany. On the first day of their visit, Prince William and Catherine met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel. Their itinerary also included a tour of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and visiting a project that aides street children.

Foreign Minister's Sigmar Gabriel and Boris Johnson

Foreign Ministers Gabriel and Johnson announce increase in funding for German-British youth exchange initiative

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his British counterpart Boris Johnson have announced that funding for the German-British youth exchange initiative, the 'UK-German Connection', will be doubled in order to improve improve exchange and dialogue between young people in Germany and the United Kingdom.

From left to right: Helga Rother-Simmonds, Honorary Consul for Germany in Wales; Jacqui Jenkins, Senior Advisor, Education Engagement, British Council; Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), Cardiff Met.

Cardiff: celebrating Erasmus+ and languages

On 27 June, Cardiff Metropolitan University celebrated 30 years of successful involvement with the Erasmus funding programmes. The event was attended by the Honorary Consul for Germany in Wales Helga Rother-Simmonds, representatives from the British Council as well as Universities Wales, amongst others. First Minister Carwyn Jones was the guest of honour.

G20 Leaders' Summit in Hamburg

G20 - Merkel satisfied with outcome of summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared herself satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade agreement was reached that markets must be kept open. The major industrialised states and emerging economies also agreed to fight protectionism and unfair trade restrictions.

A 35,000 year old carving of a mammoth made from ivory discovered in the Swabian Jura

Ice Age caves home to some of humanity's oldest art declared UNESCO World Heritage site

Six caves in which the oldest depiction of a human, as well as countless other figurines and musical instruments dating from the Ice Age were discovered have been inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This brings the total of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany to 42.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Berlin

Chinese President Xi in Berlin ahead of G20 summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed Chinese President Xi in Berlin last week. Germany and China aim to deepen relations in numerous areas, Merkel and Xi emphasised following their meeting at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Among the topics discussed was the upcoming G20 summit. A further highlight was a visit to the Berlin Zoo, where Merkel and Xi opened a new enclosure for the zoo's youngest arrivals: a Chinese panda pair, Meng Meng and Jiao Qing.

Ambassador Ammon

Ambassador Ammon visits Salisbury

On 4 July, Ambassador Ammon visited Salisbury where he spoke on 'Britain, Germany and the future of Europe' following a tour of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath's home Arundells, who, during his time in office, successfully negotiated the United Kingdom’s entrance to the European Economic Community (EEC).

EU abolishes roaming charges

European Union scraps mobile roaming charges

From 15 June, roaming charges within the European Union have been abolished. Europeans travelling within the EU can now call, text and use their data allowance at the same price as their domestic tariff.

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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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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.

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.