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Germany deeply shocked by attack in London

The German public and German politicians are deeply shocked by the attack in London on 22 March 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel said her thoughts are with the injured. Germany's solidarity goes out to the UK.

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.

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’.

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'.

Berlin

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue to focus on implementation of Paris Climate Agreement

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from 20-21 March.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Foreign Ministers Sigmar Gabriel and Jean-Marc Ayrault

Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, Gabriel and Ayrault: a strong European Union for a good future

Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany on the occasion of the presentation of the White Paper on the future of Europe by the European Commission

Frankfurt am Main

Record-breaking year for German tourism and visitors from the United Kingdom in 2016

Germany registered a record-breaking 80.78 million international overnight stays during 2016, marking an increase of 1.4 percent (1.1 million) over the previous year. Visitors from Great Britain increased by 1 percent to almost 6 million during the same period.

Ambassador Peter Ammon opening the German Symposium 2017

Ambassador Ammon opens German Symposium 2017

On 28 February, Ambassador Peter Ammon opened this year’s German Symposium, an annual event across several days hosted by the German Society of the London School of Economics. This year’s guest speakers include Christian Schmidt, German Minister of Food and Agriculture and Johannes Beerman, Member of the Executive Board of the German Federal Bank.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Performance of Susan Hill's short play "Spring" and preview of Kimberley Gundle exhibition

On 26 February, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted a performance of Susan Hill’s short play “Spring” at their Residence together with a preview of the new exhibition “Heads of Society” by Kimberley Gundle, which will open in March.

Merkel and May in Berlin on 20 July

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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

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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.