Hans Haacke's Gift Horse

Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse unveiled on Trafalgar Square

On 5 March, Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled Gift Horse by German artist Hans Haacke on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. This is the second German exhibit in a row on the Fourth Plinth, following the enormous blue cockerel by Düsseldorf artist Katharina Fritsch.

Some of the money will be used for infrastructure investments

Germany invests additional €10 billion (£7.24 billion)

Germany has allocated an additional investmen package worth €10 billion (£7.24 billion). Between 2016 to 2018, €7 billion will used for five priority areas: public transport infrastructure, enhanced energy efficiency, digital infrastructure, combating climate change, and urban development.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on 4 March 2015

Minsk Agreement must be ratified fully

The sanctions against Russia can only be revoked if the Minsk Agreement is fully implemented. This is the result of a telephone conversation between Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President François Holland, Italian PM Matteo Renzi and EU Council President Donald Tusk.

Students at the University of Freiburg

Study destination Germany: Number of foreign students continues to rise

Germany is becoming increasingly attractive among international students. A total of 107,000 foreign new entrants enrolled at institutions of higher education in Germany in the academic year of 2014/15, the Federal Statistical Office reports.

Ambassador Ammon test-drove the BMW i8

German Embassy reduces carbon footprint

Preserving the world’s climate will require drastic reductions of CO2 emissions, including in the transport sector. Germany’s world-leading car industry is pioneering new ultra low emission vehicles that are at the cutting edge of technology and fun to drive.

German Teacher Award Ceremony 2014

German Teacher Award 2015

If you know a truly outstanding German teacher at your school – make sure that their dedication and excellence get the recognition they deserve!

Bundestag votes on the assistance programme for Greece

Greece: Bundestag extends assistance programme with great majority

Together with the parliaments of other eurozone member states, the German Bundestag agreed to extend the second assistance programme for Greece on 27 February. A total of 541 Bundestag MPs voted in favour of the extension, while 32 MPs voted against it - 13 MPs abstained. With this the Bundestag has given green light to extend the assistance programme by four more months.

Ambassador Ammon to speak at this year's German Symposium

The annual German Symposium organised by the LSESU German Society will centre around the topic "Facing new responsibilities: Germany's new role in Europe and beyond?". On Tuesday, 10 March Ambassador Ammon will be part of the panel focusing on EU Foreign Policy.

Naomi Burrell, Immanuel Voigt and Jaqueline Pischorn

Mansion House Concert with Young Musicians from German-speaking Countries

The annual cultural event of the year amongst the German speaking community in Cardiff, the Mansion House Concert, took place last week in the Lord Mayor's Mansion in Cardiff with performances of young talented musicians from German-speaking countries.

Reichstag building in Berlin

German Government recorded budget surplus of 18 billion euros in 2014

For the first time since German reunification 25 years ago, the German government achieved a surplus of roughly 18.0 billion euros (14.176 billion British pounds) in 2014, according to updated results of the German Statistical Office (Destatis).

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale, including organising an international conference on this topic.


Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination, open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving there from all over the world. 

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

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

Commemorating World War One

Franz Marc, Réconciliation, 1912

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Here you can find a collection of informative websites about events in Germany and beyond, as well as speeches and articles by German politicians and international figures.

German missions in the UK