EU agrees on new sanctions

Chancellor Merkel welcomes new EU sanctions against Russia

The EU agreed on further sanctions against Russia yesterday. The decision to impose new sanctions had been "inevitable" said Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Neuschwanstein Castle has been voted Germany´s top sight

Germany's Top Tourist Attractions

Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle has defended its place as Germany's most popular tourist destination, according to a new survey among foreign tourists.

German Chancellor Willy Brandt kneels in front of a memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943, 7 December 1970

President Gauck opens Warsaw Uprising 1944 exhibition in Berlin

The exhibition Warsaw Uprising 1944 - commemorating the 70th anniversary of the uprising - is currently underway in Berlin. Organised by the Topography of Terror Institute in Berlin in cooperation with the Warsaw Uprising Museum in Warsaw, this exhibition runs until 26 October.

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March 2014

White House Chief of Staff McDonough and Head of German Federal Chancellery Altmaier in Berlin

Following a telephone conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on 15 July, Head of the German Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier met with his US counterpart, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, in Berlin on 22 July to discuss issues regarding bilateral relations and future cooperation.

Merkel in late March 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offers condolences to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

On the morning of 23 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to offer her condolences both to the Malaysian people and to the Prime Minister himself, who lost a close relative in the crash.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a press conference in Berlin earlier this year

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemns anti-Semitism

On 22 July, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier released a joint statement with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, condemning recent anti-Semitic incidents in Europe and saying that these incidents "have no place in our societies."

A dinner at the German Embassy for the Constitutional Court delegation, 18 July 2014

Delegation from the German Constitutional Court in London

From 17 to 19 July, a delegation from the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) were in London on an official visit to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

German President Joachim Gauck lays a wreath on the 20 July memorial plaque in the Bendlerblock, Berlin, 20 July 2014

70th anniversary of 20 July 1944 Hitler assassination attempt

On 20 July, the 70th anniversary of the 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and topple the Third Reich was commemorated in Berlin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, July 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates her 60th birthday

On 17 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated her 60th birthday. Take a look at this article to learn more about Merkel's life and career up to now.

Ambassador Ammon at Farnborough International Airshow, 15 July 2014

German delegation visits Farnborough International Airshow

On 15 July, a German delegation headed by the Parliamentary Undersecretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Dr Ralf Brauksiepe, and the German Ambassador, Dr Peter Ammon, visited the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire - a major event in the international aersopace and defence industry calendar.

Bundestag President Lammert (4th from left), Ambassador Ammon (3rd from right) with German MPs in London

Bundestag President Lammert and Bundestag delegation in London

Professor Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag since 2005, visited London from 8 to 9 July on the occasion of a joint concert given by the German and British parliamentary choirs at Westminster Hall.

A firework display over the Rhine in Düsseldorf, celebrating the city's annual Japan Day

Visiting Germany

Planning a holiday? Take a look at the huge range of destinations Germany has to offer - our special feature is crammed with ideas on where to go and what to do.

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.

300 Years of British-German Royal Ties

'Kings and Queens, House of Hanover' Presentation Pack

The 300th Anniversary of this British-German royal link in 2014 will be celebrated by numerous events in Britain and Germany.