Main: the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; Insert: Neil MacGregor

BBC Radio 4 launches 'Germany: Memories of a Nation'

The first episode of BBC Radio 4’s new series Germany: Memories of a Nation aired on 29 September. Presented by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, the series explores 600 years of German history through an eclectic range of objects - starting with the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in New York, 26 September 2014

Help for refugees: international conference in Berlin

In view of the current refugee crisis, Germany is organising an international conference, set to take place in Berlin on 28 October. Around 40 foreign ministers and representatives from international organisations have been invited to attend, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in an interview with German daily Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, published on 29 September.

Steinmeier in New York

Steinmeier speaks at UN General Assembly

At his speech at the 69th UN General Assembly on 27 September, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier focused on the crisis in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as the Ebola outbreak. Read his speech in full here.

G7 foreign ministers in New York

G7 foreign Ministers discuss Isis, Ebola and Ukraine

In a meeting chaired by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the fringe of UN General Assembly in New York, the G7 foreign ministers focused on the threat posed by the terrorist organisation Islamic State, the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and the situation in Ukraine.

Saxony: Christmas market in Chemnitz

German reunification report: Greater economic vitality and a better quality of life

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences in the quality of life between the eastern and western parts of Germany have largely disappeared. The eastern German infrastructure has been modernised and its economy stands on a solid foundation, a German government report on the state of reunification shows.

Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest in the UK

Do you wish you had a chance to head to Germany this year for the annual Oktoberfest? Don't despair, there are several places right here in the UK putting on their very own Oktoberfest events. Click here for a selection of some of them.

Germany's Schleswig-Holstein earlier this year

Germany's Schleswig-Holstein frigate takes part in Cougar 2014

German frigate Schleswig-Holstein has joined the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) as part of Cougar 14 – the annual RFTG workout that visits several countries in the Mediterranean and Gulf region.

Michael Roth in January 2014

Roth: "Germany in a changing EU"

Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Foreign Office has spoken in Dublin at the Institute of International and European Affairs about "Germany in a changing EU". In his speech on 22 September, he outlined Germany's European Union Policy. Read the speech in full here.

Afghan election candidates sign agreement on unity government

Afghanistan: German government welcomes government of national unity

The German government welcomes the agreement reached by the two presidential contenders, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, to establish a government of national unity.

Bertelsmann Stiftung building in Gütersloh

Social justice improving in Germany

Social justice has been improving in Germany: it is one of the few EU Member States to see a positive trend since 2008 in social justice within its society. This is largely thanks to positive developments in the labour market.

Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony

Germany increasingly popular among British tourists

Germany-bound visitors from the United Kingdom peaked again in the first half of 2014, as overnight stays by British visitors rose by  4.9% compared to the first half of 2013.

University of Hamburg

In Focus: Studying and Internships in Germany

Click here for information about studying and interning in Germany. Filled with tips on everything from putting a university application together to working out potential living costs, this is a great place to start if you're considering continuing your education or kick-starting your career in Germany.

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.