Winners of the German Teacher Award 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!

G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Lübeck

G7 Foreign Ministers met in Lübeck: Strong signal of unity

German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier hosted his counterparts from the G7 states and the EU's High Representative in Lübeck today for the second and last day of the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting.

Steinmeier speaking at the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting

G7-climate study: Fighting climate change together

Food shortages and difficult access to water can trigger outflows of refugees and outbreaks of violence, concludes a climate study on behalf of the G7 countries. "The impact of climate change is posing a growing challenge to peace and stability," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

Anne McElvoy and Eugen Ruge

A literary evening with Eugen Ruge

Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., hosted an exclusive event with the renowned German writer Eugen Ruge, the journalist Anne McElvoy, the actor and voice artist Simon Kane and the literary translator Anthea Bell at the German Ambassador’s Residence in London on 14 April 2015.

Günter Grass

Germany mourns Günter Grass

German author and Nobel Prize laureate Günter Grass died on 13 April 2015 in Lübeck. In him, German has lost one of its greatest, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Grass shaped post-War Germany like few others have.

Laurent Fabius of France, Pavlo Klimkin of Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, and Sergey Lavrov of Russia

Foreign Ministers meet in Berlin to discuss Ukraine crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his counterparts from France, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin on 13 April to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. After several hours of discussion, the four foreign ministers agreed on further steps to de-escalate the crisis.

Phoenix premier in Berlin in 2014

Win tickets for UK preview of German film Phoenix

The Embassy has teamed up with Soda Pictures to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets for the UK preview of German director Christian Petzold’s latest film Phoenix on 5 May 2015 at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank in London.

Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening of Hannover Messe 2015

Merkel and Modi open Hannover Messe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have opened Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Upper Harz Mining Museum in Goslar in the state of Lower Saxony

German Tourism continues to boom

The number of overnight stays by foreign visitors in Germany reached 4.9 million in February 2015, constituting an increase of 11 percent compared with February 2014. Overnight stays by German and foreign visitors combined, stood at 25.1 million, the Federal Statistical Office report.

Model of the Berlin Palace

Neil MacGregor to chair advisory board of Humboldt-Forum in Berlin

Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor steps down at the end of the year to become the chair of a committee advising the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin.

NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force exercise

NATO tests rapid reaction force

More than 1,500 troops from eleven member states took part in a two-day military exercise designed to test whether troops assigned to NATO’s new Spearhead Force could be ready to deploy 48 hours after receiving an order-to-move. Germany provided the bulk of the personnel with some 900 Bundeswehr soldiers taking part.

Skiing on the Schauinsland mountain near Freiburg

City profile: Freiburg

The sunniest city in Germany, Freiburg is just a stone's throw away from both France and Switzerland. Founded in 1120 as a free market town, around 230,000 people call Freiburg home.

F by Daniel Kehlmann

German authors on shortlist for 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck and Daniel Kehlmann are two of the six international authors to have been shortlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. It reflects how UK publishers ‘paid well-deserved attention to the country’s robust and vibrant literary scene’, Independent literary editor Boyd Tonkin said.

Containers in Hamburg harbour

German exports and imports up in February

Germany exported goods to the value of €95.7 billion and imported goods to the value of €76.5 billion in February 2015. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports rose by 1.5 percent and imports by 1.8 percent compared with January 2015.

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Ambassador Peter Ammon

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G7 Summit

The heads of state and government of the Group of Seven, known as G7, will meet in Germany on 7 and 8 June 2015.

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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.