Death of Former President Walter Scheel

German Flag and UN Flag

Security Situation in Germany Remains Stable

The security situation in Germany remains stable. According to the most recent statistics from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Germany experiences much less crime than many comparable countries, especially when it comes to murders, assaults and domestic burglary.

Organic farm stand

US-EU Organic Trade Discussions

Earlier this month, the German Chamber of Commerce organized an organic multi-city transatlantic dialogue on agriculture in Germany and Austria in collaboration with the Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA office in Berlin. From August 9-11, speakers from the U.S. organic sector as well as two representatives from the Organic Trade Association traveled to Berlin, Munich, and Vienna as a TTIP outreach program to emphasize the United States’ commitment to the organic market.


Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.

Important Information

New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany

Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.

New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]

US-EU Organic Trade Discussions

Organic farm stand

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Federal Agricultural Service of Mideurope organized an organic multi-city outreach tour in Germany and Austria. From August 9-11, speakers from the U.S. organic sector as well as two representatives from the Organic Trade Association traveled to Berlin, Munich, and Vienna as a TTIP outreach program to emphasize the United States’ commitment to the organic market.

US-EU Organic Trade Discussions

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

Huffington Post Interview

Second Quarter Economic Results

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The state of German GDP has been given a hesitantly positive health-check by Federal Statistics Office Destasis.

Second Quarter Results

Gamescom Takes Cologne By Storm

Gamers at Gamescom 2016

Under the theme of “Heroes in New Dimensions”, 345,000 gamers gathered in Cologne this past week to try out and purchase the latest in gaming software at the city’s yearly Gamecom trade fair. This year, the fair attracted guests from 97 countries and broke their own record by welcoming vendors from 877 companies from around the world.

Gamescom in Cologne

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council

Merkel and Obama Phone Call: International Terrorism, Ukraine

Merkel and Obama at NATO Warsaw Summit in early July

Chancellor Merkel and President Obama underscored that they want to continue to fight international terrorism together resolutely.

Merkel and Obama Phone Call

Students from 60 Countries Take Part in German Language Olympics

Winners of the International German Olympics 2016

From Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Cameroon, 125 young people from over 60 countries travelled to Berlin for the International German Olympics, the largest German-language competition in the world.

German Language Olympics

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.

OSCE Chairmanship

Biking Germany's Great Rivers

Biking along river routes

When it comes to choosing a route, both hardcore cycle tourists and day-trippers seek the same kind of territory. They like to pedal through rural landscapes with rivers, lakes and views of the sea.  We profile three routes that offer all of the above.

Bicycle Touring


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Word of the Week: Schneidersitz


When you're sitting cross-legged, what do you call that position? The English language lacks a noun to describe it, but in German, that's the so-called Schneidersitz ("tailor's sitting position").

Word of the Week

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Training to Work

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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German Missions in the United States

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Consulate Finder

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