German G20 Presidency 2017

Germany’s G20 Presidency Begins

"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency from December 1, 2016, to November 30, 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.

2016 German Embassy Advent Calendar

Welcome to Our Advent Calendar!

Visit our online Advent Calendar each day from December 1 to 24 for a new surprise. We even have puzzles and games this year. We worked with colleagues in London, Paris, Moscow and Brazil to bring you a multi-lingual calendar filled with German Christmas traditions, stories and fun, so we hope you enjoy it! 


Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak German?

Engaging with the German language encourages dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and cultures. The German Missions in the United States work with many institutions, to support and promote the German language in the USA. Read on to learn more and get involved!

Christmas Trees Brighten Chancellery, Foreign Ministry in Berlin

Gift from Boppard

Observing a long-standing tradition, Chancellor Merkel last week received the official Christmas tree for the Federal Chancellery in a festive ceremony.The tree, a nordmann fir, stands nearly 46-feet tall.

Official Christmas Trees

Capitals and Embassy Celebrate German Heritage Night

Deputy Chief Boris Ruge

The Washington Capitals NHL team joined forces with the German Embassy to celebrate German Heritage Night at the Verizon Center. In a matchup between the Capitals and the New York Islanders, there were a total of three German players between the two teams.

German Heritage Night

German-Style Christmas Markets in the USA

Chicago's Christkindlmarket

Ringing in the holiday season, cities across the United States are celebrating with their own versions of the traditional German Christmas market, each with its own unique flair.

Christmas Markets - 2016 Season

Nico Rosberg Wins His First World Championship at Formula One

Formula One World Championship

German professional driver Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One championship this week, just five points ahead of his competitor Lewis Hamilton.

Nico Rosberg

Steinmeier Nominated for Federal President

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"It's wonderful to enjoy such support," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the nomination. "However, I am fully aware that this trust comes withresponsibility."


Germany Named 2017’s “Country of the Year” For BioFach Fair in Nuremberg

BioFach Fair

Germany has been named 2017’s “Country of the Year” for the BioFach Fair in Nuremberg. BioFach is the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and now in its 25th year of hosting at the Exhibition Fair Nuremberg.

BioFach Fair 2017

Bundestag Approves Expanded Anti-ISIL Mission

NATO AWACS aircraft

The German Bundestag has approved the expansion of the Bundeswehr's mission in countering the ISIL terrorist organization: military personnel will now also begin to monitor Syrian airspace from NATO AWACS reconnaissance planes.

Bundestag Approves Mission

More Scholarships for Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Middle East

Istanbul University

It will soon be easier for Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Middle East to continue their studies in the region thanks to a partnership between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the UNHCR scholarship program DAFI, also funded by Germany.

Scholarships for Syrian Refugees


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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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