Helmut Kohl

European Memorial Ceremony Planned for Helmut Kohl

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be remembered in a European ceremony of honor on July 1 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Chancellor Merkel will be among the speakers at the ceremony, which will mark the first time a European memorial of this kind has been held.

Austin Eighan, 2015 Bundestag scholar

International Parliamentary Scholarship: Deadline Extended to August 31, 2017

Would you like to work in the German parliament? Through the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag, American college graduates with a strong command of German can join around 120 young people from 41 countries for five months of immersion in the German democratic process, including three months working in a Member’s office. Learn more and apply for the 2018 program.

Autonomous vehicles

Ethics Commission Creates World's First Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles

The ethics commission on automated and networked driving in Berlin has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators in Germany, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.

Bundestag Election 2017

Bundestagswahl 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

Elections 2017

Shaping an Interconnected World: Germany's G20 Presidency 2017

German G20 Presidency 2017

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

G20 Presidency 2017

Marshall Plan a Stroke of Good Fortune in Our History

Henry Kissinger and Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

The Marshall Plan for Europe was a stroke of good fortune for German history, Chancellor Merkel said at an event hosted by the The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.

Marshall Plan's 70th Anniversary

USHMM's Matt Steinhart Uncovers His German Heritage

Matthew Steinhart's archival family images.

Matt Steinhart grew up in New Jersey with the awareness that his German grandparents, Leo and Ruth Friedman, had lost most of their immediate family in the Holocaust. With information provided through the International Tracing Service, Matt was able to uncover further details of his family's history and regain German citizenship on behalf of his grandparents.

Matt Steinhart

Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour: Good and Productive Relationship

Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour

"The chancellor has been committed to transatlantic relations, to a friendship with the U.S. right from the start of her career as few other leaders have been," Ambassador Wittig said in the interview with anchor Judy Woodruff.


Markus Lüpertz in America: German Artist Marks First U.S. Retrospective

Markus Lüpertz: Donald Ducks Heimkehr, detail (Donald Ducks Homecoming, detail), 1963

Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.

Markus Lüpertz

#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

Man laughing

A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.

'MyDeutschFail' Project

Word of the Week: Schwarzmalerei


There are two types of people in this world: optimists and pessimists. And pessimists tend to paint the world black - according to this German word.

Word of the Week


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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

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Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

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

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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