NATO Headquarters in Brussels

Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance

In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.

Giving final speech

Federal President Gauck Urges “Firm Trust in Ourselves”

"It is with true confidence that we let our deeply held conviction be heard: We will preserve, develop and defend what we have achieved and what we hold dear to our heart," Federal President Gauck said in his final speech in office.

Freya Hoffmeister

Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister to Circumnavigate North America

German endurance paddler Freya Hoffmeister has announced her plan to circumnavigate the North American continent by sea kayak. The trip itself will cover about 30,000 miles and take her between eight and ten years to finish in separate increments.

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

Security, Legal Measures Proposed in Response to Berlin Attack

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière and Justice Minister Heiko Maas

In the wake of the deadly attack in Berlin in December, Interior Minister de Maizière and Justice Minister Maas presented 10 security and legal measures.

Response to Berlin Attack

Far Fewer Asylum Seekers Arrived in Germany in 2016

Refugee at BAMF branch office in Thuringia

Significantly fewer people seeking asylum arrived in Germany in 2016, according to preliminary figures: in 2016 some 280,000 asylum seekers came to Germany, down from 890,000 in 2015.

Asylum Statistics 2016

Roman Herzog Remembered as Highly Admired Statesman

Roman Herzog (1934 - 2017)

The former Federal President is being remembered as a respected and trusted statesman and legal mind, known for his wisdom and direct, down-to-earth manner.

Roman Herzog Remembered

Berlin B-boys Bring 'Flying Bach' to Washington

The Flying Steps

On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.

Flying Bach

FIFA Council Approves Expansion of the World Cup

FIFA Council Meeting in Zurich

On Tuesday, January 10th the FIFA Council gathered in Zurich to vote to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams.

Expansion of the World Cup

Word of the Week: Saukalt


Feeling a bit cold? Or are you frozen stuff? In German, there's a word to describe what it's like when it's really, really cold -- Saukalt, which means "pig-cold"!

Word of the Week

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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.

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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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