Foreign Minister Gabriel and Secretary of State Tillerson

Gabriel Back in Washington: Transatlantic Partnership Benefits Both Sides

Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!” The Foreign Minister is visiting the United States Wednesday and Thursday for the second time since taking office.

Austin Eighan, 2015 Bundestag scholar

APPLY by June 30, 2017: International Parliamentary Scholarship

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.

Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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

Chancellor Merkel Meets with French President Macron in Berlin

Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron

Chancellor Merkel wants to work "closely, in a spirit of friendship and trust" with French President Macron. The two leaders agreed that they should produce a joint roadmap for EU projects.

Macron in Berlin

Thousands Visit Germany and France for the 2017 EU Open House

Thousands of people visited the German Embassy during the 2017 EU Open House - an annual event at which European embassies open their doors to the public. This year's event featured a range of attractions from slackline performances to honey bee displays and a soccer station.

EU Open House 2017

De Maizière: US is One of Our Most Important Security Partners

Meeting with DHS Secretary Kelly

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière traveled to Washington, DC, this week for meetings with his security policy counterparts, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and with Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Tom Bossert.

Interior Minister in Washington

Rosa Parks House Finds New Life in Berlin

Rhea McCauley and Ryan Mendoza

An artifact of the American Civil Rights Movement has made a long trek across the Atlantic and found a new home in Berlin. The house that civil rights icon Rosa Parks lived in for two years in Detroit in the 1950 has been rebuilt in Berlin's Wedding district.

Rosa Parks House

New Passports Include State of the Art Security Features

New passport

Germany will begin issuing new passports with even more security features, including secure paper with watermarks and other features that become visible under UV light.

New Passports

#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: Schadenfreude


Do you wish the best for everyone - even your enemies? Or do you gain pleasure from watching someone fail? If someone else's misfortune gives you a sense of satisfaction, then you are exhibiting Schadenfreude.

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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

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

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