1. Hamburg OSCE Ministerial Council Opens in Hamburg
  2. 2016 German Embassy Advent Calendar Welcome to Our Advent Calendar!
  3. Unileben Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak German?

OSCE Ministerial Council Opens in Hamburg

At the end of Germany's chairmanship, the foreign ministers and delegations from the 57 OSCE participating states will meet in Hamburg, December 8 -9. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stands for a peaceful order rooted in shared values.

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!

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

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.

Gift from Boppard

Christmas Trees Brighten Chancellery, Foreign Ministry in Berlin

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.

Deputy Chief Boris Ruge

Capitals and Embassy Celebrate German Heritage Night

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.

Chicago's Christkindlmarket

German-Style Christmas Markets in the USA

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.

Formula One World Championship

Nico Rosberg Wins His First World Championship at Formula One

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

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier Nominated for Federal President

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

NATO AWACS aircraft

Bundestag Approves Expanded Anti-ISIL Mission

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.


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When you're shopping for a new car, what do you rely on most as your deciding factor? Some people may rely on ratings, reviews or research, but most of us make the decision based on how the car feels when we test-drive it. Similarily, people employed to test cars rely most often on their Popometer when writing about, recommending or rating a vehicle.


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