1. Search and rescue in Aleppo Ongoing Fighting in Aleppo is Barbarism
  2. Brandenburg Gate, symbol of German Unity Celebrating German Unity on October 3
  3. Waldsee Language Camp Living the Language At Waldsee Camp
Search and rescue in Aleppo

Ongoing Fighting in Aleppo is Barbarism

It is clearly up to the Assad regime and Russia to improve the chances for a ceasefire and for a humanitarian provision, Chancellor Merkel said on Tuesday in Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate, symbol of German Unity

Celebrating German Unity on October 3

Each year on October 3, Germany marks the day in 1990 when East and West Germany became one Federal Republic of Germany. The peaceful unification of Germany after decades of division would not have been possible without the steadfast support of our American friends.

Waldsee Language Camp

Living the Language At Waldsee Camp

Waldsee, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, offers the unique experience of a full immersion German language summer camp. Instead of memorizing grammar charts, campers spend their time listening to German music, playing German games, celebrating holidays and festivals—all while completely immersed in the German language.


The German Embassy Washington and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on Monday, October 3, in observance of the Day of German Unity.

Shimon Peres, 1923 - 2016

Remembering Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres worked with all his might for the security, the freedom and the development of the State of Israel, Chancellor Merkel said. His vision for a stable peace in the Middle East was instrumental in negotiating the Oslo Peace Accords.


Photokina: World's Largest Imaging Trade Fair Takes Place in Cologne

The world's largest imaging trade fair - Photokina - took place in Cologne this month, bringing in over 191,000 photography enthusiasts from around the world. The fair showcased new technology in the field of photography.

Bayer Headquarters

Potential Bayer-Monsanto Merger Would Create New Giant

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $66 billion for fellow leading farm supplier and seed company Monsanto.

Progression of Asylum Applications

Decline Of Immigrant-Related Crime In Germany

In regards to crime, the number of cases of immigrants to Germany committing crimes has fallen by 36% and cases of crimes between immigrants has also fallen by 22%.  Most of the crimes were related to petty theft and forgery. In comparison to other immigrant populations, those from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq had proportionally lower crime rates.

2016 US Open - Final

Angelique Kerber Wins U.S. Open

Germany’s Angelique Kerber is the newest No.1 ranked female tennis player and winner of the U.S. Open. Her new grand slam title was a result of her match against Czech player Karolina Pliskova on Saturday at the US Open final in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Despite the heat and humidity of New York and falling behind early in the third, Kerber powered through to win 24 of the last 34 points.

Welcome in Falkensee Initiative

German Language Instruction For Refugees in Berlin

In the neighborhood of Spandau in August of 2015, a noticeable shift happened in the quiet corner of Berlin. Refugees were coming in by the day, especially into the capital. That was when Carola, a mother of two and long-time resident of Berlin, along with many others in the Berlin-Spandau, first reached out to the Federal Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) to ask how she could help.

Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.


Word of the Week: Hackenporsche

Have you ever seen an elderly individual pull their groceries home in a shopping scooter? In German, that's a so-called Hackenporsche!


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Skills Initiative

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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