Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
New Registration Guidelines now in place for Germany
Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.
New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]
"We will never resign ourselves to terror in Germany or anywhere else. I understand that people are frightened and unsettled after this terrible weekend," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in a newspaper interview. "However, fear is not a good guide – and nor is it a policy."
Interview in Passauer Neue Presse
Chancellor Merkel and President Obama underscored that they want to continue to fight international terrorism together resolutely.
Merkel and Obama Phone Call
The international film world sees him as Germany's most significant filmmaker after World War II. Now, an extensive new photo book looks at Rainer Werner Fassbinder's unique career and shows how his films worked.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Under measures adopted at the recent NATO Warsaw Summit (July 8-9), Germany will lead one of four NATO battalions in Eastern Europe to be in place by next year.
NATO Battle Groups
The German Newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine is celebrating its 70th anniversary, marking a success story for a newspaper that has become a strong voice in Germany.
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.
When it comes to choosing a route, both hardcore cycle tourists and day-trippers seek the same kind of territory. They like to pedal through rural landscapes with rivers, lakes and views of the sea. We profile three routes that offer all of the above.