1. NATO Headquarters in Brussels Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance
  2. Refugee at BAMF branch office in Thuringia Far Fewer Asylum Seekers Arrived in Germany in 2016
  3. Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof German Biathletes Thrill Hometown Crowds
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.

Refugee at BAMF branch office in Thuringia

Far Fewer Asylum Seekers Arrived in Germany in 2016

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.

Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof

German Biathletes Thrill Hometown Crowds

German biathletes thrilled hometown crowds at two IBU World Cup events—Ruhpolding and Oberhof—this month. With wins in women's relay, men's mass start, and women's mass start.

German G20 Presidency 2017

Shaping an Interconnected World: Germany's 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.

Roman Herzog (1934 - 2017)

Roman Herzog Remembered as Highly Admired Statesman

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.

Interior Minister de Maizière

Interior Minister de Maizière Proposes Security, Crisis Management Reforms

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière outlined a number of proposed changes to national security and crisis procedures in an op-ed published on January 3 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

The Flying Steps

Berlin B-boys Bring 'Flying Bach' to Washington

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.

FIFA Council Meeting in Zurich

FIFA Council Approves Expansion of the World Cup

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

Saukalt

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"!

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak German?

Engaging with the German language encourages dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and cultures. Check out our updated information!

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Winter Sports in Germany

From skiing to snowshoe hiking, there are a variety of ways to explore the magic of Germany's wintertime landscapes. Discover the ways in which you can take advantage of the winter and check out some of the most beautiful places to do so!

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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