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.
Official Christmas Trees
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.
German Heritage Night
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.
Christmas Markets - 2016 Season
German professional driver Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One championship this week, just five points ahead of his competitor Lewis Hamilton.
"It's wonderful to enjoy such support," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the nomination. "However, I am fully aware that this trust comes withresponsibility."
Germany has been named 2017’s “Country of the Year” for the BioFach Fair in Nuremberg. BioFach is the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and now in its 25th year of hosting at the Exhibition Fair Nuremberg.
BioFach Fair 2017
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.
Bundestag Approves Mission
It will soon be easier for Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Middle East to continue their studies in the region thanks to a partnership between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the UNHCR scholarship program DAFI, also funded by Germany.
Scholarships for Syrian Refugees