1. Death of Former President Walter Scheel
  2. German Flag and UN Flag Security Situation in Germany Remains Stable
  3. Airstrikes continue in Aleppo Aleppo is an Admonition to the World

Death of Former President Walter Scheel

German Flag and UN Flag

Security Situation in Germany Remains Stable

The security situation in Germany remains stable. According to the most recent statistics from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Germany experiences much less crime than many comparable countries, especially when it comes to murders, assaults and domestic burglary.

Airstrikes continue in Aleppo

Aleppo is an Admonition to the World

The killing and dying in Aleppo must come to an end, Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Monday. The calls for help from the people trapped in the besieged city are an admonition to the world.


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.

Important Information

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]

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Second Quarter Economic Results

The state of German GDP has been given a hesitantly positive health-check by Federal Statistics Office Destasis.

Gamers at Gamescom 2016

Gamescom Takes Cologne By Storm

Under the theme of “Heroes in New Dimensions”, 345,000 gamers gathered in Cologne this past week to try out and purchase the latest in gaming software at the city’s yearly Gamecom trade fair. This year, the fair attracted guests from 97 countries and broke their own record by welcoming vendors from 877 companies from around the world.

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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.

Merkel and Obama at NATO Warsaw Summit in early July

Merkel and Obama Phone Call: International Terrorism, Ukraine

Chancellor Merkel and President Obama underscored that they want to continue to fight international terrorism together resolutely.

Winners of the International German Olympics 2016

Students from 60 Countries Take Part in German Language Olympics

From Brazil to Sweden and from Japan to Cameroon, 125 young people from over 60 countries travelled to Berlin for the International German Olympics, the largest German-language competition in the world.

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.

Biking along river routes

Biking Germany's Great Rivers

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.


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Word of the Week: Unwetter

Germans have a word for everything - including really bad weather. The word for weather is "Wetter", but the word for weather that causes you to run for cover is "Unwetter".

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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German Missions in the United States

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