Children find an Easter basket in Forstinning, in the southern German state of Bavaria.

Easter Traditions Full of Color and Meaning

The Easter season is a time when all customs seem to symbolize renewal, life and the beginning of spring. Colorful eggs, special meals, huge bonfires and, of course, church services are some of the German customs that mark this special time of year.

Meetings in Beijing

Foreign Minister Steinmeier Visits China

On his first official visit to China since returning to office, Foreign Minister Steinmeier spent Sunday, April 13, in Hebei province. On Monday, he conducted political talks in Beijing.

GAFG Rededication

German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall Ceremoniously Rededicated

German Ambassador Peter Ammon joined Robert Vogel, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, in marking the restoration of the German-American Friendship Garden on the grounds of the Washington Monument on Friday, April 11.

Aktienchart candle

Federal Government Revises Growth Predictions for 2014

According to the latest projections, the German Federal Government is expecting an overall GDP increase of 1.8 percent in 2014. This is an increase of 0.1 percent over the projections at the end of 2013.

Anja Niedringhaus

Photojournalism Award to Honor Anja Niedringhaus

The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced the creation of a photojournalism award honoring Anja Niedringhaus, the AP photographer killed earlier this month while on assignment in Afghanistan.

Farewell Reception at Department of State

Farewell Reception for Ambassador Ammon at State Department

The Acting Chief of Protocol at the State Department, Natalie Jones, hosted a farewell reception on April 9 for Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife, Marliese Heimann-Ammon.

Phillip Lahm

FC Bayern Advances to Semifinals, Will Face Real Madrid

FC Bayern Munich is looking to defend their Champion's League title by advancing to the finals at the end of the month against Real Madrid. The first leg of the semifinals will be played on April 23 and the second on April 30.


Word of the Week: Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

When spring arrives, not everyone is struck with joy and vitality. Some are just the opposite, developing a fatigue that Germans call Frühjahrsmüdigkeit ("spring tiredness").


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Skills Initiative

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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

Consulate Finder

German Missions in the United States

Nine German Missions throughout the US offer consular services. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it please use our interactive Consulate Finder.