German-US Relations

Foreign Minister Gabriel and Secretary of State Tillerson

German-US Relations

The transatlantic partnership is a basic axiom in German foreign policy. It is no longer merely a matter of security issues. The spectrum of global challenges - from climate protection through the international financial architecture to the identification of the human genome - is now the subject of German-US cooperation.

German-American Friendship

Multifaceted Partnership, Robust Friendship

Germany and the United States of America are bound together by historical ties of friendship. The two countries share common experiences, values and interests, though controversial issues repeatedly arise in bilateral relations. Politics, economics, culture and military cooperation are all facets that make up German-US relations.

German-American Friendship Garden plaque

The German-American Friendship Garden

The German-American Friendship Garden celebrates 300 years of friendship between the United States and Germany. It was established in 1983 and first dedicated by US President Ronald Reagan and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1988.

Kennedy in Berlin

“Ich bin ein Berliner:” Kennedy in Berlin

President Kennedy's visit to Berlin in June 1963 became a seminal moment in US-German relations and in the West-East standoff. It was received by the people of West Berlin as an expression of solidarity and friendship for a population surrounded on all sides by the Communist East.

"Baptismal Certificate" of America © Rolf Haid dpa/lsw,  dpa - Bildfunk

German-American Heritage

Since the arrival of a German botanist in the Jamestown in 1608, German immigrants and their descendants have made an indelible imprint on this country.  Today, some 43 million Americans claim German heritage. 

German-US Relations

Transatlantic Relations