News Archive

World Cup Photo Contest

Jun 18, 2014 |
Germany Fans

Here is a sampling of the best photos from our World Cup photo contest so far. Be sure to enter by using the hashtags #GermanyinDupont and #USAinDupont. We look forward to seeing your photos!

Skills Initiative Conference Held At Aspen Institute

Jun 18, 2014 |
Secretary Pritzker

Ambassador Peter Wittig and the German Embassy in cooperation with the Aspen Institute hosted a Skills Initiative conference this week in Washington, DC. The event was entitled, “Skills Training for a Modern Manufacturing Workforce: Does the German Model Have Lessons for the United States?”

Martin Kaymer Becomes First German to Win US Open

Jun 16, 2014 |
Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer's incredible eight-stroke victory at the US Open this weekend wasn't just a first for him – it was a first for Germany. Kaymer played a steady hand in the first nine before tying the Pinehurst course record at 63.

Germany to Accept Double the Number of Syrian Refugees

Jun 13, 2014 |
Syrian refugees

Germany has doubled the number of refugees from Syria it will accept to 20,000, the Interior Ministry has announced.

Word of the Week: Backpfeifengesicht

Jun 13, 2014 |

Do you ever look at someone and feel like punching them in the face? Well, Germans have a unique word for that face: a Backpfeifengesicht -- a face that's badly in need of a fist.