1. Official Launch of “Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development Program”
  2. German Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  3. Frigate “BAYERN”, the command ship of the international anti-piracy operation “ATALANTA”, moored at the port of Dar es Salaam

Official Launch of “Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development Program”

Professor Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, together with the German Ambassador, Egon Kochanke, officially launched the ‘Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development Program’, SECAD. The program is the joint effort of the Tanzanian and the German governments and civil society to effectively conserve the Selous Game Reserve and its wider ecosystem and to address threats to its status as a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The German government provides 18 million Euros through KfW Development Bank for the project. It is implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) through the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).

German Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania

German Ambassador, Egon Kochanke, meets with H.E. President John P. Magufuli at State House. Both discuss a wide range of bilateral issues such as development cooperation and private investments. Tanzania Head of State briefs Ambassador about Burundi crisis and latest developments on Zanzibar. Ambassador Kochanke is impressed by the President’s drive to fight corruption and his work style “Hapakazi tu!”.

Frigate “BAYERN”, the command ship of the international anti-piracy operation “ATALANTA”, moored at the port of Dar es Salaam

The navy frigate named after the German federal state of Bavaria boasts a length of almost 140 metres and carries more than 220 soldiers. Among them is the force commander of the operation “ATALANTA”, Rear Admiral Jan C. Kaack, who commands the anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast and in adjoining waterways of the Indian Ocean. Operation “Atalanta” has almost eradicated piracy in the waterways it controls: While pirate attacks were carried out against 174 ships in 2011 with 736 seafarers held hostage, there was not a single attack recorded in 2015. The composition of the operation varies. Typically it comprises four to six warships, two to three military aircraft and a total of 1200 soldiers. The operation is carried out on the basis of a UN-Security Council resolution and as part of the European Union’s common defence and security policy. It is also supported with contributions from non-EU-countries such as Norway, Serbia, Montenegro, the Ukraine, New Zealand and most recently Columbia.

#youforG20 - Social Media Campaign – G-20 Summit in Hamburg

#youforG20 –  deutschland.de  is in search of the absolute best project for an increasingly interconnected world.

On the occasion of the 2017 G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy in Hamburg on July 7th and 8th,  youforg20.deutschland.de  is issuing a worldwide public tender #youforG20 – Your Project for an Interconnected World.

#youforG20 invites bids from around the world for projects that vigorously address urgent societal, environmental or economic issues, while also significantly improving less privileged peoples’ living conditions and lives. 

The campaign will be accompanied by marketing measures on Facebook/Instagram, Google and Twitter.

Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

Good Financial Governance Programme Implemented by GIZ

GIZ together with key stakeholders officially launched the Good Financial Governance (GFG) Programme. The programme’s objective is to strengthen the public finance system of Tanzania in the realms of accountability and state revenue mobilisation. It works in harmonious cooperation with core partners from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania – particularly the Ministry of Finance and Planning with the Internal Auditor General`s Division; the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government; and the National Audit Office of Tanzania.


#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

Empowering Development

Watch how access to affordable and sustainable energy can improve lives in Tanzania. German Development Cooperation supports the Tanzanian Government in increasing adequate, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity supply in order to achieve its Development Vision which aims at turning Tanzania into a middle-income country by 2025.

The following short films cover the topics energy, climate and sustainable development.


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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Green Climate Fund, Germany and Tanzania to work together on climate change adaptation

In the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2017, the Board approved a grant funding of EUR 102.7 million through KfW, Germany’s development bank, for the “Simiyu Climate Resilience Project” in Tanzania. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany is proud to have supported the request for funding and complements the project with an additional grant worth EUR 26.1 million. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania will make available EUR 14.6 million. The total project volume of EUR 143.4 million equals roughly 333 billion Tanzanian shillings.

Environmental Management courses in 2017/18 at the Technical University Dresden in Germany

Courses are being financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in cooperation with UNESCO and UNEP. The programme, implemented by the Center for International Postgraduate Studies for Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at the Technical University Dresden, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Kilimo ni Biashara - Food Value Chain Development Project - to improve the income of 5.000 people launched in Mtwara

The project “Kilimo ni Biashara” seeks to enlarge the income of at least 5.000 people in the Mtwara / Lindi region. It was launched today by the District Commissioner Mtwara, Regional Administrative Secretary Lini, GIZ, AKF, PMO Labour, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Investment. The project, which is implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Mtwara and Lindi, will integrate smallholder farmers and local entrepreneurs along the food-value-chain and link them with catering services for oil, gas and mining industry and other markets such as restaurants, hotels and local food markets. It shall bring at least 400 additional people into jobs and establish 200 new businesses. Moreover, the lives of 2.000 women (40% of targeted beneficiaries) shall be sustainably improved.

The project is part of the larger “E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa” programme implemented by GIZ and financed by UKaid, Norad, Tanzania LNG Plant Project and the German Government. This programme is implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda and focuses on local employment promotion in and around natural resource-based industries, particularly in construction and maintenance, logistics, manufacturing and food supplies. It has a strong emphasis on capacity building, working with public and private TVET providers, and improving training offers to ensure that local people have the required skills to benefit from economic investments. A close cooperation with the private sector is therefore the central pillar of the initiative. In Tanzania, E4D/SOGA is implemented jointly with the Ministry of Labour and Employment under the Prime Minister’s Office. 

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Germany second biggest bilateral donor to WFP

Germany’s support to the World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved a record high of 791,5 million Euros in 2016 for its worldwide operations. According to WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, who met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week in Berlin, Germany has become the second largest bilateral donor to the WFP.

Germany has contributed 14 million Euros in 2015 and 6,5 million Euros in 2016 to WFP operations in Tanzania as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The money went to the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation to assist refugees in North-Western Tanzania. The German Embassy in Dar es Salaam is aware of the ongoing financial needs of WFP and continues to raise awareness about the situation in Tanzania in view of the rising refugee numbers from Burundi. 

Additionally, the German government has supported the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania with 4,5 million Euros in 2016.

Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) in Nairobi, 8 – 10 February 2017

The second German-African Business Summit (GABS) will be held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 8 to 10 February 2017. After the great success of the first GABS in Berlin in 2015, this second conference provides the perfect platform for decision-makers in business and politics from Germany and the African continent.
GABS will focus on Africa’s economic potential and discuss future trends in African-German cooperation. The continent is the world’s second-fastest growing economy after East Asia. In 2015, African economies grew by 3.6 percent, higher than the global economy with 3.1 percent. East Africa has become the continent’s growth engine with an average growth of 6.3 percent in 2015. During the two-day conference, some 400 participants from business and politics will have the opportunity to explore new markets, meet potential business partners and discuss opportunities and challenges.
The conference is organized by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) with its sponsoring organisations – the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and the German-African Business Association (AV) in cooperation with the Network of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa (AHK), with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK) serving as the organiser on site.


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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit



The Federal Republic of Germany and the East African Community (EAC) signed a Government Agreement over 7 million euros in technical assistance to be implemented by GIZ.

  3 million euros will be invested in strengthening the pandemic preparedness of the region.

  4 million euros will be invested in an Academic Center for Digital Innovation. Ambassador Egon Kochanke: “Our support underlines that Germany wishes to further strengthen the long-standing and deep relationship it maintains with the East African Community in order to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of its citizens”.


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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:


The Federal Republic of Germany,  KfW Development Bank  and the EAC signed Financing Agreements of 40 million euros in total, to support regional immunization programme and establishment and operations of the Regional Laboratory Network for Communicable Diseases. 30 million euros in financial assistance will be invested in immunization programmes in the EAC in collaboration with GAVI in order to reduce child mortality in the region. Another 10 million euros in financial assistance will be used for a Regional Laboratory Network for Communicable Diseases consisting of mobile laboratory units located at national reference laboratories.


Extension of "Tumaini la Mama" Project‎ to Mtwara and Lindi

The Programme supports pregnant women and their newborns through the National Health Insurance Fund. By enrolling in the NHIF, they receive access to improved health care services from the first antenatal visit until the child's first birthday‎. The programmr has already enrolled 500.000 mothers and their babies in the regions of Mbeya, Songwe and Tanga and is now being extended to Mtwara and Lindi. All accredited public and private hospitals can participate. These facilities increase their income by claiming their services to NHIF, and in turn can spend the money on improving their services, equipment and drug supply. In Mbeya, as a result of the programme, the number of deliveries in health facilities went up from 43 to 90 percent, while at the same time the rate at the national level increased from 50 to 75 percent.

Germany Increases Support for Refugees in Tanzania

The German Embassy increases a contribution of Euro 11 Million (TSH 26,4 Billion) to assist Tanzania in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in its western regions. The additional funds will help support ongoing operations of the World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to make these funds available from the Emergency Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The German government would also like to underline its commitment to burden-sharing at a time when Germany itself is host to an ever increasing number of refugees due to the crisis in the Middle East.


H.E. Kochanke congratulated Mr. Bazivamo on his recent appointment as DSG at the Heads of State Summit held in Dar-es-Salaam on 8th September, 2016.

The DSG and the German envoy discussed, among other things, how to strengthen the EAC-German cooperation for purposes of accelerating the integration process.

The German Ambassador expressed his country’s willingness to support the integration agenda by contributing to the Partnership Fund, which he described as a good instrument that enables EAC to directly access funds to facilitate myriad activities and programmes within the region.

Germany supports Regional Training for ‎climate negotiations

On October 17th and 18th a Pre-COP negotiators training was conducted by GIZ, the East African Community Secretariat and the UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre.

The training took place in Entebbe, Uganda, and focused on market- and non-market mitigation opportunities that might arise from the Paris Agreement.

Negotiators from the EAC member states and Ethiopia participated in this training as a preparation for the upcoming climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco (COP22).  


Sixteen participants have successfully concluded their training at the Technical Vocational Training Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in just four and a half weeks. The course was conducted in orde...

Supporting Tanzania to adapt to Climate Change

The German Embassy met with Deputy PS Eng. Ngosi Mwihava to discuss the COP-21 follow up process and extend additional support to the Vice-President`s Office, Department for Environment. The GIZ signed an agreement with VPO to provide technical advice for national adaptation planning and capacity building in the ministry.

Ambassador Kochanke speaks on Conservation of African Biodiversity

The scientific symposium on 'Conservation of African Biodiversity' at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in July 2016 gathered many renowned experts on conservation and sustainable management of natural resources to Arusha, including Minister Maghembe. The German Ambassador gave a keynote speech on aid and wildlife conservation.

Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town

Hon. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa together with the German Embassy and the EU Delegation officiated the launch of the EU MDG Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town. The Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and is funded by the EU in partnership with the German government through KfW. More

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Cultural Diplomacy online study programme

Cultural initiatives and educational programs have gained a new significance as instruments of foreign policy in almost all countries of the world. In addition to state actors, local and regional authorities, there are numerous non-state actors out in the field, such as private clubs and associations, churches, trade unions, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions of development cooperation, individuals and of course institutions of the creative industry and culture. They all play their distinctive role in the field of foreign cultural relations and educational policies.


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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. Former 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.

Renewable energies on the move to Tanzania

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nairobi leads a German mission of experts from the renewable energy sector to Tanzania. With support of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy the 2nd Renewable Energie conference was held  on 11th July at the Hilton Doubletree and brought the German delegation together with representatives of the Tanzanian Government and the Private Sector. Amongst many participants key note speakers Ambassador Kochanke, Eng. Julinana Pallangyo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Infotech Investment Group highlighted opportunities as well as difficulties in the renewable engery sector. Ms. Christina Wittek, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and Ms. Maren Diale-Schellschmidt, Director of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) thanked organisers and participants for their contributions and wished the participants success in future businesses.

During a Finance Breakfast at the Hilton Doubletree stakeholders from the renewable energies sector exchanged views on different models of implementation of projects particularly with emphasis on project financing.

Ambassador Kochanke hosted a reception for the delegation and their Tanzanian partners at this residence. Guest of Honour was Eng. Julinana Pallangyo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.


„Made in Germany“ at the Dar es Salaam Internatiional Trade Fair aka “Saba Saba” 2017

Innovation and the newest technology is coming to you doorstep in Dar es Salaam if you visit the “German Pavilion” at the DITF 2017 at Saba Saba Grounds.

Supported by:

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy 

The digital German Pavillion 

The Presenter

The Tanzanian-German Business Center  

Anti-poaching aircraft reports for duty in Tanzania’s Selous

Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany handed over a Husky aircraft to Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. The aircraft will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for surveillance of wildlife in the Selous Game Reserve and to support the fight against poaching.

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

The German Government through the German Development Bank

KfW, the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the European Union (EU) on 29 January, signed an agreement to expand power infrastructure in North-Western Tanzania. Together they provide financial support of about EUR 42 million to the Tanzanian government for the electrification of Geita, Kagera and Kigoma regions.

EAC and Germany: advancing regional integration in East Africa

The German government signed an intergovernmental agreement on 37 Mio. EUR in grants with the East African Community. The support is dedicated to economic integration, regional health facilities and water resource management. The contributions highlight the strong German commitment to support the integration process in East Africa in difficult political times.  

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Germany Increases Support for Refugees in Tanzania

The German Embassy increases a contribution of Euro 11 Million (TSH 26,4 Billion) to assist Tanzania in coping with the continued arrival of refugees in its western regions. The additional funds will help support ongoing operations of the World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has decided to make these funds available from the Emergency Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The German government would also like to underline its commitment to burden-sharing at a time when Germany itself is host to an ever increasing number of refugees due to the crisis in the Middle East.

Arusha – the ‘Geneva of Africa’

The northern city of Arusha is home to the secretariat of the East African Community (EAC). The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights are also based there, which has led Arusha to be dubbed the ‘Geneva of Africa’.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited the EAC headquarters, a building which was constructed using 14 million euros provided through the KfW Bankengruppe. Speaking to the press after his meeting with EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera, Steinmeier said, “There has been tremendous progress in Africa in recent years, notably with regard to regional integration in East Africa.” more

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Areas of action

Human rights have many faces. Children, women, activists, people with disabilities, victims of torture and human trafficking – they all need our special protection.

Germany announces to make available 70 million euros for the EAC 2015-17

Regarding the upcoming bilateral negotiations on development cooperation with the EAC in September 2015 the Head of the German delegation underlined that Germany is willing to support the EAC in the fields of regional economic integration, health and water resource management. Germany is prepared to make available altogether 67 million euros for projects in these fields. This includes 30 Mio. Euro new contributions to the health sector that were already committed on August 14, 2015. In order to strengthen the pandemic preparedness in the EAC Germany is willing to provide an additional 3 million euros in technical assistance in 2016.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

Financing for SME in Africa

Germany is providing finance for GroFin, a pioneering SME development financier assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to access tailored finance and experienced business support to start and grow successful businesses, creating jobs and driving socio-economic development. GroFin finances and supports small, growing businesses that require medium term (4-7 years) finance of between US$100,000 and US$1,500,000 (or local currency equivalent). More information at www.grofin.com .

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Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.

Fight against international terrorism, drugs and piracy – German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation

The German Federal Criminal Police Office and the Tanzanian Police strengthen their cooperation in the mutual fight against international crime. For this the German Federal Criminal Police Office conducts an education and training project in cooperation with the Police Acadamy of Daressalam.

Time and weather in Germany

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German Embassy on Twitter and Facebook

The German Embassy is taking its place on social news including photos and engagement in interactive features!

Germany: a nation of cyclists

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The cliché: your average German loves their car more than anything. But actually, they love their bicycles even more. Karl Freiherr von Drais designed a free-wheeling bicycle 200 years ago in southwestern Germany, his contribution to what would become the bicycle’s international success story.

Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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For many people it’s the most successful EU project of all time. Thanks to Erasmus, the exchange programme for students, and now also, pupils and teachers, four and a half million people have broadened their horizons. So many happy returns for your thirtieth!

Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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Culture has many facets and functions, expressed in stories, buildings and other forms. Preserving cultural goods or resurrecting them after they’ve been destroyed is the goal oft he German Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Preservation Program. Since 1981, it has supported projects in 144 countries.

Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany

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The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.

German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa

Meet modern Germany, be informed and enjoy stories about Germany and Africa. The German Information Centre Africa (GIC) is online under www.gicafrica.diplo.de. To stay updated you can subscribe to the GIC RSS-feeds or the newsletter or join the GIC fans on Facebook.

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.


European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

Goethe Institut in Tanzania

The Goethe-Institut in Dar es Salaam offers German language classes, promotes the intercultural exchange, organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events to present German culture in Tanzania.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.



Would you like to spend time volunteering in Germany?  At Young Germany we’re exploring all the possibilities open to anyone looking to give back with a volunteer position.  Find out about the Voluntary Social Year and where you can find a volunteer position, even from outside of the country.



Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.

Internship in Germany

Internship in Germany

An internship can be a great way to try a career on for size or get your foot in the door in your preferred field. This month at Young Germany we have all the information you’ll need to find, apply for, and keep an internship in Germany.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


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All the top news from the German Bundesliga at a glance: fixtures, results, clubs, players and much more.

Germany for Kids

Wir wollen, dass Sie sicher reisen. Broschüre des Auswärtigen Amts

Find out how the kids/watoto in Germany live, what they like to do, how they pass the day at school....