1. BM Steinmeier besucht Tansania Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Steinmeier in Tanzania
  2. @GICAfrica launches Twitter Channel
  3. Happy Birthday, Grundgesetz!
BM Steinmeier besucht Tansania

Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Steinmeier in Tanzania

During his visit in Dar es Salaam the talks with President J. Kikwete and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bernard Membe focused, among other things, on German‑Tanzanian relations. The two countries are celebrating 50 years of bilateral relations this year.

@GICAfrica launches Twitter Channel

The German Information Centre Africa launched its new Twitter channel @GICAfrica. The virtual information centre will further amplify its reach, making the very same comprehensive coverage of German activities and commitment to Africa available to Twitter followers worldwide.

Happy Birthday, Grundgesetz!

Even though the German constitution, the Grundgesetz, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, it is far from retiring: on the contrary, its 146 Articles have proven a stable warranty for unprecedented peace and democracy in German history. It even got adopted in numerous countries all over the world which makes it the export good "made in Germany" that we can take most pride in. For instance, it served as a role model for Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 1996.

VIS - Visa Information System

Important Information for Visa Applicants

From 1st June 2014 on, you will have to arrange for an appointment to personally hand in your visa application forms and documents at the embassy’s counter – this will be the procedure to be followed no matter what type of visa you wish to apply for.

This appointment will have to be arranged using the electronic scheduler which will be available on our website from now on:

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

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.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

Results of German funded Selous Elephant Census alarming

As ivory poaching represents one of the major threats to wildlife in Tanzania, understanding and monitoring the distribution and population size of elephants across this ecosystem is a top priority for anti-poaching efforts. That is why the German Government funded an elephant census that was being conducted in October 2013 by TAWIRI, the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute and the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) under the leadership of Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT). The results that were released  by Minister Nyalandu at at Press Conference in Daressalam are alarming: only 13.084 elephants are left in Selous, indicating a decline of 67% since 2009. Germany has started a new biodiversity program in 2012 with a volume of 31,5 Mio. Euro to support the unique ecosystems of Selous and Serengeti and contribute to the fight against poaching.

Germany Contributes 24 Million Euros to Support Media Relations & Water Sector Development in the EAC

The Federal Republic of Germany announced a new commitment to the East African Community (EAC) in order to support higher education and training of future journalists and media professionals. Germany...

Germany supports research project on GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN OF AFRICAN ELEPHANT IVORY

Poaching of African elephants and illicit trade in ivory has accelerated in Tanzania and other African regions during the recent years. Well-organized and heavy-armed criminal bands do not only endanger elephant populations but also constitute a threat to regional stability, territorial integrity and sustainable social and economic developments of the countries concerned.

Germany supports the fight against poach­ing of el­e­phants and rhi­nos in Tanzania

The Federal Government of Germany will be financing a high­ly modern sur­veil­lance air­craft to patrol the Serengeti national park. In ad­di­tion to that, Germany is assisting Tan­za­nian au­thor­i­ties in a large-scale cen­sus of the el­e­phant popu­la­tion in the Selous ecosystem.

Study opportunities in East-Africa, Scholarships for LLM and PhD studies offered

The Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) offers aspiring lawyers and law students a structured LLM and PhD study programme with the goal of qualifying them for leading positi...

Philologische Bibliothek der FU Berlin

Studying in Germany – a good choice

Interested in studying or doing research abroad? Why not choose Germany, land of ideas! Higher education in Germany increasingly stands for innovation, internationality and strong support for high-calibre research. Through the Bologna Process, the internationally recognized system of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees has been widely introduced, although the changeover is not yet fully complete. Many of the courses on offer are designed particularly for international students and taught in English.

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.

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.

Time and weather in Germany

07:03:29 1 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

German Embassy on Twitter and Facebook

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

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Africa

More Democracy – World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd

(© AA)

Democracy cannot work without a free press – which is why this principle is laid down in article 5 of Germany's constitution, the Grundgesetz. Press freedom is worth fighting for – in Germany and internationally.

Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.

(© AA)

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2014, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

1914 - The Failure of Diplomacy

(© AA)

Exactly one hundred years ago, Europe was enjoying the last few months of peace before the outbreak of the First World War. But could European diplomacy have altered the course of those terrible events? A question that is still asked today. And it was asked again at the panel discussion “1914: The Failure of Diplomacy“ held at the German Foreign Office on the 28th of January 2014.

Deutsche Welle: The Bobs kick off 10th edition

DW - The Bobs

Interconnected, interactive and participatory: the Deutsche Welle's 10 edition of The Bobs - the international award for the best in online activism. Deutsche Welle (DW) has recognized exceptional p...

Your Destination Germany

Always wanted to visit Germany but never had the chance? Figure out where to spend your next trip, learn about German history, and find out which locations are visited by the most tourists every year.

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.

Facts about Germany

cover "Facts about Germany"

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It  provides facts and figures about the country and its people, the government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multifaceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states. 

German Bundesliga

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....

Flash player is not installed