Session of the UN Security Council

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. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg in June.

Important

To celebrate the Day of German Unity and Canadian Thanksgiving, the Embassy and Consulates General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada will be closed on October 3 and 10, 2016.

Federal President Joachim Gauck

Message from Federal President Joachim Gauck to Germans living abroad for the 2016 Day of German Unity

On the Day of German Unity we remember all that we have achieved in the last few years of our history. We celebrate the desire for freedom voiced by the people in Leipzig, Plauen, Berlin and many other towns and cities in the GDR.

Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2016

The fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany and the overcoming of the division of Europe into East and West: without a doubt, these events marked a historic watershed whose impact stretched far beyond Germany’s borders.

Prof. Heinz Voggenreiter from DLR, UBC Vice President Research and international Cooperation Prof. Helen Burt and German Consul General Josef Beck

Launch of DLR@UBC : Materials and Structures for Global Mobility

On September 19, 2016, the University of British Columbia celebrated its first partnership milestone with DLR, the German Aerospace Centre, with the opening of the DLR@UBC office on the University’s Point Grey Campus. The office will provide a physical base for the partnership and enhance the experience of visiting academics and exchange students from DLR, as they participate in joint projects with UBC researchers and industrial collaborators in Western Canada.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on CETA: "CETA gives us a chance to set standards. We should take it!"

The September 9, 2016 edition of the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau published a guest editorial by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the subject of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

BRAZIL-RIO DE JANEIRO-UNITED BUDDY BEAR

Traveling with the "Buddies" around the world

Here you find a photo gallery of all "Buddy Bears" of the German Embassies and Consulates General around the world.

German Canadian Relations

Logo kultur360

kultur360: Analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture

Edited by Canadian university professors and independent scholars, kultur360 produces original essays, reviews, and interviews. Among the topics being explored are Berlin the Metropolis, Film Culture, and The German Language Today.

Daniel R. visiting the ECB

The Stories behind the Youth Mobility Visa

The Youth Mobility Agreement between Canada and Germany offers a unique opportunity for young Canadians to complement their post-secondary education but most of all to experience Germany, its culture, language and people. Many young Canadians take the opportunity to live in Germany for a year; here, we are portraying some of them and their experiences as a YMA student in Germany. 

I am German

Dramaturg Birgit Schreyer Duarte at the Canadian Stage rehearsal hall

Talk with dramaturg and translator Birgit Schreyer Duarte about German and Canadian Stage Culture

We are always thrilled to see German artists reach an international audience. German dramaturg and translator Birgit Schreyer Duarte is regularly involved in bringing German playwrights to Canadian stages – most recently by translating “Das Ding” by Philipp Löhle for the Canadian Stage. We spoke to Birgit about her work on the edge between Canadian and German stage culture.

Apps and more

App Auswärtiges AMt

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Ambassador's Corner

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

Newsletters of Germany's foreign missions in Canada

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

... is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information. It provides many facts and figures, covering topics such as population and geography, the political system, the economy, social life, education, culture, the media, and history.