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50 years of German-Israeli diplomatic relations

This years marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel. On May 12, 1965, the two countries exchanged ambassadors for the first time since the start of World War II. The relationship between Germany and Israel has grown stronger ever since.


As of July 1, 2015 the German foreign missions in Canada will undergo further restructuring of their consular services.

The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal will no longer accept passport applications and seize to offer consular services altogether. 

The German Consulate General in Vancouver will continue to offer limited consular services.



Please refer to our service overview for detailed information.

German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt

German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt visits Ottawa

Germany's Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt is visiting Ottawa from June 14 to 15, 2015. During his stay in Canada's Capital, he is meeting with high-ranking Canadian officials and business representatives.

Mitacs' CEO, Dr. Alejandro Adem and the DAAD’s Secretary General, Dr. Dorothea Rüland

New Canadian-German partnership on undergraduate research mobility

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Mitacs, a Canadian not-for-profit research and training organization are establishing a new student internship exchange between Canada and Germany. The partnership will provide internships to up to 50 undergraduate students from each country per year to pursue research projects in the other country, starting in 2016.

I Am German

If you look closely enough, you will see that Jürgen`s shirt matches the colours of the puffin baskets. This is what I call German precision.

Puffin man on a mission: Jürgen and Elfie Schau, Berlin, Germany and Witless Bay, Newfoundland

Jürgen Schau leads a double life – and he doesn`t do anything to hide it. The people in Germany, and especially in Berlin where Jürgen comes from, would be aghast if they saw this man on the East coast of Canada: He is traipsing around at night, in a weird outfit, carrying a torch in one gloved hand, a butterfly net and a basket in the other -  and waders up to his waist.

Heidi and Konrad Linckh

On top of the world and no vertigo: Heidi and Konrad Linckh, Gananoque, Ontario

When Heidi Linckh told her parents in Germany on a nice spring day last year what she had just done, they said: “Now all is lost!” Find out how Heidi and her husband Konrad ended up with a 138-metre tall tower in Ontario.

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

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.