Welcome to Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, to study or work - if so, you are in the right place to find out more!

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Altstadt von Goslar

Quick facts about Germany

State System Democratic parliamentary federal democracy since 1949 Administration 16 federal states Capital City Berlin, about 3.4 million inhabitants National Flag Three horizontal stripes in black, ...

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

“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 facts-about-germany.defeatures 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” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Reichstag mit deutscher Fahne

The 16 Länder

The Basic Law underlines the special role played by federalism and the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Länder are varied and distinctive in both organizational and cultural terms. The following is a brief introduction to the 16 Länder:

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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Current media library on deutschland.de

Das Berliner Olympiastadion

Sport in Germany

Germans love sports. Soccer/Football, of course, but also many other sports such as hiking, cycling, basketball or skiing.

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Deutsche Kultur International

The Institute for Foreign Relations (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.) provides information on international exchange in art, culture and science. Here you can find out about current developments in Germany's foreign cultural policy. Along with an overview of libraries, documentation centers and the media, there are presentations of federal departments, mediating organizations and foundations. Discover the opportunities for learning German in Germany and abroad, or experiencing German art abroad and foreign art in Germany.

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German Food & Drinks

What do people in Germany eat and drink? What are some local favorites?

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Visa requirements

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with visa application form and embassy's leaflets concerning the different categories of visas as a PDF-file to download.

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

Logo "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 facts-about-germany.defeatures 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” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Latest News from Germany

Bunte PCs symbolisieren Vernetzung und Austausch

Here you will find the latest news from Germany.

Bundesregierung.de

Pressekonferenz Merkel Westerwelle setzt Laufzeitverlängerung aus

The official website of the German federal government

Deutsche Welle Online

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Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international radio broadcaster, offering news online in 30 languages.

Discover Germany

Europacenter / Berlin

The latest interesting facts, daily news and an events calendar from Germany.