Welcome to Germany

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Germany - Land of Ideas - has something for everyone:

Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience.

With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business.

Major emphasis is placed on education, science, research and development.

Contemporary German culture means both: traditional grandeur with Goethe, Schiller and Bach ... and exciting new forms of art.

Last but not least: more than 7 million non-German nationals make a significant contribution to society at large.

Would you like to find out more? You are at the right place to do so ...

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Facts about Germany

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 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.

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

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Die Wieskirche

Die Wieskirche

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Trier - Porta Nigra

Trier - Porta Nigra

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
05:29:03 7 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Visa applicants: book your appointment well in advance

If you are to travel to Germany, make sure to book your appointment for your visa applications well in advance. A tourist Schengen-visa takes 15 working days to process, and a national visa (category D) may take up to 9 weeks.

Please note that visa appointments can only be obtained online and cannot be made by phone.