Bilateral cultural relations

Cultural cooperation has proved very successful in Nepal and is contributing to a high degree to the good reputation of German development work in the country. The Bhaktapur Development Project should be emphasized here in particular, where about 180 historical buildings have been renovated in the years from 1974 to 1986. Furthermore, the Swayambunath Master Plan, which includes the renewal of the technical infrastructure of Swayambunath Hill, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been funded by the German Society for Technical Cooperation, GTZ.

During the 1990s, about 20 historical buildings have been restored within the framework of the Patan Conservation and Development Programme; in Bhaktapur, renovated historical buildings now are home to the Department of Music of Kathmandu University. The most recent project was the restoration of the Tusha Hiti and the Bhandarkhal Tank, exquisite examples of 17th century water architecture, at the Patan Royal Palace in Lalitpur. Another recent project was the restoration of Chhusya Bahal, a small inner courtyard monastery, built in Newar-Buddhist style and located in the heart of Kathmandu.

Christmas Bazaar 2017

Christmas spirit in Kathmandu

Numerous visitors were attracted by the smell of mulled wine and Christmas cakes at this year's Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar hosted by the German Development Corporation (GiZ) in partnership with the F...

Rolf A. Kluenter 1

German Ambassador Matthias Meyer inaugurates the exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick”

In cooperation with the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Tradition and Culture and the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, the German Embassy is organizing the art exhibition “Kathmandu Augenblick” of German Artis...

MoU signing

Cooperation between Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and Kathmandu University

To follow up on the existing excellent academic contacts, the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the Kathmandu University (KU) on 21 April 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to devel...

Sundari Chowk, Patan

Preservation of cultural heritage

Since 1981, the German Federal Foreign Office has been supporting the preservation of cultural heritage in Nepal. Especially after the devasting earthquakes in April and May 2015 Germany got involved ...

Einweihung Kileshwor

Visit of the German-South Asian Parliamentarian Group in Nepal

From 4th to 6th of April 2016 a delegation from the German-South Asian Parliamentarian Group led by the deputy chairperson of the committee, Mrs. Tabea Rößner (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), visited Nepal be...

Discussion with alumni at the Kathmandu University as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel

Discussion with alumni at the Kathmandu University as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel

Ambassador Matthias Meyer together with representatives of the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) visited the Kathmandu University (KU) as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel on 15 Mar...

Taragaon Museum

Emerging Photo Narratives of Nepal

The German Embassy Kathmandu supports the photo exhibition titled “Emerging Photo Narratives of Nepal” in collaboration with Max Müller Bhavan (Goethe Institute) New Delhi. The exhibition which includ...


International Symposium: "Healing Practices in the Himalaya: Challenges and Opportunities"

From 7-9 October 2016, there will be an International Symposium on "Healing Practices in the Himalaya: Challenges and Opportunities" held in Marpha, Lower Mustang, Nepal. This conference will focus o...

Ishirini Chor mit Botschafter Meyer im Residenzgarten

Fundraising concert at the residence

Ambassador Matthias Meyer invited on 1st April 2016 to a fundraising concert at the residence. The concert was featured by the Ishirini Choir from Cambridge and musicians from the Music School Kathman...

Concert of Traditional Newari and Classical Music

Concert of Traditional Newari and Classical Music

Kathmandu University’s Department of Music, School of Ethnomusicology, organized on 22 March 2015 a concert of traditional Newari and classical music at the residence of German Ambassador to Nepal Matthias Meyer.

Bilateral cultural relations

Scope: The Nepal Issue as part of PIX: A Photography Quarterly


featuring 14 artists and 10 writers Opening: Friday, September 30 at 6 pm Taragaon Museum, Boudhanath Sadak (inside Hyatt Regency), Nepal Closing date: November 7, 2016 Visiting hours: 10:00 am - ...