Island of Rügen/Baltic Sea: chalk cliffs along the rugged coastline in the Jasmund National Park

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Whether you are just collecting general information on Germany or preparing to travel there for business, tourist or educational purposes, this website is designed to make life easier for you. We trust you will find useful information on a good number of subjects here. Numerous links will help you to get more detailed information on various issues.
As a rule, the English speaking visitor will have a slightly different purpose for visiting us than German nationals. You should not be surprised, therefore, if the two language versions available at our site do not provide identical contents. 

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

Nepal after the earthquakes: German support to recovery and rehabilitation

In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, the German Government made available 5 million euros for humanitarian relief.   Germany is committing an additional 30 million euros to short- and long-term recovery and rehabilitation. With this support, we will help the affected families in the districts of Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading to rebuild their lives by providing shelter and temporary housing, ensuring essential healthcare services, and by supporting the reconstruction of critical infrastructure. Given the long tradition of German cooperation with the city of Bhaktapur, Germany stands ready to explore potential support for reconstructing the city’s public infrastructure.   The new commitments for reconstruction and rehabilitation will complement the ongoing cooperation portfolio in Nepal, which has received funds totalling more than 1.1 billion euros since the beginning of our partnership.

Extensive support for rehabilitation and recovery in Nepal

The German Government is going to set up a substantial support programme to assist Nepal in its reconstruction efforts following the recent earthquakes. The focus will be on infrastructure rehabilitation and restoring energy supply and health services.

German Ambassador thanks the brave guides and porters of Nepal

Information on visa for Germany and other Schengen states


Online appointment system for visa applications

Please be informed that all visa applicants have to set an appointment for their application online under
visa appointment system Kathmandu

in order to facilitate the visa process and avoid long waiting times for our applicants.

German institutions in Nepal

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

New Logo of DW News

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

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

App Auswärtiges AMt

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

GIC South Asia

German Information Centre (GIC) South Asia is a one-stop shop for all your information needs on Germany and South Asia. Read their updates on bilateral relations and Germany's extensive activities in South Asia.



Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.