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The Embassy is closed on 1 May 2017 (Labour Day).

The Visa Section is closed on 11 May 2017.

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...

Second Anniversary of 2015 Earthquake in Nepal - Progress on Reconstruction

Statement by Nepal International Development Partners Group (IDPG) The Nepal International Development Partners Group joins the country in commemorating the victims of the Gorkha Earthquake of 25 Apr...

Claudia Roth

Ms. Claudia Roth, Vice President of German Parliament, completes her successful visit to Nepal

Ms. Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag, paid a successful three-day visit to Nepal from 9th to 11th April 2017. The objective of the visit was to enhance cooperation between the Parl...

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 ...

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BMUB Minister Dr. Hendricks visits Nepal

Federal Minister for Environment Dr. Hendricks met numerous high-ranking representatives from politics and civil society during a four-day visit to Nepal. The focus of the trip was the exchange on for...

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...

Ambassador meets Minister of Health 03-2017

Ambassador Meyer meets Minister for Health and Population of Nepal Thapa

German Ambassador to Nepal, Matthias Meyer, visited the Minister for Health and Population of Nepal, Gagan Kumar Thapa, on March 10, 2017 to discuss the issues of air pollution and recognition of trad...

Ambassador Matthias Meyer in POWER chat with Laxman D. Pant

Matthias Meyer, German Ambassador to Nepal - talks for POWERchat (Ep. 38 aired on February 12, 2017 via TV Today) -on number of issues including challenges to implementation of the constitution and fe...

Germany hands over role as EIF Donor Facilitator to EU Delegation to Nepal

On February 28, Germany handed over its role as EIF Donor Facilitator to the EU Delegation to Nepal. The EIF is the main mechanism through which LDCs access additional Aid for Trade resources.

Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar proceeds donated to Thulo Syabru school

The Christmas Bazaar held on November 26, 2016, which was jointly organized by the Fair Trade Group Nepal and the German Development Cooperation, was a great success. The sales generated 61,200NPR.

X-Ray Machine for Medical Impetus

The Siddhi Memorial Hospital Bhaktapur offers medical services to women and children originating from and around Bhaktapur aiming mainly at cost effective medical services for low-income families of the region.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Sigmar Gabriel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

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International Human Rights Day: Stand Up for Someone’s Rights Today!

On December 8th 2016, the German Embassy hosted together with the Swiss Embassy and the United Nations in Nepal a public event on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, calling to “Stand Up f...

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Integrity at the Center of Sustainable Development

Joint statement by international development partners in Nepal on the occasion of the International Day of Anti-Corruption

“Nepal occupies a special place in the hearts of Germans”

by Matthias Meyer, German Ambassador to Nepal "Nepal needs local elections at the earliest. It is stipulated by the constitution and should not be postponed time and again. Last elections have been h...

Bilateral Nepal-German Government Negotiations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded

The Government of Nepal and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany have successfully conducted government negotiations on bilateral development cooperation on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Kat...

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Healing Practices in the Himalaya

On 8 and 9 October 2016 an international Symposium with the topic "Healing Practices in the Himalaya" was held in Marpha, Lower Mustang. Among the participants there were Amchis (local healers) from d...

Visit in Dhading

Foundation Stone Ceremony for a German Vocational Training Center in Jeevanpur, Dhading district

On November 26, 2016, Ambassador Matthias Meyer and the Honorable Minister of Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi have jointly celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a new vocational training cente...

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Joint visit of the Norwegian and German Ambassadors to Nepal to Semjong VDC

Inauguration of pre-fabricated Semjong health post building and foundation laying of Shanti Primary School on 19 and 20 October 2016 H.E. Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Ambassador of Norway to Nepal and H.E...

TdE 2016 Rede

03 October 2016 - German Unification Day

On the 26th National Day, the German Embassy invited to this year's German Unification Day in the residence of Ambassador Matthias Meyer. The German Embassy celebrated with 600 guests the German reun...

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...

Project visits in Jhapa and Ilam, 13 - 15 September 2016

Ambassador Matthias Meyer and Deputy Chief of Mission Jacqueline Groth visited several projects in Eastern Nepal between 13 and 15 September 2016.

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

town hall of Ilam

town hall of Ilam

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

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Official Inauguration of the Buddy Bear in Kathmandu

To German Embassy’s delight on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 the 2 meters high and 50 kg heavy Buddy Bear was officially inaugurated by Ambassador Matthias Meyer in the presence of media representatives. ...

Germany’s G20 presidency

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Information on visa for Germany and other Schengen Member States


Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

“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.  

German institutions in Nepal

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.