Island of Rügen/Baltic Sea: Granitz hunting lodge on Tempelberg hill

Jagdschloss Granitz in Binz, North Germany


ATTENTION: The Embassy will be closed on 1 June (Pentecost), 3 October (German National Day) and 26 October (Labour Day) 2015.

Ambassador Schleich presents Credentials in Tonga

German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich recently visited Tonga for the official presentation of her Letter of Credence on 20 April 2015 to the Head of State, His Majesty The King of Tonga Kind Tupou VI.

ANZAC Wreath Laying Ceremony in Samoa

Commemorating those who served and died during WWI, German Honorary Consul Arne Schreiber in Samoa participated in two official wreath laying ceremonies on 25 April 2015.

Goethe-Institut Wellington

AN ANZAC-DAY EVENT WITH A DIFFERENCE - 99 Balloons for Peace & Understanding

100 years after Gallipoli, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand and the German Embassy have staged a joint event with selected Wellington schools to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of all those affected by World War I. The “99 Luftballons” event focused on the themes of peace and understanding that were born out of the Great War.

Portrait of Günter Grass (1927 - 2015)

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Günter Grass

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.

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Ambassador Schleich presents Credentials to Kiribati President Anote Tong

German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich visited Kiribati from 23 to 26 February 2015 for the official presentation of her Letter of Credentials to the Head of State, President Anote Tong.

German Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit for Honorary Consul David Aidney

The German Honorary Consul in Fiji, Mr. David Aidney, was recently awarded one of German’s highest honours: the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz).

German Ambassador visits Fiji

Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich paid a visit to Fiji from 27 February to March 2015.

DAAD-Scholarship holder Anya Maule in Germany

Anya Maule recently spent six weeks in Freiburg im Breisgau as a recipient of a DAAD-Winterkurs scholarhsip.

Boge expands in New Zealand

Air Gas Compressors, the main distributor for German company Boge Compressed Air Systems in New Zealand, recently opened a second warehouse in Auckland. After three years' planning, Boge helped to sec...

Opening of new VTNZ Office

Ambassador Dr. Schleich opened the new Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) premises in Wellington on 9 February 2015. VTNZ CEO Mike Walsh and Clemens Klinke, member of the DEKRA SE management, also att...

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The Two-Plus-Four Treaty - 25 Years On

It's one of the most important treaties in German history: the Two-Plus-Four Treaty was the foundation for German reunifcation in 1990. It was negotiated by the allied powers - the USA, the USSR, France and the United Kingdom - and the two German states - East Germany and West Germany - following the fall of the Berlin wall.

Interview with German Ambassador Dr. Anne-Marie Schleich in New Zealand

In the series "Dispatches" by the Deutschland-Magazine, German ambassadors present insights into the world of diplomacy and their host countries, among them Dr Anne-Marie Schleich in New Zealand.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

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Life Swap

Life Swap is a series of short animated Skype conversations between two young men, Jörg, 27, from Münster, Germany and Duncan, 27, from Wellington, New Zealand. Facing their respective quarter life crises, Jörg and Duncan decided it was time for a change. They spontaneously bought plane tickets to the other side of the world and are now signed up to live each other's lives for a whole year. Excited? Curious? Find out more on the Goethe-Institut's website by following Jörg's and Duncan's most recent Skype-conversation about their adventures in "Good Old Germany" and "The Land of the Long White Cloud".

Time and weather in Germany

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

Job Opportunities

The New Zealand German Business Association (NZGBA) in Auckland also regularly lists job vacancies on their website.

For more information, please go to .

25 Years of the Fall of the Wall

Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer

25 years ago, on the evening of 9 November 1989, the Wall that divided Germany finally fell in Berlin.

Greetings from the Ambassador

Dear Visitor,                 Kia Ora and a warm welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Wellington. As the German Ambassador to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu, I extend to you my warmest personal greetings.

Commemoration of the First World War

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2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. It gives us cause to reflect on the immeasurable suffering inflicted during the war years and the post-war period.

Newsletter of the German Embassy Wellington


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If not, here is the link to our Newsletter archive and the latest publication which contains information about the bilateral relations between Germany, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Crisis Prevention List

We offer all German citizens staying permanently or temporarily in New Zealand the opportunity to register online to be included in a Crisis Prevention List.

To register go to the link below:

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News & Information on Music, Theatre, Film, Exhibitions etc. in New Zealand.

Goethe-Institut Wellington


The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. One of its branches is located at 150 Cuba Street in Wellington.