Cologne Cathedral

German and U.S. Ambassadors visit SOFIA

The DLR’s and NASA’s flying astronomical observatory SOFIA (Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is on an observation mission in the southern hemisphere which started on 19 June at 9:20 am CET (7:20 pm local time) with the first observation flight of this year’s New Zealand campaign.

Planet Erde mit Arktis aus dem Weltall

EU leading way on climate change

The following article was published in the Dominion Post on 21 May 2015. The article was co-signed by the resident European Union Heads of Mission in Wellington:  French Ambassador Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, German Ambassador  Anne-Marie Schleich, Greek Charge d'Affaires Charalampos Laftsidis, Italian Ambassador Carmelo Barbarello, Netherlands Ambassador  Rob Zaagman, Polish Ambassador  Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Spanish Ambassador  Manuel Viturro De La Torre, United Kingdom High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair and European Charge d'Affaires Michalis Rokas.

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Local Climate Adaptation- Global Climate Protection

Tourists are big fans of the Kieler Woche, a week of sailing events on Germany's Baltic Sea coast. This year, some visitors to this colourful sporting event will be talking about climate change. The German Foreign Ministry has invited delegates from 14 countries to exchange views and discuss a very successfull model.

UN logo on office building in Bonn

New Zealand Model United Nations Conference

The New Zealand Model United Nations conference was held at Victoria University of Wellington in July. The annual conference, organised by UN Youth NZ, brought together 250 high school students from all over New Zealand.

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.

New Logo of DW News

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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.

Berlin Policy Journal July 2015

Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a new bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy. JULY/AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OUT NOW - dealing with the following: Grexit is avoided. The question, of course, is – what next? If the eurozone is to survive, a steady hand is needed. Daniela Schwarzer proposes immediate changes to Europe’s single currency system to make it more resilient. Jan Techau goes the whole way and argues for "Political Union Now". Andreas Rinke describes German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s evolving relationship with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

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Germany – 60 years in NATO

Since 1955 Germany is a member of Nato. It´s a success story.

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).

© Steffen Kreft

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

01:52:29 20 °C
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

© Auswärtiges Amt

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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Crisis Prevention List

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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.