Welcome to Germany

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.

Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips

Welcome to Germany!

Germany is a country with a diverse range of landscapes, towns and cities steeped in history and traditions.  From the Baltic Sea in the north to the Bavarian alps in the south, there is much to explore. Right in the middle of Europe, it offers much more than the conventional travel routes may suggest. Now that we have your attention, here are a few links to explore your travel opportunities in more detail: 

Reichstag mit deutscher Fahne

The 16 Länder (Federal States)

The Basic Law underlines the special role played by federalism and the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Länder are varied and distinctive in both organizational and cultural terms. The following is a brief introduction to the 16 Länder:

Young, fresh, mobile and interactive – "deutschland.de" has a New Face

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels.

Germany - Country of contrasts

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

This new edition is a useful compendium for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information about Germany. The compact paperback provides facts and figures and covers many topics, such as history and culture, population and geography, the political system and the economy. Its companion volume Facts for You has young international readers in mind and focuses on education, green technologies, creative industries and sports, to name but a few.

Both books are available as PDF-Downloads

Travelling to Germany?

Germany is a multi-faceted, attractive holiday destination.