G7 Germany

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué, Lübeck, April 15, 2015

"We, the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union have gathered in Lübeck on April 14-15 to address a number of major international issues that impact global peace and security. ..."


The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal will only accept passport applications until June 30, 2015. After this date, applications will have to be submitted at the Consulate General in Toronto.

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.

If you look closely enough, you will see that Jürgen`s shirt matches the colours of the puffin baskets. This is what I call German precision.

Puffin man on a mission: Jürgen and Elfie Schau, Berlin, Germany and Witless Bay, Newfoundland

Jürgen Schau leads a double life – and he doesn`t do anything to hide it. The people in Germany, and especially in Berlin where Jürgen comes from, would be aghast if they saw this man on the East coast of Canada: He is traipsing around at night, in a weird outfit, carrying a torch in one gloved hand, a butterfly net and a basket in the other -  and waders up to his waist.

Cylla von Tiedemann

Talk with Cylla von Tiedemann about Photography and German Roots

Cylla von Tiedemann is one of Canada's most treasured dance photographers. Her work with the world-renowned National Ballet of Canada has graced the covers of magazines, brochures, and gallery walls. Right now, one of her photographs can be seen all over Toronto – the promotional poster for the hit musical “Once”, which is staged by the Mirvish Theatre.

Heidi and Konrad Linckh

On top of the world and no vertigo: Heidi and Konrad Linckh, Gananoque, Ontario

When Heidi Linckh told her parents in Germany on a nice spring day last year what she had just done, they said: “Now all is lost!” Find out how Heidi and her husband Konrad ended up with a 138-metre tall tower in Ontario.

Why learn German? Hear the answer!

The Goethe-Institut Toronto travelled all over Canada and asked educators, students, employers and professionals one big question: Why should German be taught in Canadian schools? Hear their answers and share!

App Auswärtiges AMt

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

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

Ambassador's Corner

Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

... is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable, up-to-date information. It provides many facts and figures, covering topics such as population and geography, the political system, the economy, social life, education, culture, the media, and history.