1. German President Joachim Gauck State visit to Canada by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany
  2. Trabant car breaking through Berlin Wall Berlin Wall Contest for high school students
  3.  Hamburg's Schauspielhaus is Germany's largest theater September 2014: DW's culture calendar
German President Joachim Gauck

State visit to Canada by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Joachim Gauck, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt, undertook a state visit to Canada, from September 24 to 27, 2014, traveling to Ottawa, Toronto and Quebec City.

Trabant car breaking through Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall Contest for high school students

The Embassy of Germany in Canada announces a school contest on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The contest is open to high school students from all over Canada. The German Embassy looks forward to your participation and is curious about your creative ideas!

 Hamburg's Schauspielhaus is Germany's largest theater

September 2014: DW's culture calendar

Oktoberfest in Munich and Beethovenfest in Bonn are just some of the major parties in Germany this September. There's also plenty for fans of photography, literature and theatre in this list of tips compiled by DW.

Joachim Gauck, Offizielles Foto des Bundespräsidenten

Federal President Joachim Gauck for the 2014 Day of German Unity

When we celebrate our National Day this year, a quarter of a century after the peaceful revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall, we recall that German unity was not simply a stroke of luck.

Tomas Urbina

Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin: CBC Radio producer Tomas Urbina

Twenty reporters from prestigious media outlets across the U.S., Canada and Germany are the newest participants in an influential exchange program for young journalists, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. Currently an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin: Tomas Urbina, producer with CBC Radio, "free range journalist" and writer.

The Fountain House

The Fountain House - A public installation by raumlaborberlin

In its first project ever in Canada, the German collective raumlaborberlin, at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut and in collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles, has created a unique public installation, the Fountain House, to take place in the heart of Montréal. Sponsored by the German Embassy and Consulates General as part of #ClimateDiploDay.

Arrival of the refugees from the Prague Embassy on October 5, 1989 at Hof railway station (Bavaria)

25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall: “Liberty Train” multimedia project launched

The multimedia campaign for the documentary “Liberty Train” was launched on September 1. The magazine deutschland.de is running a special blog and using social media to accompany the docu-drama about the dramatic journey of East German embassy refugees from Prague.

Geisterbahnhof in Berlin

25 years since the fall of the Wall: "Geisterbahnhof"

Some words in the German language may surprise, delight or just plain perplex native English speakers. Among them: "Geisterbahnhof" – meaning "ghost train station."

Magnifying Glass with social media illustration on white background

Federal Foreign Office 2.0 – are you following us yet?

The Federal Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world.

Logo Onleihe

Open online 24/7: "Onleihe"

For a nominal fee of $10 per year, Canada's Goethe-Institutes permit the public to have full access to their digital library. "Onleihe" allows users to borrow and download a wide spectrum of German digital media such as electronic and audio books, newspapers, music, and videos.

Ambassador's Corner

Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

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I am German

Hands drawing German flag

Germans not only love to travel, they also love to live, work and immerse themselves in other countries, including Canada. “I am German” is an interview and biography series of Germans who tell incredible or very ordinary stories about their lives in Canada.