Mauerfall und Einheit

Germany celebrates 25 Years of Unity

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Germany's reunification. On October 3, 1990, East Germany and West Germany reunited to form a single nation. This historic decision marked the end of the unification process, which began with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.

Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2015


On July 1, 2015 Germany's diplomatic representations in Canada underwent further restructuring of their consular services.

The Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal no longer accept passport applications and have ceased to offer consular services altogether. 

The German Consulate General in Vancouver is continuing to offer limited consular services.

Please refer to our service overview for detailed information.


Annual Unification Report

In the quarter century since East and West Germany were reunified, the economic and social differences between the two regions has lessened every year. The Ministry for Economics and Energy investigates the unification process annually in the “State of German Unity” Report.

Are you recipient of a Compensation Payment?

Recipients of German compensation payments may have their life certificate stamped by a Canadian notary public. Effective immediatly the certificate of life no longer has to be filled in and confirmed by the competent German foreign mission in Canada.

I am German

hitchBOT on tour in the US

HitchBOT abroad. Talk with hitchBOT co-creator Frauke Zeller about robots, language and academia

HitchBOT, the talkative cosmopolitan robot from Port Credit, Ontario travelled across Canada, Germany and the United States until its trip came to a sad end when it was vandalized in Philadelphia. We talked to Frauke Zeller, hitchBOT's German co-creator, about creating hitchBOT, media strategies, and academia in Germany and Canada.

Maren König, incoming German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg, sent by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad

"Teaching German is my passion" – Interview with Maren König, incoming German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg

Maren König is the new German Teacher Abroad in Winnipeg - one of about 2,000 teachers employed and sent by the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für Auslandsschulwesen, ZfA). She will be teaching German as a second language to Winnipeg students for at least two years.

Apps and more

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

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

Newsletters of Germany's foreign missions in 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.