Group B from left to right: Germany's coach Silvia Neid, Thailand's coach Nuengruthai Srathongvian, Ivory Coast's coach Toure Clementine and Norway's coach Even Pellerud.

Ottawa welcomes Germany, 3 other nations for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada

Ottawa will host the German Mannschaft for the opening matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Group B teams will play their first two matches in Ottawa. That means Germany will play Côte d’Ivoire and Norway will play Thailand at TD Place Stadium on June 7. Then, Germany will play Norway and Cote d’Ivoire will play Thailand on June 11 in Ottawa.

Honorary Consul Lucia Stuhldreier, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Walter Stechel

New Honorary Consul in Winnipeg appointed

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Lucia M. Stuhldreier is the newly appointed Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the province of Manitoba.

The office of the Honorary Consul in Winnipeg is offering consular services as of January 5, 2015.

Free trade between Canada and Germany predicted to lead to higher per capita income in both countries

The planned EU free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) could triple Germany’s exports to the country and double imports from it in the long-term. CETA stands to generate 0.19 percent sustained, long-term growth in real per capita income in Germany, and 0.22 percent growth for the EU overall. Canada stands to benefit to even greater degree with 2.97 percent growth.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stiftung Warentest

Fifty years of consumer goods testing in Germany

For the last 50 years, Germans have relied on the well-respected Stiftung Warentest to review all manner of consumer goods for them. Since it was founded on December 4, 1964, Stiftung Warentest has reviewed around 100,000 products. Its critics have turned electric toothbrushes on and off thousands of times, blasted hiking boots with steam and rolled heavy barrels over mattresses.

DAAD students

Canadian DAAD alumni get connected!

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is looking for its Canadian alumni! If you have received a DAAD scholarship or grant in the past and would like to be kept informed about alumni activities (including a national meeting of DAAD alumni planned for May 2015 in Toronto), please register with DAAD Canada by clicking

Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present in the Medium of Information Design

Canadians invited to join contest "Planetary Urbanism"

Canadian designers, planners, visual artists, social and natural scientists, economists, students, and many others are invited to participate in the international competition "Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present in the Medium of Information Design," in the context of the UN-HABITAT III Conference with the support of Germany's Federal Foreign Office.

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.

Job posting

The science section of the German Embassy in Ottawa currently has an opening. Candidates need to be fluent in German and English. Applications should be submitted by February 13, 2015.

Ambassador's Corner

Werner Wnendt

Werner Wnendt is Germany's ambassador to Canada.

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