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Welcome to the special 2017 edition of SoGerman – the portal for all things Canadian-German

Germany celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. A series of exciting events from coast to coast, from concerts to exhibitions, will join the Canada 150 festivities.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Germany

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau is visiting Berlin and Hamburg, Germany, on February 16 and 17. This visit serves to deepen the close bonds between Canada and Germany.

Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt interviewed on the CBC's Power and Politics on February 14, 2017

CBC Power and Politics interviews German Ambassador

"The Prime Minister is coming to Germany ... as a good friend and partner with whom we share many values, interests, ideas." Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt during an interview with the CBC's TV news program Power and Politics on February 14, 2017.

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.

Ambassador of Guatemala to Canada Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona receiving the Grand Federal Cross of Merit from Ambassador of Germany to Canada Werner Wnendt

Grand Federal Cross of Merit for Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona

Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona. He received the Grand Federal Cross of Merit from the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, Werner Wnendt, acting as representative of Federal President Joachim Gauck.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

German Canadian Relations

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kultur360: Analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture

Edited by Canadian university professors and independent scholars, kultur360 produces original essays, reviews, and interviews. Among the topics being explored are Berlin the Metropolis, Film Culture, and The German Language Today.

Daniel R. visiting the ECB

The Stories behind the Youth Mobility Visa

The Youth Mobility Agreement between Canada and Germany offers a unique opportunity for young Canadians to complement their post-secondary education but most of all to experience Germany, its culture, language and people. Many young Canadians take the opportunity to live in Germany for a year; here, we are portraying some of them and their experiences as a YMA student in Germany. 

Ambassador's Corner

Ambassador of Germany to Canada 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.

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

App Auswärtiges AMt

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