Welcome to Germany

Münchener Sicherheitskonferenz 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

- Speech to open 50th Munich Security Conference from Federal President Joachim Gauck

- Speech by Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier

- Speech by the Federal Minister of Defense, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

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Information about Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, study or work - if so, you are in the right palce to find out more!

Antragsformular Schengenvisum

Visa requirements

We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need on applying for a visa, along with an application form as a pdf file to download.

Deutscher Zukunftspreis Lichtmikroskop

Working in Germany

Details of the "Green card" initiative for IT specialists and information on the general requirements for working in Germany.

Humboldt Universität

Exchange programmes/studying in Germany

Besucher der Computer-Fach-Messe Systems 2006 in München

Germany on the Net

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Feb 23, 2018 12:11 AM

Germany: Pot, abortion and Deniz Yücel top marathon debate day in Bundestag

German MPs sat through a long day of debates covering issues from pot, to burqa bans, to abortion "advertisements," to journalist Deniz Yücel's work. DW breaks down what happened.


Feb 22, 2018 10:10 PM

Germany's 'Bild' falls for hoax, unleashes debate on fake news

German satirical magazine "Titanic" managed to trick German tabloid? "Bild" into publishing what it considered to be a major political scandal. Now, the hoax has given away to a larger debate on media ethics.


Feb 22, 2018 7:18 PM

Pedophile priest convicted by German court of 108 cases of child abuse

A German priest has been sent to a psychiatric institution after pleading guilty to a string of child abuse offenses. He was previously defrocked by the Catholic Church but kept abusing with the help of false documents.


Feb 22, 2018 7:06 PM

Merkel calls for European response to Syria, takes flak from opposition

Angela Merkel has called on the EU to play a more active role in Syria, but German opposition politicians have told DW that her words fall short. One noted how Merkel "forgot" to mention NATO member Turkey's involvement.


Feb 22, 2018 4:20 PM

German police arrest Russian over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

German police say they have detained a Russian football hooligan wanted over a brutal attack at Euro 2016. An English supporter was left half-paralyzed after the assault.