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Welcome to the German Embassy Manama

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The Embassy will be closed on the 20th and  21st of April 2014.

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

The Bobs

Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best in online activism. An international jury selected the finalists for the People's Choice Awards in the contest's 14 languages. All the nominees are presented with short descriptions . The public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favorites.

More than 300 German language students in Bahrain

Students with Ambassador Enlarge image (© Alkoun Magazine)

During a ceremony on 31 March 2014, the German Ambassador handed over certificates to 75 students taking part in language courses organized by the German Embassy in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Another 230 students are learning German at the University of Bahrain. The increasing number of language students is a clear evidence of the great interest in Germany and its language.


You are interested in learning German in Bahrain? We offer language courses for children and adults (beginners and advanced)! Our next term will start again in September 2014. Registrations are accepted at any time.
Contact: Tel. 17 745 263  


Vice President of the German Bundestag Mrs. Claudia Roth visited Bahrain

Vice President of the German Bundestag, Mrs. Claudia Roth and President of the Parliament H.E. Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani Enlarge image Parliament (© Parliament)  

On 23/ 24 March 2014 Vice President of the German Bundestag, Mrs. Claudia Roth, visited the Kingdom of Bahrain. Vice President Roth was received by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, President of the Parliament H.E. Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani and 1st Vice President of Shura Council Jamal Fakhro, Minister of Interior H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Information Affairs and Spokeswoman of the Government H.E. Sameera Rajab as well as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H.E. Ghanim Fadhl Al-Buainian.

H.E. Abdulla Saif - guest of honour of the German Business Roundtable

German Business Roundtable Bahrain Enlarge image (© German Embassy) The German Business Roundtable Bahrain had the honour to receive H.E. Abdulla Saif, economic advisor to H.R.H. the Prime Minister, and Mr. Yousif Taqi, CEO of Al Salam Bank Bahrain, in the German Residence on 19 March 2014 to discuss the economic situation in Bahrain and prospects for the German-Bahraini bilateral business relations.

Delegation of the Shura-Council visit to the German Bundestag

Delegation of the Shura-Council Enlarge image (© BNA)


A delegation of the Shura-Council led by Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, chairman of the research committee, visited the German Bundestag on 17 March 2014.

Annual charity bazaar on 16 March 2014

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Women of the German community took part in the annual charity bazar of  the Children and Mothers Welfare Society under the patronage of Shaikha Hessa bint Ali Al Khalifa on 16 March 2014. We were able to donate more than 317 BD from the sale of homemade cake to a good cause. 

The Secretary General of the Cooperation Council, Mr. Abdul Latif Raschid Al Zayani for talks at the Federal Foreign Office

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received GCC- Secretary General Al Zayani in Berlin

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeie rwith GCC- Secretary-General Al Zayani Enlarge image (© Federal Foreign Office )

Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Mr. Abdullatif Rashid Al Zayani, in Berlin on 12 March 2014. They focused in their discussion on the Syrian conflict, the political situation in the Gulf region and the development in Yemen.

A delegation of the Parliament of Bahrain visits the German Bundestag

 A delegation of the Parliament of Bahrain visits the German Bundestag Enlarge image (© Deutscher Bundestag)

Vice President of the German Bundestag Claudia Roth received a delegation of the Parliament of Bahrain, led by MP Ahmed Al-Saati, chairman of the human rights committee. The delegation held political consultations in Berlin from 10 to 13 March 2014.

Statement of the German Ambassador on the bomb attacks in Al-Daih on 3 March 2014

I was deeply shocked when I learned last night about the new bomb attacks in Al-Daih that killed three on-duty policemen. I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. I call again on all parties to refrain from inciting violence and to reject it unequivocally in all its forms. Violence is detrimental to overcoming the political differences and to preparing the ground for a sustainable reform process. The new, dangerous escalation of violence shows once again the urgent need for a serious and inclusive National Dialogue as initiated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa  and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and supported by the majority of the Bahraini people. Germany stands by the Bahraini people and wishes the political efforts to find a solution to the ongoing crisis every success.

German Ambassador condemns bombing in Al-Dair on 14 February 2014

I strongly condemn the acts of violence and bomb attacks witnessed over the past days, in particular the bombing in Al-Dair that resulted in the death of a policeman and injured others. I extend my sincere condolences to the family of the policeman and all those affected.

I call upon all political societies in Bahrain to take up a firm stance against all forms of violence and to engage in a constructive and inclusive dialogue, without pre-conditions. There is no solution to the current tensions other than a Bahraini one based on willingness to compromise.

I am confident that the consultations led by HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on the initiative of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with representatives of political societies and Members of Parliament and Shura-Council will help to build trust and confidence necessary for meaningful reconciliation and a sustainable reform process.

Sabine Taufmann, Ambassador

Lecturers and participants of the seminar

Legal cooperation

From 18 to 20 November 2013, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), supported by the Federal Foreign Office, held seminars for prosecutors and judges in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice as well as training seminars for members of the newly created Ombudsman Office and the reformed National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR).

German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) visit to Bahrain

German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG) with H.R.H. Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Enlarge image (© PM Court)

Professor Randolf Rodenstock with H.R.H. Crown Prince and 1st Vice-PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Enlarge image (© Crown Prince Court)

A business delegation of the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG), led by Prof Randolf Rodenstock, Vice President of the DAFG, Vice President of the Federal Association of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) and member of the Presidential Board of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), visited Bahrain on the 22 and 23 October 2013 and was received by H.R.H. Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and H.R.H. Crown Prince and 1st Vice-PM Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Germany and Europe

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.

The EU now consists of 28 member states

Ten reasons for Europe

The question "Do we still need the European Union?" may be asked – and it can still be answered with an unequivocal "Yes". Ten reasons are outlined here.

Spielshow für Deutschlehrer

Game Show for German Learners – Two Teams, One Goal: Berlin!

Starting Thursday, September 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) and the Goethe-Institut will send six German learners from around the world on a special journey through Germany with unique challenges. Their goal: a ticket to Berlin.

Deutscher Medienpreis Entwicklungspolitik

German Development Media Awards presented

At a presentation in Berlin, seven journalists have been honoured with the German Development Media Award for their excellent work in the field of human rights and development. This prize is awarded jointly by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Welle (DW). The German Development Media Awards honor journalists who retain their independence, take on topics related to human rights and expose problems that usually are hardly covered or not covered at all by the media. They recognize courage and dedication and honor the people who advocate respecting and protecting human rights and who remind us that access to education and equal opportunities are universal rights.

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The energy transition – the project, the goals, the successes

Germany has set itself an ambitious goal: at least 80% of its electricity supply is to come from renewable energy sources by 2050. How is this forward-looking energy transition being implemented? Which technological innovations are possible? And what do Germans, international experts and industry think of this project of the century? DE Magazin Deutschland throws light on Germany’s energy transition in a series of reports, interviews and essays. Additional topics: Federal Foreign Minister explains the importance of the European elections in an interview. The current issue also takes readers to the bizarre rocky landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Germany. Smart Solutions. Smarter Business.

Smart solutions developed in Germany are providing innovative answers to global challenges of energy demand, climate change, and a global population in transformation. The 20th anniversary of German reunification in October 2010 provided an ideal window of opportunity for Germany Trade & Invest to communicate this important marketing message to a global audience with the official launch of its “GERMANY. SMART SOLUTIONS. SMARTER BUSINESS.” international media campaign.

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Deutsche Welle starts ninth Bobs Awards in 14 languages

More languages and new digital formats and a new design: Deutsche Welle starts its ninth annual, international blog and social media awards, the Bobs, on February 6, 2013. Internet users around the world will have until March 6 to submit their candidates for the Bobs in 14 languages. For the first time, Hindi, Turkish and Ukrainian will be official award languages.

Bildungspartnerschaft Afrika

New online portal launched for the High-Tech Strategy

The German Government’s 2020 High-Tech Strategy unites the various strands of the Government’s activities in research and innovation

German Health Care Works Worldwide

German Health Care Works Worldwide   Germany's health care service works for the people it serves, at home and abroad. This can be attributed, first and foremost, to the country's years of experience in delivering innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services to domestic and foreign users. The initiative "Health – Made in Germany" now aims to bring the German health care industry's strengths to even more places around the world.

Jestina Mukoko

European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

Germany and the European Union are actively engaged in the protection of human rights defenders. The EU has drawn up guidelines to ensure that this protection is guaranteed in the long term.

German cooperation

New logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad

From now on the new logo for Germany’s cooperation projects abroad is “german coopera­tion”. This goes particularly for projects run by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – Reconstruc­tion Loan Corporation (KfW), for example, or the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which have often used only their own logos to date.

Deutsche Welle and Myspace

Deutsche Welle and Myspace present the stars of tomorrow’s music scene

In cooperation with the leading social entertainment platform Myspace, Deutsche Welle’s popular English-language radio show Pulse presents the most interesting newcomers on the German music scene.  


European Heritage Label

Under a new scheme beginning in 2013, sites that have played a significant role in European integration or stand for the ideals and history of Europe and the European Union will be eligible for the European Heritage Label. The scheme is intended to raise awareness of the European idea and European identity and is geared primarily to young people.

Time and weather in Germany

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Ambassador Sabine Taufmann

German Ambassador Sabine Taufmann

Arab-German research cooperation

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin) and the Arabian Gulf University (Bahrain) invite young researchers to submit applications for membership to establish a framework for Arab-German research cooperation.

AGYA Call for applications 2014 [pdf, 682.57k]

Germany – always worth a visit!

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of

Bilateral Relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Federal Republic of Germany

Chancellor Merkel welcomes Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad

Bilateral relations between Germany and Bahrain were established on the 17th of May 1972. A review in pictures

Online courses in higher education

University instructor

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.

DW - New Multimedia Project "Along the Rhine"

The Niederwalddenkmal monument located in the Niederwald Landscape park, near Rüdesheim am Rhein

DW's new multimedia project puts spotlight on the Rhine: With a variety of videos, picture galleries and reports, Deutsche Welle's multimedia project "Along the Rhine" invites users to an interactive tour along Germany’s longest river.

Federal President Joachim Gauck to address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 25 February 2013

Bundespräsident Gauck

Federal President Joachim Gauck was in Geneva on 25 and 26 February to visit the institutions concerned with international human rights protection.

Daily News from Germany -

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Video Archive

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Hanover Messe 2014 showcases cutting edge technology

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Comedy in Germany

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Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

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Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

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German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

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Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

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Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

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Elections in Germany

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Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

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Castle Country

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Excellence Initiative

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Studying in Germany

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Berlinale 2013

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Berlin's Fashion Scene

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Life in Berlin

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Oktoberfest Munich

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12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Conference on Internet and Human Rights

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Festival Culture in Germany

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Franco-German Youth Office

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Gamescom 2012 Cologne

The International German Olympiad 2012

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Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation

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DMY International Design Festival Berlin

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International solo dance theatre festival

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Germany's vibrant Media Landscape

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Dialogue – Germany Inspires

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Destination Germany The Visitors - An International Angle

Destination Germany The Cities – Vivid and Vibrant

Destination Germany The Landscapes – Mountains, Lakes and Sea

Destination Germany - Cultural Gems – Classic Highlights

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Destination Germany - Diversity in the Heart of Europe

German Information Centre

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The German Information Center in Cairo offers Arab-language information about Germany on its website.

Latest News from Germany

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Here you will find the latest news from Germany.

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