1. 65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung The Berlinale – International Film Festival
  2. The building of the German Embassy Welcome to the German Embassy Manama
65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung

The Berlinale – International Film Festival

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival is to be held from 11 to 21 February 2016. Berlin’s largest cultural extravaganza attracts 20,000 expert visitors every year for one of the key events in the international film scene. But the public don’t lose out! With more than 335 000 tickets usually sold, the Berlinale is the world’s largest public film festival.

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Welcome to the German Embassy Manama

The logo of the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Germany will assume the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in January 2016 for a one year term

The German Government’s motto for the year is “renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”. The Government will thus seek to strengthen OSCE instruments and institutions, promote dialogue among the participating States and thereby rebuild trust in Europe.
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H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa received the German Ambassador Mr. Alfred Simms- Protz

The President of the  Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiques (Baca), H.E. Shaikha Mai bint     Mohammed Al Khalifa received the German Ambassador Mr. Alfred Simms- Protz to discuss ways and means ...

Mayor Ralf Voigt (center) receives the town-sign-shaped trophy from Philipp Vohrer, Managing Director of the Renewable Energy Agency, and Tarek Al-Wazir, Minister for Energy and Economy of the federal state of Hesse(left).

Energy Municipality 2015

The village of Dardesheim has received the “Energy Municipality Award 2015” for its efforts to introduce new and sustainable energy technologies “Dardesheim represents the most remarkable pioneering spirit of many municipalities engaged in the German Energiewende”, said Philipp Vohrer, Managing Director of the AEE, at the award ceremony in Kassel (Hesse) which took place in November last year.

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Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...

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Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany

The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.

Goethe-Institut language examinations in Bahrain

Goethe-Institut language examinations in Bahrain The latest language examinations for Fit-in-Deutsch-1 were held on 16 January 2016 in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Abu Dhabi. 10 participants...

Fund raising event for "the People of Socotra"

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The German Embassy would like to invite you to a fund raiser for “The People of Socotra”. The event is organized by the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage in Bahrain.

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Inklusion in Deutschland

Germany was one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol on 30 March 2007, ratifying it on 24 February 2009. The objective is to allow people with disabilities to participate equally in political, social, economic and cultural life, to offer them equal opportunities in education and the world of work, and to offer all citizens the chance to play their own self determined part in a barrier free society.

Language of Ideas


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Join our new German language courses in April 2016
Registration by email is open from now.

First class German lessons corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The teachers are experienced and highly qualified. Each participant will be issued with course completion a certificate by the German Embassy. Additionally, students who have reached a certain language level are able to take certified language examinations by the Goethe-Institut.
Special packages are available for children and school/ university students. For details see our terms and conditions.
Term dates: 3rd April - 26th June 2016

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German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz handed over the certificates to 85 participants of the German Language Courses

On 14 December 2015 German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented the certificates to 85 successful participants of the German Language Courses. Family and friends also attended the event  at the Isa...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaking in the German Bundestag on 2 December 2015

The fight against ISIS: German Bundestag approves Bundeswehr mandate

On Friday (4 December), the German Bundestag voted by a large majority to approve a mandate for the Bundeswehr to be deployed against the terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS).

Morocco to be first African partner country at premier agribusiness trade fair

90 years of International Green Week – Morocco to be first African partner country at premier agribusiness trade fair

In the coming year, International Green Week Berlin looks back on a 90‑year history. It will mark that remarkable anniversary from 15 to 24 January in collaboration with a special partner country. Morocco is the first African state to become a partner country of the world’s most important agriculture, nutrition and horticulture exhibition.

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.

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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

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Ausstellung und Workshop

Ausstellung und Workshop “Colours of Berlin” Under the Patronage of The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage   Venue: Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Manama Sunday, 8 November 2015 -...

Botschafter mit anderen Persönlichkeiten

25th anniversary of the German Unity

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the German Unity, the German Embassy Manama was holding a reception at the residence of the German Ambassador. High- ranking representatives of the Bahraini g...

Botschafter Simms-Protz mit dem Innenminister

Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz

His Excellency the Interior Minister Lt-General Shaikh Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa welcomed Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz and wished him a successful diplomatic assignment. The Minister has also pr...

Botschafter Simms-Protz mit dem Vize-Premier

Deputy Premier receives German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz

Deputy Premier HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa received  the German Ambassador to Bahrain Alfred Simms-Protz  The Deputy Premier praised the advanced level of the Bahraini-German relations ...

Deutscher Botschafter besucht das Isa Cultural Centre

German Ambassador pays a visit to the Isa Cultural Centre

07.10.2015 German Ambassador pays a visit to the Isa Cultural Centre in Manama.During his meeting with Executive Director Dr. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and his associates, Ambassador Alfred Sim...

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German Ambassador Simms-Protz handed over a certificate of attendance

German Ambassador Simms-Protz handed over a certificate of attendance to Mr. Marc Farrell, teacher of German language at the Bahrain School, on his participation in the workshop for the Goethe-Institu...

Roland Stumpf GI ; Stefanie Russell und Maryam Al Derazi

Ms. Maryam Alderazi received a Goethe-Institut scholarship

Ms. Maryam Alderazireceived a Goethe-Institut scholarship for participation in an intense German language course at the Goethe-Institut Freiburg. On 28. August 2015 Mr. Roland Stumpf, Deputy Director/...

Bahrain European Enviromental Week Poster 2015

Bahrain Europe Environment Week (BEEW) 25th of May to 28th of May 2015 at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Manama.

Under the Patronage of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) the Embassies of Germany, Italy and France and the British Council in collaboration with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (A...

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Students of the German language courses received their certificates

On 1st of April 2015,  83 participants of the German language courses received their certificates. Family and friends were joining the ceremony at the German Embassy. Mr. Jassim Alsulaiman from the M...

Mann mit Kopfhörern

Free interactive online German course

Improve your German with Deutsche Welle's audio and video programs, which include language lessons for beginners, information about Germany and news in German.  

German Stand Buddy Bear BHS 20.03.2015

The German Embassy participated with a German Stand and the German Bahrain “Buddy Bear” at the Bahrain School International Day on March 20th 2015.

The German Embassy participated with a German Stand and the German Bahrain “Buddy Bear” at the Bahrain School International Day on March 20th 2015. The Stand was, thanks to our Buddy Bear, the most ph...

Minister of Industry and Commerce, H.E. Zayed Al-Zayani

Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies” (EQuIP), organized by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and UNIDO .....

On 1 March 2015, the Minister of Industry and Commerce, H.E. Zayed Al-Zayani, and the German Ambassador Sabine Taufmann opened the workshop “Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies” (EQuIP), orga...

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Study visit of the NIHR and the Ombudsman to Berlin

International Legal Cooperation Enlarge image (© International Legal Cooperation ) Representatives of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), the Ombudsman Office and the Prisoners and Detainees Rights Commission took part in a study visit to Berlin/ Germany from 23 to 28 November 2014 organized by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. The EU Chaillot Prize 2014 for the Protection of Human Rights in the GCC region will be presented this year to the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) and the Ombudsman Office for their engagement favouring human rights promotion and awareness in the GCC region.

New laptops for the German language courses

   New laptops for the German language courses Enlarge image (© German Embassy) October 4, 2014, Teachers of the German language courses received new laptops for lessons held in the MoE Teacher Training Center. With kind support of Dr. Shaker Alaradi (2. left) all laptops are now connected to the ministry’s Active- and Smart boards. We are glad to offer now the best communicational German classes with the latest technology. We are thanking the Ministry of Education for hosting the German language courses.

Chaillot-Preis 2014 für bahrainische Institutionen

Enlarge image Am 9. Dezember 2014, dem Vorabend des Internationalen Tags der Menschenrechte, hat Botschafter Adam Kulach, der Leiter der EU-Delegation in Riad, den Chaillot-Preis für die Förderung der Menschenrechte in der GCC-Region 2014 in Gegenwart der Botschafter der vier in Bahrain dauerhaft vertretenen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten (Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien und Vereinigtes Königreich) an die bahrainische Nationale Institution für Menschenrechte und den Ombudsman beim Innenministerium übergeben. Der Chaillot-Preis wird jährlich von der EU-Delegation in Riyadh, die auch für Bahrain zuständig ist, in Zusammenarbeit mit der EU-Delegation in Abu Dhabi und den Botschaften der EU-Mitgliedstaaten in den GCC-Ländern an Organisationen der Zivilgesellschaft oder öffentliche oder private Institutionen vergeben als Würdigung von Aktionen, Kampagnen und Projekten zur Förderung der Menschenrechte in der GCC-Region. Der Preis ist nach dem Palais de Chaillot in Paris benannt, wo am 10. Dezember 1948 die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte von der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen angenommen wurde. 

U.a. sollen mit der diesjährigen Verleihung des Chaillot-Preises die ersten Jahresberichte der genannten Institutionen gewürdigt werden. Sie können von den jeweiligen Websites heruntergeladen werden.



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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.

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German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels on 4 and 5 June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany hosted the meeting of the heads of state and government in Schloss Elmau. The summit provided an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new international topics.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Refugees and migration

Approximately one million people sought refuge in Germany in 2015. The influx of refugees from crisis regions and war zones is currently determining social policy debates in Germany more strongly than any other topic. The special feature on “Refugees and migration” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website presents reports, interviews and profiles that explain how Germany is addressing this enormous task and describe the efforts of policymakers, administrators, institutions and countless volunteers. This issue also includes an interview with Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, and an article about Germany’s commitment to the United Nations. 

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Media library on the deutschland.de website

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Life Links: DW launches multimedia documentary series

"What holds you back" - that question is the starting point for Life Links. Young people around the world represent both the target audience and protagonists for DW's new documentary-style format.

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News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet

Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.

Internship in Germany

Internship in Germany

An internship can be a great way to try a career on for size or get your foot in the door in your preferred field. This month at Young Germany we have all the information you’ll need to find, apply for, and keep an internship in Germany.

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.

Time and weather in Germany

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Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz

German Ambassador condemns bomb blast in Sitra

On 29 July 2015, German Ambassador Simms-Protz sent the following message to H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs: 

I was schocked and dismayed to learn about the terrorist attack that occurred in Sitra on 28 July 2015 leaving two police officers dead and injuring several others. Allow me, on behalf of my Government as well as on my personal behalf, to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and through you, to the families of the victims of this terrible incident.

There can be no excuse for terrorist acts of this kind which have no place in the civilized world, and I hope that the perpetrators of this heinous crime can be brought to justice soon.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.


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Worlds of Culture

Mapping the damage to recognise, understand and record it

The trilingual volume “Worlds of Culture” published by the Federal Foreign Office presents just some of the hundreds of projects being supported around the world which highlight the importance of cultural preservation in foreign policy. It gives an idea of the immense cultural heritage we all share.

Deutsche Welle boosts The Bobs international online award

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Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."

Newscast from Deutsche Welle for German learners

Das Tagesschau-Studio mit Moderator Jens Riewa

Every day, you can find the newscast from Deutsche Welle's German Service here -- slowly read and clearly articulated just for German learners. [in German]

Bilateral Relations between Germany and Bahrain

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

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 www.germany.travel.

Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Video Archive

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Foreign policy needs a strong civil society - a prelude to a strategic dialogue between foundations and the Federal Foreign Office

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

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Learning German at PASCH schools

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A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

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Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

German Information Centre

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



IPS-Sonderprogramm Arabische Staaten 2016

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