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Welcome to the German Embassy Manama

The Buddy Bear at the Manama Souk

The German Embassy's Berlin Buddy Bear greats tourist at the Manama Souk Two cruise ships with almost 6000 passengers arrived yesterday from Europe. The Buddy Bear was waiting and provided photo oppo...

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German /French Joint Commemoration Event at the Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

On 22 January 2018, the German and French Embassies celebrated the 55th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty with a Concert by the Karlsruhe Concert Duo at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Manama. Pre...

H.E. Alfred Simms-Protz and H.E. the ambassador of France

H.E. Alfred Simms-Protz and H.E. the ambassador of France

The Élysée Treaty

The Élysée Treaty

Karslruher Concert Duo and Mr. Jalil Al Ansari

Karslruher Concert Duo and Mr. Jalil Al Ansari



HJL & Sheikh Dr. Khaled Bin Khalifa

The German Embassy presented the Isa Cultural Centre National Library with a selection of German literature

The German Embassy presented the Isa Cultural Centre National Library with a selection of German literature for its German language corner. The books were donated privately by a former member of the G...

German Unity Day Celebrating Stability

In celebration  of the 27th Anniversary of German Unity, the Ambassador of Germany, Mr Alfred Simms-Protz, hosted a reception at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel in Manama on 3 October 2017. Senior Gov...

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A date with Europe: Open Day 2017 in Foreign Office

Ever had enough of Europe? No way. Europe comes together on the Open Day in Germany’s Foreign Office with music from all over the continent, cakes and plenty of room for creative ideas as well as critical questions.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website -

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

The 2nd GCC Logistics Conference from 26 to 27 April 2017

Under the co-patronage of the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications of the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Mr. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, and the Ambassador of Germany to Bahrain, H.E. Mr. Alfred ...

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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented certificates to 115 participants of the German Language Courses

On 10th of April 2017 the German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented 115 successful participants of the Embassy German Language Courses with their certificates. Numerous families and friends of th...

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The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate?

60 years ago six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome – creating the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community. It was a key moment, a little over ten years after the end of World War II. And it was the foundation of today’s EU and all its achievements. European unity is a political and economic success story.

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Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue

Those opposed to the EU have loud voices. But what about the innumerable amount of people who support Europe and the EU? They want to help shape a united Europe – and now they’re making sure their voices are heard.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

The screening of "A Plastic Ocean”

The German Embassy Bahrain, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the Supreme Council for Environment, the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage and CleanUp Bahrain organized the screen...

The academy is inviting excellent early-career researchers from Germany and the Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) to submit applications for membership. Kindly find the Call for Membership Applications 2017 enclosed. For more details please refer to our website

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The New German President

Germany has a new head of state. The Federal Convention has elected former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German President.

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.

Sigmar Gabriel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

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The PASCH program

"On Thursday, 26 January 2017 German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz, Roland Stumpf, Deputy Director of the Goethe institute in Abu Dhabi, joined the Principal of the Bahrain School Dr. Terry Greene, As...

German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented certificates to 110 participants of the German Language Courses

German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented certificates to 110 participants of the German Language Courses On 6 February 2017, German Ambassador Alfred Simms-Protz presented 110 successful parti...

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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.

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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 met 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:

Bahram Hajou, „ Gagged… no dialogue “

Bahram Hajou, „ Gagged… no dialoque “ is the thought-provoking title of an exhibition of paintings by the internationally renowned German-Kurdish artist Bahram Hajou at the Art Centre (near the Bahra...

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From German capital to sustainability capital: the UN Campus in Bonn

Since 1994, when the law dividing up ministries and institutions between Bonn and Berlin was passed, it hasn't been a one-way street to Berlin. Bonn has reinvented itself as the United Nations’ base in Germany.

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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3 MP’s of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag visited Bahrain

German MP’s Mr. Rainer Arnold, Dr. Fritz Felgentreu und Dr. Karl-Heinz Brunner visited Bahrain and held Talks with Members of the Bahraini Council of Representatives and  the Commander-in-Chief of the...

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Safe Germany

Germany is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It has a stable political system, is rarely hit by natural disasters and is home to hardly any dangerous animals. Click on the following link to find out more about why people like living here:

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Open Day at the German Foreign Office

From town-hall meetings with Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth, to DJ workshops and classical music – the German Foreign Ministry’s Open Day has a lot to offer curious visitors.

Aid convoy of the ICRC in the besieged city of Madaya, Syria (January 2016)

World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):

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Demanding to be Heard: The Second Congress of “New German Organisations”

Minorities, some of them born here, all of them people who now live, work and think, here, want to be accepted and have their voices heard. That should be a matter of course - but it isn’t. Various interest groups are calling for more diversity in public life, united under the roof of the Neue Deutsche Organisationen, or New German Organisations. At their Second Congress, they again took a long hard look at Germany.

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

A solution for reforestation: a tree nursery in Indonesia

Cooperating for Sustainability - 49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 2-5 May, Frankfurt am Main

From 2 to 5 May 2016 Germany will host the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the first time.

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Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Strategies for an International Energy Transition

Politicians, business executives, and experts from around the world discuss joint strategies to protect the climate at the first international energy transition conference held at Germany’s Foreign Ministry.

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False Expectations – Refugees Return Home

People set off from all parts of the globe, giving up their work and home, because they’re convinced they can find refuge in Germany and that they’ll improve their economic prospects. But there is no such thing as economic asylum. Often they can’t find what they’ve heard through rumours on the internet and even misinformation spread by people smugglers. So more and more refugees are turning around and heading home voluntarily.

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Das grüne Energiewende Sofa

The green Energiewende Sofa

Following the first Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue in March 2015, the German Federal Government continues the international exchange on the Energiewende:

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 ...

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Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

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.

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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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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 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/...

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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.  

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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...

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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.

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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.

Experience Germany Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – has a new face to it

Discover topics, find information, view videos , take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit and its social-media channels .

The Deutschland portal has a new face: young, refreshed, mobile and highly interactive.

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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.

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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“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

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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

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Video Archive

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International civilian peace missions of the United Nations

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

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A date with Europe: Open Day 2017 in Foreign Office

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Germany: a nation of cyclists

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The art world is focused on Germany – it’s Documenta14 in Kassel

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The Berlinale Africa Hub

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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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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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Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start

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Dual Training in Germany

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Studying as a foreign student in Germany

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

hier finden Sie den Link zum IPS-Sonderprogramm Arabische Staaten 2016