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Welcome to the German Embassy Manama

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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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."

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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.

Portrait von Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...

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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 ...

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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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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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).

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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.

Farben Berlins Lara Daskalou

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...

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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.  

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...

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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.

The impact of foreign policy

Whether refugee crisis, natural disasters or military conflicts, foreign policy activity defines how Germany is perceived in the world. The special feature on “The impact of foreign policy” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the website presents articles, interviews and portraits that explain Germany’s foreign policy commitment and how it changes people’s lives. There are interviews on this subject with Bärbel Kofler, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, and with Antoine Gérard, Chief of the Secretariat of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”

Media library on the 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

Deutscher Wetterdienst

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New version of “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.

IPS Programm German Bundestag

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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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Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

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Video Archive

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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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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

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