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The Embassy will be closed for Easter, 03rd to 06th April 2015

Germany's Foreign Minister Steinmeier at Carnegie Europe

"Think European – Act European"

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended an event at the Carnegie Europe think tank in Brussels on 16 March, where he discussed with European citizens the outcome of the Federal Foreign Office's Review 2014, Europe, and European foreign policy.

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Minister of Industry Zayed Al-Zayani visited the ITB Berlin

H.E. Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed Al-Zayani visited the International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, on 4-6 March 2015 and met Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Former Mi...

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Are you interested in learning German? We offer language courses for teenagers and adults (beginners and advanced). Our next term starts Sunday, April 5th 2015. Registrations are accepted at any time. Contact by e-mail: manam%27%diplo%27%de,sprach-ext

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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 BHS International Day on March 20th 2015.

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

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...

German Business Delegation in Bahrain

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On 8 January 2015, a business delegation from North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany's economic powerhouse, visited the Kingdom of Bahrain. The delegation had high-ranking meetings with H.E. the Minister of Industry and Commerce Zayed Al-Zayani, the President of the Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Industry Khalid Almoayed and at the Crown Prince Court. The delegation held successful B2B with potential business partners from Bahrain and visited the SULB rolling mill and DHL, a German company and the largest private employer in Bahrain. Armacell, a world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment-insulation market, signed a letter of intent to set up a manufacturing facility at the Bahrain International Investment Park.

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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.

Memorandum of Understanding between the German Embassy and the Isa Cultural Center

On 10 December 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the German Embassy and the Isa Cultural Center. The partnership began in May 2014, when Germany donated about 300 books, represent...

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, 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.

Das Duo Andreas Woyke (Klavier) und Friedrich Kleinhapl (Violoncello) besuchte im November 2014 erneut Bahrain.

German-Austrian Duo Andreas Woyke (piano) and Friedrich Kleinhapl (violoncello) Enlarge image (© German Embassy) concert at Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Center for Culture and Research Enlarge image (© German Embassy)

Das Duo Andreas Woyke (Klavier) und Friedrich Kleinhapl (Violoncello) besuchte im November 2014 erneut Bahrain. Am 16. November 2014 gab das Duo ein Konzert in der Deutschen Residenz, zu dem hochrangige Vertreter aus Regierung, Shura-Council, Parlament sowie Wirtschaft und Kultur eingeladen waren. Bei einem weiteren Konzert am 17. November 2014 im Scheich Ibrahim Center mit Unterstützung der Bahrainisch-Deutschen Gesellschaft (BDG) stellten Andreas Woyke und Friedrich Kleinhapl neben klassischen Werken von Beethoven, Franck und Brahms Stücke aus ihrer neuen, höchst eindrucksvollen CD-Aufnahme „Pasión Tango“, für die sie gerade mit dem Supersonic Award ausgezeichnet wurden, vor. Friedrich Kleinhapl spielte auf einem wertvollen Guadagnini-Cello aus dem Jahre 1743.

Durchbruch bei EU-Haushalt 2011

Statement by the EEAS Spokesperson on the second round of parliamentary elections in Bahrain

The holding of the second round of parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain on 29 November is a positive achievement, as is the significant participation of Bahrainis. These first full parliam...

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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 at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

"A time of extremely complex problems"

Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave an interview on the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy to

Vice President of the German Bundestag, Petra Pau with Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa for official talks in Berlin on 21/ 22 October 2014

Foreign Minister Sh. Khalid with Foreign Minister Steinmeier Enlarge image (© Henric Jordan) AM Sh. Khalid in Berlin with Minister von der Leyen Enlarge image (© Henric Jordan) Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid with Students Enlarge image (© Federal Foreign Office)

On 21 October 2014, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier received his counterpart Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa in Berlin. Apart from bilateral relations, the talks focused on regional issues, including the joint commitment within the international alliance against terror militia IS. During his official visit to Germany, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also met Vice President of the German Bundestag Petra Pau and Federal Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Furthermore he discussed with students the current situation in the region and possible solutions.

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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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Deutscher Wetterdienst

Ambassador Sabine Taufmann

German Ambassador Sabine Taufmann

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

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Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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

Daily News from Germany -

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany

Video Archive

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Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL

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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

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The Golden Letter from Myanmar

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21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

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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

German Information Centre

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

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