Doing the Schuhplattler.

Contest: Do the Schuhplattler!

Ozapft is! The Oktoberfest is here, now it’s time to reveal our special plans. Put on your dancing shoes and do a very special dance for us. Do the Schuhplattler and stand a chance to win an iPod Touch! But first, read our rules and regulations. Last date for sending entries: October 5, 2014.

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Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg voted best German university

The Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg has defended its top position in the recently published QS World University Ranking 2014: As was the case last year, it is once again Germany’s no. 1 university.

German Ambassador Michael Steiner takes the Rice Bucket Challenge.

German Ambassador takes up the Rice Bucket challenge

German Ambassador Michael Steiner has taken up the Rice Bucket Challenge. Commensurate with the level of Germany’s development cooperation with India, Ambassador Steiner has raised the bar: 392 families of Vivekanand Camp in Chanakyapuri have received a bucket with 5kg of rice each, on September 9. The Ambassador has also decided to provide funds for basic health care for suffering Kashmir.

Biodiversity today for tomorrow

Biodiversity today for tomorrow

Bees, beans, biodiversity- Bonn. Germany's former capital showcases its role as the UN city and environment capital of Europe this week with an international conference on biodiversity. The conference takes place in Bonn from September 17th to 19th.

Photokina: World's leading imaging fair takes place every 2 years

'Photokina 2014', World's leading Imaging Fair, begins in Cologne

September 16th-21st: About a thousand exhibitors from 51 countries are showcasing their innovations at the Photokina 2014 trade fair held in Cologne every 2 years. Nearly 180 companies are exhibiting at Photokina for the first time, including Google, GoPro, RED, Black Magic, Lytro & Helipro. Around 180,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair.

Iraq conference in Paris: Joint strategy to combat ISIS

Iraq conference in Paris: Joint strategy to combat ISIS

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier attended the international conference on peace & security in Iraq held in Paris on 15th September. He said that a joint “political strategy which enjoys broad support” was needed to counter the threat posed by the Islamist terrorists.

Soccer world champion Miroslav Klose accepts the "Goldene Victoria" award from the Deutschlandstiftung Integration in Berlin

Merkel honours Klose with 'Goldene Victoria'

World Cup winner Miroslav Klose was honoured with the Integration Prize 'Goldene Victoria' in Berlin on 11 September 2014. The award was presented to him by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

DAAD Scholars meet the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel

DAAD scholars meet Chancellor Merkel

Nine young DAAD scholarship holders got the opportunity to meet with the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel recently. They are all recipients of DAAD's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding - Dr. Angela Merkel Scholarship.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in India: There are many opportunities for close co-operation

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in India: Many opportunities for close co-operation

German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in India from 6th to 8th September. Further deepening of economic and cultural cooperation was the focus of his visit.

The Brandenburg Gate which surrounds the capital city of Berlin

Monuments in Focus

German Heritage Day (Tag des offenen Denkmals) is on 14th September 2014. Here are five must-see historical buildings on this occassion.

German 'TV Dinosaur' Fuchsberger dies aged 87

German 'TV Dinosaur' Fuchsberger dies aged 87

Famous German TV star Joachim "Blacky" Fuchsberger has died. The 87-year-old died at home after being in and out of hospital.

German Book Prize announces short list

German Book Prize announces short list

Six works have been shortlisted for the prestigious German Book Prize. The award, which recognizes new German-language literature, will be presented on the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

Time and weather in Germany

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Kick It Like Germany at Kids' Corner

Germany plays at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

'What’s Up Germany' is now live!

What's Up Germany

Presenting a unique, not-so-serious feature on Indo-German football relations and the World Cup in Brazil.

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German Ambassador takes up the Rice Bucket challenge

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German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner took up the Rice Bucket challenge in New Delhi.

Ambassador's Corner

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner

Ambassador Michael Steiner is Germany's Ambassador to India.

100th Anniversary of the First World War

Memorial for the victims of World War-I in Germany

On this site, we have brought together information on the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Make it in Germany

Portal - Make it in Germany

The 'Make it in Germany' portal gives the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

German Information Centre South Asia

German Information Centre, South Asia

Keep yourself up-to-date on what’s new about Germany and South Asia

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Remembrance and commemoration - First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on the three anniversaries in 2014.