Ambassador Michael Steiner with kids at NGO ‘Butterflies’

German Ambassador distributes gifts to kids at Butterflies

On Wednesday, December 17, German Ambassador Michael Steiner spread joy to kids at the NGO ‘Butterflies’ by distributing around 150 Christmas presents that had been generously gifted by guests of the Nikolaus event at his Residence on December 6. The German Government supports the Butterflies project with 210,000 euros, aiming to empower and protect the rights of children.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Presidence Joachim Gauck with the World Cup winning team.

Why the world voted Germany #1

What a year 2014 has been! Not only did Germany win the football World Cup, the hockey team has also just won the Champions Trophy. And on 9th November, Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall. But that is not all: Riding on strong economic performance, positive reviews about the investment climate, good governance and social equality, Germany recently came out on top among 50 countries in the world in the Nations Brand Index Survey. In a series, we present to you, the most salient points why the world voted Germany #1.

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner at the Hannover Messe 2015 press conference in New Delhi.

Hannover Messe 2015 to showcase 'Make In India'

At Hannover Messe 2015, the world’s largest industrial trade fair, India will take centre stage as the official partner country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fair together with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Hannover Fair, which will be running from 13 to 17 April 2015, is set to give a boost to India’s manufacturing sector.

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Germany beat Pakistan to win Champions Trophy.

Hockey: Germany win 10th Champions Trophy

A controlling performance from Germany pleased the locals and secured their first Champions Trophy since 2007. Pakistan took silver, while Australia picked up the bronze medal.

Germany fellowships for Indian journalists

Germany fellowships for Indian journalists

Indian journalists can apply now for a new Indian-German fellowship program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Media Center Hamburg. The application deadline for Indian journalists is January 15, 2015. Successful candidates will visit Germany from May to July 2015.

Ambassador Steiner hosted Nikolaus at his residence.

Nikolaus with a difference: drives up in a vintage car

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner and his wife Eliese Steiner welcomed Nikolaus into their home on Saturday, December 6, albeit differently. In a break from tradition, Nikolaus arrived onto the Residence lawns, not riding an elephant, but in a vintage car from 1940, formerly owned by the last ruling Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. He was accompanied by excited German and Indian kids in a second vintage car from 1947.

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German Ambassador Michael Steiner met Indian Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya

Ambassador Steiner meets Labour Minister Dattatreya

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Thursday, December 4, held intensive discussions about cooperation in vocational education and training with Indian Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya in New Delhi.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji held a Satsang at the German Residence; seen here with Ambassador Steiner & Mrs. Eliese Steiner

German Ambassador invites Ambassador of Peace

Over 1,200 guests together with hosts Ambassador Michael Steiner & his wife Eliese enjoyed a Satsang by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar held on 28th November at the German Residence garden.

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Ambassador Steiner with the kids at Stairs Football League

Bend it like Müller!

India’s biggest ever school football league is here. And the German Embassy in New Delhi supports it! Organized by NGO Stairs, the School Football League (SFL) was inaugurated today, 1st December 2014, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

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UNESCO names three Creative Cities in Germany

UNESCO names three Creative Cities in Germany

The Scorpions, Scooter and Mozart helped win three German locations the title of UNESCO Creative Cities. They're among a collection of international cities recognized for their cultural legacies.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Health Minister Hermann Groehe inspect the aircraft

Aircraft for safe evacuation of Ebola patients

The German government has brought into service a converted Airbus with an isolation unit to transport Ebola patients. Volunteers becoming infected with the virus can thus be given intensive care during the flight back from West Africa.

The Christmas markets have opened in Germany

Christmas markets ring in German festive season

German Christmas markets have become an international hit in England, the United States and even in Japan. But nowhere is the choice of gingerbread, incense burners and mulled wine greater than in Germany.

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Funding for Goethe Institut increased

During talks at the Goethe Institut Head Office in Munich on Tuesday, 25th November, Minister of State Böhmer expressed her appreciation of the Institut’s successful international linguistic & cultural work & acknowledged its role in promoting German foreign policy.

Germany win FIFA World Cup 2014

World Champions remain top of world rankings

Germany are the measure of all things in world football. In the FIFA World Rankings for November, that were released today, the World Champions remain in first place on 1725 points.

Ambassador Steiner addressing the guests at the Concert held on 23rd September 2014

German Embassy relief projects for Kashmir: an update

In continuation to its efforts of bringing relief to the flood victims, the German Embassy New Delhi has distributed the remaining funds that had been donated by the guests of the Concert for Kashmir held on 23rd September in the garden of Ambassador Michael Steiner's Residence.

Charity Concert for Kashmir: Expression of Solidarity & Support

Charity Concert for Kashmir / One Crore target exceeded!

The German Embassy hosted a Charity Concert for Kashmir at the garden of Ambassador Michael Steiner’s Residence on Tuesday evening. Santoor legend Bhajan Sopori and Maestro Abhay Sopori, along with young Sufi singer Ragini Rainu performed in front of a large audience offering a sublime musical experience.

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What's Up Germany: Berlin Special is now live!

What's Up Germany launches a special Berlin edition.

A special edition to commemorate 25 years of Fall of the Berlin Wall. Come explore history with us.

Kick It Like Germany at Kids' Corner

Germany plays at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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Ambassador Steiner at WIN India 2014 Inauguration

Celebrating 25 years of Fall of the Wall

German Ambassador Michael Steiner taking out a piece of the Wall.

Today, we celebrate 25 years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, surely the most auspicious day in Germany’s history. On 9th November 1989, the Wall was brought down by the peaceful revolution of the East German people.

On the Day of German Unity, our National Day, the German Embassy New Delhi showcased the Fall of the Wall and the new modern Berlin at the garden of the Residence of Ambassador Michael Steiner.

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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.

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Portal - Make it in Germany

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

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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.