Welcome to Germany

Information about Germany

You want information about Germany? Maybe you are planning a holiday or would like to stay in Germany for longer to go to school, to study or work - if so, you are in the right place to find out more!

New regulations to take up work in Germany

Specialists are welcome in Germany. The success of our economy is based in great measure on the excellent skills of our workers. In order to be able to maintain and expand this strong position in the global economy, the German Government has opened up access to the labour market to graduates from all over the world. You'll find further details here:

Centre for German Legal Information

The internet portal "Centre for German Legal Information" was founded by a private initiative and is funded by the German Foreign Office. It contains around 1000 German legal documents (laws, decrees, etc.).

Exchange programmes/studying in Germany

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Germany on the Net

The German National Tourist Board

Visit Germany and discover its variety.

deutschland.de - Portal to Germany

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The Deutschland-Portal is your virtual gateway to Germany

“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.

Experience Germany Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de 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 deutschland.de and its social-media channels .

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

DW | Visit Germany

Switzerland's steepest funicular to open

Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts in Stoos.


The changing skies of Europe

Airlines are going out of business but the current consolidation in European aviation is "long overdue" say experts. More change is coming, but, overall, things look good for consumers as competition stays fierce.


The Advent Quiz

Christmas is just around the corner. Every week another candle is lit. During Advent, all Germany gets ready for the great celebration. How familiar are you with German Advent traditions?


Storm-hit Puerto Rico starving for tourists

While inland towns that depend on tourism are struggling mightily, things are getting better in San Juan as cruise ships are once again docking. Tourists are invited to help the island get back on its feet.


Italy: Rome's Pantheon to start charging entry fee for tourists

Tourists visiting Rome's Pantheon will have to pay an entry fee starting next year, officials have said. Battling low public funds, Italy hopes the ancient monument's millions of visitors will help with upkeep costs.