1. Happy Easter from the German Consulate General Hong Kong
  2. Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark Germany – always worth a visit!
  3. Man Walking to the Sky: documenta sculpture by US artist Jonathan Borofsky. Artguide Germany

Happy Easter from the German Consulate General Hong Kong

Christ's resurrection has given us one of the most important festivals in the calendar. Easter is deeply rooted in German culture: it is a time for celebrations across the country - and the observance of a wide range of customs.

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Germany – always worth a visit!

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 www.germany.travel.

Man Walking to the Sky: documenta sculpture by US artist Jonathan Borofsky.

Artguide Germany

Artguide Germany is an annotated collection of links that presents Germany’s diverse art landscape. This website provides information about structures and services in the field of art. In Germany support for art is first and foremost the work of federal, not national institutions. This guide also provides an overview of educational and sponsorship services in art. Artguide Germany is intended for use by international artists and people in the creative industries who wish to find information about the German art scene, or are looking for an opportunity to undertake artistic work in Germany. Given the huge amount of information this site makes no claim to completeness. For more details please consult the bilingual (German / English) webpage of the German Institute for Foreign Relations "ifa" ("Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen"). © Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

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Elections to the European Parliament will take place from 22 to 25 May 2014

Citizens of the European Union will elect for the eighth time the European Parliament from 22 to 25 May 2014. Eligible voters can only vote in the Federal Republic of Germany, if they are registered for elections in Germany. Detailed information for Germans living abroad is available (in German) under the following links.

Frauen: Mauer gegen häusliche Gewalt in Rom

Joint statement by Consuls General of EU Member States and Head of EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao on occasion of International Women's Day

The Consuls General of the Member States of the European Union and the Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao published a joint statement on the occasion of the International Women's Day on 8 March.

Gedenkjahr 2014 - 1. Weltkrieg

The First World War

A flood of books is the first herald of a special period of commemoration: since the beginning of 2013, more than 110 books dealing with World War One (1914-1918) have been published or announced. Australian historian Christopher Clark’s bestseller “The Sleepwalkers” caused quite a stir and has sparked renewed debate about who was to blame for the First World War. Over the next few years, the European dimension, causes and effects of the Great War will be explored in numerous national and international commemorative events, exhibitions and projects, details of which can be found on the website http://100-jahre-erster-weltkrieg.eu. Read also the article by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago.

Holocaust Memorial Day

27 January - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The 27 January is the "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" proclaimed by the United Nations. In Germany the memorial day was introduced nationwide in 1996 by Federal President Roman Herzog. On 27 January 1945, soldiers of the Red Army released the survivors of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

On 27 January 2014, a memorial also took place in Hong Kong, organised by the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre. The memorial was attended by survivors of the Holocaust, where the Israeli Consul General Sagi Karni and the German Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, among others, delivered a speech.

The superjumbo A380

ILA Berlin Air Show 2014

The ILA Berlin Air Show will take place from 20 until 25 May 2014. This biennial fair is a marketplace and meeting place for the global aerospace industry, suppliers, service providers and international customers. It covers civil and military industry sectors as well as a significant space sector. More information about this world-leading congress fair for the whole aerospace area is available on the ILA website.

General Manager of Commerzbank Eberhard Brodhage and Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff

Active interest in country briefing on Germany at Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

On 20 January 2014 the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) invited around 60 interested Hong Kong entrepreneurs as well as several media representatives to a "Country Briefing Series: Germany" in the premises of the HKGCC, where they learned from Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff and the General Manager of Commerzbank, Mr. Eberhard Brodhage, about Germany's political and economic situation. The speech of the Consul General is available here.

German winner Karen Jessen at “EcoChic Design Award 2013”

German fashion designer came out on top at EcoChic Design Award competition

The EcoChic Design Award 2013, a sustainable fashion design competition, took place between 13 January and 15 January 2014 on the occasion of this year's Hong Kong Fashion Week. German fashion designer Karen Jessen stood out among eight finalists from around Asia and Europe by claiming two of the three main awards.

Naming ceremony of the container vessel "Cap San Augustin" in the presence of Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff (second from left) and his wife Marcie Gräfin Lambsdorff (left)

Naming ceremony of container vessel "Cap San Augustin" in the presence of Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff

On Friday, 29 November 2013, the container vessel sailing under German flag "Cap San Augustin" was christened. "Cap San Augustin" belongs to the German shipping company "Hamburg Süd". The naming ceremony took place in the presence of the German Consul General in Hong Kong, Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, and his wife Marcie Gräfin Lambsdorff.

Pariser Platz in Berlin

Boom in Tourism from China

Germany is becoming increasingly popular with Chinese tourists as a travel destination. In 2012 the German National Tourist Board (DZT) recorded more than 1.56 million overnight stays from China. This topped the old 2011 record by 18.2%. China is booming as a source of tourists in Germany. Chinese people visit Germany as part of a tour of Europe. Alongside business trips, individual travel has increased strongly. Almost half the overnight stays by Chinese guests are spent in cities, with Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Berlin at the top of the list. These cities offer ideal conditions for the favourite pastime of the enthusiastic Chinese consumers - shopping. The DZT expects 2.2 million overnight stays by 2020. In the year 2012 more than 83 million Chinese went on a trip abroad, an increase of 18.4% compared to the year 2011. Within Europe the most popular destinations were Italy, the UK, Germany and France.

Deutschlandkarte im Kohlfeld

Germany attracts talent and investment

According to the "Nation Brands Index 2013", published in October 2013 by British nation branding expert Simon Anholt and the US American market research institut GfK, Germany performed, as in previous years, outstandingly well as one of the world's strongest and most well-rounded nations. Ranked among the TOP 8 in all six dimensions, Germany achieved a consistently positive rating, retaining its second place (right after the USA) in the overall ranking. The report, which measures the strength and attractiveness of the image of 50 nations, is based on interviews of 1,000 adults in 20 countries.

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Consul General

Consul General Graf Lambsdorff

Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong has been headed by Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff since July 2013.

Notice of Consular Section

Please note that neither mobile phones nor suitcases/big bags are allowed into the Visa and Consular Section.

For information regarding the global security advice by the Federal Foreign Office

Germany Links

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The Consulate General has compiled a list of useful links for a better understanding of Germany:

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Video Archive

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Hanover Messe 2014 showcases cutting edge technology

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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

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Excellence Initiative

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Studying in Germany

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Berlinale 2013

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Berlin's Fashion Scene

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Life in Berlin

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Oktoberfest Munich

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12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Conference on Internet and Human Rights

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Festival Culture in Germany

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Franco-German Youth Office

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Gamescom 2012 Cologne

The International German Olympiad 2012

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Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation

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DMY International Design Festival Berlin

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International solo dance theatre festival

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Germany's vibrant Media Landscape

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Dialogue – Germany Inspires

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Destination Germany The Visitors - An International Angle

Destination Germany The Cities – Vivid and Vibrant

Destination Germany The Landscapes – Mountains, Lakes and Sea

Destination Germany - Cultural Gems – Classic Highlights

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Destination Germany - Diversity in the Heart of Europe