1. World Cup 2014 - Final - Germany - Argentina Germany are World Cup Champions!
  2. Flaggen vor dem Europa-Parlament in Straßburg Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy
  3. Man Walking to the Sky: documenta sculpture by US artist Jonathan Borofsky. Artguide Germany
World Cup 2014 - Final - Germany - Argentina

Germany are World Cup Champions!

Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff and the entire staff of the German Consulate General Hong Kong would like to thank the many well-wishers for their congratulations. We join them in congratulating the German National Football Team on winning the World Cup 2014!

Flaggen vor dem Europa-Parlament in Straßburg

Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy

The world is changing at an astonishing rate. Crises and conflicts both close to home and further afield are creating new challenges for foreign and security policy. Globalisation and the emergence of new powers are changing the map of the world. Germany is facing new risks and increasing expectations. What do these changes mean for foreign policy? Do we in Germany and Europe have the right resources in a world of new complexities? Are we doing the right thing, and are we doing it with the right instruments? These are the questions "Review 2014 – A Fresh Look at German Foreign Policy" aims to explore in a frank debate.

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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Poll: Germany retains positive image

Germany’s image in the world remains positive. In a poll conducted annually in 24 countries, Germany has maintained its position as the country with the most positive influence in the world in 2014...

Fall of the Berlin Wall

25 Years of the Fall of the Wall

November 9, 1989, the day on which the Berlin Wall fell, marked the climax of a trend that was similar to a revolution and in which the citizens of the GDR played the main role. Some, because they did everything in their power to leave a state that refused to grant them the freedom to travel and who by occupying embassies abroad forced the authorities into allowing them to leave, and others because they proclaimed in no uncertain terms that they wished to stay in the GDR. However, they also demanded fundamental reforms, which the regime could not agree to without setting its downfall in motion. Given this assault on two fronts, despite massive security measures the GDR collapsed like a house of cards in the space of just a few months. This paved the way for the division of Germany to be overcome and for the country to be reunited on October 3, 1990.

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.

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"Europe needs to stand up to extremism" – article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier in the Frankfurter Rundschau

In an article in the Frankfurter Rundschau published on 2 July 2014, as the constituent part-session of the newly elected European Parliament gets under way, Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for the introduction of a threshold in European elections and a resolute response to anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

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.

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.

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

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The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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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 Visa and 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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