1. Exhibition "The Path to German Reunification" Exhibition "The Path to German Reunification" (4-26 November 2015)
  2. Exhibition "Hamburg – A European Green Capital" Exhibition "Hamburg – A European Green Capital" (16 October - 15 December 2015)
  3. Penguins 2015: crucial year for climate protection
Exhibition "The Path to German Reunification"

Exhibition "The Path to German Reunification" (4-26 November 2015)

In 2015 German reunification celebrates its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship and the Federal Foreign Office produced an exhibition which traces the path to German unification from the peaceful revolution in 1989 to reunification on 3 October 1990. The Consulate General cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 12 November 2015, at 12.30 at the Hong Kong Baptist University (Room 308, 3/F, Academic and Administration Building). The exhibition, supported by the Consulate General, is organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau as well as the Department of Government and International Studies of the Hong Kong Baptist University and takes place from 4 November until 26 November 2015. All are welcome.

Exhibition "Hamburg – A European Green Capital"

Exhibition "Hamburg – A European Green Capital" (16 October - 15 December 2015)

The European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong (EUAP) has organised the exhibition titled "Hamburg – A European Green Capital: 'Green, Inclusive, growing city by the water: Perspectives on Urban Development'", which showcases long-term urban planning concepts and their concrete implementations in the city of Hamburg in four chapters:  A 'More City in the City'; B The Inclusive City; C Green and Environment-friendly City; and D Urban Development in the Business Metropolis. Financially supported by the Consulate General, the exhibition is currently taking place until 15 December 2015 at the City Gallery in Central, providing detailed background information about the event 'Hamburg 1-9' of the Urban Innovations Series of the EUAP and allowing the general public to gain an overview of current European urban development theory and practice. Admission is free; the exhibition is shown in English and Chinese. Details of the exhibition and the whole Urban Innovation Series of the EUAP can be found under the following link.


2015: crucial year for climate protection

Germany is working to achieve a new global climate protection agreement. On 17 June, the second Climate Diplomacy Day was celebrated in Berlin and around the world. The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) at the end of the year is being prepared, where a binding global climate agreement is to be adopted. On this occasion, the Business Environment Council, the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Consulates General of France, Germany and the United Kingdom in Hong Kong will host an event on 20 October 2015 with the aim of giving participants a clear picture of COP21: the importance of reaching an agreement to tackle climate change, what the outcomes of COP21 may be for the business sector and the wider community. The discussion will also cover what Hong Kong should do about climate change, the EU and China’s position, and what business can do in advance. Read also the article under the link below that was published in Hong Kong by the Consuls General of a number of EU countries (including Germany) and the Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao on the occasion of the Climate Diplomacy Day 2015.

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

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Since 1 July 2015 until the end of the year, comprehensive renovation works have taken place in the Consulate General. The objective of the renovation is, among others, to improve and modernise the service area for our visitors. We endeavour to maintain operation during this period of time, however, restrictions such as longer waiting times cannot be avoided.

As of 10 August 2015 until completion of the renovation works, our Consular Service area will be restricted to one temporary service counter.

In this context, we kindly ask for your cooperation that only complete application forms and supporting documents can be accepted and processed.

As of 10 August 2015, please note our new opening hours and organisational modifications of the service area:

Monday – Thursday:

08.30 – 11.30  passports and birth/marriage registrations

12.00 – 15.00  visa application/pick-up


08.30 – 11.30  passports + visa pick-up (for urgent cases only, no visa application)

Monday and Wednesday only:

08.30 – 11.30  signature certifications, consular certifications and other consular matters

Thank you for your kind understanding.

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Introduction of the Visa Information System in China

On 12 October Germany will introduce the Visa Information System (VIS) in China like all Schengen states. Part of this new system is the collection of biometric data. This requires you to be present in person on your first application. As a result the visa application and travel will be safer and border controls more efficient. For further information about the VIS, please refer to the following links (in German language).

German Speech Competition 2015 - in search of German in Hong Kong

Fifth Inter-University German Speech Competition on 7 November 2015

On 7 November 2015, the fifth inter-university German Speech Competition took place at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. As in the previous years the competition was supported by the German Consulate General. Universities taking part included the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong. The lucky winner, Mr. Jeremy Leung from Hong Kong Baptist University, was awarded a two-week language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany, including accommodation and cultural programmes. The two-way flight will be sponsored by Lufthansa. Special thanks go to the lecturers of the German programmes at the universities for their active preparations and execution of this project to promote German as a foreign language in Hong Kong. Further information is available on the website of Goethe-Institut Hongkong.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Deutschlandkarte im Kohlfeld

Germany continues to attract talent and investment and takes first position in 2014's Nation Brands Index

According to the "Nation Brands Index 2014" by the nation branding expert Simon Anholt and the market research institute GfK, Germany performed, as in previous years, outstandingly well as one of the world's strongest and most well-rounded nations. Having scored a second place last year, Germany came out on top this year, for the second time in the ten-year history of the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index. Germany achieved a consistently positive rating. As expected, the global perception of Germany's sporting excellence has risen significantly after Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But Germany also enjoys strong gains in areas of honest and competent governance, investment climate and social equality.

The report, which measures the strength and attractiveness of the image of 50 nations, is based on interviews of a total of 20,000 adults in 20 countries.

Deutscher Bundestag

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.

Time and weather in Germany

Deutscher Wetterdienst

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

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de


Video Archive

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Climate Conference 2015: Ecological Football – Mainz 05 is successful and climate neutral

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

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Learning German at PASCH schools

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A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

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Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago