1. Ambassador Ruge handed over his credentials to King Abdullah
  2. New German Ambassador handed over a copy of his credentials
  3. A delegation from the Arabian Peninsula discussed women and children rights in Germany

Ambassador Ruge handed over his credentials to King Abdullah

The German Ambassador Boris Ruge presented his credentials to King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz during the official handover ceremony for recently arrived ambassadors to the Kingdom. (Please follow the link below for the speech of the king and the reaction of the German ambassador in the Saudi press: http://alhayat.com/ARCHIVE/2014/08/30/4379128 )

New German Ambassador handed over a copy of his credentials

Germany’s new Ambassador to Saudi-Arabia, Boris Ruge handed over on June, 16th 2014 the copy of his credentials to HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Jeddah. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom, Ambassador Boris Ruge served as the Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

A delegation from the Arabian Peninsula discussed women and children rights in Germany

Between 15 and 22 June 2914, a group of experts on women and children rights from the Arabian peninsula were invited by the Federal Foreign Office to visit Germany. They were briefed on the latest initiatives on the political, juridical and practical level to protect women’s and children’s rights in Germany. Field visits included the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, a court of first instance and a hospital. The delegation met with Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and with the Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament Ms. Claudia Roth. The delegation was also briefed about how to compile reports on women’s and children’s rights and about the implementation of international conventions in this field. Representatives from Government institutions, associations and non-governmental organizations from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen took part in this program. From Saudi Arabia Dr. Wafaa Al-Tuwaijri, Assistant to the Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue and member of the Shura-council participated in the meetings.

Maueröffnung am Brandenburger Tor

Berlin’s Second Fall of the Wall at the “Festival of Freedom”

As a bulwark of concrete and barrier fences the Wall cut through Berlin for a length of over 43 kilometres – dividing the city and the whole of Germany. Now, 20 years after the fall of the wall on 9 November 1989, the symbol of almost three decades of German division will fall again on the same date, but this time it will be purely symbolic.

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The wall that separated East and West Germany fell 25 years ago. A piece of German history that tourists can now experience by bike on a tour of the Berlin wall, including personal eyewitness accounts.

Potsdamer Platz © Federal Foreign Office

Images of East Germany: Then and Now

The five East German states that acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990 have been radically transformed in the last twenty years, as this before and after photo gallery shows.

Ahrenshoop © Federal Foreign Office

Ahrenshoop

Bautzen © Federal Foreign Office

Bautzen

Berlin © Federal Foreign Office

Berlin

Brandenburg Gate © Federal Foreign Office

Brandenburg Gate

Potsdamer Platz © Federal Foreign Office

Potsdamer Platz

Dresden, Taschenberg Palace © Federal Foreign Office

Dresden, Taschenberg Palace

Dresden, Royal Palace (left) and the Taschenberg Palace (right) © Federal Foreign Office.

Dresden, Royal Palace (left) and the Taschenberg Palace (right)

Frauenkirche © Federal Foreign Office

Frauenkirche

Map of Germany

Map of Germany

Erfurt © Federal Foreign Office

Erfurt

Görlitz © Federal Foreign Office

Görlitz

Halberstadt © Federal Foreign Office

Halberstadt

The Hague – Trabi breaks through the Berlin Wall

Celebrations of the Fall of the Wall

Berliner Mauer 1988

Berliner Mauer 1988

DDR-Übersiedler in Prager Botschaft 1989

DDR-Übersiedler in Prager Botschaft 1989

Prag 1989 - DDR-Flüchtlinge vor Prager Botschaft

Prag 1989 - DDR-Flüchtlinge vor Prager Botschaft

Deutsche Botschaft in Prag bleibt geschlossen

Deutsche Botschaft in Prag bleibt geschlossen

DDR-Flüchtlinge in Prag (Archivbild 1989)

DDR-Flüchtlinge in Prag (Archivbild 1989)

Tent City at the German Embassy in Prague

Tent City at the German Embassy in Prague

German Embassy in Prague in 1989

German Embassy in Prague in 1989

Prag 1989 - DDR-Flüchtlinge vor Prager Botschaft

Prag 1989 - DDR-Flüchtlinge vor Prager Botschaft

Students Celebrate Fall of the Wall across US

Students Celebrate Fall of the Wall Across US

New Owner of the Berlin Wall in Spain

New Owner of the Berlin Wall in Spain

 “Moving pictures of the fall of the Wall”: Public viewing at the German Embassy in Paris

“Moving pictures of the fall of the Wall”: Public viewing at the German Embassy in Paris

The Hague – Trabi breaks through the Berlin Wall

The Hague – Trabi breaks through the Berlin Wall

Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer

A cycle tour along the former Wall

A dossier on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. In Part 10 we cycle the course of the former Wall and experience what is otherwise barely tangible today: Berlin as a divided city.

Government Quarter, Berlin © picture-alliance/dpa

Growing Together: Twenty Years of Economic and Social Integration

Following reunification of the two German states in 1990 Germany faced a challenge that was unique in history. The aim was to bring living conditions in both East and West closer together. Twenty years later, much progress has been made.

Mödlareuth

Divided, but not separated

A dossier on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Part 5 focuses on Mödlareuth, also known as “Little Berlin”. The German-German border once ran through the village.

Deutsche Einheit

The path to unity

The peaceful revolution of November 1989 made possible the reunification of Germany. At the same time, “the era of confrontation and division of Europe” came to an end. An overview of events, part 2

Student vor WWW auf einer Tafel

Video Archive

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989 Start

Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims Start

Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand Start

“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg Start

Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

Learning German at PASCH schools Start

Learning German at PASCH schools

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium Start

A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The Start

Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago Start

Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

The Golden Letter from Myanmar Start

The Golden Letter from Myanmar

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart Start

21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

Comedy in Germany Start

Comedy in Germany

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record Start

Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014 Start

Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition Start

German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition Start

Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN Start

Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

Elections in Germany Start

Elections in Germany

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine Start

Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

Castle Country Start

Castle Country

Excellence Initiative Start

Excellence Initiative

Studying in Germany Start

Studying in Germany

Berlinale 2013 Start

Berlinale 2013

Berlin's Fashion Scene Start

Berlin's Fashion Scene

Life in Berlin Start

Life in Berlin

Oktoberfest Munich Start

Oktoberfest Munich

International Literature Festival Start

12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

Conference on Internet and Human Rights Start

Conference on Internet and Human Rights

Festival Culture in Germany Start

Festival Culture in Germany

Franco-German Youth Office Start

Franco-German Youth Office

Gamescom 2012 Cologne Start

Gamescom 2012 Cologne

The International German Olympiad 2012 Start

The International German Olympiad 2012

Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation Start

Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

UNESCO-world heritage in Germany

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Buchenwald Jasmund

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

Aachen Cathedral - UNESCO world heritage site since 1978

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

The interior of the Aachen Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square

Die Wieskirche

Die Wieskirche

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Das Schloß Augustusburg in Brühl

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Mariendom in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Sankt Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim

Trier - Porta Nigra

Trier - Porta Nigra

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Die Altstadt in Lübeck

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

Riad:
(23.09.2014)
37 °C

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
22:14:15 11 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Please Note!

The Embassy remains closed on 23. September 2014, 5. and 6. Oktober 2014.

The Ambassador

Ambassador Boris Ruge took up his appointment as Germany’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June 2014. He joined the German Foreign Service six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Most recently, he served as Regional Director Middle East / North Africa at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

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Goethe Language Center in Riyadh

Starting April 15, 2014 the Goethe Language Center took over the organization of German Language Courses in Riyadh.

The new Goethe Language Center offers German language courses for beginners and advanced learners (men and women). Classes take place in the afternoon and evening hours.

Next courses will start from October 26th till December 15th, 2014. Registration is open from September 1st till October 5th. The international Goethe Exams will be held on October 17th and 18th 2014. Registration for the exam is open until October 5th as well.

For registration or any questions please contact the Goethe-Institut directly:

Mr. Walid  Soliman

Tel:
+966-11-223-5217

Mobile:  +966-53-150-3402

Email:  

riad%27%goethe%27%org,Walid%27%Soliman

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Upcoming cultural events at the embassy

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Screening of the German movie "Wer's glaubt wird selig"

German Embassy

08. Oct 2014

8:00 pm

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Appointment booking for national visa applications (stays over 90 days only)

Blaues Informationsschild

Visa applicants who intend to stay over 90 days in Germany (long term visa - residency. e.g. students, family re-union, work) have to book an appointment for submission of the visa application at the Embassy.

deutschland.de – the new online magazine

deutschland.de

Six thematic sections (Politics, Business, Culture, Environment, Knowledge, Life) offer access to topical subjects that concern Germany.

Studying in Germany

Study in Germany

Do you want to study in Germany? On Young Germany we have tips on where to start, how to enroll, finding a scholarship, and more! 

German Information Centres worldwide - Find information about Germany online!

German Information Centres (GIC) were designed to promote a modern image of Germany.  They provide up-to-date information about Germany.

Three regional centres focus on Africa  - Paris, Pretoria and Brasilia – in the main languages of the continent, French, English and Portuguese. Links to all of the GIC worldwide are listed below. 

Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic World

Qantara.de

The Internet portal Qantara.de represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.