Schloss Rheinsberg

Welcome to Germany!

In Germany, the "Land of Ideas", we place major emphasis on education, science, research and development. This makes Germany one of the most popular countries in which to study, as well as a site for state-of-the art research and patent development. With its high quality of life, good infrastructure and central location in Europe, Germany is one of the world's most attractive bases for business. Its beautiful urban and rural landscapes, combining age-old traditions and experimental modern culture, make a trip to Germany a unique experience.
Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Pfalzgrafenstein castle on the Falkenau island in the Rhine river near Kaub

Get your Schengen Visa for the summer NOW

If you plan to go to Germany in July, you can apply in April already. Please apply as early as possible.

German universities at the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) 2014 in Riyadh

From April 15 to 18, the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education, IECHE, takes place in Riyadh. As in the past years, this fair counts with the presence of German universities. The universities of Magdeburg, Kassel, Marburg, Munich, Chemnitz, Würzburg and Ludwigsburg are happy about the increasing interest of Saudi students in Germany. Together with representatives of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, they answer the many questions on how to live and study in Germany.

Photo Exhibition "Traces of Time"

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall the German Embassy in Riyadh currently presents a photo exhibition, that shows the rapid and positive changes the German reunification brought upon especially for the former Eastern part of Germany. Those developments are demonstrated with the help of photographs taken before and after the fall of the Wall , that show the same buildings, streets and urban areas in Eastern Germany in an interval of 10 years. On the 6th of April 2014, this exhibition was opened in the presence of members of the local German community as well as Saudi and international friends of Germany.

Mauerfall 1989 / Brandenburger Tor

Mauerfall 1989 / Brandenburger Tor

Embassy is impressed by Saudi youth at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity

On Tuesday, 18 March, Cultural Counsellor Franziska Schirmer visited the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity at Prince Sultan Hall at the Faisaliah Tower in Riyadh. She was impressed by the young students’ creativity, their knowledge and ideas. The students, all aged between 12 and 17, displayed their inventions and explained their ideas to make life better for everybody. Mabrouk, Saudi Youth!

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

DW - The Bobs

Deutsche Welle: The Bobs kick off 10th edition

Interconnected, interactive and participatory: the Deutsche Welle's 10 edition of The Bobs - the international award for the best in online activism. Deutsche Welle (DW) has recognized exceptional p...

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Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2014, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

Deutsche Islam Konferenz: Muslims in Germany – German Muslims

The DIK (Deutsche Islam Konferenz) is made up of a plenary, three working groups and a round table, in which federal, regional and local representatives and representatives of Muslims in Germany deliberate on how to achieve peaceful and harmonious coexistence. The plenary discusses the results of the working groups and the round table, which meet on a regular and confidential basis, and develops recommendations regarding social life.

ILA Berlin Air Show

ILA Berlin Air Show taking place from May 20-25, 2014 represents once again the market place and meeting platform for the global aerospace industry, all suppliers and service providers as well as all international clients. Last year, more than 125,000 trade visitors and experts used the synergies that ILA 2012 offered.

Please Note!

The Embassy will remain closed on Sun 8. June 2014.

Goethe Language Center in Riyadh

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

For registration or any questions please contact:

Mr. Walid  Soliman






Upcoming cultural events at the embassy


Screening of the German movie "Sergeant Pepper"

German Embassy

14. May 8:00 pm


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. – the new online magazine

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



Would you like to spend time volunteering in Germany?  At Young Germany we’re exploring all the possibilities open to anyone looking to give back with a volunteer position.  Find out about the Voluntary Social Year and where you can find a volunteer position, even from outside of the country.

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.