The Foreign Office is headed by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. He is assisted by...


Review 2014

"What is wrong with German foreign policy?" - This question was in the centre of discussion about 'Review... more

The Foreign Service

Serving citizens worldwide. That is what the Foreign Service, with its headquarters in Berlin and Bonn and... more

Tasks of the coordinators and commissioners

We inform you on the tasks of the Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, the Coordinator of... more

German Missions Abroad

The missions abroad represent our country, defend its interests and protect German citizens in host countries. more

Crisis Response Centre

The Duty Officers at the Crisis Response Centre ensure the Foreign Office can be reached 24 hours a day and keep the Minister and top officials informed of current developments.  more

The Federal Foreign Office on Web 2.0

The Foreign Office has a presence worldwide through just under 230 missions abroad. The headquarters in Berlin and ever more embassies and consulates also have a home in the digital world. more

The Political Archive

The Political Archive is the 'memory' of the foreign service. It has preserved the files on German foreign policy since 1867, as well as the international treaties signed by the Federal Republic of Germany and its predecessors in title. more

History of the Federal Foreign Office

More information on the history of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) from 1870 to the present day and on its current building on Werderscher Markt in Berlin is available on the following pages. more

Diplomacy by networking

Since 1992 the Federal Foreign Office has been offering young diplomats from all over the world the chance to improve their professional skills.


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