List of diplomatic missions of Germany

This is a list of diplomatic missions of Germany. Historically, the German state of Prussia and several smaller German states had sent emissaries abroad prior to the establishment of the North German Confederation, the precursor to the modern Federal Republic of Germany.

Diplomatic missions of Germany

In 1874, Germany had only four embassies (in London, Paris, Saint Petersburg, and Vienna), but this was complemented by non-ambassadorial representation in the form of 14 ministerial posts (in Athens, Bern, Brussels, The Hague, Constantinople, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Stockholm, Peking, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and to the Holy See), seven consulates-general with diplomatic status (in Alexandria, Belgrade, Bucharest, London, New York, Budapest, and Warsaw), and 37 consulates and vice-consulates headed by consular officers. By 1914, five additional embassies were established in Constantinople, Madrid, Rome, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. The Foreign Office progressively reformed itself at this time to serve Germany's rising commercial and colonial interests abroad, as well as to reflect the professionalization of diplomacy generally.

Politics of the Third Reich affected the Foreign Office. In 1935 the Reich Citizenship Act led to the forced retirement of over 120 tenured civil servants. Positions and structures were created to imbed NSDAP representatives, and the SS began to be posted abroad as "police attachés". Under Joachim von Ribbentrop the Reich Foreign Ministry grew from 2,665 officers in 1938 to a peak of 6,458 in 1943, despite missions abroad closing as a consequence of the Second World War.

Germany's post-war diplomatic network started as early as 1949 with a mission in Paris to the newly formed Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The following year consulates-general were (re)opened in London, New York City, Paris, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, and Athens (until 1951 these were not embassies, as by virtue of the Occupation Statute the three allied powers had competence of foreign affairs; these consulates were intended to just manage commercial and consular affairs). West Germany's Federal Foreign Office grew, and by the time of Germany's reunification in 1990, there were 214 diplomatic missions abroad. Following German reunification, the Federal Republic inherited several diplomatic representations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of former East Germany.[1]

The West German embassy in Stockholm was occupied by the Red Army Faction in 1975. In 1989 its embassies in Budapest and Prague sheltered fleeing East Germans while waiting for permission to travel onwards to West Germany; permission was subsequently given by the Czechoslovakian and Hungarian governments, accelerating the collapse of socialist hegemony in Eastern Europe.

Today Germany manages 227 diplomatic missions abroad (listed below). Of these, 153 are embassies, 54 general consulates, 7 professional consulates and 12 multilateral missions making it one of the world's largest diplomatic networks.[2] In addition, there are 337 honorary consuls, which are not included in this list. Furthermore, the German state maintains a liaison office in Taipei.

AfricaEdit

 
German Embassy in Baghdad
 
German Embassy in Bern
 
German Embassy in Bratislava
 
German Embassy in Copenhagen
 
German Embassy in The Hague
 
German Embassy in Kiev
 
German Embassy in Lisbon
 
German Embassy in Ljubljana
 
German Embassy in Madrid
 
German Embassy in Maputo
 
German Embassy in Minsk
 
German Embassy in Mexico City
 
German Embassy in Montevideo
 
German Consulate-General in Saint Petersburg
 
German Embassy in Oslo
 
German Embassy in Port of Spain
 
German Embassy in Pyongyang
 
Building of the German and the British Embassy in Reykjavík
 
German Embassy in Riga
 
Embassy of Germany in Rome
 
German Embassy in Stockholm
 
Embassy of Germany in Tallinn
 
German Embassy in Tokyo
 
German Embassy in Vienna
 
German Embassy in Vientiane
 
German Embassy in Warsaw
 
German Consulate-General and Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York
 
Consulate-General of Germany in San Francisco
 
German Embassy in Yerevan

AmericasEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

OceaniaEdit

Multilateral organisationsEdit

Countries without German diplomatic missionEdit

Currently, there are no German diplomatic missions (but in some cases honorary consuls) in :

When in a non-EU country where there is no German embassy, German citizens as EU citizens have the right to get consular protection from the embassy of any other EU country present in that country.

Travel warnings and "Krisenvorsorgeliste"Edit

Germany regularly publishes travel warnings on the website of the Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office) to its citizens. The Office allows German citizens to register online in a special list, the Krisenvorsorgeliste ("Crisis-Prevention List") before they travel abroad (Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland [ELEFAND] Electronic Registration of Germans Being Abroad). With a password, the registered persons can change or update their data. The registration is voluntary and free of charge. It can be used for longer stays (longer than 6 months), but also for a vacation of only two weeks. The earliest date of registration is 10 days before the planned trip.

Worldwide travel warning in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemicEdit

On April 17, 2020, the German Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office) published a worldwide travel warning on its website and advised German citizens not to take unnecessary trips abroad.
Meanwhile (July 2020), the warning has been revoked for other EU countries, the EFTA countries, and the microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City).
The German Government advises its citizens against traveling to Ireland, Malta, and the United Kingdom because of their strict quarantine prescriptions.
On its website, the Auswärtiges Amt will regularly update travel information.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The German Embassy to the Holy See is located outside Vatican territory in Rome.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biewer, Ludwig. "The History of the German Foreign Office" (PDF). auswaertiges-amt.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  2. ^ Amt, Auswärtiges. "The German Missions Abroad". German Federal Foreign Office. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  3. ^ https://dakar.diplo.de/sn-en/botschaft/honorarkonsuln
  4. ^ https://dakar.diplo.de/sn-en/botschaft/honorarkonsuln
  5. ^ "German Missions in Afghanistan - Home". www.afghanistan.diplo.de. Retrieved 2017-06-03.

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