Some basic background; lots of addresses. Federal Republic of Germany is abbreviated as FRG.
The German Consulates are very helpful in getting information about anything concerning Germany (travel, politics, laws ...) They're very thorough and supply lots of information in response to requests. Among other things:
For background and general information on Germany the German Embassies will send anyone a complimentary copy of the booklet Facts about Germany.
There is a list of all embassies/consulates in the US. You get it from the Department of State. Its title is Foreign Consular Offices in the United States and it contains addresses, names of the staff and phone numbers. You might find the booklet in most public libraries.
For quite a lot more embassies and consulates (etc.,) besides those related to the FRG, try globescope's embassy page! 1996-10
Deichmanns Aue 29, 53170 Bonn, tel +49(228)339-1/-2053, fax +49(228)332712, Amtsbezirk: Nordrhein-Westfalen
There are a number of other consular instutions in the FRG ... in case you live elsewhere you might need to contact Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Leibzig, or Stuttgart. Let me know -- I'll get you the address, too.
General-Vollmann-Strasse 2, 8???? Muenchen, +49(89)911032, 1997-06
Simrockalle 2, 53173 Bonn, tel +49(228)823-0, fax +49(228)361916, fax +49(228)356093, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schinkelstrasse 10, 14193 Berlin, tel +49(30)893220-3/-4/-5, fax +49(30)8928908, email email@example.com 1995-11
Südstr.133, 53175 Bonn, tel +49(228)9510314 1996-11
The Auswärtige Amt ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a list of the German embassies. For english speakers, there is a page in English that lists the embassies in English speaking countries. And one for in Spanish for Spanish speaking countries.
Some German embassies have their own web pages: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Rép. de Guinée, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Paraguay, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Postfach 1148, 53001 Bonn, Adenauerallee 99-103, 53113 Bonn, tel (0228)17-0, fax (0228)17-3402 www http://www.auswaertiges-amt.government.de/
Prof. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld Koordinator für die deutsch-amerikanische zwischengesellschaftliche, kultur- und informationspolitische Zusammenarbeit, Auswärtiges Amt, Postfach 1148, 53001 Bonn, tel (0228)17-26611-28701-2678, fax (0228)17-3402
German Country Affairs Offlcer 301 4th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20547 USA, tel +1(202)619-5940, fax +1(202)619-6821
Referat PB 3, Sekretariat der Parlamentariergruppen, Bundeshaus, 53113 Bonn, tel (0228)16-7466/3588/2444/3879, fax (0228)16-85124
Suite 422, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20036 USA, tel +1(202)332-3532, fax +1(202)543-7145
The various Goethe Institutes ( English page) are funded by the German government to provide an opportunity for people outside Germany to become acquainted with German culture and learn German. They offer:
of which readers of soc.culture.german report that they are intense but really make you learn.
that are open to all, including getting material via interlibrary loan or fax. The services used to be free, but some locations seem to charge for them. The Goethe Institut in Manchester, England, for example, introduced an annual fee of GBP 10 in September 1999.
My favorite still is Vee have vays to make you laugh - German humor.
This page contains a list of all Gothe institutes world-wide, including websites, mailing addresses and everything else you need to get in touch with your friendly neighborhood Goethe Institut.
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