List of German ambassadors

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States in which there are embassies (blue) of the Federal Republic of Germany (green)

The list of German ambassadors contains the acting ambassadors of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as the permanent representatives at international organizations .

Should the ambassador be absent, ill or absent (through death, withdrawal or non-appointment), his permanent representative is the highest diplomat in the host country. That person is usually the most senior member of the embassy staff below the head of mission. This permanent representative is charge d'affaires (French: Chargé d'affaires) for diplomatic affairs between the host country and the country of origin. Envoys (lat. Legati) are diplomats who are similar in rank to an ambassador, but do not manage an embassy with an official district and usually do not do any consular activities.

If necessary, (general) consulates are subordinate to the official districts of an ambassador . The Federal Republic of Germany distinguishes between consuls general, consuls and honorary consuls. Consuls general and consuls are German officials who preside over a consulate general or a consulate. Honorary consuls are honorary officials, usually have the nationality of the host country and are authorized to perform consular official acts. 345 honorary consuls general and honorary consuls work for the Federal Republic of Germany worldwide.

The Federal Republic of Germany currently maintains diplomatic relations with 195 countries and has 227 German diplomatic missions abroad. Of these, 153 representations are embassies, 54 consulates general, 7 consulates, 12 multilateral representations and a representation office (as of January 2014). Ambassadors can be accredited in several countries at the same time . An ambassador can, for example, be accredited in a country in which there is no German embassy in addition to being a representative in his host country.


  • Host country / organization: Name of the country or organization for which the accreditation exists.
  • Seat: official seat of the ambassador. In the case of multiple accreditations, the latter can also be located outside the host country.
  • Head: Name of the ambassador (for host countries, unless otherwise stated) or the permanent representative (for organizations).
  • Appointment: start of term of office. The relevant date (if applicable and known) is the date on which the credential was handed over.
  • Main article: Link to the detailed list with the respective predecessors.

Ambassador of the German missions abroad

Status: August 2020

Host country Seat ladder Taking office Main Products
AfghanistanAfghanistan Afghanistan Kabul Axel Zeidler 2020 Details
EgyptEgypt Egypt Cairo Cyrill Nunn 2019 Details
AlbaniaAlbania Albania Tirana Peter Zingraf 2019 Details
AlgeriaAlgeria Algeria Algiers Ulrike Knotz 2018 Details
AndorraAndorra Andorra see Spain Details
AngolaAngola Angola Luanda Dirk Loelke 2018 Details
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda see Trinidad and Tobago Details
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Malabo Ralph Timmermann 2019 Details
ArgentinaArgentina Argentina Buenos Aires Jürgen Christian Mertens 2017 Details
ArmeniaArmenia Armenia Yerevan Michael Banzhaf 2019 Details
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku Wolfgang Manig 2019 Details
EthiopiaEthiopia Ethiopia Addis Ababa Stephan Auer 2020 Details
AustraliaAustralia Australia Canberra Thomas Fitschen 2019 Details
BahamasBahamas Bahamas see Jamaica Details
BahrainBahrain Bahrain Manama Kai Boeckmann 2018 Details
BangladeshBangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz 2018 Details
BarbadosBarbados Barbados see Trinidad and Tobago Details
Flag of Belarus Belarus Minsk Manfred Huterer 2019 Details
BelgiumBelgium Belgium Brussels Martin Kotthaus 2018 Details
BelizeBelize Belize see Guatemala Details
BeninBenin Benin Cotonou Achim Comforter 2017 Details
BhutanBhutan Bhutan see India Details
BoliviaBolivia Bolivia La Paz Stefan Duppel 2019 Details
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Margret Uebber 2019 Details
BotswanaBotswana Botswana Gaborone Ralf Breth 2017 Details
BrazilBrazil Brazil Brasília Heiko Thoms 2020 Details
BruneiBrunei Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Peter Hermann Wolff 2017 Details
BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria Sofia Christoph Eichhorn 2019 Details
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Andreas Pfaffernoschke 2020 Details
BurundiBurundi Burundi Bujumbura Dieter Reinl 2019 Details
ChileChile Chile Santiago de Chile Christian Hellbach 2019 Details
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Beijing Clemens von Goetze 2018 Details
Cook IslandsCook Islands Cook Islands see New Zealand Details
Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica San Jose Martina Nibbeling-Wrießnig 2018 Details
DenmarkDenmark Denmark Copenhagen Detlev Rünger 2019 Details
DominicaDominica Dominica see Trinidad and Tobago Details
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Volker Pellet 2018 Details
DjiboutiDjibouti Djibouti Djibouti Michael Häusler 2020 Details
EcuadorEcuador Ecuador Quito Philipp Schauer 2019 Details
Ivory CoastIvory Coast Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) Abidjan Ingo Herbert 2020 Details
El SalvadorEl Salvador El Salvador San Salvador Bernd Finke 2016 Details
EritreaEritrea Eritrea Asmara Gerald Wolf 2018 Details
EstoniaEstonia Estonia Tallinn Christiane Hohmann 2019 Details
FijiFiji Fiji see New Zealand Details
FinlandFinland Finland Helsinki Konrad Arz von Straussenburg 2020 Details
FranceFrance France Paris Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut 2015 Details
GabonGabon Gabon Libreville Pascal Richter 2019 Details
GambiaGambia Gambia see Senegal Details
GeorgiaGeorgia Georgia Tbilisi Hubert Knirsch 2018 Details
GhanaGhana Ghana Accra Christoph Retzlaff 2016 Details
GrenadaGrenada Grenada see Trinidad and Tobago Details
GreeceGreece Greece Athens Ernst Reichel 2019 Details
GuatemalaGuatemala Guatemala Guatemala City Harald Klein 2016 Details
Guinea-aGuinea Guinea Conakry Ulrich Meier-Tesch 2019 Details
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau see Senegal Details
GuyanaGuyana Guyana see Trinidad and Tobago Details
HaitiHaiti Haiti Port-au-Prince Jens Kraus-Massé 2020 Details
HondurasHonduras Honduras Tegucigalpa Thomas Wrießnig 2017 Details
IndiaIndia India New Delhi Walter Johannes Lindner 2019 Details
IndonesiaIndonesia Indonesia Jakarta Peter Schoof 2018 Details
IraqIraq Iraq Baghdad Ole Diehl 2019 Details
IranIran Iran Tehran Michael Klor-Berchtold 2016 Details
IrelandIreland Ireland Dublin Deike Potzel 2017 Details
IcelandIceland Iceland Reykjavík Dietrich Becker 2019 Details
IsraelIsrael Israel Tel Aviv Susanne Wasum-Rainer 2018 Details
ItalyItaly Italy Rome Viktor Elbling 2018 Details
JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Kingston Bernd von Münchow-Pohl 2018 Details
JapanJapan Japan Tokyo Ina Lepel 2019 Details
YemenYemen Yemen Sanaa Carola Müller-Holtkemper 2018 Details
JordanJordan Jordan Amman Bernhard Kampmann 2020 Details
CambodiaCambodia Cambodia Phnom Penh Christian Berger 2019 Details
CameroonCameroon Cameroon Yaounde Corinna Fricke 2020 Details
CanadaCanada Canada Ottawa Sabine Sparwasser 2017 Details
Cape VerdeCape Verde Cape Verde see Senegal Details
KazakhstanKazakhstan Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan Tilo Klinner 2018 Details
QatarQatar Qatar Doha Hans-Udo Muzel 2015 Details
KenyaKenya Kenya Nairobi Annett Günther 2018 Details
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Monika Iwersen 2017 Details
KiribatiKiribati Kiribati see New Zealand Details
ColombiaColombia Colombia Bogotá Peter Ptassek 2018 Details
ComorosComoros Comoros see Tanzania Details
Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa Thomas Terstegen 2016 Details
Congo RepublicRepublic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Klaus Peter Schick 2016 Details
Korea NorthNorth Korea Korea, Democratic People's Republic (North Korea) Pyongyang Pit Heltmann 2018 Details
Korea SouthSouth Korea Korea, Republic (South Korea) Seoul Michael Reiffenstuel 2020 Details
KosovoKosovo Kosovo Pristina Jörn Rohde 2020 Details
CroatiaCroatia Croatia Zagreb Robert Klinke 2018 Details
CubaCuba Cuba Havana Heidrun Temple 2019 Details
KuwaitKuwait Kuwait Kuwait Stefan Möbs 2019 Details
LaosLaos Laos Vientiane Jens Lütkenherm 2017 Details
LesothoLesotho Lesotho see South Africa Details
LatviaLatvia Latvia Riga Nikolai von Schoepff 2019 Details
LebanonLebanon Lebanon Beirut Andreas Kindl 2020 Details
LiberiaLiberia Liberia Monrovia Hubert Hunter 2016 Details
LibyaLibya Libya Tripoli Oliver Owcza 2018 Details
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein see Switzerland Details
LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Vilna Matthias Sonn 2019 Details
LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg Heinrich Kreft 2016 Details
MadagascarMadagascar Madagascar Antananarivo Michael Derus 2019 Details
MalawiMalawi Malawi Lilongwe Jürgen Borsch 2016 Details
MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff 2017 Details
MaldivesMaldives Maldives see Sri Lanka Details
MaliMali Mali Bamako Dietrich Pohl 2019 Details
MaltaMalta Malta Valletta Walter Hassmann 2018 Details
MoroccoMorocco Morocco Rabat Götz Schmidt-Bremme 2017 Details
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands Marshall Islands see Philippines Details
MauritaniaMauritania Mauritania Nouakchott Gabriela Guellil 2018 Details
MauritiusMauritius Mauritius see Madagascar Details
MexicoMexico Mexico Mexico city Peter Temple 2018 Details
Micronesia, Federated StatesMicronesia Micronesia see Philippines Details
Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Moldova Chisinau Angela Ganninger 2018 Details
MonacoMonaco Monaco see France Details
MongoliaMongolia Mongolia Ulan Bator Jörn Rosenberg 2019 Details
MontenegroMontenegro Montenegro Podgorica Robert Heinrich Weber 2018 Details
MozambiqueMozambique Mozambique Maputo Detlev Wolter 2016 Details
MyanmarMyanmar Myanmar Rangoon Thomas Karl Neisinger 2019 Details
NamibiaNamibia Namibia Windhoek Herbert Beck 2019 Details
NauruNauru Nauru see Australia Details
NepalNepal Nepal Kathmandu Roland Schäfer 2017 Details
New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Wellington Stefan Krawielicki 2019 Details
NicaraguaNicaragua Nicaragua Managua Christoph Bundscherer 2019 Details
NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands The hague Dirk Brengelmann 2016 Details
NigerNiger Niger Niamey Hermann Nicolai 2018 Details
NigeriaNigeria Nigeria Abuja Birgitt Ory 2019 Details
NiueNiue Niue see New Zealand Details
North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia North Macedonia Skopje Anke Holstein 2020 Details
NorwayNorway Norway Oslo Alfred Grannas 2018 Details
OmanOman Oman Muscat Thomas Friedrich Schneider 2017 Details
AustriaAustria Austria Vienna Ralf Beste 2019 Details
East TimorEast Timor East Timor see Indonesia Details
PakistanPakistan Pakistan Islamabad Bernhard Schlagheck 2019 Details
Palastina autonomous areasPalestine Palestine Ramallah Christian Clages 2018 Details
PalauPalau Palau see Philippines Details
PanamaPanama Panama Panama Uwe Wolfgang Heye 2017 Details
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea Papua New Guinea see Australia Details
ParaguayParaguay Paraguay Asunción Claudius Fischbach 2016 Details
PeruPeru Peru Lima Stefan Herzberg 2018 Details
PhilippinesPhilippines Philippines Manila Anke Reiffenstuel 2019 Details
PolandPoland Poland Warsaw Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven 2020 Details
PortugalPortugal Portugal Lisbon Martin Ney 2019 Details
RwandaRwanda Rwanda Kigali Thomas Kurz 2019 Details
RomaniaRomania Romania Bucharest Cord Meier-Klodt 2017 Details
RussiaRussia Russia Moscow Géza Andreas von Geyr 2019 Details
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands Solomon Islands see Australia Details
ZambiaZambia Zambia Lusaka Anne Wagner-Mitchell 2020 Details
SamoaSamoa Samoa see New Zealand Details
San MarinoSan Marino San Marino see Italy Details
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe see Gabon Details
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riad Jörg Ranau 2018 Details
SwedenSweden Sweden Stockholm Anna Elisabeth Prince 2019 Details
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Bern Norbert Riedel 2017 Details
SenegalSenegal Senegal Dakar Stephan Röken 2017 Details
SerbiaSerbia Serbia Belgrade Thomas Schieb 2018 Details
SeychellesSeychelles Seychelles see Kenya Details
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone Sierra Leone Freetown Horst Gruner 2018 Details
ZimbabweZimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare Thorsten Hutter 2016 Details
SingaporeSingapore Singapore Singapore Ulrich A. Sante 2017 Details
SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Pressburg Barbara Wolf 2020 Details
SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Laibach Adrian Pollmann 2020 Details
SomaliaSomalia Somalia see Kenya Details
SpainSpain Spain Madrid Wolfgang Dold 2018 Details
Sri LankaSri Lanka Sri Lanka Colombo NN 2020 Details
Saint Kitts NevisSt. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis see Trinidad and Tobago Details
Saint LuciaSt. Lucia St. Lucia see Trinidad and Tobago Details
Saint Vincent GrenadinesSt. Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines see Trinidad and Tobago Details
South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa Pretoria Martin Schäfer 2017 Details
SudanSudan Sudan Khartoum Ulrich Kloeckner 2016 Details
South SudanSouth Sudan South Sudan Juba Manuel Müller 2019 Details
SurinameSuriname Suriname see Trinidad and Tobago Details
SwazilandSwaziland Swaziland see South Africa Details
SyriaSyria Syria Damascus NN - Details
TajikistanTajikistan Tajikistan Dushanbe Andreas Prothmann 2019 Details
TaiwanRepublic of China (Taiwan) Taiwan Taipei Thomas Prince 2018 Details
TanzaniaTanzania Tanzania Dar es Salaam Regine Hess 2019 Details
ThailandThailand Thailand Bangkok Georg Schmidt 2018 Details
TogoTogo Togo Lomé Matthias Veltin 2019 Details
TongaTonga Tonga see New Zealand Details
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Ute king 2019 Details
ChadChad Chad N'Djamena Jakob Haselhuber 2019 Details
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Prague Christoph Israng 2017 Details
TunisiaTunisia Tunisia Tunis Andreas Reinicke 2014 Details
TurkeyTurkey Turkey Ankara Martin Erdmann 2015 Details
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan Turkmenistan Ashgabat Neithart Höfer-Wissing 2019 Details
TuvaluTuvalu Tuvalu see New Zealand Details
UgandaUganda Uganda Kampala Matthias Schauer 2020 Details
UkraineUkraine Ukraine Kiev Anka Feldhusen 2019 Details
HungaryHungary Hungary Budapest Johannes Haindl 2020 Details
UruguayUruguay Uruguay Montevideo Eugene Wollfarth 2020 Details
UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan Tashkent Günter Overfeld 2017 Details
VanuatuVanuatu Vanuatu see Australia Details
Vatican cityVatican Vatican city see Holy See
VenezuelaVenezuela Venezuela Caracas Daniel Kriener 2018 Details
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Ernst Peter Fischer 2018 Details
United StatesUnited States United States of America Washington, DC Emily Haber 2018 Details
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom London Andreas Michaelis 2020 Details
VietnamVietnam Vietnam Hanoi Guido Hildner 2019 Details
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic Central African Republic see Cameroon Details
Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Cyprus Nicosia Franz Josef Kremp 2017 Details

Permanent representatives at international organizations

Status: May 2020

organization Seat ladder Taking office Main Products
European UnionEuropean Union European Union Brussels Michael Clauss 2018 Details
Council of Europe Council of Europe Strasbourg Rolf Mafael 2018 Details
United NationsU.N. United Nations new York Christoph Heusgen 2017 Details
United NationsU.N. United Nations Geneva Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg 2018 Details
United NationsU.N. United Nations Vienna Gerhard Küntzle 2018 Details
Council of Europe FAO Rome Ulrich Seidenberger 2018 Details
UNESCOUNESCO UNESCO Paris Peter Reuss 2019 Details
UNCD Geneva Peter Beerwerth 2018 Details
OPCW OPCW The hague Christine Weil 2017 Details
NATO NATO Brussels Hans-Dieter Lucas 2015 Details
OSCE OSCE Vienna Gesa groom 2019 Details
Organization for economic cooperation and developmentOECD OECD Paris Michaela Spaeth 2020 Details
Holy SeeHoly See Holy See Rome Michael Koch 2018 Details

See also


  • The Europe Year Book. A Survey and Directory of European Organizations and Countries. London 1926 to 1988 (reference work for researching ambassadors worldwide, whereby the respective annual volume must be selected).
  • The Europe World Year Book. (Since 1989 as the successor to The Europa Year Book).
  • Handbook for the German Empire. Edited by the Reich and Prussian Ministry of the Interior. Berlin 1874–1936 (reference work for the occupation of German diplomatic missions and diplomatic corps in Germany).
  • Yearbook for foreign politics, international economy and culture, world traffic and international law. Edited by the Foreign Office. Frankfurt am Main 1929–1963.
  • Federal Foreign Office: Diplomacy as a Profession Eds. Enrico Brandt & Christian Buck, 4th edition, Wiesbaden 2005

Web links

Wikisource: Foreign missions  - sources and full texts


  1. Representative Office
  2. Envoy
  3. Germany has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The unofficial diplomatic mission of the Federal Republic of Germany is Das Deutsches Institut Taipei .
  4. General Director

Individual evidence

  1. Foreign missions. Federal Foreign Office , January 5, 2016, accessed on February 23, 2017 .
  2. a b List of the representations of the Federal Republic of Germany abroad as well as the honorary consuls. (PDF) Federal Foreign Office , August 7, 2020, accessed on August 13, 2020 .