1. Batonga Garden The German Embassy's small scale projects fund
  2. St. Goarshausen: Katz Castle in autumn Welcome to the German Embassy in Harare!
  3. Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer A cycle tour along the former Wall
Batonga Garden

The German Embassy's small scale projects fund

The German Embassy Harare has a fund which supports small scale anti-poverty projects by Zimbabwean Non-Governmental Organizations, associations, interest groups and communities. Each year, 10 to 15 projects are supported through the Embassy's Small Scale Project Fund.

St. Goarshausen: Katz Castle in autumn

Welcome to the German Embassy in Harare!

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?

Eine Radtour entlang der ehemaligen Mauer

A cycle tour along the former Wall

Before the tour begins, Knut pauses briefly and points to a small entrance. “Franz-Klub” is written on the sign. “That’s where I got to know punk rocker Nina Hagen in the 1970s.” The story of divided Berlin is also Knut’s story. The 60-year-old tour guide was born and still lives in the Prenzlauer Berg district in the eastern part of Berlin. Knut rides ahead on his bike, past all the modernised old apartment buildings towards the Jahn Stadium. The Wall used to run behind the sports park. On the forecourt, Knut draws a big circle in the gravel with his foot. In the middle there’s a line, and in the upper right another small circle. “This circle was West Berlin,” he says. It was completely enclosed. After the stadium, we cross a park. The death strip used to run along here, where today couples lie on the grass, tourists drink beer and families enjoy a barbecue. A few hundred metres on, Oderberger Strasse crosses Bernauer Strasse. A small line of cobblestones on the ground here reminds us of the 167.8-kilometre structure that epitomised the division of Germany on 13 August 1961: the Berlin Wall. The DDR leaders gave the order to seal off the city in 1961 because the economic situation was rapidly deteriorating and the number of refugees was increasing day by day. Roswitha Funck, 66, went to Berlin for the first time in 1961. The native of Hamburg had a pen friend in the western part of the city and can remember exactly how unreal it seemed to her then when she travelled to the city for the first time at the age of ten – to the city that was the symbol of the Cold War. Today she is reminded of this during the BerlinWall bike tour. Her eyes rest for a while on the old steel girders of the Wall. Next to them Knut is pointing out plates on the ground that symbolise escape tunnels. The stories of the escapees still fascinate people even today. Knut’s favourite story is the one about the “duck man”. In order to cross the river Spree from East to West, he attached a duck to the top of his head. The border guards were uncertain, but the man even quacked – and actually made it to the other side. Günter Litfin didn’t manage it. On 24 August 1961 he was shot trying to escape to West Berlin He was the first fatality at the Berlin Wall. Knut is a personal friend of his brother Jürgen. He pauses briefly when he tells the story, looks at the picture of the dead man and shakes his head. One victim among many. The East Side Gallery, an open-air gallery in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain, is just the right thing to focus your attention on something else. It is a one-kilometre stretch of the Wall that was painted by artists in 1990 shortly after reunification. It is a symbol of the peaceful triumph over the Iron Curtain. Tourists sit on the bank of the Spree behind the section of Wall. In front of it, people are taking photographs, a piece of history for their photo albums. Many of the visitors weren’t even born when the Wall fell. They are interested in the art, the graffiti. For Knut, however, the tour guide from East Berlin who was born before the Wall even existed, this place tells a different story. http://www.eastsidegallery-berlin.de/ © www.deutschland.de

The day of German Unity

Day of German Unity

On October 3, the Day of German Unity, Ambassador Ulrich Kloeckner and his wife invited numerous high-ranking guests of the host country, the diplomatic corps and the German Community to a reception in the garden of the residence in Chisipite. In his speech, the Ambassador recalled the events surrounding the fall of the Wall 25 years ago and summed up his experiences in Zimbabwe since he took office in September 2013.

Federal President Joachim Gauck

Federal President Joachim Gauck for the 2014 Day of German Unity

When we celebrate our National Day this year, a quarter of a century after the peaceful revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall, we recall that German unity was not simply a stroke of luck.

Consular and visa information

You are planning to travel to Germany? As a Zimbabwean citizen, you will need a visa. This website guides you through the application process and allows you to download the application forms and requirements.

Wojtek Czyz runs during a training session of the German athletics team in London

Academy for Foreign Coaches - Track & Field Coaching Diploma

One of the most important long term measures undertaken by the DLV for the promotion of athletics in developing countries was to set up the Academy for Foreign Coaches in co-operation with the Univers...

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership

On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.

University instructor

Online courses in higher education

Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.

The city of Frankfurt am Main

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. Germany has something for everyone, so why not pay us a visit?

Weather forecast - midday, local time (all data without guarantee)

Harare:
(25.10.2014)
29 °C

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
23:17:18 7 °C
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Opening hours and contact details for the German Embassy in Harare

Official Opening times and contact details

Monday
07:30-17:00
Tuesday-Thursday
07:30-16:20
Friday
07:30-15:00
Telephone number
+263-4-308655
Outside working hours

+263-772 568 343

Please note that this mobile number should only be called in emergency situations of a German citizen.

Address

30 Ceres Road 

Avondale 

Harare

Fax:
+263-4-308655 or +49 30 1817 67206

Visa- and Consular Section

Monday - Friday
09:00-12:00
Telephone number
+263-4-308655
Outside opening hours
+263-772 568 343

Please note that this mobile number should only be called in emergency situations of a German citizen.

Fax:
+263-4-303455 or +4930 1817 67206

The Ambassador

Ulrich Klöckner has started his duties as German Ambassador on 10 October 2013.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

deutschland.de – the new online magazine

deutschland.de

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