Government and parliament
The SPD, Greens and FDP formed the current Federal Government in late 2021. Olaf Scholz is the Federal Chancellor. Find out more about government policies here. You can also learn about the structure of the federal republic, federal and state parliaments and voting rights.
The 16 Länder
Living in Germany
Germany is a cosmopolitan country shaped by a pluralism of lifestyles.
The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Facts and figures at a glance.
Germany is one of the founding members of the European Union. Today it works to strengthen and develop the EU as a guarantor of peace, security and prosperity.
The Federal Republic of Germany is a thriving democracy based on values, with a diverse political landscape. The country is deeply shaped by its federal structure, consisting of 16 federal states.
Germany's stable employment market offers attractive career opportunities to professionals from around the world.
As a place to learn and research, Germany enjoys a strong international reputation, from its school system to the dual vocational education system and its varied higher education system.
Germany is a nation of innovation. The foundations for this are found in its ambitious cutting-edge research and global academic networks.
Together with its partners, Germany champions peace, security, democracy, and human rights the world over.
Climate action is a top priority in Germany. The Federal Government aims to be a driving force in the energy transformation both at home and abroad, supporting the expansion of renewable energy sources.
Germany boasts a free and broadly representative media world. Over the past few years, digitisation has significantly changed the way people utilise the media.
Germany is a popular destination for immigration and the country prioritises an active policy of integration. Germany provides shelter for refugees and is active around the world to combat the causes of people becoming refugees.
Germany works with its partners to promote sustainable global development. German policy is guided by the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals.
Germany is one of the world’s strongest economies. As an exporter, Germany is committed to free markets while also prioritising human rights protections in global trade.
Germany is a nation with a thriving cultural life. Its rich cultural and artistic sector is constantly developing and moving forward.
Society in the Federal Republic is diverse and cosmopolitan. Many people are actively involved in public life.