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The German Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney will be closed on Friday 3 October and on Monday 6 October.
The Office of the Honorary Consul in Brisbane will be closed on 29 September and from 1 until 3 October.
The Office of the Honorary Consul in Perth will be closed on 25 and 29 September and on 3 October.
Emergency phone number for the Embassy: +61 (0) 417 497 503.
Emergency phone number for the Consulate General: +61 (0) 412 359 826
Opening Hours for the German Missions in September/October 2014
On September 11 the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr Pfeiffer attended the remembrance ceremony at the Bita Paka Cemetery near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The commemorations took place to remember the first military engagement of German and Australian soldiers in the First World War, exactly 100 years ago on September 11, 1914.
The Honorary Consul Mr Pfeiffer laid a wreath in remembrance of those who died during the battle that successfully took out a German wireless station.
Wreath Ceremony in Papua New Guinea
DW provides news coverage on "Game of Thrones"
To celebrate 20 years online, DW provides a tongue-in-cheek news coverage of Westeros and Essos, the lands of "Games of Thrones". The TV series, based on the international besteller by George R. R. Martin, is a global phenomena. Fans of Game of Thrones can expand their knowledge or test it in a quote contest.
News coverage on "Game of Thrones"
News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet
Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.
Press release on "Outernet"
30 September 1989: Over 4,000 people squeeze into the gardens of the West German Embassy in Prague. The West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher addresses them: “We’re here today to tell you that today your emigration …”
The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.
Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall