Deutsche Botschaft Vorderansicht

Welcome to the German Embassy Kampala

"Herzlich Willkommen" to the German Embassy! In Uganda you would probably say "Tukusanyukidde", "Apwoyo bino" or "Karibu".

On our Website, we want to provide you with information on Germany, German - Ugandan relations, the activities of German Institutions in Uganda as well as the services of the Embassy for Ugandan and German citizens.

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New Online Appointment System


The Embassy has introduced a new online appointment system. In order to apply for a German visa you need to book an appointment. We kindly ask you to carefully study the information regarding the procedures provided on our website.

Winners of the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2014, Christine Alalo, Mohammed Ndifuna and Gladys Canogura with Heads of the EU Missions

EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2014 shared among three outstanding individuals

The Heads of Missions of the EU Member States, the EU Delegation and Norway are happy to announce that the EU Human Rights Defenders Award 2014 is shared among three outstanding individuals that promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms: Mr. Mohammed Ndifuna, Chief Executive Officer Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET Uganda), Ms. Gladys Canogura, Executive Director of Kitgum Women Peace Initiative (KIWEP), Ms. Christine Alalo, Head Uganda Police Child and Family Protection Unit.

German Language Festival 2014

Uganda festival links German language and the environment

This year’s German Language Festival was opened by Mr. Joachim Düster, Chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy Kampala and Ms. Neumbe Anne Magomu, Head of the Language Department at Trinity College Nabbingo, with the theme “Living Creatively and Eco-friendly with German!” (‘Ja, kreativ und Ökofreundlich mit Deutsch leben!’). The festival that was organized by the German Embassy Kampala and the Ugandan German Cultural Society / Goethe-Zentrum Kampala(UGCS/GZK) took place at Trinity College Nabbingo on 22nd July 2013. 

Mr. Joachim Düster, Chargé d'affaires at the German Embassy, receives a gift from the Acholi Tae Kwon Do Club

German Ugandan sports cooperation existing since more than four decades

On 21 June, Mr. Joachim Düster, Chargé d’affaires at the German Embassy, invited Ugandan representatives from the field of sports to the German Ambassador’s Residence for a fruitful exchange on sports in Uganda and the German Ugandan sports cooperation. William Blick, President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) thanked the German government for its continued support in the field of sports highlighting the long standing cooperation between Germany and Uganda since more than four decades. The guests later joined the German community that had gathered in the garden of the Ambassador’s Residence for the viewing of the exciting match Germany against Ghana organized by the German Embassy.

German theater play

Theatre play 'Pension Schöller' performed by German speaking theatre group a big success

On 20 and 22 June, the German speaking theatre group successfully performed the theater play ‘Pension Schöller’ at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala / Ugandan German Cultural Society (GZK/UGCS). The play is based on the original by Wilhelm Laufs and Carl Jacoby from 1890 and was directed by Dr. Mirjam Gille (DAAD), Kamila Krygier (AGEH) and Lena Fritsch (GZK /UGCS). ‘Pension Schöller’ was already the second play by the German theatre group which is composed of German language students and German native speakers. The performance was supported by a small grant from the German Embassy.

Footballs for Kifampa

Footballs for Kifampa: German Embassy continues its support for school sports in Uganda

As part of Germany's efforts to encourage sports in Uganda, especially in schools, the Chargé d'affaires at the Embassy, Joachim Düster, handed over footballs and sport shirts to Hill Top High School in Kifampa, Gomba district, on 9 June. Innocent Tumwesigye, the school's director, expressed his gratitude for the donations which benefit primary and secondary school students in a predominantly rural area. The school is a mixed boarding and day school serving 4 parishes around Kifampa.

Schoolgirl with her sponsor

Germany's Africa Policy

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

The Ambassador

Klaus Dieter Düxmann

Ambassador Düxmann has left Kampala at the end of his tour of duty. Chargé d'affaires is Counsellor Joachim Düster.

Opening hours and contact details

Opening Hours

Working Hours
Monday and Friday
08.00 a.m. - 02.00 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday
08.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.

Visiting Hours Visa and Consular Section / Embassy
Monday to Friday
8:00 - 11:00am (upon prior appointment only)

Please note that the Embassy remains closed on the following holidays:

Embassy Holidays

ATTENTION: The German Embassy offers a new Online Appointment System as of 14th July 2014.

In order to apply for a German visa you need to arrange an appointment. Before booking this appointment we kindly ask you to carefully study the information regarding the procedures provided on our website.

New Online Appointment System

Contact Details

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

15, Philip Road, Kololo



Postal Address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

P.O. Box 7016




Kindly note that the German fax number is more reliable than the Ugandan fax number and should therefore be given preference.

Please use the contact form below if you would like to send an email to the Ambassador or one of the individual sections.

Contact Form

00256 (0) 414-50 11 11
0049 (0) 30 1817 67182 / 00256-(0) 414-50 11 15

Address and Location Map


15, Philip Road, Kololo
P.O. Box 7016

Location Map

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German Organisations in Uganda

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An Overview of German Organisations in Uganda.

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago

3. Oktober 1990

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history. Fifty years ago the Berlin Wall was erected between East and West, dividing the country and the people for almost 30 years. Following reunification of the two German states in 1990 Germany faced a challenge that was unique in history.

Commemorating World War I

Gedenkjahr 2014 - 1. Weltkrieg

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. This website informs about selected commemorative plans, projects and events in Germany commemorating the First World War.