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The Embassy of Austria in Berlin

The Ambassador

Amb. Peter Huber

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Amb. Peter Huber was appointed as ambassador of Austria to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2017.

After a military ceremonial in front of the official residence of the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, handed over Dr. Huber the Federal President his credentials in the castle Bellevue.

Following stations in New York and Paris as well as the ambassador post in Madrid, the 50-year-old Tyrolean is the 19th Austrian Ambassador of the Second Republic in Germany.

History

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The Austrian Embassy Berlin is located south of the largest and oldest city park, the Tiergarten, and forms the architectural entrance on the eastern side of the Berlin diplomatic quarter. The building was designed by the renowned Austrian architect Hans Hollein. The construction work started in 1999 and was inaugurated in 2001 in the presence of the Austrian President Thomas Klestil and the German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer.

Austria and Germany do not only share similarities in language and culture but also centuries of shared history. Germany and Austria cooperate as neighbours in a particularly close and trusting political relationship. The good relations between the two countries is reflected in numerous political and diplomatic contacts between the two. The German-Austrian cultural and scientific exchange is also very intense.