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The Embassy of Austria in Berlin

Contact

Address : Stauffenbergstraße 1; Berlin, D-10785

Tel.: + 49- (0) 30-20287-0
Fax : + 49- (0) 30-229 05 69

Email: berlin-ob@bmeia.gv.at

www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-berlin/

The Ambassador

Dr. Nikolaus Marschik

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Dr. Nikolaus Marschik has been the Austrian Ambassador in Berlin since January 2015. He graduated first with a Masters in Law and then as a Doctor in law at the University of Vienna. He started his professional career as a jurisprudential employee at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights from 1997 to 1998. Then, from 1999 to 2002, he worked in the international law department and at the department of Human Rights of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 to 2009, he was the Head of Cabinet of the Federal Minister for European and International Affairs. From 2009 to 2014, he served as Head of Section of the General "Administrative Affairs, Infrastructure" Department in the Austrian Federal Ministry specializing on Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. He then became Head of Cabinet of this Ministry until he took office as an Ambassador in Berlin in 2015.

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.