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Welcome to the website of the Federal President. Here you can find information on events, trips and speeches. You can take tours of the official residences Schloss Bellevue and Villa Hammerschmidt and learn more about the role and the responsibilities of the Federal President. Enjoy your visit to the website!

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was born in Detmold (Lippe district) on 5 January 1956. He has been married to Elke Büdenbender since 1995. They have one daughter. Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as the twelfth President of the Federal Republic of Germany on 12 February 2017.

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Words of thanks to the 16th Federal Convention

On 12 February, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected as the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany by the 16th session of the Federal Convention. Frank-Walter Steinmeier accepted the appointment and gave the following address to the Federal Convention: "We need the courage to preserve what we have. Freedom and democracy in a united Europe – we intend to, and must, work together to defend this foundation. It is not wholly unshakeable, yet I am convinced that it is sound."

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