Germany–Romania relations

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Germany-Romania relations
Map indicating locations of Germany and Romania



Diplomatic relations between Germany and Romania began in 1880, when, following the Congress of Berlin, the German Empire recognized the independence of the Romanian Principality.[1]

Romania joined the Axis powers in November 1940, but following King Michael's Coup of August 1944 switched sides and fought on the Soviet side.

Between 1967 and 1989, Germany invested an estimated billion German Marks to ransom the Germans of Romania, permitting a total of 226,654 Germans to leave communist Romania.

As of 2015, Germany has an embassy in Bucharest, while Romania has an embassy in Berlin.

There is a German international school in Bucharest, Deutsche Schule Bukarest.

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  1. ^ (in Romanian) "Republica Federală Germania" at the Romanian Foreign Ministry site