The Embassy of Finland in Berlin
Address: Rauchstrasse 1, Berlin, D-10787
Tel: +49 (0)30 50 50 30
Amb. Anne Marjaana Sipiläinen
Amb. Anne Marjaana Sipiläinen began her responsibilities as the Ambassador in Berlin on the June 11th 2019. Prior to this position she served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Born on October 1st 1961, she graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1986 with an M.A. in Political Sciences. Her career started as Attaché for the Political Department of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to then in 1988 become Attaché at the Embassy of Finland to the Democratic Republic of Germany in Berlin. From 1989 to 1992 she served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of Finland in Vienna. After a period of Cunselor for the Ministry of Foreign Affair, she was appointed Deputy Director General (2004-2007) and later Ambassador representative of Finland to the EU's Political and Security Committee Permanent Representative to the WEU (Western European Union) in Brussels.
Germany recognised the independence of Finland in 1918 and ever since Germany and Finland have had a good diplomatic relationship. The Finnish consulate is located in 12 different addresses in Berlin. Before establishing the actual embassy, the consulate worked in a couple of offices in Berlin.
During the cold war, Finland formed a diplomatic cooperation with the German Democratic Republic in 1973. And after the unification of the Federal Republic of Germany and German Democratic Republic in 1990, the Finnish consulate moved from Bonn to Berlin.
The present embassy building is located in Tiergarten. The Finnish Embassy has a unique partnership with other four Nordic countries, as they together form the Nordic Embassies complex. The embassies share together the similar architecture style and a cultural house, Felleshus that is used together by all embassies for cultural activities, exhibitions and conferences.