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About Bundeswehr

The Bundeswehr has more than 260,000 personnel, including women and men in uniform as well as civilian staff. Together, they often carry out dangerous duties at home and abroad. Operations are always based on political mandates. All members of the Bundeswehr therefore confidently express this commitment: “United we serve Germany”.

Figures about Bundeswehr

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Mission and Tasks of the Bundeswehr

Since the end of the Cold War, the demands on German security and defence policy have fundamentally changed.


The Identity of the Bundeswehr

There is more to the Bundeswehr than weapons and equipment, more than commands and obedience.



The history of the Bundeswehr stretches from the armed forces in the Cold War era through German reunification to an army on operations.


In Remembrance of the Bundeswehr’s Dead

Those who lost their lives while dutifully performing their service deserve worthy commemoration. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for our society: their lives.


Ranks and Careers

A hierarchical structure: the Bundeswehr ranks indicate the position of military personnel within the organisation.


The Bundeswehr Reserve

Information at a glance on the Bundeswehr Reserve.


Terms: The Bundeswehr from A to Z

We have collected the most common military terms and compiled this glossary.