German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Varanasi

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 22, 2018, 03:03 PM(IST)

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Varanasi. Photograph:( ANI )

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Varanasi on Wednesday as part of his India trip.

In Varanasi German president visited Dashshwamedh ghat and participated in Ganga Aarti.


During the day German president's wife Elke Büdenbender also made a visit to Taj Mahal.


Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday morning and is visiting India for four-days.

He is accompanied by his wife Elke  Büdenbender, delegation of media, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and indologists.

During this visit, Frank-Walter is also scheduled to visit Chennai.

The visit is considered significant after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected to the German Parliament for a record fourth term on Wednesday.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany in May.

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