Directly on the equator lies the island nation of São Tomé e Príncipe. Here you can find more information about this beautiful country.

Holidays in São Tomé e Príncipe

Tropical islands, wild jungle, secluded beaches and Creole culture. Repeatedly awarded as a top travel destination.

Economy and culture

Internationally recognised top-quality cocoa, culinary delights, chocolate and a cosmopolitan culture from centuries between the continents.

Honorary consulate of the Democratic Republic São Tomé e Príncipe in Berlin/Potsdam


Opening hours:
Mo – Fr 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Schiffbauergasse 15
14467 Potsdam, Germany

Tel. +49 (0)331 20 12 19 0
Fax +49 (0)331 20 12 19 20

Elections in São Tomé e Príncipe

You are Santomese, live in Germany and want to vote? Do you need documents to exercise your right to vote. Here you will find up-to-date information and consular services available.

Information about São Tomé e Príncipe

Welcome to São Tomé e Príncipe

Welcome, Bem-vindo!

São Tomé e Príncipe, the second smallest country in Africa, lies directly on the equator. Approximately 30% of the islands are national parks with tropical rainforests. The country has about 210,000 inhabitants, with about 90% living in the north-eastern area around the capital Cidade de São Tomé and only a few thousand on the island of Príncipe.

São Tomé e Príncipe’s main exports are coffee and cocoa, often from certified organic cultivation and of top international quality. The most important economic sector is tourism. São Tomé e Príncipe can be reached from Europe in about 6 hours from Lisbon several times a week by direct flight.


Foto des Bananenstrandes auf der Insel Príncipe mit einem kleinen Ausflugsboot

Just one of the reasons to visit the country: Praia Banana on Príncipe (photo: Thomas Iwainsky)

“São Tomé e Príncipe is a very special country with impressive people. That is why I have been involved here for many years, among other things in educational projects.”

Honorary consul
Dr. Stephan Knabe

Foto des Honorarkonsuls von São Tomé e Príncipe, Dr. Stephan Knabe

Recent news:

São Tomé e Príncipe maps available now!

São Tomé e Príncipe maps available now!

The perfect match for your holidays: São Tomé e Príncipe map with travel tips, published by Dr. Stephan Knabe. Author Thomas Iwainsky. In the handy format of 23.5cm x 13cm, printed on waterproof, tear-resistant and fold-proof paper, you will find: 1x map of São Tomé,...

Democracy in action in São Tomé e Príncipe

Democracy in action in São Tomé e Príncipe

The parliamentary elections at the end of September were won by the ADI party, previously the largest opposition party in the country. 30 of the 55 seats in parliament went to the ADI led by Patrice Trovoada. The former ruling party MLSTP-PSD under Jorge Bom Jesus won...

Visit from São Tomé at EvB Hospital Potsdam

Visit from São Tomé at EvB Hospital Potsdam

Today, Dr Elisabete Barros from São Tomé visited the Clinic for Plastic Surgery at the Ernst von Bergmann Hospital in Potsdam together with Dr Martin Schreiber, Senior Physician at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery, to get an impression of our medical-technical and above...