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:

Entry without Covid measurements

Entry without Covid measurements

No COVID measurements for the the entry to São Tomé e Príncipe as well as for travel between and on the islands.

An unknow leader: São Tomé e Príncipe.

An unknow leader: São Tomé e Príncipe.

Good news! São Tomé e Príncipe has once again been certified as one of the most democratic and free countries in Africa. In the Freedomhouse Index, São Tomé e Príncipe achieved 84 out of a possible 100 points. This puts São Tomé e Príncipe ahead of the United States...

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,...