Mark Dittmer-Odell

Mark Dittmer-Odell was appointed British Consul-General in Munich in April 2024. His area of responsibility covers Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Before he began his career with the British government in 2017, he worked in government affairs for the private sector for eight years.

He has extensive experience in trade and investment, his previous Government roles include leading the British Embassy in Ethiopia’s trade and investment relationship for 3.5 years and acting as Director of Outward Direct Investment to Africa during the Prime Minister-led “Africa Investment Conference” in 2020. He was also Head of Europe within the Department for Business and Trade in the period following Brexit, working to reshape, upscale and upskill the UK’s trade capabilities.

Before joining the British Government, Mark worked as lecturer in British politics and quantitative research methodologies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He holds a PhD in EU Public Policy.

British Consulate General Munich

The British Consulate-General in Munich represents the UK government in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Getting help in Germany

If you need urgent medical help or are a victim of crime, call the local emergency services on 112. Contact your insurance provider if you have one. They will tell you what your policy covers, and what you need to do to make a claim.

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If you need urgent or emergency assistance

We can help British nationals in emergencies in Germany. We will prioritise helping those who are vulnerable and need our help the most. For example if you:

  • have been injured or assaulted
  • are arrested for a crime
  • know a British national in Germany who has died and you need assistance

If you need emergency assistance, or if our guidance has not given you the help you need:

  • in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg call +49 (0)89 211 090
  • in the UK (or elsewhere in Germany) call +44 (0)20 7008 5000

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