Germany recognized Lithuania de jure on 23 March 1918.
Germany recognized the re-established independent State of Lithuania on 27 August 1991.
Diplomatic relations were established on 28 August 1991.
In 1991, Vaidotas Antanaitis was the first Ambassador of Lithuania to Germany after the re-establishment of independence.
In 1991, Gottfried Albercht served as the first Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania after the re-establishment of diplomatic relations.