Germany were present at the inaugural FIVB World Grand Prix in 1993 and will be competing for the 18th time this year. They have twice won the bronze medal, in 2002 and 2009. They found themselves in Group 1 with the restructure of the competition in 2014, but last year finished winless in the Intercontinental Round and were relegated to Group 2 where they will be competing this year.
As East Germany they won a silver medal at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games and were crowned European champions in 1983 and 1989. Since reunification Germany qualified to the Olympic Games three times, their best performance being 6th place in Sydney 2000. They have also won two bronze medals at the European Championships in 1991 and 1993, followed by two silver in 2011 and 2013. Their best finish as a united Germany in the FIVB World Championship was 5th in 1994.