After a decade of observations, the H.E.S.S. observatory has achieved one of the most complete surveys of the very high-energy gamma-ray sky, through systematic scans of the Galactic plane as well as the strategic use of multi-wavelength observations of both galactic and extragalactic sources. A Status of our most recent achievements, the GeV to TeV connection, and synergies allowed by the Fermi observatory, will be presented. On 26 July 2012, the H.E.S.S. II telescope started operation in Namibia, marking the next big step in exploring the Southern sky at gamma-ray energies. An update on the successful commissioning of the new telescope, as well as a Status of the first observations, will be provided.