German Consulate General Boston
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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.
Death of Günter Grass
German Consul General Rolf Schütte officially opened the “Jewish Life in Germany Today” exhibition at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA on Tuesday. The exhibit features 25 large-scale panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students, and community members who live in Germany today.
"Jewish Life in Germany Today" Exhibition
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, German Consul General Rolf Schütte, in the presence of Israel and Anna Arbeiter, delivered remarks at the rededication of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding at Gann Academy.
Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding
Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.
On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker
On the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Prof. Karl Kaiser, the Consul General of Germany, Rolf Schütte, and the Director of the Goethe-Institut Boston, Detlef Gericke, organized a panel discussion with four distinguished professors of Harvard University entitled “Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: What Kind of Future?”
Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: What Kind of Future?
At the German Saturday School’s Christmas party on December 13, 2014, German Consul General Rolf Schütte had the distinct pleasure of handing out language certificates to students who had successfully completed the Deutsches Sprachdiplom.
Recipients of the German Language Certificate
On November 20, 2014, Mr. Costas Lake received the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Consul General Rolf Schütte had the distinct honor of decorating Mr. Lake with this award in Hartford, Connecticut in the presence of family members, close friends and colleagues, and representatives of the German-American business community.
Mr. Lake - Order of the Merit
Last week, Consul General Rolf Schütte bestowed the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Prof. Dr. Michael Resler in the presence of Dr. Resler’s close friends and colleagues.
Dr. Resler - Order of the Merit
During their USA-tour, a delegation of the German parliamentary group CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union) paid a visit to Boston from October 28-30, 2014.
The Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, conducted his first USA-tour last week, stopping in Boston and Cambridge from October 22-23, 2014.
Last week, inside the law office of Norman Hanson & DeTroy in Portland, Maine, in the presence of colleagues and relatives, Honorary Consul Dr. Adrian Kendall was bestowed The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of the German Federal President.
The Order of Merit
On October 3, 2014, Consul General Mr. Rolf Schütte, in cooperation with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, represented by the State’s Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, Ms. Theresia Bauer, celebrated the Day of German Unity with a festive reception in the Legislative Office Building of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.
Day of German Unity
The 14th Annual GAIN (German Academic International Network) conference took place in Boston earlier this month. In pursuing its purpose of regaining the “best and brightest” German scholars currently living and working in North America for the German academic landscape, the conference brought together scientists from the top-ranked universities, as well as representatives from the German government, research institutions, and the industry to discuss career opportunities for scientists in Germany and Europe.
On Thursday, August 7, 2014, in the presence of The Honorable Patti B. Saris, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Consul General Rolf Schütte was honored to say a few words at the opening ceremony for the “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” exhibition in Boston.
Lawyers Without Rights Exhibit
"They (Germany) did it the way it should be done - …make history by winning the World Cup” (Boston Globe, July 2014). Although both the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the homecoming ceremony for the German national team in Berlin are already one week behind us, we are still celebrating the “German engineered” fourth-star victory and the soccer-mania that swept through Boston over the last 30 days.
World Cup 2014
Last week, German Consul General Rolf Schütte had the pleasure of welcoming close to 100 guests to the Goethe-Institut in Boston to hear the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Professor Eicke R. Weber’s, lecture on “The German ‘Energiewende’ and its Impact on the Global Energy Transformation.”
The German 'Energiewende'
June 11, 2014 was a celebratory day for Fraunhofer USA. The newly renovated, energy-efficient building of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) in Boston, MA was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, the new Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Maeve Vallely Bartlett, and Deputy German Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Philipp Ackermann.