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.
German Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes visited Bar Harbor, Maine to join in on the last two days of “Deutsche Woche at Bar Harbor,” a week-long summer immersion program designed for German teachers at all levels of instruction.
Deutsche Woche at Bar Harbor
From June 25-26, 2015, Hamburg State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Sport Christoph Holstein and Hamburg Police Commissioner Ralf Martin Meyer visited the City of Boston with other representatives of the Hamburg Police Department.
Hamburg Police Delegation Visits Boston
Yesterday evening at the Goethe-Institut Boston, the Consulates General of Germany and Israel, in partnership with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and AJC, hosted a panel discussion on “The Future of Israeli-German Relations” in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel.
“The Future of Israeli-German Relations” Panel Discussion
On June 16, 2015, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC), as part of its International Sustainability Series, hosted the German American Smart Buildings Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
German American Smart Buildings Symposium at MIT
Last week, on June 5, 2015, Acting Consul General of Germany Helmut Landes, GABC President Erik Dilger, and German Consulate General Scientific Liaison Officer Peter-Paul Henze, PhD, MBA hosted a private cocktail reception for 50 of Boston’s most important biotech individuals.
Biotech Summer Cocktail Reception
Before the school year comes to a close, policy makers and education officials from the greater Boston area took advantage of the chance to discuss the need for second language education. At the invitation of the European Languages Advocacy Group – New England (ELAG), about 90 superintendents, world language supervisors, and supporters of foreign language education met on May 13, 2015 at the Goethe-Institut in Boston.
ELAG Reception Promotes European Language Learning
On Monday evening at the Goethe-Institut, Consul General Rolf Schütte celebrated his past three years as Consul General of New England with more than 100 close friends and colleagues.
Au Revoir, Consul General Schütte
On Monday evening at Hebrew College in Newton, MA, the Consul General of Germany in New England, Rolf Schütte, the Consul General of Israel in New England, Yehuda Yaakov, and the President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Boston, Mel Shuman, hosted a program entitled “A Miraculous Transformation: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations.”
50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel, the Consulate General of Germany in Boston, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and the Goethe-Institut Boston co-sponsored a screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz” (“Schnee von Gestern”) at the West Newton Cinema on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Film Screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz”
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.
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.