German Consulate General Boston

Welcome to Boston!

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

Chancellor Merkel in Berlin on November 9

Chancellor Merkel Congratulates Donald Trump

Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election and, in her letter of congratulation, re-emphasized the deep relationship Germany has with America.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on US Election Result

"I don’t want to pretend it will be easy. Nothing will be easier. Much will be harder. But I am highly aware that functioning transatlantic relations are something like the foundation of the West."

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...


Remembrance and Hope - A Journey of Boston Rabbis to Germany

From July 10-17, 2016 CG Horlemann took 12 Boston Rabbis on a trip to Munich and Berlin to see and hear for themselves about the culture of remembrance as well as Jewish life in Germany.

Michael Goering's Talk on the Refugee Crisis

Michael Goering, head of the "ZEIT foundation," recently gave an overview on the refugee crisis and its consequences at the Goethe-Institut Boston. If you missed his inspiring talk here is a link to the video and his speech.

Consuls Discuss Massachusetts Innovation & Best Practices

On Thursday afternoon, the German Consulate General hosted several Boston Consuls for an informal meeting on the 2015 Massachusetts Innovation Index & Best Practices.

Consul Horlemann with Jan Danisman, Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria Opens Cambridge Office

On February 24, 2016 the new joint presence between Invest in Bavaria and Germany’s National Cluster of Excellence for MedTech, Medical Valley opened its doors at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Düsseldorf Mayor Receives Tufts University's Bendeston Public Diplomacy Award

Düsseldorf Mayor Thomas Geisel was at Tufts University over the weekend to accept the renowned “Robert & JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award” from the Institute for Global Leadership's Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Initiative.

Germany: Open for Business!

On Wednesday evening at Morgan Lewis in Boston, German Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes, alongside 10 other Consuls General of  the Consular Corps in Boston, participated in GABC’s (German American Business Council) and GBANE’s (Global Business Alliance of New England) 22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Night.

65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung

The Berlinale – International Film Festival

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival is to be held from 11 to 21 February 2016. Berlin’s largest cultural extravaganza attracts 20,000 expert visitors every year for one of the key events in the international film scene. But the public don’t lose out! With more than 335 000 tickets usually sold, the Berlinale is the world’s largest public film festival.

German Consulate Boston, Bayer AG Co-Sponsor GAIN/GSO Networking Event

On Sunday evening, the German Consulate General Boston and Bayer co-sponsored a GAIN (German Academic International Network/GSO (German Scholars Organization) networking event entitled “Research and Innovation: Researching in Europe” at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

BVK Roadshow Boston 2016

On February 3, 2016, German Consul General Ralf Horlemann opened up the BVK Road Show USA 2016 for institutional investors in Boston.

Wanderung Projection

Consul's New Year's Reception featured Outdoor Video Projection Event "Wanderung"

On the occasion of his New Year’s reception on Tuesday evening, Consul General Ralf Horlemann, in conjunction with Emerson Urban Arts, hosted an immersive, video projection event entitled Wanderung (Migration) at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

First four companies selected to participate in the German Accelerator Life Sciences program in Cambridge

During the 34th JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) announced the first four companies to participate in its Cambridge-based program.


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The Consul General

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Ralf Horlemann.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”

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Event Calendar

Browse our regional calendar to find out which events are scheduled in the Greater Boston Area.

US-Germany Alumni Organizations

Experiences and friendships to last a lifetime--that is what exchanges to Germany bring. Many organizations exist to cultivate these contacts, and develop new ones. Here we list a few.