German Consulate General Chicago

Chicago Skyline from Belmont Harbor Enlarge image (© Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Chicago. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in Chicago and the Midwest. The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction comprises the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

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An Evening with Goethe

Apr 14, 2014 | German Language Society Chicago
Professor David E. Wellbery

The members and guests of the German Language Society Chicago listened on April 8th to an exciting and dynamic lecture presented by Prof. David E. Wellbery, Chairman of The University of Chicago’s Department of Germanic Studies.

Bergkameraden USA Tour 2014

Apr 7, 2014 |
Bergkamerad Cornelius von der Heyden presents Consul General Brecht with a commemorative scarf.

The Bergkameraden, a German folk music group, visited the Consulate last week as part of their USA Tour 2014.

Interns visit Consulate

Apr 4, 2014 |
Interns of GACC Midwest and the Goethe Institute with Consul General Brecht

Last week the Consulate General hosted a group of interns from the Goethe Institute Chicago and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest).

Consul General Brecht speaks with Loyola University Chicago students

Mar 31, 2014 |
(l. to r.) Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht, Professor Vincent Mahler

Last week Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht spoke with the students of Professor Vincent Mahler at Loyola University Chicago.

Indiana Secretary of Commerce meets with Consul General Brecht before Governor's visit to Germany

Mar 27, 2014 |
(l. to r.) Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith, Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht

Indiana Governor Mike Pence will visit Germany in mid-April to intensify business relations between Germans and Hoosiers.

Consul General Dr. Brecht speaks on "Jewish Life in Germany Today" at Selfhelp Home

Mar 26, 2014 |
Consul General Brecht addressing the residents

Last week, Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht visited Selfhelp Home, a Jewish retirement home in Chicago.  While there, Dr. Brecht spoke to residents on the subject of "Jewish Life in Germany Today."

Chicago Council on Global Affairs publishes report on energy fact-finding mission to Germany

Mar 20, 2014 |
Renewable Energies (combo)

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs conducted a fact-finding mission to Germany in November 2013 to learn more about European energy policies and the German Energiewende (energy transition).

French-German Consulate Meeting

Mar 17, 2014 |
Members of the French and German Consular staffs

Last Wednesday the Consulates General of Germany and France in Chicago met for a joint session including lunch at the premises of the Consulate General of Germany.

Water Technology Roundtable in Indianapolis

Mar 14, 2014 |
Attendees of the Water Technology Roundtable

Deputy Consul General Mario Soos attended the Indianapolis Water Technology Roundtable last Tuesday.  The Roundtable focused on water efficiency and the ways in which technology can lead to smarter water use.

Deputy Consul General Soos visits Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Feb 18, 2014 |
Deputy Consul General Mario Soos

Deputy Consul General Mario Soos made a number of stops on his visit to Minneapolis-Saint Paul last week.


View of Chicago's Skyline at Sunset

The Consul General

Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht.

Easter Holidays

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The Consulate General will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, April 18 through April 21, 2014.

We wish everyone a happy Easter!

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

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