German Consulate General Chicago
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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Jun 18, 2014
On Tuesday, Dr. David Barclay was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations. Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht presented the award on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck in an intimate ceremony at the Consulate General in Chicago.
Dr. David Barclay awarded Federal Cross of Merit
Jun 17, 2014
On Monday, Shelley Frisch received the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of "Kafka-- The Years of Insight" by Reiner Stach. In a ceremony held at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, German Consul General Brecht presented the award, which is funded by the German Foreign Office and administered by the Goethe-Institut Chicago. Following the presentation, Ms. Frisch read an excerpt from her translation.
19th Annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize awarded
Jun 13, 2014
Officials and social workers from the Ministry of Labor, Social, Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg visited Chicago this week to meet with their local counterparts.
Hamburg social workers meet with Chicago counterparts
Jun 4, 2014
Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht offically opened the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum in Cincinnati on Monday. Through photos, text, audio and videos, the exhibit explores the experiences of several Jewish individuals living in Germany today.
"Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition officially opened in Cincinnati
May 30, 2014
French Consul General Graham Paul and German Consul General Christian Brecht discussed International Monetary Economics at DePaul University on Thursday, May 29. Speaking to the class of Dr. Animesh Ghoshal, the two offered their unique insight on the Eurozone and the process of monetary integration.
Consuls General Paul and Brecht discuss International Monetary Economics at DePaul
May 28, 2014
From May 21-23, the directors of Goethe-Instituts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba met in Chicago for their annual regional conference. They were joined by Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut Head Office in Munich, as well as Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany in Chicago.
Regional Directors' Conference of the Goethe-Institut hosted in Chicago