German Consulate General Chicago

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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.

Consul General Herbert Quelle and Honorary Consul Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson

Consul General Herbert Quelle in Minneapolis/St Paul on September 11

Consul General Herbert Quelle spoke at a symposium on global business ethics, organized by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, on September 11, 2014.

The Panel

Human Impacts Chicago salon addresses smart design

On the evening of Thursday, September 11, 2014, Human Impacts Chicago presented a unique climate awareness event at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel (l) and Consul General Herbert Quelle (r)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Steuben Parade at Lincoln Square

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Consul General Herbert Quelle, many other dignitaries and thousands of participants on Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 in commemoration of General von Steuben at the annual Steuben parade which took place at Lincoln Square.

Molekülmodell, junge Leute

Opportunity for trip to Germany for high school STEM students

The Goethe-Institut invites high school students who are interested in science to discover Germany! Twelve talented young scientists will have the opportunity to travel to Germany from November 28 - December 7, 2014 and learn what it has to offer.

Consul General Herbert Quelle next to Beuys's "Untitled (Sun State)"

Joseph Beuys at the Art Institute

On Monday, August 18, Consul General Quelle visited the Joseph Beuys blackboard on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.

"Oktoberfest in August" attendees

Schwaben Verein of Chicago celebrates "Oktoberfest in August"

The 137th Annual Summer Festival of the Schwaben Verein of Chicago took place in Buffalo Grove, IL, last weekend.

Consul General Herbert Quelle (r.) awards Mr. Raimund Lotter (l.) the Order of Merit

Mr. Raimund Lotter awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Raimund Lotter was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations.

Honorary Consul Lansing Hecker congratulates GCC Coordinator, Larry Marsh (left), on the new exhibition

"Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes” exhibit opens at the St. Louis German Culture Center

The exhibition "Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes” has been officially opened on the University of Missouri-St.Louis campus on Saturday August 9.

Juan Díes of the Sones de México Ensemble plays a donkey jaw

15th Anniversary of the Rush Hour Concert Series

A "Bach to Bach Double-Header" concert filled St. James Cathedral in Chicago with beautiful music on Tuesday, July 15. 

Chicago Consul General Herbert Quelle with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

Consul General Quelle meets with Director of Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

On Monday, July 14, Consul General Herbert Quelle met in Berlin with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee.

Consul General Quelle celebrates one of the seven goals scored by Germany

Consul General Herbert Quelle welcomed to Chicago by 7-1 victory over Brazil

Consul General Herbert Quelle and staff celebrated the victory of the German National Team at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.


View of Chicago's Skyline at Sunset

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.



The Consulate General will be closed on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

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