The Consul General - Greetings
Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago!
Enlarge image Consul General Onno Hückmann (© Germany.info/chicago) The bonds between German culture as well as business have extensive presence and impact in the Midwest region and the Chicagoland area.
German-American relations, especially to the Midwest, have been a cornerstone of German foreign policy for almost sixty years. The excellent relations are not limited to political meetings, but include also economical and academical spheres. More than 1,350 German-owned businesses in the Midwest create thousands of jobs in America’s heartland, and many U.S. based companies work closely together with their counterparts in Germany. The constant exchange of personnell and ideas between the Midwest and Germany helps both the U.S. and Germany prosper and aims for innovations: The “Transatlantic Climate Bridge” – a German-American initiative to fight climate change on both sides of the Atlantic – brings together scientists and entrepreneurs of the renewable energy sector from both our countries. On this website, you will learn about our quest to foster the excellent business relations for which the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) is of crucial importance.
In no other region of the United States is the number of Americans of German descent higher than in the Midwest: More than 15 % of the U.S. population claims to be of German origin, making it the largest ancestry group in the country. This fact is both our common rich heritage and the basis for cooperating in many fields. The sister city partnerships between many cities in the Midwest and Germany are a result of this fact and bring the German-American friendship to life. We cooperate very closely with many German-American cultural institution, foremost with the Goethe-Insitut in Chicago, when it comes to promoting the German language and hosting cultural or literature events.
We hope that our website gives you the information you are looking for, whether you are looking for information about visiting Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in Chicago and the Midwest. Our Event Calendar is always kept up to date and informs you about scheduled events in your area. We also provide a variety of links to German clubs, gatherings, newspapers, German Immersion schools and many more. If you want to be more directly in touch with us, please feel free to add this Consulate General to your friends on Facebook.
We look forward to hearing from you!