German Consulate General Houston

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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Houston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany and much more. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Consul General Redeker opens 5th Annual TOWER Conference

Consul General Redeker Opens 5th TOWER Conference

Consul General Ricarda Redeker provided the opening speech to the 5th Annual TOWER Conference on Tuesday, September 9th. The TOWER Conference in coordination with the GACC and TWEC focused on the wind energy industry and on uniting the industry leaders and experts globally.


Invitation to Celebrate the "25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall" at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans

You are invited to a luncheon to celebrate the "25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall". Special Speaker Dr. Guenter Bischof, Director of the Center Austria, will talk about "George H. W. Bush, the End of the Cold War, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall".

Students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston received German Language Certificate

Students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston Receive the German Language Certificate

On September 6, 2014 Consul General Ricarda Redeker and Ms Julia Ibold (ZfA) presented students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston (German Saturday School Houston) with the German Language Certificate of the Education Ministers Conference.

Consul General Redeker and Mr. John Neumeier

John Neumeier and the Houston Ballet - First American Company to perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

On September 4, 2014 Consul General Redeker attended the premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Houston Ballet. Mr. Neumeier, an American choreographer and artistic director of The Hamburg Ballet since 1973, is one of Europe’s most highly regarded dance makers. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work.

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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Visits Houston!

On November 3, 2014 the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will play their first concert in their USA Tour to honor the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall at the Houston Symphony. Join us for this unique performance before tickets are sold out!

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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.

2014 German Charity Gala

Texas German Day Council's 2014 German Charity Gala

SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual German Charity Gala will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Intercontinental Dallas. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction are just some the entertainment planned - tickets and sponsorship opportunities available now!

Leipzig Festival of Lights 2013

Leipzig Festival of Lights 2014

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, for the first time the entire ring road in Leipzig will be turned into an area of art projects among which visitors can move around. Along the historical route of the demonstrators light, sound and video projections, dance, performance and music will establish and challenge relations between 1989 and 2014.

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Deutsche Welle: Featuring stars from the Bundesliga

Together with the German Football League (DFL), Deutsche Welle (DW) has kicked off a special program just in time for the start of the Bundesliga season.

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News of Deutsche Welle available worldwide via Outernet

Deutsche Welle has signed an agreement with the newly-launched Outernet as an additional content distribution channel. The satellite-based Internet provider promises free access to information.


HAUS 7th Annual National Meeting in Philadelphia

Join Heidelberg Alumni USA for the 7th Annual National HAUS Meeting in Philadelphia on the weekend of September 19-21, 2014. Reconnect with representatives from Heidelberg, old friends and new fellow alumni while exploring the birthplace of American democracy.

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The 2014 Hurrican Season is here - Are you prepared?

The 2014 Hurrican Season is here and you should take simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

Apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship - Launch your career in Germany!

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers prospective leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to conduct a project as guests of the partner of their choice in Germany. Submit your application by September 15, 2014.


CITES - Protection of species of plants and animals from extinction

Alongside the destruction of habitats, the economic exploitation of animals and plants is one of the greatest dangers facing the animal and plant worlds. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, in short the Washington Convention, is a legally binding international agreement dating from 1973 to protect endangered species of animals and plants. It is also known internationally as CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Consul General Redeker Meets with Mayor Parker

Consul General Redeker Receives Proclamation from Mayor Parker

On Wednesday, July 16th the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Annise Parker.


We are the 2014 Weltmeister!

Germany is the 2014 World Cup Champions! Congratulations to the German Fußball team and thank you to the fans for showing their support at the Consulate's screening of the game! Check out our gallery of photos from the events:


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The Consul General

Consul General Redeker

The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Ricarda REDEKER

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards, Visa Applicants and Certifications of signatures and Affidavit of support, need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a seperate appointment.

Important Information – Visas for Hungary and Austria


The German Consulate General Houston is accepting visa applications for Austria (residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas only) and Hungary. You will find more information about the Visa requirements on our website.

German Consulate General Houston Newsletter

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Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

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