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.
For the 11th time, Deutsche Welle is honoring exceptional online activists and projects from around the world. DW streamlined key points of The Bobs 2015. The most important change: DW will hand out the Freedom of Speech Award for the first time. It will honor a person or initiative that takes an exemplary stand for human rights and freedom of expression in the digital world.
Deutsche Welle boosts The Bobs international online award
The German-American community welcomed Alexander Gerst to Houston on Wednesday evening, and were given an exciting look into his experiences traveling to and living in outer space on the ISS and the Blue Dot Mission.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst's Evening in Houston
Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale. The “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – Towards a Global Energiewende” conference on March 26 & 27, 2015 will provide an excellent platform to meet and share your experience with the most important energy policy experts, researchers as well as industry and civil society representatives from all over the world.
Energy Transition Conference
Consul General Ricarda Redeker made an offical visit to Louisiana February 5th and 6th, where she met with Honorary Consul Paul Anderson as well as NOLA City Mayor, the Port Authority, the World Trade Center and BASF members in Geismar.
Mr. Markus Grübel, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defense, and Mr. Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator of the Transatlantic Cooperation, arrived in Texas after talks held in Washington, D.C. to tour the German Federal Defence Forces (Bundeswehr) bases in El Paso, TX and Alamogordo, NM and ended their trip at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center / NASA before returning to Germany.
Dr. Klaus Schüler, Federal Director of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany, visited Houston on Friday, January 23rd.
Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by April 30, 2015 and send in your submission for the International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference: PLANETARY URBANISM – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design.
In 2015 Leipzig celebrates its 1000th anniversary of the earliest mention of the city. In cooperation with the International Office of the City of Leipzig, the Leipziger Stadtsportbund, who organizes the marathon, and the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association Houstonians are invited to run in Leipzig, either the full or the half marathon.