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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.


Commemorative Run in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 2014

Join the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany for a fun 5K commemorative run in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Press Conference To Kick Off Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra's U.S. Tour in Houston on Nov. 3

On Monday, November 3, the Houston Symphony presents the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as they begin a concert tour of the United States in Houston, which is an official sister city of Leipzig, Germany since 1992.


25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - "Zug in die Freiheit" Screening at Memorial High School on October 30, 2014

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall the Consulate General of Germany in Houston invited students and teachers of German to the screening of the docu-drama "Zug in die Freiheit" (Liberty Train – Next Stop Freedom) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Memorial High School.


Staff of the German Consulate visits the Johnson Space Center in Houston

Together with Mr. Hans Bolender, European Space Agency, and Ms. Michaela Benda from the Airbus Defense and Space, Space Systems Inc., the team visited many facilities at the Johnson Space Center.

October 10, 1989 "Freedom"

Join the Baker Institute for Special Retrospective of the 25th Anniversary of the End of the Cold War

The program will begin with a brief performance by musicians of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, followed by an excerpt of “The Miracle of Leipzig", a film highlighting the peaceful protest of more than 70,000 people in Leipzig, Germany.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

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!


Meet Sebastian Krumbiegel from Die Prinzen in Houston, Dallas and New Orleans

A very special event is coming up! After the huge success last year, German recording artist Sebastian Krumbiegel (Die Prinzen) is coming back to Houston! This time he will also perform in Dallas and New Orleans.

Consul General Redeker with Lipan Apache Tribe Members Robert Soto (left) and Bernard Barcena Jr. (right)

170 Years of the Lipan Treaty

On Thursday, October 16th Consul General Redeker invited the Lipan Apache tribe members for a luncheon in honor of the long-standing Lipan Treaty.

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Postcards from the Trenches: German and Americans Visualize the Great War

The exhibit will center on ordinary soldiers, who often conveyed their experiences through “field postcards,” blank postcards distributed to soldiers at the war front on which they corresponded with their loved ones at home.


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".

Consul General Redeker Meets with MAR Founders, Board Members & Investors

Young German Start-Up MAR Wins the 2014 Rice University’s Business Plan Competition

German-based business start-up MAR and winner of the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition visited to the Consulate on Monday, October 13th to discuss future plans for their company in Houston with Consul General Redeker.

Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

Transatlantic Outreach Program - 2015 Summer Study Tours

Applications for the Transatlantic Outreach Program’s 2015 summer study tours are now available online! Social Studies teachers in the U.S. and Canada are invited to apply for a 2-week, all-expenses-paid study tour of modern Germany. Application deadline: February 2, 2015.

Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy

2014 Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy in Germany

The 13th Annual "Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy" will be held in Schlitz, Germany from December 2 - 7, 2014. Musicians are encouraged to apply by November 17, 2014.


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The Consul General

Consul General Redeker

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

Important Information


Due to technical difficulties the Passport Department in Fort Bliss / El Paso, Texas (German Air Force Command USA/Canada in Fort Bliss) is unfortunately unable to accept passport applications at this time and will be closed until further notice.

For inquires about German passport procedures please refer to the website or contact the German Consulate General Houston directly (contact information at

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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The Newsletter of the German Consulate General in Houston is now available online. 

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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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