German Consulate General Los Angeles

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Welcome to Los Angeles!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.
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GICS Winter Concert

Goethe International Charter School Winter Concert and Grant Presentation

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann attended the annual Winter Concert at the Goethe International Charter School in Los Angeles. During his visit, he also presented the school with a grant from the German government to foster its German program.

LA Berlin Holiday Celebration

Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee Celebrates the Holiday Season and Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee celebrated the holiday season with a festive event that also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

German Holiday Program

German Holiday Program and Grant Presentation at Franklin Magnet School

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann attended the annual German holiday program at Benjamin Franklin Magnet School in Glendale, where he also presented the school with a grant from the German government to foster German language education.

World Affairs Council

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Speaks at EU Event

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer gave a keynote speech on  the fall of the Berlin Wall and participated in panel discussions on European Union - United States relations during an event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California. 

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Esperanza German Students Reenact the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Connor Richcreek reports and shares with us how he and his fellow 300 German-language students at Esperanza High School in Anaheim celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Hannover Synagogue

Consul General Dr. Fischer Speaks at Kristallnacht Commemoration

Consul General Dr Fisher was invited by the Museum of Tolerance to speak at its annual event commemorating Kristallnacht– the “Night of Broken Glass“–that happened 76 years ago on November 9, 1938.

25 Years Fall of the Wall

Celebrating 25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall in Los Angeles

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated all over the world including Los Angeles, where Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer attended and spoke at two events over the weekend and recalled the world-changing day of November 9, 1989.

Steven Lavine

Steven D. Lavine Honored for Transatlantic Cultural Exchange

Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts and Villa Aurora board member, received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions in fostering German-American cultural relations.

DAAD Utah trip

Deputy Consul General Biedermann and DAAD Visit Utah to Promote Study in Germany

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann together with the representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Hanni Geist, recently visited three universities in Utah to promote study abroad in Germany and give lectures on diverse topics such as the European Union, the Ukraine crisis and practical journalism.

Light & Noir exhibit

“Light & Noir” Exhibit Opens in LA

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann recently attended the opening of the “Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950” exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Thierry Noir

Painting by Berlin Wall Artist Thierry Noir Marks 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer was delighted to receive artwork by famed Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir, who partially donated the painting to the German Consulate for the 25 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

NAU Berlin Wall Exhibit

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Visits Arizona

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer recently traveled to Arizona to speak to audiences interested in or connected to Germany about the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the accompanying events that took place all over Central Europe in 1989.

GASA Kindertag 2014

German Children’s Day in LA

We present here the delightful report by Christoph Baltes, South Bay German Saturday School student, on this year's Children's Day celebrated by the German American School Association in Los Angeles.

The ADN Pförtnerhaus

The ADN Guardhouse and “Key Delivery” Installation Opens in LA

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann recently attended the unveiling ceremony for the East German ADN Pförtnerhaus (guardhouse) and the opening of the “Key Delivery” installation in Los Angeles.

Students Celebrate Oktoberfest

Students Celebrate Oktoberfest at Guajome Park Academy in Vista

Guajome Park Academy’s German Club was proud to present its annual Oktoberfest on Tuesday October 7. All students and parents were invited to participate in fun-filled activities and learn about the origin of Oktoberfest.  

Day of German Unity 2014

Day of German Unity Celebration in Los Angeles

Over 500 guests joined Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer and his wife Jutta on October 2 to celebrate the Day of German Unity. Germany’s national holiday observed on October 3 marks the day in 1990 when East and West Germany peacefully reunited.

Governor Brian Sandoval

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Celebrates 150 Years of Nevada Statehood

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer recently visited Nevada, where by invitation of Governor Sandoval, he attended a special event to celebrate Nevada's 150th birthday.

Lola Book Reading

Lola Goes Glendale!

In a special book reading, students in the German immersion program at Franklin Magnet School in Glendale were introduced to Lola, the adventurous young heroine in the book series by German author Isabel Abedi.

German Summer School in Taos

Southern California Goes To German Summer School of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico in consortium with California State University Long Beach held its annual session of the German Summer School of New Mexico, a unique total German immersion program for undergraduate, graduate and high school students.

Molekülmodell, junge Leute

STEM High School Students: Apply for Science Trip to Germany

The Goethe-Institut Chicago invites high school students interested in science to explore Germany! Twelve young scientists from the USA will be chosen to travel to Germany from November 28 - December 7, 2014. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2014.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Albert Einstein Academies

Albert Einstein Academies Celebrates Opening of New Middle School in San Diego

Just in time to kick off the new school year, Albert Einstein Academies celebrated the opening of its new Middle School building with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann and other local dignitaries.

Rita Reiff Cross of the Order of Merit

GASA President Rita Reiff Receives the Cross of the Order of Merit

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer was honored to present the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rita Reiff, the president of the German American School Association, at a small ceremony in his office on August 12.

Two Lines Photo Exhibition

“Two Lines: Korean Demilitarized Zone & German Green Belt” Exhibition Opens in LA

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer recently spoke at the opening ceremony for the photo exhibit “Two Lines: Korean Demilitarized Zone & German Green Belt” hosted by the Korean Cultural Center and the Governor of the Gyeonggi Province. 

Next Generation Youth Exchange Program

Berlin - Los Angeles Next Generation Youth Exchange Program

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer hosted an afternoon reception for 10 teenage boys and girls from Berlin, Germany participating in the Next Generation Youth Exchange Program organized by the Los Angeles and Berlin Fire Departments at his residence on July 24.

Clean Tech dinner

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Attends Germany Trade & Invest Clean Technology Dinner in LA

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer attended the recent Clean Technology dinner hosted by Germany Trade & Invest, where he welcomed guests and gave the opening remarks. 

World Cup Champions

Sweet Victory: Celebrating Germany’s World Cup Win

German soccer fans including Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer packed the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles to watch Germany defeat Argentina 1-0 and become the 2014 FIFA World Cup Champions.

GASA Summer Camp

GASA German Summer Camp 2014

The German American School Association (GASA) held its third annual German Summer Camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Recreation Center in Orange, where 82 campers enjoyed learning German in a week of fun-filled activities.

Women Business Conference

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Speaks at Connecting Women to Power Business Conference

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer recently participated in a panel discussion on international business opportunities at the "Connecting Women to Power Business Conference" at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Marthe Cohn Award Ceremony

Marthe Cohn Receives Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer presented Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany during a reception on June 26 at the Goethe-Instiutut Los Angeles.

JPL Heritage Event

German Consulate General at JPL Heritage Event

Once again the German Consulate General participated in the Heritage Event at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laborartory in Pasadena. The annual event celebrates the cultural diversity of JPL’s 5,000 employees who come from all over the world including Germany.

Bestemming Concerto

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Attends International Evening of Music and Remembrance

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer had the honor to be one of the keynote speakers at a special concert honoring 89-year old actor Curt Lowens, a young resistance fighter, at the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre on Friday evening, June 13.

German Saturday School students.

GASA Presents Its Las Vegas German Saturday School at Parenting Expo 2014

The German Saturday School of Las Vegas participated in the recent Parenting Expo 2014 trade show at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas to promote its German language program. 

German Language Award Ceremony

Franklin Elementary Students Receive German Language Certificates

German Language Advisor Julia Ibold presented students enrolled in Franklin Elementary's German immersion program with German Language Certificates during an award ceremony in Glendale.

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Holiday Closures: Christmas and New Years

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The Consulate will be closed on December 24, 25, 26  and December 31 as well as January 1, 2015.
Happy Holidays!

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

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Learning German at PASCH schools

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A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

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21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

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Comedy in Germany

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Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

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Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

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German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

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Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

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