German Consulate General Los Angeles
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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.
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.
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.
Holiday Celebration and Commemoration
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.
German Holiday Program and Grant
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.
EU Cooperation Event
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.
Reenactment of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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.
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.
25 Years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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.
Steven D. Lavine
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.
DAAD Information Tour
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.
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.
Thierry Noir Painting
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.
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.
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.
ADN Guardhouse in Los Angeles
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.
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.
Day of German Unity in LA
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.
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.
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.
The German Summer School of New Mexico
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.
Discover a New Path: Explore Germany
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.
Albert Einstein Academies
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.
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.
Two Lines Exhibition
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.
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.
Clean Technology Dinner
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.
World Cup Champions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evening of Music and Remembrance
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 Saturday School
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.