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.

Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Companies Can Apply Now

The motto of this year's Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency's competition is "The Makers of Energy Transition." Private and public companies are invited to submit their ideas on practical implementation of the energy conversion by July 15.


#youforG20 – is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

International Parliamentary Scholarship of The German Bundestag (IPS)

The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.

Germany’s Mack Rides Receives the Themed Entertainment Association’s THEA Award

Germany’s Mack Rides Receives the Themed Entertainment Association’s THEA Award

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the 23rd Annual Thea Awards Gala on April 22 in Anaheim, where Germany’s Mack Rides received a Thea Award for their Inverted Powered Coaster installed at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.

Changing of the Guard

Arizona German Honorary Consul Changing of the Guard

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presided over the official ceremony in Phoenix on March 24 to bid farewell to outgoing German Honorary Consul in Arizona, Dr. Helge Jordan, and to inaugurate his successor, Mr. Wolf Kaufmann.

Hans Eberhard presentation

Hans W. Eberhard Receives Commendation from the County of Los Angeles

On Friday, March 10, Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted a small reception in honor of Hans W. Eberhard who received a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles for 50 years of Distinguished Service to the German-American community.

ELEEP dinner

ELEEP Young Professionals in Los Angeles

Deputy Consul General Steinbrenner met with members of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) during their visit to California to explore climate change adaption with a focus on water scarcity.

Sister Cities Plaza Dedication

LA’s Newest Park Dedicated to Sister Cities

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the dedication of the Los Angeles Sister City Plaza in San Pedro.  The city’s newest park will feature 25 flags that represent each Sister City of Los Angeles. This year, Berlin and Los Angeles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sister City partnership. 

Oscar reception for German nominees

Celebrating German Oscar Nominees in Los Angeles

On Saturday, German Films, Villa Aurora and the German Consulate General hosted a reception in honor of this year’s German Oscar nominees. The annual event celebrates German film and shines a spotlight on German filmmakers in Los Angeles.

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Bundestag Election 2017

Bundestagswahl 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Video Archive

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The Baltic Region – Sustainability and Growth for its People

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The art world is focused on Germany – it’s Documenta14 in Kassel

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The Berlinale Africa Hub

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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start

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Dual Training in Germany

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Studying as a foreign student in Germany

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The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate?

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Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue

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The New German President