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.

Celebrating 20 years of Villa Aurora

Celebrating 20 Years of Villa Aurora

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Villa Aurora as an artists residence  on Saturday, November 14. The event featured a panel discussion focusingon the artist in times of crisis and was followed by a reception.

Condolence book

Book of Condolences for Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

The German Consulate General will place a book of condolences in its foyer, located at 6222 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90048, which will be open for all those wishing to convey their remembrances, Thursday, November 12, from 1pm to 4:30 pm, and Friday, November 13, from 9 am to 1 pm.

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

Colorado visit

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann Visits Colorado

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently paid his first visit to Colorado, where he met with Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and officially introduced Germany’s new Honorary Consul in Colorado, Paul T. Maricle.

DAAD visit to AZ

DAAD Outreach in Arizona

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann and Hanni Geist, West Coast representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), recently visited three universities in Arizona to promote study abroad in Germany and discuss current issues facing Germany and the EU.

Sports Delegation

German Parliament Sports Committee Visits Los Angeles

A seven-member delegation from the German Parliament Sports Committee visited Los Angeles to meet with local representatives to discuss and foster exchange on sports-related matters. 

German Language Diplomas

Consulate General Awards German Language Diplomas to GASA and Guajome Park Academy Language Students

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann together with Julia Ibold, German Language Consultant, awarded German language diplomas to students from the German American School Association of Southern California (GASA) and Guajome Park Academy in Vista during a ceremony held at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

Day of German Unity

German Consulate General Los Angeles Celebrates 25 Years of German Unity

On October 3rd, the German Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrated this year’s special Day of German Unity, Germany’s national holiday, which marked the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, with a reception at Villa Aurora, the famed artists residence in Pacific Palisades.

Model UN Team

Model UN Students from Cal State San Bernardino Visit German Consulate

A Model United Nations team of students from California State University, San Bernardino visited the German Consulate General and spoke with Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann to gain insight into Germany, the country they will be representing at the 2015 National MUN-Europe Conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

LA-Berlin Sister City Committee

LA-Berlin Sister City Committee Welcomes New Board Members

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee held its annual membership meeting at Yamashiro restaurant atop Hollywood with stunning views of the City of Angeles. Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann was in attendance to greet members and welcome the newly elected board members.

German is Cool

Learning German is Cool at GASA Summer Camp

This summer, happy campers from 7 to 16 years old enjoyed a fun-filled week learning German and participating in outdoor activities at GASA’s fourth annual German Immersion Camp. Katja Petrascheck, a Camp teacher and couselor, shares her impressions of the exciting week with us.

Major Timothy Goffinet Medal

US Soldier Receives German Military Honor

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presented US Army Major Timothy Goffinet with the bronze Humanitarian Service Medal, awarded to him by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. He was recognized for his service in Afghanistan with German forces.

Los Angeles

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Time and weather in Germany

Deutscher Wetterdienst

Deutschsprachige Webseite

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Information über das Konsulat auf Deutsch.

Holiday Closure

Thanksgiving (c) Colourbox

The Consulate will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 2015. 

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years


Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

Video Archive

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Climate Conference 2015: Ecological Football – Mainz 05 is successful and climate neutral

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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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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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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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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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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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Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago