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.
Julia Ibold, German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, presented German Language Diplomas and Certificates to students from San Diego High School and Albert Einstein Academies.
German Language Awards
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented Elke Miller with the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, bestowed on her by President Joachim Gauck for her efforts in establishing German education in Los Anngeles.
Doris Barnett, Member of the German Parliament, gave a presentation on implementing a German apprenticeship program in Southern California at a meeting hosted by the German American San Diego Foundation.
Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer took part in a Day of Remembrance ceremony at Temple Ramat Zion, where he gave a speech to hundreds who gathered to pay respects and remember the victims of the Holocaust.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Service
The Consulates General of Germany and Israel in Los Angeles hosted a joint event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations established between Germany and Israel with a special screening of “Death & the Maiden” at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 31.
50 years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations
A delegation of German soldiers took part in the US Marine Corps Paralympic Trials in Camp Pendleton, California in early March. Brigadier Dirk Backen, the head of the Military Attaché in Washington, also attended the event to cheer on the German team.
Marine Corps Trials
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann visited the German booth at the AFCI Locations Show 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, where Germany was showcased as a film location destination.
The Beach City Baseball Academy of El Segundo is pleased to announce the participation of the German national little league team in their 4th annual “12 and Under International Baseball Tournament" on March 28 and 29 at Recreation Park in El Segundo, California.
German National Baseball Team
During his recent visit to Los Angeles, the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee hosted a reception for Björn Böhning, State Secretary and Head of the Senate Chancellery of the Federal State of Berlin.
German Academy Award nominees were feted at a reception given in their honor by German Films at Villa Aurora on Saturday, February 21.
Pre-Oscar Party at Villa Aurora
During his recent trip to Utah, Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer, who will retire in the summer, used the opportunity to bid farewell to officials of the State of Utah. In this capacity, he was received by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann attended the opening of the Erich Kästner exhibition, presented by the German Department at California State University, Long Beach, where he also delivered the opening remarks.
Erich Kästner Exhibition
Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer bid farewell to outgoing Honorary Consul Charles W. Dahlquist, II and welcomed James T. Burton as the new German Honorary Consul for Utah.
Honorary Consul in Utah
"We are grateful to have had a Federal President of this calibre, to have had a man like this at the helm of our state," said the Chancellor, paying tribute to Richard von Weizsäcker.
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann visited Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego, where he presented the school board with a grant from the German government to foster the German language program.
Grant for German Language Program