German Consulate New York

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On this website you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in the Tri-State-Area.
The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Germanwings - Lufthansa

Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.


Bringing Bright Minds from Both Sides of the Atlantic Together since 2010: The GCRI Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

On March 18 German Consul General Brita Wagener hosted a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York.

Renee Fleming

German culture promoted by American leading opera singer - Germany honors four-time Grammy Awards winner Renée Fleming

On March 12, Ms. Renée Fleming was presented with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration was awarded in appreciation of her strong commitment and devotion to the continuous promotion of German culture and the German-American intercultural exchange.

Irmintraud Jost

Irmintraud Jost Honored for Transatlantic Commitment

Celebrating International Women’s Day, nineteen women from different countries were recognized by the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York City on Friday, March 6. From Germany, Ms. Irmintraud Jost was honored for her long standing engagement with transatlantic education

Eckart Nuernberger

Fostering the dialogue between German and American-Jewish youth - Germany decorates Eckart Nürnberger

On March 3, 2015 Mr. Eckart Nürnberger was presented with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. This order was awarded in appreciation of his strong commitment to volunteer work, especially in the transatlantic exchange program between German and American-Jewish high school students, as well as in appreciation of his great, long lasting efforts to strengthen and promote the German-American business dialogue.

Folkwang concert

German Consulate Goes Broadway! – Folkwang Musical Theater Department in Concert

Snow and sleet could not keep the audience away from experiencing rather unusual fare on the German Consulate’s stage on Tuesday night. Some 90 guests made their way to Midtown to enjoy an evening of show tunes, musical arias and tap dancing by students of the junior and senior musical theater class of the famed Folkwang University of the Arts Essen.


Mannes Sounds Festival – Masterpieces from the German Musical Heritage

Despite icy temperatures around 5°F, more than 80 guests came to Tuesday’s concert by Mannes College at the German Consulate General’s auditorium. The 90-minute program, spanning three centuries of German compositions, was the second concert of this year’s Mannes Sounds Festival and is part of an ongoing partnership between The New School and the German Consulate General.


Digital Diplomacy: A Conversation on Innovations in Foreign Policy

On the evening of February 23, digital diplomats from the New York community gathered at the German Consulate General for a conversation on innovations in foreign policy. The event was lead by noted Italian diplomat and author Andreas Sandre and moderated by Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief of the popular news website Mashable.


The Tobias Meinhart Quintet – a Night of Jazz at the German House

It is not every night that there is a full house at the German Consulate General’s Auditorium. Though with their promise of an incredible night of Jazz, the Tobias Meinhart Quintet was able to draw a crowd of over 120 people.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

Easter 2015

Easter Holiday

In observance of the Easter Holidays the offices of the Consulate in New York will be closed on Good Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6, 2015.

Job Openings and Internships

job offer

There are currently two job openings at the German Consulate General.

German students who are interested in completing an internship at the German Consulate General should submit an application to the Federal Foreign Office, which coordinates the interships at our more than 200 foreign missions abroad. For further information on our internship program in German, visit:

50 Years Germany-Israel Relations

50 Years Germany-Israel Relations

May 12, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugaration of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Wanted: Interpreters


The Protocol Department at the German Consulate General is currently looking for qualified, experienced freelance interpreters (both GER>ENG and ENG>GER), primarily for interpretation at official economic and political meetings.

Please contact Kirsten Moosburner at germanconsulatenyc[at] with your CV, certifications, and references. Please be sure to put "Interpreter" in the subject line.

Please note that this is not a position at the Consulate, and that services will be requested only as needed.

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