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.

50 years German-Israeli relations

Germany and Israel Stand Together And Celebrate Their Friendship

Trust, forging the future and a “unique friendship”: Those were some of the keywords that emerged during an animated event celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany at the German Consulate New York.

Visit to Dover HS

Consulate General Awards German Book Prizes to Language Students at Dover High School

Promoting German as a foreign language is one of the main tasks for German diplomats abroad. A visit to the German department at Dover High School highlighted these efforts.


Vice President of the Bundestag Visits the German School Brooklyn

On Friday June 5, the children of the German School Brooklyn were paid a visit by a very special guest from Germany.

Oehlen exhibition

A "Wild Youth"-Artist Conquers The Big Apple

For the very first time Albert Oehlen, the famous German artist, is featured in a museum show in New York. The New Museum shows “Home and Garden” through September 13, 2015.

Austin Eighan, 2015 Bundestag scholar

Meet 2015 Bundestag Scholar Austin Eighan

For Minnesota native Austin Eighan, IPS has brought international politics to a much more personal level: "I’ve greatly appreciated seeing German politics from the inside out and also coming to the understanding that these major politicians that I’ve only seen on TV or in the internet thus far in my life are really people who wait in line at the cafeteria like everyone else, too."


Tracking Down German Roots in New York City

Everyone knows that Germans made up for a large part of the immigrants that came to New York. But where are their traces now? “Lost or Landmark - German Life and Architecture in 19th Century New York”, an exhibition showcased at the German Consulate General, rediscovers lost memories.

50th anniversary German Israel diplomatic relations

Germany and Israel Celebrate a Miracle

50 years after the start of their diplomatic relations, Germany and Israel celebrate a friendship that was inconceivable at the end of the war 70 years ago. Therefore, the Consuls General and the Permanent Representatives to the UN of Germany and Israel in partnership with AJC held a ceremony at the Museum of Jewish heritage in order to celebrate this occasion.

Panel discussion

Discussion about the Future of Holocaust Remembrance

70 years after the end of WWII, less and less Holocaust survivors are able to share their memories to future generations. The remembrance of the Holocaust will soon be passed on to their children and grand-children. A thoughtful discussion at the German House underlined the challenges for the new generation

Cornell German students

German – A Popular Language for US Students

Promoting German as a foreign language is one of the main tasks for German diplomats abroad. A visit to the German department at Cornell University underlined these efforts.

Piano player Hoefner

Music is Multilingual

Part of an exciting generation of young German jazz musicians, award-winning pianist and composer Florian Hoefner made good use of his trip to New York City and delivered a captivating solo performance at the German Consulate General on Thursday, May 7.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

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.


Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

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:

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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Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.