German Consulate General Atlanta

Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

Welcome to Atlanta

The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.

All passport and visa applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Only complete applications will be accepted. Passport applicants can pay with cash or credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Please click on  Visa, Passport, Legal for further information.

Please note that only the information given on this GERMANY.INFO WEBSITE is accurate and complete.

(left to right) Major General Eric Wesley, Consul General Detlev Ruenger, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Harland

Memorial Day (Volkstrauertag) Celebrated at Fort Benning

On November 17, German Consul General Detlev Ruenger payed a visit to Fort Benning, GA. He conducted talks with Major General Eric Wesley, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, officers of his leadership team and the the German Military Liaison Office at Fort Benning.

German Christmas Tree at Fernbank's Winter Wonderland

Visit the German Christmas Tree at Fernbank's Winter Wonderland

This German Christmas tree or Tannenbaum is decorated with beautiful ornaments handmade by the craftsmen of Wendt & Kühn. These renowned craftsmen have been producing colorful wooden figures for more than 100 years in the Erzgebirge region, which is widely known for its heartwarming Christmas splendor.

Delegation of German Bundestag Visits North and South Carolina

German Bundestag Delegation Visits North and South Carolina

In early October, a delegation from the Commission for Economic Development and Energy of the German Bundestag visited North and South Carolina to exchange ideas on how to intensify the relations between Germany and the two southeastern states.

"Here I Stand"-Luther Exhibition at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University

"Here I Stand"-Luther Exhibition Opens at Pitts Theology Library at Emory University

The Atlanta "Here I Stand" exhibit was opened on Monday at the renowned Pitts Theology Library of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The exhibit features Lucas Cranach’s reformation painting "Law and Grace," supplemented by many printed works from the Kessler Reformation Collection and selected exhibits from four German museums.

GACC South Vice President Stefanie Jehlitschka

Woman in International Business Award Presented to GACC South Vice President Stefanie Jehlitschka

The Vice President of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Stefanie Jehlitschka, received the Woman in International Business Award at the 35th Governor’s International Awards. Jehlitschka won the award for co-constructing Georgia’s first German-style apprenticeship program and manufacturing cluster, The Georgia Consortium for Advanced Technical Training or GA CATT.

40th Anniversary of Goethe in Atlanta

Creative Contest for University Students: Mephistopheles

The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is inviting all university students to take part in its 40th anniversary celebration by entering a creative contest: "Mephistopheles – a comparison to..." Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016.

Day of German Unity 2016 Celebrated in Atlanta

Day of German Unity 2016 Celebrated in Atlanta

More than 300 guests from the German-American community followed the invitation of Consul General Detlev Ruenger and his wife, Iris Ruenger for the celebration of the Day of German Unity at Ventanas, a beautiful rooftop venue overlooking downtown Atlanta.

Climate Diplo Day 2016

European Climate Diplo Week 2016

Germany, France and the United Kingdom joined forces for Climate Diplo Day 2016 in Atlanta by screening a film and organizing a panel discussion at the Goethe -Zentrum / Alliance Française.

Atlanta visit of Fulbright Commission

German-American Fulbright Commission visits Atlanta

From September 12 through September 16, 2016, the German-American Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) conducted a 5-day program for officials from several German universities to visit public and private universities in the Atlanta, GA region:

Consul General Detlev Ruenger (right) presents Order of Merit to Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg

Honorary Consul Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg Receives Order of Merit

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit to retired Honorary Consul, Mr. Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg. Consul General Detlev Ruenger presented the decoration to Mr. Stromberg at the offices of Honorary Consul Clemens Schmitz-Justen in Greenville, SC last week.

Consul Olaf Ladegast (left) presents the Order of Merit First Class to Barry Spurlock

Barry Spurlock Receives Order of Merit First Class

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Order of Merit First Class to the Chairman of the Board of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Mr. Barry Lee Spurlock.

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.

Euro2016 Germany vs. Ukraine

Atlanta Fans Watch Germany-Ukraine on the Big Screen at Colony Square

Soccer fans from the German-American community had a great time at the Colony Square open-air viewing party for the first German game at UEFA EURO 2016. Please join us for the other German games at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta!

Live simulcast with Eric Hall, Communications Manager at UNFCCC

Implementing COP21 - Die Energiewende (The Energy Transition)

The German Consulate General and the Clean Tech Open Southeast partnered for the second "Implementing COP21 - Energiewende (Energy Transition)" conference, which was held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center.

(right to left) Dr. Norman Sauce (Principal, Chamblee Charter High School), Richard Woods (Georgia Superintendent of Schools), Michael Göttert (German Language Advisor) and three CCHS students

GA Superintendent and Chamblee Charter High School Represent United States at International Education Forum in Berlin

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods and students and faculty from Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA represented the United States at the Forum for Cultural Relations and Education Policy "World Class! Schools. Education.Future." in Berlin last month.

Siemens Energy Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina

Implementing COP21: The Business of Clean Power - The Intelligent Grid

The German Consulate General in Atlanta, E4 Carolinas, an Energy Innovation and Capital Network, and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation hosted the first "Implementing COP21 - The Business of Clean Power: The Intelligent Grid" conference at the Siemens Energy Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta
German Flag (c)

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Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on January 16, 2017.

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

Honorary Consuls in the Southeast

Impressive personalities who help to promote German-US relations while also assisting US and German citizens in many matters related to Germany.