German Consulate General Atlanta
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.
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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.
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.
German Christmas Tree
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.
German Bundestag Delegation
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.
"Here I Stand"-Luther Exhibition
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.
Woman in International Business Award
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.
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.
Day of German Unity
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.
Climate Diplo Week
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:
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.
Order of Merit
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.
Order of Merit
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.
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!
UEFA Euro 2016
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.
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.
International Education Forum in Berlin
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.