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.

Left to right: AIS student Alicia Martinez, Honorary Consul of Poland Lawrence Ashe Parker, German Consul General Christoph Sander, AIS Headmaster Kevin Glass, Mayor Sam Massell, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, AIS student Liam Heery, and Clair Angelle, Director of International Affairs at the City of Atlanta.

Berlin Wall Dedication Ceremony at the Atlanta International School

The Atlanta International School held a ceremony last week to dedicate a section of the Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall) on the school’s campus. Members of Atlanta’s international and civic community, including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Mayor Sam Massell, Clair Angelle, Director of International Affairs at the City of Atlanta, the Honorary Consul of Poland, Lawrence Ashe Parker, and Consul General Christoph Sander attended the event.

Thomas Raufeisen

Author and "Fall of the Wall"-Eyewitness Thomas Raufeisen Visits Atlanta Schools and Universities

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, author and "Fall of the Wall"-eyewitness Thomas Raufeisen visited several Atlanta schools and universities last week to tell his adventurous and moving story about a life between the two former German states.

U12 Champions of the 2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School

2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School

The 2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School last Sunday offered great soccer, cultural exchange and loads of fun! Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the German Street Soccer Cup champions!

Students next to an original piece of the Berlin Wall at KSU

Students Celebrate 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On October 6th, German-American Day, the German Studies Department at Kennesaw State University organized a campus-wide celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The "German Career Day" Team visits Whitewater High School

Mit Deutsch Karriere Machen - German Career Day at Greater Atlanta High Schools

Ten Atlanta area high schools participated in the German Career Day "Mit Deutsch Karriere Machen (Career Opportunities with the German Language)," organized by the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center, last week. One of the highlights for the students was the concert/workshop by German electro-pop artist, DYKO.

Consul General Christoph Sander with members of the German military stationed in the Southeast

24th Day of German Unity Celebrated in Atlanta

250 guests from the German-American community followed the invitation of Consul General Christoph Sander to join him in celebrating the 24th Day of German Unity on October 1st, 2014 at the Atlanta International School.

German Program at Ashford Park Elementary School

Share Your Kowledge of German(y) with Local Students

Many thanks to Angelika Heitzmann for sharing her knowledge of the German language and culture with students at Ashford Park Elementary School last week. If you are also planning a visit to a school in your area, please let us know and we will be happy to provide materials for the students!

3rd Environmental Youth Symposium in Atlanta

Creating Action through Environmental Stewardship and Research in the Southeast

The German Consulate General was invited to participate in the 3rd Environmental Youth Symposium for Colleges and Universities in the Southeast, which provided opportunities for students, faculties, administrators, and other environmental and sustainability stakeholders to develop partnerships, network and collaborate on sustainable environmental practices.

Artists and Dignitaries at the TEASE Exhibit at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the SouthEast Opens in Atlanta

Consul General Christoph Sander, Honorary Consul Klaus Becker and Miriam Bruns, Executive Director of the Goethe-Zentrum had the pleasure of welcoming 80 art enthusiasts for the vernissage of the TEASE exhibit at the Goethe-Zentrum last Thursday.

(left to right) Marc Merlin (Science Tavern), Jim Ries (OMG), Olivia and Carter Ries (OMG), John Gardner (Novelis), Lea Chambers (Golder Associates), Dr. David Bucknall (Georgia Tech)

First German-British Climate Day Opens Dialogue on Sustainability Efforts

The British and the German Consulates-General of Atlanta joined for the first ever German-British Climate Day, which offered a first-hand look at what is under way in Germany and the United Kingdom in regard to waste management and climate protection. The two-day event also provided a chance for open dialog in the Metro Atlanta area and the Southeastern United States about the importance of personal activism and corporate/community commitment for successful sustainability.

Exchange Students at Whitewater High School

Exchange Student Returns to Whitewater High School

After visiting Whitewater High School last year with a group of 16 students from the Robert Bosch Gesamtschule in Hildesheim, one of the German students returned to Georgia for an exchange semester. She is broadening her American experience and is also a great teaching asset in the Whitewater High German classes.

(left to right) Barry Spurlock (Chairman, Goethe-Zentrum), Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing, Bernhard Wolter (Director of Communications, Humboldt Forum), Miriam Bruns (Executive Director, Goethe-Zentrum)

The Berlin Palace – Humboldt Forum: The Project

The traveling exhibition on the restoration of the Berlin Palace was opened at the Goethe-Zentrum last Friday with a reception and lecture by Bernhard Wolter, Director of Communications at the Humboldt Forum.


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

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Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on November 27, 2014. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Consul General

German Consul General Christoph Sander

Consul General Christoph Sander
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

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.