German Consulate General Chicago

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German Consulate General Chicago

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Chicago. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in Chicago and the Midwest. The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction comprises the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Mayor Emanuel with Consul General Quelle

Consul General Quelle meets Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

On Monday, September 29, Consul General Herbert Quelle met with Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel in the Mayor's office at City Hall.

Consul General Quelle with representatives of Taschen, a German publishing firm

Consul General Quelle visits EXPO Chicago

On Sunday, September 21, Consul General Herbert Quelle visited Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art.  Held at Navy Pier, the exposition featured 140 leading galleries from around the world, including several from Germany.

(l. to r.) Consul General Herbert Quelle and Head of Germanic Studies Dr. Elizabeth Loentz

"Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes" officially opens at University of Illinois at Chicago

On Monday, September 22, Consul General Herbert Quelle spoke at the Chicago premier of "Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the Twentieth Century."

Consul General Quelle with students and staff of the Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield

Consul General Quelle presents German Language Certificates to Michigan students

Consul General Quelle visited eastern Michigan last weekend to officially present German Language certificates ("Deutsche Sprachdiplome") to students of the Deutsche Sprachschule Bloomfield and Deutsche Schule Ann Arbor.

Consul General Herbert Quelle with author Judith Levi

Judith Levi presents "The Heart Can Change"

On Thursday, September 18, Judith Levi spoke about her personal journey of German-Jewish reconciliation at an event sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore Division.

Deputy Consul General Marios Soos (l.) with the speakers and hosts of the German Night Reception

"German Night Reception" at the International Manufacturing Technology Show

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), one of the world’s most important trade fairs, as well as the largest fair for manufacturing and machine tools in North America, took place in Chicago from September 8 through 13, 2014.

Consul General Herbert Quelle and Honorary Consul Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson

Consul General Herbert Quelle in Minneapolis/St Paul on September 11

Consul General Herbert Quelle spoke at a symposium on global business ethics, organized by the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, on September 11, 2014.

The Panel

Human Impacts Chicago salon addresses smart design

On the evening of Thursday, September 11, 2014, Human Impacts Chicago presented a unique climate awareness event at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel (l) and Consul General Herbert Quelle (r)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Steuben Parade at Lincoln Square

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Consul General Herbert Quelle, many other dignitaries and thousands of participants on Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 in commemoration of General von Steuben at the annual Steuben parade which took place at Lincoln Square.

Molekülmodell, junge Leute

Opportunity for trip to Germany for high school STEM students

The Goethe-Institut invites high school students who are interested in science to discover Germany! Twelve talented young scientists will have the opportunity to travel to Germany from November 28 - December 7, 2014 and learn what it has to offer.

Consul General Herbert Quelle next to Beuys's "Untitled (Sun State)"

Joseph Beuys at the Art Institute

On Monday, August 18, Consul General Quelle visited the Joseph Beuys blackboard on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.


View of Chicago's Skyline at Sunset

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.

Holiday Closure

Tag der deutschen Einheit

In observance of the Day of German Unity, the Consulate General will be closed on Friday, October 3, 2014.

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Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

... that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul?