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.
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On Tuesday, Dr. David Barclay was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations. Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht presented the award on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck in an intimate ceremony at the Consulate General in Chicago.
Dr. David Barclay awarded Federal Cross of Merit
On Monday, Shelley Frisch received the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of "Kafka-- The Years of Insight" by Reiner Stach. In a ceremony held at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, German Consul General Brecht presented the award, which is funded by the German Foreign Office and administered by the Goethe-Institut Chicago. Following the presentation, Ms. Frisch read an excerpt from her translation.
19th Annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize awarded
Consul General Dr. Christian Brecht offically opened the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum in Cincinnati on Monday. Through photos, text, audio and videos, the exhibit explores the experiences of several Jewish individuals living in Germany today.
"Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition officially opened in Cincinnati
From May 21-23, the directors of Goethe-Instituts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba met in Chicago for their annual regional conference. They were joined by Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut Head Office in Munich, as well as Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of Germany in Chicago.
Regional Directors' Conference of the Goethe-Institut hosted in Chicago
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest hosted a Business Conference on Energy-Efficient Transportation Systems in Chicago on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
During the conference a German delegation with companies that are active in this field as well as German and U.S. transportation experts discussed cutting-edge technologies that can make America’s transportation systems more energy-efficient.
Business Conference on Energy-Efficient Transportation Systems
Kai Wiedenhöfer's "Freedom Forward: 25 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall" exhibit officially opened on Thursday night at the DANK-Haus German American Cultural Center. The exhibit juxtaposes images of the Berlin Wall with more recent images of other walls around the world.
"Freedom Forward" Exhibit Grand Opening
Deputy Consul General Mario Soos joined representatives of other EU nations for a panel discussion on "European Markets on the Rise" at the World Trade Week West Michigan Business Conference in Grand Rapids on Thursday.
World Trade Week West Michigan Business Conference
A delegation from the German Bundestag met in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday and Tuesday to evaluate the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program (CBYX). Since its founding over 30 years ago, the CBYX program has given more than 20,000 German and American youths the opportunity to spend a year in each other's country.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange forum in Dearborn