German Consulate General Chicago
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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The exhibition Math To Touch aims to create a new approach towards mathematics. It depicts the supposedly most abstract of all the sciences in a manner that can be understood by the senses and makes mathematics comprehensible – for all age groups and without any preparatory training.
Exhibition: Math To Touch
Consul Franz Kaufmann spoke Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony commemorating Volkstrauertag (National Day of Mourning) in Fort Sheridan, IL.
Volkstrauertag is observed every year in Germany to remem...
Volkstrauertag observed across the Midwest
The Minneapolis exhibition, in the Lutheran heartland of the United States, includes items never displayed outside Europe before and provides a comprehensive overview of the life and work of the great reformer.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited the Consulate General in Chicago Tuesday, where he met with Deputy Consul General Mario Soos. The two discussed a range of topics, but focused especially on the cur...
Governor Nixon visits Consulate General
On Saturday, August 6, Walter Sommers received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at a ceremony held in the CANDLES Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Consul General Herbert Quelle presented the award on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck. Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher from Indianapolis was also present.
Walter Sommers receives Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
After six years of excellent service in promoting German-American relations as Honorary Consul of Germany in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mrs. Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson stepped down from this office on May 30, 2016.
Changing of the guard in Minnesota
Once again the German and European rebels and freedom fighters that immigrated to the USA as a result of the 1848 Revolution will be the focus of a trans-Atlantic conference. “The Legacy of 1848” (Das Vermächtnis von 1848) will be held in Northfield, Minnesota (50 miles/80 km south of Minneapolis) from March 30 to April 2, 2017.
Call for papers: International Conference on the Forty-Eighters in the USA
Armin Homann received the German American Friendship Award of Ambassador Wittig from Consul General Herbert Quelle in a ceremony before his children and grandchildren at the Chicago Consulate on Wednesday, June 1st.
Armin Homann awarded German American Friendship Award
The International Women Associates of Chicago celebrated Germany at this year’s annual gala on May 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Consul General Herbert Quelle and Mrs. Corinna Niestrath-Quelle served as honorary co-chairs.
The International Women Associates of Chicago Gala 2016
Here you can find other press releases from the past few years.