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.

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.

"Oktoberfest in August" attendees

Schwaben Verein of Chicago celebrates "Oktoberfest in August"

The 137th Annual Summer Festival of the Schwaben Verein of Chicago took place in Buffalo Grove, IL, last weekend.

Consul General Herbert Quelle (r.) awards Mr. Raimund Lotter (l.) the Order of Merit

Mr. Raimund Lotter awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Mr. Raimund Lotter was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations.

Honorary Consul Lansing Hecker congratulates GCC Coordinator, Larry Marsh (left), on the new exhibition

"Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes” exhibit opens at the St. Louis German Culture Center

The exhibition "Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes” has been officially opened on the University of Missouri-St.Louis campus on Saturday August 9.

Juan Díes of the Sones de México Ensemble plays a donkey jaw

15th Anniversary of the Rush Hour Concert Series

A "Bach to Bach Double-Header" concert filled St. James Cathedral in Chicago with beautiful music on Tuesday, July 15. 

Chicago Consul General Herbert Quelle with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

Consul General Quelle meets with Director of Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee

On Monday, July 14, Consul General Herbert Quelle met in Berlin with Deirdre Berger, Director of the Berlin office of the American Jewish Committee.

Consul General Quelle celebrates one of the seven goals scored by Germany

Consul General Herbert Quelle welcomed to Chicago by 7-1 victory over Brazil

Consul General Herbert Quelle and staff celebrated the victory of the German National Team at the Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Dr. Lohse addressing the symposium at the Union League Club

Bremen's Senator for Environment explains Germany's renewable energy policy

Dr. Joachim Lohse, the Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Transportation of the German city of Bremen, visited Chicago last week to speak about renwable energy policy and climate change.

Deputy Consul General Soos addressing the conference

Business Conference on Energy-Efficient Transportation Systems

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.


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.

Labor Day 2014

Labor Day BBQ

In observance of Labor Day, the Consulate General will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014.

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Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.