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.

State of Ohio Executive Resolution

Governor of Ohio issues resolution recognizing German Unification Day, October 3, 2015

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor signed a resolution recognizing October 3, 2015 as German Unification Day throughout the state of Ohio.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson with Consul General Quelle

Cleveland welcomes Consul General Quelle

The Forest City welcomed Consul General Herbert Quelle for a visit on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. While in Cleveland, Mr. Quelle met with Honorary Consul Diana Thimmig and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.  He also spoke with local representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and gave a talk to the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.  Last but not least, he had the pleasure of touring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

Consul General Quelle with MO Governor Jay Nixon

Consul General Quelle meets with MO governor Jay Nixon

On April 16, Consul General Herbert Quelle paid an official visit to the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon. This was his fourth meeting with a Governor of the 13 federal states in the consular district of Chicago.

Jugendliche in Deutschland

Summer Camp for Teenagers offered by Goethe-Institut Chicago

Teenagers are invited to learn German in the Summer Camp for Teenagers offered by the Goethe-Institut Chicago! The camp offers a language learning experience for all skill levels. With interactive lessons, new media like the iPad, games, films, field trips and - most of all - fun, participants will learn the basics of the German language or improve their existing language skills. The summer camp is a day camp and will be held from Monday through Friday, August 17 - August 21, from 9:30 AM until 4 PM, at the Center on Halsted (3656 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613).

Members of the delegation with CBYX participants and Deputy Consul General Mario Soos

CBYX participants hosted by Bundestag members

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, a delegation from the German Bundestag hosted a reception for participants of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program (CBYX), along with their host families, at the Union League Club in Chicago.

(l. to r.) Consul General Herbert Quelle, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation Jürgen Hardt, Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel

Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation visits Midwest

The Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation for the German Federal Foreign Office, Jürgen Hardt, MP, visited Chicago from April 12 to 14, 2015.

Sustainability in German and in STEM classes

Opportunity for STEM and German teachers

SUSTAINABILITY IN GERMAN CLASS AND IN STEM CLASSES Program will focus on: Water, Energy/Resources and Bio-Diversity Advanced training in Germany for up to 10 pairs of teachers during the summer of 2015. Application Deadline: April 15, 2015!


Consulate General News Archives

Find you can find other press releases from the past few years.


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The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

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

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“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

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Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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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?

International Parliamentary Scholarship

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The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. For more information please klick here:

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