German Consulate General Los Angeles

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Welcome to Los Angeles!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.

German Language Diplomas

Consulate General Awards German Language Diplomas to GASA and Guajome Park Academy Language Students

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann together with Julia Ibold, German Language Consultant, awarded German language diplomas to students from the German American School Association of Southern California (GASA) and Guajome Park Academy in Vista during a ceremony held at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

Day of German Unity

German Consulate General Los Angeles Celebrates 25 Years of German Unity

On October 3rd, the German Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrated this year’s special Day of German Unity, Germany’s national holiday, which marked the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, with a reception at Villa Aurora, the famed artists residence in Pacific Palisades.

Model UN Team

Model UN Students from Cal State San Bernardino Visit German Consulate

A Model United Nations team of students from California State University, San Bernardino visited the German Consulate General and spoke with Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann to gain insight into Germany, the country they will be representing at the 2015 National MUN-Europe Conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

LA-Berlin Sister City Committee

LA-Berlin Sister City Committee Welcomes New Board Members

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee held its annual membership meeting at Yamashiro restaurant atop Hollywood with stunning views of the City of Angeles. Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann was in attendance to greet members and welcome the newly elected board members.

German is Cool

Learning German is Cool at GASA Summer Camp

This summer, happy campers from 7 to 16 years old enjoyed a fun-filled week learning German and participating in outdoor activities at GASA’s fourth annual German Immersion Camp. Katja Petrascheck, a Camp teacher and couselor, shares her impressions of the exciting week with us.

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US Soldier Receives German Military Honor

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presented US Army Major Timothy Goffinet with the bronze Humanitarian Service Medal, awarded to him by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. He was recognized for his service in Afghanistan with German forces.

Ulla Schmidt and Consul General Neumann

German Delegation Visits Los Angeles for Special Olympics

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomed a delegation of high-ranking German officials, headed Ulla Schmidt, Vice President of the German Federal Parliament (the Bundestag), to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics.

Thomas Oppermann

German Bundestag Member Thomas Oppermann Talks Entertainment and Immigration in Los Angeles

Thomas Oppermann, member of the Bundestag (German parliament) and Chair of the SPD parliamentary group, visited Los Angeles on Monday, July 20 to discuss immigration and the entertainment industry.

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann at Clean Technology Dinner

Germany Trade & Invest Hosts Clean Technology Dinner in Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the Clean Technology dinner hosted by Germany Trade & Invest in Los Angeles. He gave opening remarks at the event which focused on Germany's energy transition and market potential for U.S. companies.

Honorary Consul Paul T. Maricle

Paul T. Maricle Appointed New German Honorary Consul in Colorado

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann officially installed Paul T. Maricle as the new honorary consul in Colorado for the Federal Republic of Germany on Monday, July 13.  Mr. Maricle fills the position vacant since the retirement of Bernhard J. Bleise earlier this year.

Dr. Fischer Retires

Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer Retires

After 37 years and three months, Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer officially retired from the German Foreign Service on June 30. In his career as a German diplomat, he served his country in missions all over the world including Japan, Austria, Croatia and the United States.

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German Language Diplomas and Certificates Awarded to San Diego Students

Julia Ibold, German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, presented German Language Diplomas and Certificates to students from San Diego High School and Albert Einstein Academies.

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Elke Miller Receives Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented Elke Miller with the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, bestowed on her by President Joachim Gauck for her efforts in establishing German education in Los Anngeles.

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Special Announcement

The Consulate will be closed on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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