German Consulate New York

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On this website you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in the Tri-State-Area.
The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


Mannes Sounds Festival – Masterpieces from the German Musical Heritage

Despite icy temperatures around 5°F, more than 80 guests came to Tuesday’s concert by Mannes College at the German Consulate General’s auditorium. The 90-minute program, spanning three centuries of German compositions, was the second concert of this year’s Mannes Sounds Festival and is part of an ongoing partnership between The New School and the German Consulate General.


Digital Diplomacy: A Conversation on Innovations in Foreign Policy

On the evening of February 23, digital diplomats from the New York community gathered at the German Consulate General for a conversation on innovations in foreign policy. The event was lead by noted Italian diplomat and author Andreas Sandre and moderated by Lance Ulanoff, Editor-in-Chief of the popular news website Mashable.


The Tobias Meinhart Quintet – a Night of Jazz at the German House

It is not every night that there is a full house at the German Consulate General’s Auditorium. Though with their promise of an incredible night of Jazz, the Tobias Meinhart Quintet was able to draw a crowd of over 120 people.

Ensemble mise en February 5

Connections: Germany – New York – New Music at the German Consulate General

One week after Blizzard Juno shut down the city contemporary music collective Ensemble Mise-En’s postponed performance took place at the German Consulate General on February 5.

Richard von Weizsäcker in Bundestag in 1985

Steinmeier: Weizsäcker's 1985 Speech Was a Milestone

"For the people of Germany, the Federal President’s admission was also a liberation, namely from the delusion that the war had been about fighting for survival against superior enemy forces. It was only through military defeat that Germany had been able to move forwards. No German politician had had the courage to articulate that truth before Richard von Weizsäcker!"

Gauck on death of Weizsäcker

Gauck Remembers Former President von Weizsäcker as Builder of Bridges

"He deepened Germany’s friendship with its partners in the West, and he sought mutual understanding with the peoples of the East. He was early in recognizing the elimination of division in Europe as the only way to overcome the division of Germany."


Women-in-Business Forum – Broad resonance for a significant topic

On January 28, 2015 the German, Austrian and Swiss American Chambers of Commerce in New York organized the first of four events on professional women´s issues to be held in 2015, starting with a panel discussion regarding “Women in Leadership – How to Navigate Global Organizations as a Female Leader” at the offices of A. T. Kearney in Times Square.

Concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland

70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation Commemorated

Each year, the number of survivors who bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust grows smaller, so this 70th anniversary is given special importance as it is among the last that will be attended by eye-witnesses. Keeping the memory and the lessons of the Holocaust alive is therefore more important than ever.

Arthur Kampela

Arthur Kampela – A Retrospective

DAAD´s Artist in Residence Alumni, Brazilian musician and composer Arthur Kampela presented a retrospective of over 25 years of his career in the German House auditorium on January 22.

Caroll Neubauer

Germany honors Caroll H. Neubauer – Promoter of Transatlantic Dialogue and Cooperation

Mr. Caroll H. Neubauer was presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. This order was awarded in appreciation of his outstanding service  and tireless commitment to German-US relations in the economic sector for almost three decades.

Carol Kahn Strauss receives order of merit

Understanding through cooperation – Germany decorates Carol Kahn Strauss

On January 20, 2015 Ms. Carol Kahn Strauss was presented the Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration had been awarded in appreciation of her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to German-American-Jewish relations for more than two decades.

50 Years Germany-Israel Relations

Speech by Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the launch of the German‑Israeli series of readings and discussions marking the 50th anniversary of German‑Israeli diplomatic relations

May 12, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugaration of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany. Both countries will be celebrating the occasion with numerous cultural events. On Thursday, January 15 Foreign Minister Steinmeier made a speech at the launch of the German‑Israeli series of readings and discussions.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

50 Years Germany-Israel Relations

50 Years Germany-Israel Relations

May 12, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugaration of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Job Openings and Internships

There is currently no job opening at the German Consulate General.

German students who are interested in completing an internship at the German Consulate General should submit an application to the Federal Foreign Office, which coordinates the interships at our more than 200 foreign missions abroad. For further information on our internship program in German, visit:

Wanted: Interpreters


The Protocol Department at the German Consulate General is currently looking for qualified, experienced freelance interpreters (both GER>ENG and ENG>GER), primarily for interpretation at official economic and political meetings.

Please contact Kirsten Moosburner at germanconsulatenyc[at] with your CV, certifications, and references. Please be sure to put "Interpreter" in the subject line.

Please note that this is not a position at the Consulate, and that services will be requested only as needed.

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