German Consulate New York

At night the Empire State Building is illuminated in the colors black, red and gold.

Welcome to New York!

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.


GLSC Returns to the Consulate for 35th Year

Last weekend, the German Consulate General was host to the 35th Professional Development Conference, a large yearly conference for representatives of German Language Schools in the United States.

Markus Horn

Markus Horn brings Silent Film to the 21st Century with Nosferatu

After making its premiere at the Teaneck International Film Festival, Markus Horn’s CineConcert for “Nosferatu” on November 10 entertained a large audience at the Consulate General and proved that silent movies have lost nothing of their fascination.

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"

Cross of the Order of Merit for Prof Beiser

A Life Devoted to Philosophy - Germany honors Professor Frederick Charles Beiser

On November 9 Consul General Brita Wagener presented the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Professor Frederick Charles Beiser honoring his lifelong teaching of German philosophy to American students.

Celia Rogge exhibition opening

Celia Rogge and the Hidden Obvious

Last Thursday, on November 5, the German Consulate General opened its newest exhibition with photographs by German-born artist Celia Rogge in the lobby of the German House in Midtown Manhattan.


Nein.Quarterly Shares the Politics of German Humor at the Consulate

Organized by the American Council on Germany (ACG), Eric Jarosinski performed in the German House on Tuesday, November 3.

Rabbi Sobel honored by Germany

Promotion of the Jewish-German Dialogue and Interreligious Communication – Germany honors Rabbi Sobel

On October 7, 2015, Rabbi Dr. Ronald B. Sobel, president of the Leo Baeck Institute New York, was presented with the Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration was awarded in appreciation of his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to the German-American-Jewish Dialogue and his efforts to promote interreligious communication.

Quadrille Dancers

Dance and Network at the Quadrille Ball

Since its first edition in 1961, the Quadrille Ball has become a standard in the Manhattan ball season. For its upcoming 56th annual ball on January 30, 2016, the lavish affair is currently taking registrations from interested dancers.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener



The German Consulate General in New York will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Job Openings

job offer

There is currently one job opening at the German Consulate General.

Job Offer at German House


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), whose offices are located here at the German House, is currently looking for a Part-Time Media Assistant at their GAIN program.


Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

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.