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.

Heiko Maas

The Rosenburg Files: The German Federal Ministry of Justice and its Nazi Past

There are many studies about what happened during World War II, but just a few describing how  Nazis influenced the reconstruction of Germany after the war. German Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas and a panel of scholars presented the initial results of a study focusing on how the Federal Ministry of Justice dealt with its own national socialist past.


A Dialogue to Foster American-German-Jewish Relations

Deepening the ties between young American Jews and Germany: This was the main objective of a discussion and networking reception held at the German House on the evening of November 12.


Running Together for German-American Friendship

Celebrating German-American friendship and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were more than enough reason for German House employees and members of the New York running club "Dashing Whippets" to take on a 10K on November 9.


Cornelia Thomsen’s exhibition at the German House – a parody of living in the GDR

“Hypocrisis, Pressures and Ironies of Life in Communist East Germany”, the autobiographical exhibiton of New York-based German artist Cornelia Thomsen, tells another story related to the falling of the Wall 25 years ago. The exhibition was opened on Thursday, November 6 and will be open to the public throughout November.


Neo Rauch “At the Well”: A Journey through the Unconscious

Neo Rauch's “At the Well” combines small and larger format paintings continuing the artist’s unique and iconographic style. It will be displayed from Thursday, November 6 until Saturday, December 20 at David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea.

liberty train

“Liberty Train – Next stop Freedom” – An emotional rollercoaster

Composed with exclusive archival footage, reenactments and engaging interviews with contemporary eye-witnesses, the movie "Liberty Train - Next Stop Freedom" was another highlight in our series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener



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Holiday Closure

Thanksgiving (c) Colourbox

The Consulate will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Job Openings and Internships

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There is currently one 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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