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.


Tracking Down German Roots in New York City

Everyone knows that Germans made up for a large part of the immigrants that came to New York. But where are their traces now? “Lost or Landmark - German Life and Architecture in 19th Century New York”, an exhibition showcased at the German Consulate General, rediscovers lost memories.

50th anniversary German Israel diplomatic relations

Germany and Israel Celebrate a Miracle

50 years after the start of their diplomatic relations, Germany and Israel celebrate a friendship that was inconceivable at the end of the war 70 years ago. Therefore, the Consuls General and the Permanent Representatives to the UN of Germany and Israel in partnership with AJC held a ceremony at the Museum of Jewish heritage in order to celebrate this occasion.

Panel discussion

Discussion about the Future of Holocaust Remembrance

70 years after the end of WWII, less and less Holocaust survivors are able to share their memories to future generations. The remembrance of the Holocaust will soon be passed on to their children and grand-children. A thoughtful discussion at the German House underlined the challenges for the new generation

Cornell German students

German – A Popular Language for US Students

Promoting German as a foreign language is one of the main tasks for German diplomats abroad. A visit to the German department at Cornell University underlined these efforts.

Piano player Hoefner

Music is Multilingual

Part of an exciting generation of young German jazz musicians, award-winning pianist and composer Florian Hoefner made good use of his trip to New York City and delivered a captivating solo performance at the German Consulate General on Thursday, May 7.

American in Berlin

A new Schumann brought to New York

The New York Times called David Kaplan an “excellent and adventurous young pianist” after he performed “New Dances of the League of David”, a tribute to Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze”, at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on March 22, 2015. About one month later, the German Consulate General in New York hosted the concert “An American in Berlin” with Anne Lanzilotti and David Kaplan on April 28.

Bach portrait to return to Leipzig

Bach-Portrait is coming back to Germany after more than 65 years

A 1748 painting of Johann Sebastian Bach which has hung for more than 60 years in a private living room in Princeton, NJ, will be heading back to Germany. Its last owner, the late William H. Scheide, mandated in his Will that the portrait would be given as a present to the Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Music Talks with Elad Kabilio

Music Talks at the German House – “Cello x 4”

On April 16 New York-based cellist Elad Kabilio, together with cellists Grace Ho, Michael Katz and James Waldo, performed parts of Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue” and an Aria from organ Pastorale in F Major as part of the Music Talks series.


Bringing Bright Minds from Both Sides of the Atlantic Together since 2010: The GCRI Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

On March 18 German Consul General Brita Wagener hosted a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York.

Renee Fleming

German culture promoted by American leading opera singer - Germany honors four-time Grammy Awards winner Renée Fleming

On March 12, Ms. Renée Fleming was presented with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration was awarded in appreciation of her strong commitment and devotion to the continuous promotion of German culture and the German-American intercultural exchange.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the German Consulate General will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Closure of Consular and Visa Section

The Consular and Visa Section will be closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2015!

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

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.

Job Openings

job offer

There are currently no job openings at the German House.


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.

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