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.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Martin Luther

Luther’s Legacy Comes to New York City at the Morgan Library & Museum

Challenging the Pope as well as the Emperor, Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517 started a revolution in the small town of Wittenberg that quickly spread far beyond German borders. The exhibition “Word and Image” opening at the Morgan Library & Museum on October 7, with support from German Foreign Ministry, explores how the Reformation was launched using text, media and art to spread its message.

Pablo Held Trio

Pablo Held Trio Concert

When it comes to counting the Pablo Held Trio’s qualities, critics never seem to lack superlatives. There is talk of “the shooting star among young jazz pianists,” of “an ideal combination of improvisational imagination and musical economy,” and of “one of the most exciting young groups of German jazz.” The Pablo Held Trio will perform at the German Consulate General on Tuesday, October 25.


Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende

Energy analyst Arne Jungjohann will discuss the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany with two American energy experts.


Upcycling New York: MetroCard Collages by Nina Boesch

Inspired by everyday life in the city and the pursuit of making New York a greener place, the exhibit “Upcycling New York” features over twenty of Nina Boesch’s collages made entirely from used and expired MetroCards. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, assembled from cut-up pieces of subway tickets found in subway stations around the five boroughs of New York City. “Upcycling New York” demonstrates Boesch’s continuous engagement of transforming a mundane everyday object into something new and beautiful, giving new life to what most New Yorkers consider trash.

Timo Vollbrecht

Timo Vollbrecht presents: “Lots of Guitars” - An Evening of Otherworldly Sounds

There is immense beauty in simplicity and this new ensemble sets out to unleash it. The five musicians draw inspiration from the five different countries that they represent: Germany, Japan, Austria, Turkey and the US. It is their diversity and merging of influences that transcend musical genre. As a result, their music shows traces of jazz improvisation, minimalism, contemporary classical music, songwriting and progressive rock. “Lots of Guitars” - An Evening of Otherworldly Sounds will be presented at the German Consulate General on Thursday, November 17.

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

Appointments for Legal and Consular Matters


Due to high demand for passport and visa application appointments, waiting times for an appointment may be increased. Please consider this while arranging personal travel plans.

Please note that an appointment is necessary for the processing of most legal and consular matters at the Consulate General in New York. To make an appointment, please use our

Appointment System

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Job Openings at Goethe Institut New York

Goethe Institut New York is looking for teachers of German as a second language.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. All in no less than 19 languages - and on top of that, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Donate for Refugees


Want to contribute to refugee relief efforts?  Follow the link to donate to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft," an umbrella charity organization that is the gateway for donating to the refugees arriving in Germany.

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