German Consulate 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. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany, German newspapers and broadcasts as well as our Event Calendar. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens.

The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. 

Gretel Bergmann-Lambert at 100- Celebrated and in Good Spirits

Apr 15, 2014 |

On April 12, former athlete Gretel Bergmann, who was excluded from the German team in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin because of her Jewish origin, celebrated her 100th birthday in New York City amongst friends and admirers. A delegation from Germany including Member of Parliament Dagmar Freitag -Chairperson of the Sports Committee of the German Bundestag, Clemens Prokop- President of the German Athletics Association and German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben gathered together to wish her a happy birthday.

Moritz Götze’s Deutsche Kunst – Pop Art of Second Looks

Apr 14, 2014 |

“Deutsche Kunst” –the newest Pop Art exhibition by German artist Moritz Götze opened on Thursday, April 3 at the German Consulate General. Throughout the evening, guests became acquainted with Götze’s use of bright colors and vivid images, showcasing the artist’s creativity and social commentary on history and politics.

Tonbandgerät - Muscial Ambassador for German Language

Apr 10, 2014 | German Consulate New York

German Band “Tonbandgerät” has been touring the United States for about four weeks at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut to promote German language at American High Schools. On March 26, the young band from Hamburg finally stopped by New York City and gave a concert for students at the A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in Harlem.

A Reception celebrating the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Apr 1, 2014 |

On Friday, March 28th, the German Consul General and his wife, Mrs. von Alvensleben, hosted a reception at their residence in New York City to celebrate Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's final concert of their 2013-14 Season at Carnegie Hall withGerman violinist Christian Tetzlaff.

‘‘The Red Orchestra” - a German Resistance Network Recognized

Apr 1, 2014 |
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On March 25th the German Consulate General and the New York Board of Rabbis hosted a screening of   “THE RED ORCHESTRA”, a documentary about one of the largest, but widely unknown, civil anti-Nazi resistance networks. Directed by Stefan Roloff, the film uses rare footage of the recollections and statements of surviving members and children of victims, to explain the characteristics and motivation behind the group.

“A Taste of Germany” - An Evening of Specialty Foods

Mar 28, 2014 |
Taste of Germany

Eight German companies followed an invitation to present their newest food creations, organic products and specialties to importers, retailers and industry experts on Monday evening, March 17. Sponsored by the German-American Chamber of Commerce, the culinary tasting event took place at the German House penthouse restaurant on the 23rd floor.

The BronxBerlinConnection- a collective circle of self-expression

Mar 28, 2014 |

Young Hip Hop performers from the BronxBerlinConnection youth exchange celebrated the program’s 6th year on March 19th, 2014 at the Bronx Music Heritage Center. This year, the “Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen”, a Deutsche Bank-sponsored award, was given to Berlin-based street work organization Gangway e.V., for developing a youth program that has facilitated 10 international exchange trips, 3 multi-lingual music compilations and worked with nearly 100 young people from both cities.

Dynamic and Content-Rich - Strong Sales at this Year’s Armory Show

Mar 18, 2014 |

Over thirteen German exhibitors presented artworks at the Armory Show 2014 from March 5-9. The Armory Show is the largest art fair in New York and one of the main events of the international art market. It is visited by over 50,000 people each year. Housed in Piers 92 and 94 along the Hudson River, the Armory Show offers un-paralleled access to some of the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.

"Triptych" - An Evening of Painting and Music

Mar 13, 2014 |

Simon Dinnerstein’s presentation of his highly acclaimed work,The Fulbright Triptych, marked the beginning of the “Triptych Evening” on March 10 at the German Consulate. Showing projected images of pa...

“60 Years of Wolfgang Klähn” at the German House

Mar 12, 2014 |
Klaehn exhibit

With the end of the Third Reich, ‘degenerate art’ was quickly reinstated in German museums. Suddenly, a whole new art world was introduced to the then 17 year old artist Wolfgang Klähn. The young artist absorbed the modernist art and began shaping his own influential role in the German art scene. The German House exhibition “60 Years of Wolfgang Klähn” curated by Caroline Taylor, shows works of the artist’s entire creative process.

New York

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

Easter Holidays

Easter Holiday

The German Consulate General will be closed from Friday, April 18th through Monday, April 21st, 2014.

Happy Easter!

The Consul General

Busso von Alvensleben

Busso von Alvensleben

Europawahl 2014

European Union

Vom 22. bis 25. Mai 2014 wählen die Bürgerinnen und Bürger der Europäischen Union zum achten Mal das Europäische Parlament. In der Bundesrepublik Deutschland findet die Wahl am Sonntag, dem 25. Mai 2014, statt.

Informationen zur Europawahl 2014

ILA Berlin Air Show 2014

ILA 2014

ILA Berlin Air Show, taking place from May 20-25, 2014 at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, represents once again the market place and meeting platform for the global aerospace industry, all suppliers and service providers as well as all international clients. Last year, more than 125,000 trade visitors and experts used the synergies that ILA 2012 offered.

ILA 2014 - Official website
ILA 2014 - Brochure

Germany – always worth a visit!

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of

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 Doreen Schikorski 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.

Job Openings and Internships

There are currently no job openings 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, wich coordinates the interships at our more than 200 foreign missions abroad. For further information on our internship program in German, visit:

German Center for Research and Innovation

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Visit the German Center for Research and Innovation at The site is an information platform for North Americans who are interested in the German research and innovation landscape and who wish to study, conduct research or business in Germany.

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Hanover Messe 2014 showcases cutting edge technology

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Comedy in Germany

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Berlinale 2014 – European Film Market sets a new record

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Food Safety in Germany - One Focus of Green Week 2014

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German Beer - Centuries of Tradition

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Christmas Markets – a German Tradition

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Germany celebrates 40 years as a member of the UN

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Elections in Germany

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Best of Germany: Riesling Wine

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Castle Country

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Excellence Initiative

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Studying in Germany

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Berlinale 2013

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Berlin's Fashion Scene

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Life in Berlin

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Oktoberfest Munich

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12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Conference on Internet and Human Rights

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Festival Culture in Germany

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Franco-German Youth Office

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The International German Olympiad 2012

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Martin Luther 1517 and the protestant reformation

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DMY International Design Festival Berlin

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International solo dance theatre festival

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Germany's vibrant Media Landscape

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Dialogue – Germany Inspires

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Destination Germany The Visitors - An International Angle

Destination Germany The Cities – Vivid and Vibrant

Destination Germany The Landscapes – Mountains, Lakes and Sea

Destination Germany - Cultural Gems – Classic Highlights

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