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. 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. 

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“The Gatherings” by Artist David Stern at the National 9/11 Museum

The National 9/11 Museum finally opened its doors almost 13 years after the tragic event. The monumental paintings, "The Gatherings," by German born New York artist David Stern (who witnessed 9/11 from his studio at 52 Greene Street) are prominently displayed in the 9/11 Museum's atrium.

Pianist Nana Shi with soprano Adrienne Pardee

Capturing Senses – The 5th Annual Chelsea Music Festival

The fifth annual Chelsea Music Festival, which begins on June 6th, combines music, food and art with a special focus on Germany and Brazil. Festival artistic directors Ken-David and Melinda Lee Masur impressed the audience in a special preview concert at the German House on June 2nd, performing a selection of works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, and Villa-Lobos.

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Jenny Brockmann - Exhibition at the German Consulate General

Almost 4,000 miles separate Berlin from New York. At that distance, one would expect the two cities to be worlds apart and that, except for the regularly sent e-mails, there would be no link between the Big Apple and the German capital. However, in her solo exhibition “Air”, which opened in the German Consulate in New York on May 8th, Berlin-based artist Jenny Brockmann proved the contrary.

Meeting of the "German School Brooklyn" parents initiative

“German School Brooklyn” Parents Initiative Holds Inaugural Meeting

More than 100 parents with German background  and/or  interest in German language and culture attended the first information session of the parents initiative “German School Brooklyn” on May 14th at the German Restaurant, Die Stammkneipe. Jakob von Wagner, Head of the Cultural Department of the German Consulate General offered opening remarks and pledged the consulate's wholehearted support for a German School in Brooklyn, emphasizing the important role of the German Schools abroad for the German Federal Foreign Office.

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Roman Kent Honored with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

On May 22, 2014, Holocaust survivor Roman Kent was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his unparalleled efforts in serving fellow survivors and keeping the memory of the Shoa alive. German Consul General Busso von Alvensleben presented the award to Roman Kent at a ceremony in New York City on behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck.

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Travel Back in Time with German Singer Adrienne Haan

A stool, a piano and a glass of water were all that Adrienne Haan needed for her show at the German House on May 6th. With her unique voice, she performed songs from artists like Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf and managed to take the audience with her on a journey through time. An ordinary room on First Avenue, New York City turned into one of the famous Cabaret-theatres of 1920s Berlin or a Parisian bar of the 1950s.

Tonbandgerät - Muscial Ambassador for German Language

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.


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

“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.

Special Announcement

In observance of Independence Day the consulate will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.

The Consul General

Busso von Alvensleben

Busso von Alvensleben

Job Openings and Internships

There is currently one (1) 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:

"Make it in Germany"

make it in germany initiative

In a quest to secure qualified professionals and skilled workers the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Employment Agency have launched a new initiative.
“Make it in Germany” shows qualified professionals from other countries the way to Germany. For the first time, one portal bundles together all the key information about making a career and living in Germany.

Make it in Germany

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.

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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21st International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart

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12th International Literature Festival in Berlin

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Franco-German Youth Office

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DMY International Design Festival Berlin

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International solo dance theatre festival

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