German Consulate General Boston


The German Consulate General Boston will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

Welcome to Boston!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Au Revoir, Consul General Schütte

On Monday evening at the Goethe-Institut, Consul General Rolf Schütte celebrated his past three years as Consul General of New England with more than 100 close friends and colleagues,

German-Israeli Anniversary Year

Consuls General of Germany and Israel & AJC Celebrate 50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations

On Monday evening at Hebrew College in Newton, MA, the Consul General of Germany in New England, Rolf Schütte, the Consul General of Israel in New England, Yehuda Yaakov, and the President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Boston, Mel Shuman,  hosted a program entitled “A Miraculous Transformation: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations.”

Rolf Schütte and Yael Reuveny

Film Screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz” Co-Sponsored by German Consulate

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel, the Consulate General of Germany in Boston, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and the Goethe-Institut Boston co-sponsored a screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz” (“Schnee von Gestern”) at the West Newton Cinema on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

Portrait of Günter Grass (1927 - 2015)

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Günter Grass

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.

The exhibit is on display until April 3, 2015.

"Jewish Life in Germany Today" Exhibition Opening Ceremony

German Consul General Rolf Schütte officially opened the “Jewish Life in Germany Today” exhibition at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA on Tuesday. The exhibit features 25 large-scale panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students, and community members who live in Germany today.

Germanwings - Lufthansa

Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

Rededication of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding

Rededication of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding

On Sunday, February 1, 2015, German Consul General Rolf Schütte, in the presence of Israel and Anna Arbeiter, delivered  remarks at the rededication of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding at Gann Academy.

Richard von Weizsäcker

On the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker

Germany is mourning the loss of Richard von Weizsäcker – a man, a politician and a statesman who did great things for the way Germany is seen throughout the world.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Prof. Kaiser

Panel Discussion - Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: What Kind of Future?

On the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Prof. Karl Kaiser, the Consul General of Germany, Rolf Schütte, and the Director of the Goethe-Institut Boston, Detlef Gericke, organized a panel discussion with four distinguished professors of Harvard University entitled “Europe 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: What Kind of Future?”

Recipients of the IVA

German Saturday School Honors Recipients of the German Language Certificate

At the German Saturday School’s Christmas party on December 13, 2014, German Consul General Rolf Schütte had the distinct pleasure of handing out language certificates to students who had successfully completed the Deutsches Sprachdiplom.

Costas Lake Decorated with the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

On November 20, 2014, Mr. Costas Lake received the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Consul General Rolf Schütte had the distinct honor of decorating Mr. Lake with this award in Hartford, Connecticut in the presence of family members, close friends and colleagues, and representatives of the German-American business community.

Michael Resler

Prof. Dr. Michael Resler Bestowed the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Last week, Consul General Rolf Schütte bestowed the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Prof. Dr. Michael Resler in the presence of Dr. Resler’s close friends and colleagues.

CSU Delegation

Delegation of the German Parliamentary Group CDU/CSU in Boston

During their USA-tour, a delegation of the German parliamentary group CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union) paid a visit to Boston from October 28-30, 2014.

Sigmar Gabriel

German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs Lectures at Harvard

The Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, conducted his first USA-tour last week, stopping in Boston and Cambridge from October 22-23, 2014.

Dr. Adrian Kendall

Honorary Consul Bestowed The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Last week, inside the law office of Norman Hanson & DeTroy in Portland, Maine, in the presence of colleagues and relatives, Honorary Consul Dr. Adrian Kendall was bestowed The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of the German Federal President.

Connecticut State Capitol

Day of German Unity Celebration in Connecticut

On October 3, 2014, Consul General Mr. Rolf Schütte, in cooperation with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, represented by the State’s Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, Ms. Theresia Bauer, celebrated the Day of German Unity with a festive reception in the Legislative Office Building of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut.

14th Annual GAIN Conference

14th Annual GAIN Conference Draws German Scientists to Boston

The 14th Annual GAIN (German Academic International Network) conference took place in Boston earlier this month. In pursuing its purpose of regaining the “best and brightest” German scholars currently living and working in North America for the German academic landscape, the conference brought together scientists from the top-ranked universities, as well as representatives from the German government, research institutions, and the industry to discuss career opportunities for scientists in Germany and Europe.


“Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” Exhibit Opens in Boston

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, in the presence of The Honorable Patti B. Saris, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Consul General Rolf Schütte was honored to say a few words at the opening ceremony for the “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” exhibition in Boston.

Fans at the Goethe-Institut cheer on Germany

One Month, One Team, One Trophy

"They (Germany) did it the way it should be done - …make history by winning the World Cup” (Boston Globe, July 2014). Although both the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the homecoming ceremony for the German national team in Berlin are already one week behind us, we are still celebrating the “German engineered” fourth-star victory and the soccer-mania that swept through Boston over the last 30 days.

Prof. Weber

Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems Gives Lecture in Boston on German 'Energiewende'

Last week, German Consul General Rolf Schütte had the pleasure of welcoming close to 100 guests to the Goethe-Institut in Boston to hear the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Professor Eicke R. Weber’s, lecture on “The German ‘Energiewende’ and its Impact on the Global Energy Transformation.”

Fraunhofer CSE

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Inaugurates New Building

June 11, 2014 was a celebratory day for Fraunhofer USA. The newly renovated, energy-efficient building of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) in Boston, MA was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, the new Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Maeve Vallely Bartlett, and Deputy German Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Philipp Ackermann.


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The Consul General

Consul General

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Rolf Schütte.

German-Israeli Anniversary Year

German-Israeli Anniversary Year Enlarge image (© AA) Background information on the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel and the latest calendar of events can be found on the joint website for the anniversary year.

You can get involved in the social media discussion using the hashtag #IL50D

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

Logo of Green Talents 2015

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Promoting German-learning in the United States: the Netzwerk Sprachvergnügen

A good dictionary, or Wörterbuch, helps when studying German.

The "Netzwerk Sprachvergnügen" was founded by the German Embassy Washington to coordinate the efforts of the German and American institutions working to promote the German language in the United States. Funding is available for projects that directly or indirectly help spread or maintain German as a foreign language and achieve as wide a reach as possible.

iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

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German Chancellor Fellowship Programme

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience.

US-Germany Alumni Organizations

Experiences and friendships to last a lifetime--that is what exchanges to Germany bring. Many organizations exist to cultivate these contacts, and develop new ones. Here we list a few.

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

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

Germany in Europe

Germany in Europe

Germany lies at the heart of Europe, and as one of the founding members of the EU, it plays an active part in modeling its present and future. In this campaign, we will take a closer look at how Germany's role has evolved over the century.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Daily News from Germany -

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Please find here the daily news from Germany