German Consulate General Boston

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

Michael Goering's Talk on the Refugee Crisis

Michael Goering, head of the "ZEIT foundation," recently gave an overview on the refugee crisis and its consequences at the Goethe-Institut Boston. If you missed his inspiring talk here is a link to the video and his speech.

Consuls Discuss Massachusetts Innovation & Best Practices

On Thursday afternoon, the German Consulate General hosted several Boston Consuls for an informal meeting on the 2015 Massachusetts Innovation Index & Best Practices.

Consul Horlemann with Jan Danisman, Executive Director of Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria Opens Cambridge Office

On February 24, 2016 the new joint presence between Invest in Bavaria and Germany’s National Cluster of Excellence for MedTech, Medical Valley opened its doors at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Düsseldorf Mayor Receives Tufts University's Bendeston Public Diplomacy Award

Düsseldorf Mayor Thomas Geisel was at Tufts University over the weekend to accept the renowned “Robert & JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award” from the Institute for Global Leadership's Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Initiative.

Germany: Open for Business!

On Wednesday evening at Morgan Lewis in Boston, German Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes, alongside 10 other Consuls General of  the Consular Corps in Boston, participated in GABC’s (German American Business Council) and GBANE’s (Global Business Alliance of New England) 22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Night.

65. Berlinale - Vorbereitung

The Berlinale – International Film Festival

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival is to be held from 11 to 21 February 2016. Berlin’s largest cultural extravaganza attracts 20,000 expert visitors every year for one of the key events in the international film scene. But the public don’t lose out! With more than 335 000 tickets usually sold, the Berlinale is the world’s largest public film festival.

German Consulate Boston, Bayer AG Co-Sponsor GAIN/GSO Networking Event

On Sunday evening, the German Consulate General Boston and Bayer co-sponsored a GAIN (German Academic International Network/GSO (German Scholars Organization) networking event entitled “Research and Innovation: Researching in Europe” at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

BVK Roadshow Boston 2016

On February 3, 2016, German Consul General Ralf Horlemann opened up the BVK Road Show USA 2016 for institutional investors in Boston.

Wanderung Projection

Consul's New Year's Reception featured Outdoor Video Projection Event "Wanderung"

On the occasion of his New Year’s reception on Tuesday evening, Consul General Ralf Horlemann, in conjunction with Emerson Urban Arts, hosted an immersive, video projection event entitled Wanderung (Migration) at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

First four companies selected to participate in the German Accelerator Life Sciences program in Cambridge

During the 34th JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) announced the first four companies to participate in its Cambridge-based program.


GAIN Leaders Receive German Consulate Medal

On Thursday, December 10, on the occasion of the German Academic International Network's (GAIN'S) annual Christmas Reception, Cornelia Kröger, Anne-Marie Ziller, and Romy Wichmann were honored for their valuable contributions to the German-American academic community in Boston via their work through GAIN.

CEO Lengauer

A Toast to GALS

On Tuesday evening, Consul General Ralf Horlemann, in the presence of colleagues of the Consular Corps, in particular the Science Consuls of Boston, scientists, researchers, academics, and businessmen and women, toasted to the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) and its new CEO Christoph Lengauer.

Trade representatives

Western MA has a lot to offer

On Tuesday, trade representatives from over 15 countries visited high-tech economy locations around Western MA.


Germany's Digital Economy Ranks Sixth in the World

Germany ranks sixth in the DIGITAL Index, an international comparison of 10 leading digital economies, with 53 out of 100 possible index points.


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The Consul General

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Ralf Horlemann.

Employment Opportunity

job offer

The German Consulate Boston is seeking a Scientific Liaison Officer starting August 1, 2016.

Visa and Passport Information


ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Impressions of the ILA Berlin

The aerospace industry will be descending on Berlin at the heart of Europe from 1 to 4 June 2016.

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. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

The impact of foreign policy

Whether refugee crisis, natural disasters or military conflicts, foreign policy activity defines how Germany is perceived in the world. The special feature on “The impact of foreign policy” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the website presents articles, interviews and portraits that explain Germany’s foreign policy commitment and how it changes people’s lives. There are interviews on this subject with Bärbel Kofler, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, and with Antoine Gérard, Chief of the Secretariat of the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

E-paper edition

Topical dossier on “The impact of foreign policy”

Media library on the website

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Event Calendar

Browse our regional calendar to find out which events are scheduled in the Greater Boston Area.

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.