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

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.

Connecticut German-American Business Forum

Connecticut German-American Business Forum Hosts First Event

On June 3, 2014 German Consul General Rolf Schütte joined in celebrating the formation of the Connecticut German-American Business Forum in Hartford, CT by attending the Forum’s first event.

GISB Class of 2014

GISB’s Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations, GISB Class of 2014! Last Friday, the German International School Boston (GISB) celebrated its second graduation ceremony. Seniors Carl-Philip Arnoldi, Friederike von Bohlen, Gabriel Clara, Alisa Fechner, Dilara Ruppert received both the German International Abitur and the Massachusetts High School Diploma.

Hans Scharoun, Watercolor, 1919-23

Hans Scharoun Exhibit at MIT Features Prints Rendered on a German CRUSE-Scanner

If you haven't already seen the exhibition “Hans Scharoun: Architect and Visionary” at the Wolk Gallery of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, now is your chance. The exhibit, which is partly funded by the Goethe- Institut of Boston and the MIT museum, was curated by Eva-Maria Barkhofen from the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in Berlin, and is on display until August 15, 2014.

Deputy Consul General Mathias Kruse

Human Impacts Salon STEAMs Up Boston

On May 15th at the Goethe-Institut Boston, more than 50 enthusiastic attendees of the first ever Human Impacts Salon in Boston discussed climate change innovation together with a diversity of Boston’s community leaders and thinkers. The audience was also treated to thought-provoking performances from local artists dedicated to shedding light on environmental and educational issues.


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The Consul General

Consul General

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

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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.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

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