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

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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Closed - Easter

Osterdekoration - bunte Eiern, Hasen und Narzissen

The Consulate will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015 and Monday, April 6, 2015 on account of the Easter Holiday.

The Consul General

Consul General

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

Martin Walser and David Dollenmayer read from "A Gushing Fountain"

Martin Walser returns to Boston to read from the newly released translation of his autobiographical novel "A Gushing Fountain."

GISB is Hiring: Preschool Teacher

Logo of the German International School Boston

The German International School Boston is seeking a Preschool Teacher. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the option to discuss a flexible part-time role.

The Goethe-Institut is Hiring: Language Program Coordinator

Goethe-Institute Boston

The Goethe-Institut Boston is seeking a Language Program Coordinator, starting June 1, 2015.

The Goethe-Institut is Hiring: German Language Teachers

Goethe-Institute Boston

The Goethe-Institut Boston is now accepting applications for German language teachers.

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale.

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.

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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