German Consulate General Chicago

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German Consulate General Chicago

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Chicago. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in Chicago and the Midwest. The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction comprises the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Consul General Quelle with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Consul General Quelle meets with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

On Tuesday, January 20, Consul General Herbert Quelle formally introduced himself to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, currently serving his second term in office.

Freie Stelle beim Goethe-Institut Chicago

Head of Administration at the Goethe-Institut Chicago as of March 1st, 2015 Leiter/-in der Verwaltung (Ortskraft) Beschäftigungsumfang 100% Vollständige Bewerbungsunterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf und Zeugnisse) erbeten bis zum 26. Januar 2015 per E-Mail an

Honorary Consul Fred Hoffman, Christina Griesser, Consul General Herbert Quelle, Andrew Griesser (l. to r.)

Christina Griesser awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Christina Griesser was awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Tuesday, January 13, in the Detroit, Michigan offices of Honorary Consul Fred Hoffmann.  Consul General Herbert Quelle presented the award to Ms. Griesser, who was born in Michigan to German immigrant parents.

Proud of a German product--the Golf was named US car of the year at the Detroit Auto Show

Consul General Quelle visits Michigan

The Great Lakes State welcomed Consul General Herbert Quelle for a visit January 11-13.  After arriving on Sunday the 11th, Mr. Quelle held a meeting with board members of the local AJC chapter and at...

Interpretive Center in the Hermann Monument, New Ulm, Minnesota

Hermann Monument Society Library and Archive Grow in New Ulm, Minnesota

The Hermann Monument Society established its Library and Archive in 2010 to gather, organize, protect, and display materials which interpret Hermann for not only German-Americans but all Americans.  Its holdings have burgeoned to over 350 items.

(l to r) Nils Daldrup, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie; Brigitte Fahrngruber, Messe Stuttgart International; Consul Evita Diasilua, Chicago Consulate; Legal Clerk Birthe Schekahn, Chicago Consulate

Germany well represented at RSNA's 100th Trade Fair

On Tuesday, December 2, Chancellor Evita Diasilua visited the German Pavilion of the 100th annual meeting and trade fair of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

The exhibit

"Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America" opens at Missouri History Museum

On Friday, November 21, 2014 the traveling exhibit, “Utopia - Revisiting a German State in America” opened with a special evening premier at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.  The exhibit graphically tells the story of five hundred immigrants from Giessen, Germany who forever left their homes in 1834 in search of where the “sun of freedom shines” and how they contributed and shaped the great city of St. Louis and the state of Missouri.


Mississippi frozen over between the States of Wisconsin and Iowa

The Consul General

Consul General Herbert Quelle

The Consulate General in Chicago is headed by Consul General Herbert Quelle.

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Honorarkonsul der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

... that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul?