German Consulate General Los Angeles
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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.
The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.
Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.
Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Villa Aurora as an artists residence on Saturday, November 14. The event featured a panel discussion focusingon the artist in times of crisis and was followed by a reception.
Villa Aurora is 20!
The German Consulate General will place a book of condolences in its foyer, located at 6222 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90048, which will be open for all those wishing to convey their remembrances, Thursday, November 12, from 1pm to 4:30 pm, and Friday, November 13, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Book of Condolences
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt:
“Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently paid his first visit to Colorado, where he met with Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and officially introduced Germany’s new Honorary Consul in Colorado, Paul T. Maricle.
Visit to Colorado
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann and Hanni Geist, West Coast representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), recently visited three universities in Arizona to promote study abroad in Germany and discuss current issues facing Germany and the EU.
DAAD in Arizona
A seven-member delegation from the German Parliament Sports Committee visited Los Angeles to meet with local representatives to discuss and foster exchange on sports-related matters.
German Sports Committee in LA
Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann together with Julia Ibold, German Language Consultant, awarded German language diplomas to students from the German American School Association of Southern California (GASA) and Guajome Park Academy in Vista during a ceremony held at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
German Language Diplomas
On October 3rd, the German Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrated this year’s special Day of German Unity, Germany’s national holiday, which marked the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, with a reception at Villa Aurora, the famed artists residence in Pacific Palisades.
Day of German Unity
A Model United Nations team of students from California State University, San Bernardino visited the German Consulate General and spoke with Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann to gain insight into Germany, the country they will be representing at the 2015 National MUN-Europe Conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
CSUSB Model United Nations Team
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee held its annual membership meeting at Yamashiro restaurant atop Hollywood with stunning views of the City of Angeles. Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann was in attendance to greet members and welcome the newly elected board members.
LA-Berlin Sister City Committee
This summer, happy campers from 7 to 16 years old enjoyed a fun-filled week learning German and participating in outdoor activities at GASA’s fourth annual German Immersion Camp. Katja Petrascheck, a Camp teacher and couselor, shares her impressions of the exciting week with us.
GASA Summer Camp
Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presented US Army Major Timothy Goffinet with the bronze Humanitarian Service Medal, awarded to him by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. He was recognized for his service in Afghanistan with German forces.