German Consulate General Los Angeles


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Welcome to Los Angeles!

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.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Consul General Neumann.

Consul General Neumann Pays Official Visit to Arizona

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently traveled to Arizona to pay his first official visit to the state, where he meet with Governor Doug Ducey and other leading local government officials.

German Language Certificates

Franklin Elementary Students Receive German Language Certificates

Franklin Elementary in Glendale recently welcomed Julia Ibold, German Language Advisor for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, who presented German Language Certificates to students who passed examinations for German language proficiency.

The Southwest at 2016 Hannover Messe

The Southwest at 2016 Hannover Messe

The Southwest, represented by California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada, was present at the 2016 Hannover Messe, where the United States was this year's partner country.

Launch of LA Warburg Chapter

American Council on Germany Opens 21st Warburg Chapter in Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann participated in the inaugural event of the Los Angeles Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, where ACG Chairman Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt discussed the common challenges being faced by the United States and Germany.

Dr. Michael Göring

Dr. Michael Göring on the Refugee Crisis in Europe and Germany

Dr. Michael Göring, CEO of the Foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, visited Los Angeles during his tour of the United States to give an expert’s view on the European refugee crisis, it's impact on and Germany's response to the crisis.

New inductees into the National German Honor Society.

National German Honor Society Induction Ceremony at the University of Arizona

German Honorary Consul in Arizona, Dr. Helge Jordan attended the Delta Phi Alpha induction ceremony at the University of Arizona, where outstanding students of German were installed as new members in the National German Honor Society.

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman

Consul General Neumann Visits Las Vegas, Installs Ryan Lower as New Honorary Consul

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently visited Las Vegas, where he met with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, and officially installed Ryan Lower as the new honorary consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in Nevada.

Marthe Cohn Event

German Filmmaker to Document Life Story of Marthe Cohn

Marthe Cohn, a remarkable woman with a remarkable life story will be featured in German filmmaker Nicola Hens’ documentary, “An Unusual Spy.” The Consulate General hosted a private afternoon with Marthe Cohn and Nicola Hens in support of the film that tells the story of a passionate woman who risked her life as a French spy behind German enemy lines and helped end the war. The film will also keep a dark part of history alive for future generations.

Portrait von Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...

San Diego Visit

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann Visits San Diego

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently traveled to San Diego to meet with local government officials and business leaders. In addition, he gave a talk on the refugee crisis.

Condolence Book for Guido Westerwelle

Book of Condolences for Dr. Guido Westerwelle

A book of condolences for former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Guido Westerwelle, will be available at the Consulate General for all those who wish to convey their remembrances on Monday, March 21, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Consulate General is located at 6222 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Guido Westerwelle

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (18 March) on the death of his predecessor Guido Westerwelle:

"The death of Guido Westerwelle fills us with profound grief. Today, we have lost someone who, for a whole generation, shaped our country – as Chairman of the FDP, as leader of the opposition and then as Foreign Minister. [...]"

The check with principal Greta Bouterse and David Sciarretta, Executive Director

First Annual AEA German Theaterfest in San Diego

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann attended the first annual German Theater Festival at Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego. During his visit, he also presented the German immersion school with an annual grant from the German government.

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Time and weather in Germany

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Information über das Konsulat auf Deutsch.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

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.

Video Archive

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The Ukraine and Germany: Looking ahead post-Euromaidan

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

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Stumbling Blocks - Commemorate Nazi Victims

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“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg