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.

Hannover Messe

Promoting 2016 Hannover Messe in Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted an informative networking lunch on the Hannover Messe to promote the German trade show to businesses, institutions and economic development organizations in Los Angeles.

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Exhibition "Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy" Opens in Palm Springs

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the opening of the exhibition, “Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy, Photographs by Gordon Watkinson,” at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.

My Sister

Consul General Neumann Attends Opening of “My Sister”

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently attended the opening of the play, “My Sister,” at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. The play, set in early 1930’s Berlin, explores the relationship between twin sisters, one severely disabled, during the harsh depression and the emergence of the Nazis.

CES 2016

Consul General Neumann Attends CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended CES 2016, the international consumer electronics  trade show in Las Vegas, where he was joined by three State Secretaries from Germany, Dorothee Bär, Gerd Billen, and Ulrich Kelber.

Tom Gilmore and Hans Jörg Neumann

Los Angeles and Berlin Sister City Relationship

Tom Gilmore, Chairman of Sister Cities of Los Angeles, and Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently met to explore future possibilities of cooperation between the sister cities of Los Angeles and Berlin, and to prepare for the 50th jubilee in 2017.

Colonel Gail Halvorsen

Berlin Airlift Candy Bomber Colonel Gail Halvorsen Receives Clay Medal

Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, well-known as the beloved “Candy Bomber” who delivered candy to children during the 1948 Berlin Airlift, was recently honored with the General Lucius D. Clay Medal in Utah.

GACC Arizona Chapter

First Official Visit to Arizona

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann paid his first official visit to Arizona where he met with representatives of the German community among others, including the mayor of Mesa.

Celebrating 20 years of Villa Aurora

Celebrating 20 Years of Villa Aurora

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.

Condolence book

Book of Condolences for Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

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.

Helmut Schmidt / official portrait 1985

Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

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. [...]"

Colorado visit

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann Visits Colorado

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.

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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” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years


Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

Video Archive

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Foreign policy needs a strong civil society - a prelude to a strategic dialogue between foundations and the Federal Foreign Office

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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

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Learning German at PASCH schools

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A World Cup Living Room in your Local Football Stadium

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Saving the Angkor Wat Temple Complex Anmoderation: The

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Commemorating the fall of the Berlin wall 25 years ago