Austrian Honorary Consulate of Chicago for Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin

Austrian Honorary Consulate of Chicago for Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin News, events, information, contacts, and activities from the Honorary Consulate of Austria related to Austria, Austrians, and friends of Austria in the regions of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Meetings by appointment only. News, events, information, contacts, and activities related to Austria, Austrians, and friends of Austria in the Consulate Districts of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Honorary Consul is Reinhold F. Krammer

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Operating as usual

01/04/2022

Martin Walthier, a very important part of the Austrian and German communities for many decades, has passed away. He will be greatly missed and we extend our deepest condolences to his family. Information for his wake and service follow:

Services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Visitation will be held from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at:

Richard J. Modell Funeral Home and Cremation Services
12641 W. 143rd Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
Phone number: 708-301-3595

Funeral Mass will be held right after at 11:00 AM at:

St Anthony Catholic Church
7659 W Sauk Trail
Frankfort, IL 60423
Phone number: 815-469-3750

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

We are saddened to learn of the news of the passing of Gerhard Kaes.  Among other things, Gerhard was the owner and Mast...
12/10/2021
Gerhard KAES Obituary - Chicago, IL

We are saddened to learn of the news of the passing of Gerhard Kaes. Among other things, Gerhard was the owner and Master Chef of Vienna Pastry Shop in Chicago for 40 years and President of the Austrian American Council for 10 years. He will be missed by the Austrian community in Chicago. A proper obituary can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/chicago-il/gerhard-kaes-10476508

Celebrate the life of Gerhard KAES, leave a kind word or memory and get funeral service information care of Malec & Sons Funeral Home.

11/11/2021

We wish to inform you that tomorrow's Stammtisch has been cancelled.

Please view the latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy by clicking on the following link:https://mailchi.mp/austria/t...
11/07/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 9, 2021

Please view the latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy by clicking on the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-no-9-2021?e=d22e1db6ed

As part of the initiative ReFocus Austria, Federal Labor Minister Martin Kocher paid a visit to Washington, DC from October 17-19, 2021. During the visit, Federal Minister Kocher met with his U.S. counterpart Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, high ranking representatives of the International Monetary....

The latest report from Advantage Austria is out.  You can see it by clicking on the following link:  https://myemail.con...
11/07/2021
Advantage Austria NYC | Issue 10 | News from Advantage Austria New York

The latest report from Advantage Austria is out. You can see it by clicking on the following link:
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View as Webpage Dear Business Partners and Friends of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA! Dear Newsletter Subscriber! Starting Nov. 8, 2021, vaccinated travelers will be allowed back into the USA. All vaccines current

As part of a monthly ASciNA talk series, Austrian Peter Nagele will give a talk on his work revolutionizing anesthetics....
11/06/2021

As part of a monthly ASciNA talk series, Austrian Peter Nagele will give a talk on his work revolutionizing anesthetics. Details are provided in the attached flyer.

As part of a monthly ASciNA talk series, Austrian Peter Nagele will give a talk on his work revolutionizing anesthetics. Details are provided in the attached flyer.

If you are interested in classical music including some of your favorite Austrian composers and musicians, the CSO is st...
10/29/2021
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

If you are interested in classical music including some of your favorite Austrian composers and musicians, the CSO is streaming concerts for free. To learn more, visit the following link:

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CSOtv, the best way to enjoy the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from the comfort of your home, returns for its second season. With a winning combination of classical favorites and contemporary discoveries, the entire season will be completely free to stream.

Wishing everyone in the Austrian community a happy and wonderful National Day!  Looking forward to a more formal celebra...
10/26/2021

Wishing everyone in the Austrian community a happy and wonderful National Day! Looking forward to a more formal celebration next year.

Wishing everyone in the Austrian community a happy and wonderful National Day! Looking forward to a more formal celebration next year.

The latest Austrian Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy in D.C. can be viewed at the following link:https://mailchi.mp/au...
09/23/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 7, 2021

The latest Austrian Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy in D.C. can be viewed at the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-1611214?e=d22e1db6ed

According to new data on foreign direct investments (FDI) in the United States recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Austria takes second place in the ranking of countries with the fastest-growing FDI in the U.S. Between 2015 and 2020, direct investments from Austria increased by 40....

Dear Austrian CommunityThe latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy can be uploaded by clicking on the following link:h...
06/13/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 5/2021

Dear Austrian Community

The latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy can be uploaded by clicking on the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-no-52021?e=ab8a6bf5bb

From May 24 to 26, 2021, Ambassador Martin Weiss travelled to the West Coast for his first ambassadorial visit to California. The Ambassador was officially welcomed in the Golden State by California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis and San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed. His three-day visit to....

05/19/2021

2021 Consular Days Chicago are here!

The Austrian Consulate General New York would like to inform you that Consular Days will be held in Chicago / West Loop, close to train station UIC-Halsted on:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021,
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 and
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Address: The Board Room, Inspire Business Center, 1016 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60607

Please note that the Consular Days are taking place in a different location than usual because of COVID and that no access can be granted without a reservation.

During these Consular Days it will be possible to apply for an Austrian passport and a citizen certificate. Every applicant, including minors, will need to appear in person.

You can book your appointment here (every person needs an individual time slot): Terminreservierungssystem der Republik Osterreich (bmeia.gv.at)

Please check New York's website for required documents for your passport and citizen certificate application. Please bring all documents in original and copy. We will not be able to make copies in our location. Your appointment time slot will be very short so we expect you to have all forms completed and with you.

If you have questions regarding your applications please let us know in advance by contacting us by e-mail: [email protected]

Austrian Passport and ID-Card — BMEIA, AuBenministerium Osterreich

Certificate of Citizenship — BMEIA, AuBenministerium Osterreich

Dear Austrian Community -The latest Austrian Dispatch can be viewed by clicking on the following link:https://mailchi.mp...
04/20/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 3, 2021

Dear Austrian Community -

The latest Austrian Dispatch can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-no-3-2021?e=d22e1db6ed

Please note that Austrians in the U.S. are invited to a digital meeting with Bundesminister Schallenberg. If you are interested in participating, please see the details in the above referenced Dispatch from the U.S. Embassy.

Austrians and friends of Austria in the United States are invited to attend a virtual meeting with Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg. Joined by Ambassador Martin Weiss, the Austrian Foreign Minister will talk about the state of relations between...

Dear Austrian Community -The latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. can be viewed by clicking the ...
03/17/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 2, 2021

Dear Austrian Community -

The latest Dispatch from the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. can be viewed by clicking the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-no-2-2021?e=d22e1db6ed

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated every year on March 8, the Austrian Foreign Ministry launched the social media campaign #womentothetop. Embracing this year’s IWD motto “Women in Leadership,” more than 100 portraits of successful Austrian women from all around t...

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also celebrating the environment. This year in its 29th edition DCEFF, the world’s premie...
03/06/2021
ONLINE: FILM FESTIVAL | Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital — Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also celebrating the environment. This year in its 29th edition DCEFF, the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films is brought to you virtually. We are proud of having two Austrian films in the program, EARTH (Nikolaus Geyrhalter) and WOOD (Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger).

More information on the festival, its full schedule and how to get tickets is available here. This year the first 400 viewers can see the two Austrian films for free!

https://acfdc.org/events-2021/dceff?mc_cid=f651772cfc&mc_eid=d22e1db6ed

Photo © DCEFF

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also streaming films.  This year on the occasion of the International Women's Day the ACF...
03/06/2021
ONLINE: FILM | Johanna Dohnal – Visionary of Feminism — Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also streaming films. This year on the occasion of the International Women's Day the ACF celebrates the acts of courage and determination by a women, who has played an extraordinary role in the history of Austria. The film "Johanna Dohnal – Visionary of Feminsm" is a tribute to Johanna Dohnal, an important personality in Austrian history and politics and one of the first "feminist" members of a European government. The film tells the story of her fascinating path to the first Austrian Minister for Women’s Affairs, acting as a role model for today’s and the coming generations.

The film is going to be streamed through Vimeo, from March 6 to March 8, 2021.

https://acfdc.org/events-2021/johanna-dohnal?mc_cid=f651772cfc&mc_eid=d22e1db6ed

Photo © Elfie Semotan

The Austrian Cultural Forum is continuing to offer on-line cultural events including concerts.For this concert join Anna...
03/06/2021
ONLINE: CONCERT | Sinfonia de Carnaval — Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum is continuing to offer on-line cultural events including concerts.

For this concert join Anna Lang and Alois Eberl, alias SINFONIA DE CARNAVAL, in the local Stadttheater (city theatre) of the charming town of Gmunden in Upper Austria, located right at the lake “Traunsee”. Sinfonia de Carnaval presents a selection of new music created during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. In this brand-new program with the title “Sweeping Dragon”, the virtuosic and distinguished duo whisks you away to a world of storytelling. Stunning sound stories lead the audience into fantasy worlds or reflect real musical reports. Experiences, only dreamt or fantasy, are captured in tones with stupendous instrumental technique and inexhaustible creativity. The musical portraits, tales and euphonic snapshots find their musical expression in relentless grooves, brutal dramatic scenes, broad fields of improvisation and spontaneity.

If interested, please view the following link:

https://acfdc.org/events-2021/sinfonia-de-carnaval?mc_cid=f651772cfc&mc_eid=d22e1db6ed

Photo © Maria Frodl

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also offering on-line films.  Austrian director Gustav Deutsch brought 13 of Edward Hoppe...
02/19/2021
ONLINE: FILM | Shirley - Visions of Reality — Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum is also offering on-line films. Austrian director Gustav Deutsch brought 13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings to life in his innovative film “SHIRLEY - VISIONS OF REALITY”. He tells the story of Shirley, a woman in America in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and early 60s, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history.

The film will be streamed through Vimeo from February 2, 2021 to March 1, 2021. To watch the movie please click here:

https://acfdc.org/events-2021/shirley-visions-of-reality?mc_cid=2797b53c43&mc_eid=d22e1db6ed

Photo © Jerzy Palacz

The Austrian Cultural Forum in New York starts its musical year with a concert of the young Vienna-based Auner Quartett,...
02/19/2021
ONLINE: CONCERT | Auner Quartett — Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum in New York starts its musical year with a concert of the young Vienna-based Auner Quartett, recorded exclusively for the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington. The concert was recorded in the Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, which was built in 1876 on behalf of the piano manufacturer Friedrich Ehrbar. Enjoy the music and listen to Daniel Auner giving insights into the musical masterpieces performed by them.

The music video is available for viewing on the YouTube Channel of the Austrian Embassy throughout February 2021.

If interested, please click on the following link:

https://acfdc.org/events-2021/auner-quartett?mc_cid=2797b53c43&mc_eid=d22e1db6ed

Photo © Nadja Alexandrova

02/18/2021

Dear Austrian Community --

The CSO is streaming performances of Mozart. See below.

CSO Sessions Episode 12: Mozart & Brahms

Description
This program of sophisticated music is filled with mystery. No one knows for sure when or why Mozart composed his dark-hued Serenade for Winds, but it is a more serious and profound work than its name suggests. Brahms’ rich, almost orchestral String Sextet memorializes the end of a tumultuous relationship by concealing the name of his former fiancée in the notes.

Premiered on Thursday, January 28, 2021
Available through Friday, February 26, 2021

If you have already purchased access to this episode, go to My CSOtv Account to watch. To explore additional free and premium content, check the CSOtv Guide lineup.

Program
Mozart Serenade for Winds in C Minor
Brahms Sextet for Strings No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

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Dear Austrian Community --Please find below a link to the latest Dispatch from the Embassy in Washingtonhttps://mailchi....
01/26/2021
The Austrian Dispatch No. 1, 2021

Dear Austrian Community --

Please find below a link to the latest Dispatch from the Embassy in Washington

https://mailchi.mp/austria/the-austrian-dispatch-no-1-2021?e=ab8a6bf5bb

On January 21, 2021, Federal Minister for the EU and the Constitution Karoline Edtstadler and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler presented the National Strategy of the Austrian Federal Government to combat and prevent all forms of anti-Semitism. The presentation was also attended by the President of the....

Dear Austrian Community:With sadness we are informing you of the passing of AFA Member Ralph Gutmann.  Our thoughts are ...
01/22/2021
Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services | Brookfield, Il

Dear Austrian Community:

With sadness we are informing you of the passing of AFA Member Ralph Gutmann. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Ralph H. Gutmann, age 83, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Mulberry, Fl. Beloved husband of Anna Gutmann, nee Ruff; loving father of Kim (Mike) Kurtz and Kathy (Rick) Owen; step father of Christina (Randy) Josefik, Trudy (Mike) Fitzek, Ernie (Carol) Pracher, Gunther (Jessica) Pracher; grandfather of Kylie Kurtz, Steve Kurtz, Cam Kurtz, Rhiann Owen, Ricky Owen, Nicole Josefik, Michael Josefik, Joey Pracher and Juliet Pracher.
Ralph was known for his master craft at woodcarving, cooking and never being late for his tee time. He loved old cars and was a “true blue” Cubs Fan. Decades of love for music, Past President of the Barber Shop Club; and longtime singer in the Austrian Chorus where he met his wife Anna.
Due to the current Covid Conditions Services and Interment Private.
A Celebration of Life with be held at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513 on Sunday, July 11, 2021. CUBS hat optional.
Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we have been serving the residents of Chicago, Brookfield, LaGrange Park, LaGrange, North Riverside, Riverside, Indian Head Park, Lyons, Countryside, Westchester, and the remaining western Suburbs.

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Chicago, IL
60601

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The Honorary Consul, Reinhold F. Krammer, is available by appointment by emailing or calling (emails preferred) the Consulate.

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(312) 752-3000

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Celebrating the 🇦🇹️ Austrian National Day 2019 🇦🇹️ at the Union League Club of Chicago with 200 guests from the Austrian-American community: Thank you Austrian Honorary Consulate of Chicago for Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for co-organizing, our generous sponsors for supporting and everyone for joining!
Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Hallo, Grüezi, Servus! Literature from the three German-speaking countries. Each year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Swiss and the Austrian cultural institutions for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2018, we welcome Fatma Aydemir from Germany, Ursula Fricker from Switzerland, and Robert Prosser from Austria. https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/chi/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21113135
This Saturday, September 30, 2-3 PM: Join DANK Haus Kinderschule for a public reading with German children's book author Werner Holzwarth! Besides reading his most popular book "Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat", Holzwarth will also introduce us to one of his recent heroes in "Ich wünschte ich wär ..." - a story about realizing one's own talents. https://dankhaus.com/event-2649755