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VIRTUAL CAREER DAYS 2020 ​CAREER BOOSTER GERMAN/Y GOES VIRTUAL!This year, the Goethe-Institut is organizing two back to ...
11/02/2020

VIRTUAL CAREER DAYS 2020

​CAREER BOOSTER GERMAN/Y GOES VIRTUAL!
This year, the Goethe-Institut is organizing two back to back virtual Career Days on November 5th and November 6th for both high school and college students in the USA. Representatives of German businesses, universities and foundations will inform about study and career opportunities in Germany and with German in the U.S.

This event will take place each day from 11am - 4pm EST and be held in English.

Full Schedule and Program (PDF, 7 MB)

The City of Houston is reminding everyone to have a SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
10/31/2020

The City of Houston is reminding everyone to have a SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Reformation DayIn 1517, the monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, which criticized the sale of indulgences by the Rom...
10/30/2020

Reformation Day
In 1517, the monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, which criticized the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church, on the door of the church in Wittenberg. This event is widely recognized as the start of the Reformation and the establishment of the Lutheran Church. The Reformation permanently shaped the religious and political landscape in Germany and throughout Europe. Nowadays, Reformation Day is a public holiday in several German states and celebrated by around 21 million Protestants in Germany.

Check out this short video by National Geographic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhGGjRjvq7w

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am this Sunday, Nov. 1st in the US, marking the time when clocks 'fall back' and we gain a...
10/29/2020

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am this Sunday, Nov. 1st in the US, marking the time when clocks 'fall back' and we gain an extra hour of sleep.

3 days, 50 sessions, 300 speakers….the World Health Summits takes place Oct. 25-27th in Berlin and is the premier event ...
10/25/2020

3 days, 50 sessions, 300 speakers….the World Health Summits takes place Oct. 25-27th in Berlin and is the premier event on global health. Its importance has never been greater nor has the need for international cooperation to overcome the pandemic. Join in!

Kids Euro Festival 2020, Germany: Where Did Kindergarten Come From?Come visit our blog for games, music, stories and mor...
10/16/2020

Kids Euro Festival 2020, Germany: Where Did Kindergarten Come From?

Come visit our blog for games, music, stories and more, and learn about the history of this German word. In German, ’Kinder’ means ‘children’, while ‘Garten’ means ‘garden’. Nearly 200 years ago, a man named Friedrich Fröbel founded the first Kindergarten. His idea was to give young kids, who previously did not attend school, a place to learn and grow. In this spirit, we present to you a variety of digital activities for learning and discovery—as well as fun facts on Fröbel and Kindergarten! For more information see below link:

https://germanyinusa.com/kef2020/

Please join the Dallas Goethe Center for an online panel discussion of the documentary film "One Germany, the Other Side...
10/09/2020
Dallas Goethe Center

Please join the Dallas Goethe Center for an online panel discussion of the documentary film "One Germany, the Other Side of the Wall" (2011), produced by Gabriele Hayes and directed by Mark Hayes.
To watch the film prior to October 10th, please use the link below:
http://vinmeo.com/72246610
Password: coldwar

Advance registration for the online discussion via Zoom, which will be held October 10th, between 4-5:30 PM CT is required. Please click here: https://dallasgoethecenter.org/

German Language and Culture in North Texas https://dallasgoethecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ein-Gleiches.mp4 Home The Community for German Language & Culture Since 1965, we have served the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, liter...

Tune in to hear our 2020 Engage America: Wunderbar Together panel with German Consul General, Thomas H. Meister, Jamison...
10/06/2020

Tune in to hear our 2020 Engage America: Wunderbar Together panel with German Consul General, Thomas H. Meister, Jamison Braun, Chief of Staff & Senior Military Advisor to the EUCOM Ambassador and moderated by John Casey, World Affairs Council Board Member
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t4CjbrgRSZOJa5f9SAlWBA

Dear friends:Tomorrow we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of German Unity.Allow me to share a few thoughts with you o...
10/04/2020

Dear friends:

Tomorrow we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of German Unity.

Allow me to share a few thoughts with you on this occasion:

As you can imagine we are very disappointed not being able to celebrate this important event in person with you here in Houston due to the Covid 19-pandemic that has claimed a million lives worldwide.

But let me take this opportunity to stress once again how important the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent Unification of West and East Germany in 1990 were for our country and the world initiating the end of the division of Europe.

Courageous citizens in East Germany had brought about the fall of the Wall with the people of Leipzig, Houston’s sister city, playing a decisive role in this historic development.

We are as well paying tribute to outstanding politicians like Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl who paved the way for Germany’s unification.

I’d also like to thank our friends in the United States for their important contribution to this process. We will not forget that it was the United States acting with full confidence in the reliability of the Federal Republic’s western ties which eventually made unification possible. Above all we are grateful to two Texans: President George H.W. Bush and Secretary James Baker III.

We are as well paying tribute to outstanding politicians like Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl who paved the way for Germany’s unification.

With Germany and the US having been close allies in the past decades let me also acknowledge the many contributions to our cooperation here in Texas, be it through German companies securing tens of thousands of jobs or through the institutions promoting our culture and our language as well as numerous sister city partnerships fostering citizen to citizen bonds.

I would also like to invite you to tune into videos on the occasion of Unity Day - starting on October 3, at 12 p.m. (CST) - including messages by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Ambassador Emily Haber at the webpage of the German Embassy at www.germany.info/germanunity
as well as brief greetings by German Consuls General in the US https://youtu.be/ht2jcaYSIrs.

Kind regards
Thomas H. Meister
Consul General

10/03/2020

Germany celebrates its reunification on 3 October. Watch the video and understand what Germany stands for with 30 years of reunification behind it. #germany30

Have you dreamt of living and working in Germany?Are you looking for a job in Germany? Do you need information about the...
09/25/2020
Make it in Germany 2020 - Take YOUR Chance! | EURES - European Job Days

Have you dreamt of living and working in Germany?
Are you looking for a job in Germany? Do you need information about the German labor market and the application process?
Then save the date and visit this online event on the 7th of October 2020 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm (CEST):
https://www.europeanjobdays.eu/en/events/make-it-germany-2020-take-your-chance

Are you looking for a job in Germany? Do you need information about the German labour market and the application process? Suchen Sie einen Arbeitsplatz in Deutschland? Benötigen Sie Informationen über „Arbeiten und Leben in Deutschland“ und den Bewerbungsprozess oder möchten Sie nach Ihrem Au...

09/22/2020
GermanForeignOffice on Twitter

Today is #InternationalDayOfPeace! We can only achieve peace if all states work together closely: #MultilateralismMatters, not only during #UNGA75. This also applies to the fight against #Covid19, to the fight against climate change and to digital challenges.
https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status/1308059134361821185?s=20

“Today is #InternationalDayOfPeace! We can only achieve peace if all states work together closely: #MultilateralismMatters, not only during #UNGA75. This also applies to the fight against #Covid19, to the fight against climate change and to digital challenges. https://t.co/5GTMBbuJ8V”

Celebrating the Jewish New Year!Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as the German people wish ...
09/18/2020

Celebrating the Jewish New Year!

Heiko Maas, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as the German people wish all Jewish people around the world on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 2020 a blessed, happy and healthy New Year 5781.

Due to Gulf Coast storm warnings, the German Consulate General will be closed Wednesday, the 26th of August as well as t...
08/25/2020

Due to Gulf Coast storm warnings, the German Consulate General will be closed Wednesday, the 26th of August as well as the 27th. Re-opening on Friday 28th of August,. For more information: www.houston.diplo.de

08/20/2020
OnlineWorkshop - Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)

Zusatztermin für OnlineWorkshop zur Rückkehr nach Deutschland

Auf Grund der großen Nachfrage bietet die Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit einen zusätzlichen Workshop zur Beratung von Deutschen im Ausland mit Rückkehrwunsch an. Dieser wird am Dienstag, den 8. September 2020, voraussichtlich von 14h bis 15.30h deutsche Zeit stattfinden, in Form eines Skype for business Meetings mit Live-Präsentation in deutscher Sprache und der Möglichkeit, Fragen per Chat zu stellen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/vor-ort/zav/OnlineWorkshop

The new online counselling service

Are you interested in learning German in Dallas? Join one of the online courses offered by the Dallas Goethe Center in t...
08/14/2020

Are you interested in learning German in Dallas? Join one of the online courses offered by the Dallas Goethe Center in the Fall Trimester 2020! More information can be found here:

https://dallasgoethecenter.org/courses/

It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes – Discounts for Early Birds and Returning Students – German Institute for the Sou...
08/14/2020
It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes – Discounts for Early Birds and Returning Students – German Institute for the Southwest

It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes – Discounts for Early Birds and Returning Students – German Institute for the Southwest

13 Aug 2020 It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes – Discounts for Early Birds and Returning Students August 13, 2020 •  by Angelika After a fun-filled summer online with fairy tales, the fairy tale route in Germany, and language classes, our hard-working teachers are back with a great sched...

How will diplomacy look in a post-pandemic world? The German Foreign Office initiates a dialogue pertaining  to this ver...
08/10/2020
AuswaertigesAmtDE

How will diplomacy look in a post-pandemic world? The German Foreign Office initiates a dialogue pertaining to this very question. You can see the first episode on August 11, 2020 at 4pm CEST using the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/AuswaertigesAmtDE #DiploTalk

Willkommen! Hier finden Sie Beiträge über das Auswärtige Amt und deutsche Außenpolitik. Aber nicht nur das. Denn das Auswärtige Amt und die deutschen Ausland...

The Federal Government Commission wants your contribution!30 years after the signing of the Two plus Four Agreement, the...
07/22/2020
CALL #2plus4voices - 30 Jahre Friedliche Revolution und Deutsche Einheit

The Federal Government Commission wants your contribution!

30 years after the signing of the Two plus Four Agreement, the Federal Government Commission on the 30th Anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and German Reunification would like to commemorate this historic event, which made a lasting change in global politics and laid the groundwork for a united Europe. Let your voice be heard! The deadline is August 10, 2020.

Get all the details and submit here: www.deutschland-ist-einsvieles.de/en/2plus4voices, or via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #2plus4voices#2PLUS4VOICES

https://deutschland-ist-eins-vieles.de/en/2plus4voices/

Thirty years after the signing of the Two plus Four Agreement, the Federal Government Commission on the 30th Anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and German Reunification would like to commemorate this historic event, which made a lasting change in global politics and laid the groundwork for a uni...

United Nations 75th anniversary75 years ago, representatives of 50 countries from all over the world signed the Charter ...
07/15/2020
75 Jahre VN - The future we want, the United Nations we need

United Nations 75th anniversary

75 years ago, representatives of 50 countries from all over the world signed the Charter of the United Nations after 2 months of talks. Check out the virtual exhibition, in which you can look back at the history of the UN, learn how it works, see what instruments are available, and learn about the role Germany plays.

Click here for the virtual tour (scroll to the bottom for English): https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aamt/zugastimaa/ausstellungen-im-auswaertigen-amt/vn-75/2347844

Vor 75 Jahren unterzeichneten Vertreter von weltweit 50 Staaten nach zweimonatigen Beratungen in San Francisco die Charta der Vereinten Nationen.

Zusatztermin für OnlineWorkshop zur Rückkehr nach DeutschlandAuf Grund der großen Nachfrage bietet die Zentrale Auslands...
07/15/2020
OnlineWorkshop - Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)

Zusatztermin für OnlineWorkshop zur Rückkehr nach Deutschland

Auf Grund der großen Nachfrage bietet die Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit einen zusätzlichen Workshop zur Beratung von Deutschen im Ausland mit Rückkehrwunsch an. Dieser wird am Dienstag, den 8. September 2020, voraussichtlich von 14h bis 15.30h deutsche Zeit stattfinden, in Form eines Skype for business Meetings mit Live-Präsentation in deutscher Sprache und der Möglichkeit, Fragen per Chat zu stellen.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/vor-ort/zav/OnlineWorkshop

The new online counselling service

Happy 4th of July!The German Consulate General will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and resume normal business hours on Mo...
07/01/2020
German Missions in the United States

Happy 4th of July!

The German Consulate General will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6th.

For further information about our consular services, please visit our website: www.germany.info/houston

Federal Foreign Office website

German Embassy Washington
07/01/2020

German Embassy Washington

Germany’s Presidency of the EU Council has begun. Our goal is to lead as honest brokers through #COVID recovery, but also to progress in climate protection, digitization, and defending our values abroad. This is a critical moment.

You might wonder what exactly it means to lead the EU Presidency, and its relevance for the world. The EU Council Presidency rotates among the 27 member states every six months. Croatia did a great job before Germany, and Portugal is next.

Germany will chair the EU Council from today until December 2020. The goal is to facilitate compromise and solutions.

The EU learned early in the COVID crisis that to overcome, all members had to cooperate. We stand #StrongerTogether, outward looking, ready to work with shared values and interests.

In short, through determined and transparent leadership, Europeans can be great allies and friends.

A strong, united Europe is in the interest of all. 🇪🇺-🌍 #EU2020DE

06/26/2020
The Audition - Zoom Q&A with Director Ina Weisse and Star Nina Hoss

"The Audition" premieres tonight!

"The Audition" is opening in virtual cinemas tonight, June 26th! Check out this Zoom Q&A with Director Ina Weisse and Star Nina Hoss, moderated by Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and celebrated author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55H-mzCGXG4

For all the details and tickets, visit Strand Releasing's website: https://strandreleasing.com/films/the-audition/

THE AUDITION Zoom Recorded Q&A with Director Ina Weisse and Star Nina Hoss, moderated by Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and celebrated a...

"The Audition"Opening in virtual cinemas on June 26th, "The Audition" tells the story of a violin teacher, Anna Bronsky ...
06/19/2020

"The Audition"

Opening in virtual cinemas on June 26th, "The Audition" tells the story of a violin teacher, Anna Bronsky (Nina Hoss), at a music-focused high school. Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable talent.

For all the details, visit Strand Releasing's website: https://strandreleasing.com/films/the-audition/

Long Night of IdeasPanel discussions, readings and visits to cinemas, clubs, galleries and sports halls – and all this f...
06/19/2020
Invitation to the Long Night of Ideas on 19 June 2020 – #LNDI2020

Long Night of Ideas

Panel discussions, readings and visits to cinemas, clubs, galleries and sports halls – and all this from your own living room? The German Federal Foreign Office and its partners cordially invite you to the 5th Long Night of Ideas tomorrow, June 19, 2020.

Get all the details here: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/aussenpolitik/themen/kulturdialog/lndi2020/2347704

Panel discussions, readings and visits to cinemas, clubs, galleries and sports halls – and all this from your own living room? The Federal Foreign Office and its partners cordially invite you to the fifth Long Night of Ideas on 19 June 2020.

Quarantine information for entry into GermanyTo obtain contact information from the local German health authorities rega...
06/17/2020
RKI PLZTool

Quarantine information for entry into Germany

To obtain contact information from the local German health authorities regarding quarantine upon arrival in Germany, use this zip code tool from the Robert Koch Institute: https://tools.rki.de/PLZTool/

A new resource for finding German films and series!Telescope Film, in collaboration with German Films and KINO! Germany ...
06/12/2020

A new resource for finding German films and series!

Telescope Film, in collaboration with German Films and KINO! Germany NOW!, is proud to announce the launch of the German Films microsite: telescopefilm.com/germanfilms.
The German Films microsite showcases the best in German film content, including narrative features, documentaries, animation, shorts, and series. It also provides access to a database of more than 30,000 German films and co-productions, with information about where to watch them in the US.

German Films microsite on Telescope: https://telescopefilm.com/germanfilms

Telescope Films site: https://telescopefilm.com

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Welcome to the official page of the German Consulate General in Houston, TX. We encourage your comments and suggestions on this page, but if you have a serious question about visas, citizenship or other legal matters, the fastest way to find answers, in English and in German, is on our website: http://www.germany.info/houston To pose your question directly to the German Consulate General in Houston, please use our contact form: https://www.germany.info/houston/contact. CODE OF CONDUCT: We do not allow any illegal activities. You cannot use this profile to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information. We may remove postings that are violating this Code of Conduct. We may also eject or ban any user from this profile who behaves in a manner that violates this Code of Conduct. Copyright: Auswärtiges Amt

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