German Consulate General Houston

German Consulate General Houston Welcome to the official page of the German Consulate General in Houston! For more information, visit our website at www.germany.info/houston

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Good news for Biergartens in Bavaria! As of May 10th, beer gardens in the largest state in Germany can open for business...
05/16/2021

Good news for Biergartens in Bavaria! As of May 10th, beer gardens in the largest state in Germany can open for business again as long as they fall below the incidence threshold. With its mix of impressive scenery, picturesque towns and distinctive local culture, Bavaria is it one of Germany's most popular travel destinations. Prost!

As much as diversity has been a part of the American culture, it is also a part of the fabric of our European neighbors....
05/14/2021

As much as diversity has been a part of the American culture, it is also a part of the fabric of our European neighbors. Let's join Europe in promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion during May.

It is time to act and take a stand for diversity! 🗓️ Let’s celebrate #EUDiversityMonth together in May 2021.

#UnitedInDiversity #DiversityCharters

German Film Office presents: ATLAS by David Nawrath,  (Germany, 2018) available for viewing online May 14-16thWalter is ...
05/13/2021

German Film Office presents: ATLAS by David Nawrath, (Germany, 2018) available for viewing online May 14-16th

Walter is a 60-year-old removal man for forced evictions. He recognizes in one of the tenants about to be evicted his estranged son, Jan. In order to help Jan, Walter has to confront not only his crooked boss but also his own past.
Free streaming in the U.S. as part of the monthly German Movie Nights series. Register here for access: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-nawrath-atlas-2018-tickets-152023762165

German Film Office presents: ATLAS by David Nawrath, (Germany, 2018) available for viewing online May 14-16th

Walter is a 60-year-old removal man for forced evictions. He recognizes in one of the tenants about to be evicted his estranged son, Jan. In order to help Jan, Walter has to confront not only his crooked boss but also his own past.
Free streaming in the U.S. as part of the monthly German Movie Nights series. Register here for access: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-nawrath-atlas-2018-tickets-152023762165

German Consul General of Houston, Mr. Thomas H. Meister announced Ms. Dorothee B. Mitchell as the first Honorary Consul ...
05/13/2021

German Consul General of Houston, Mr. Thomas H. Meister announced Ms. Dorothee B. Mitchell as the first Honorary Consul to be based in Austin, Texas during the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, May 11th in Austin.

Appointments for consular matters can be scheduled by email only at [email protected].
For more information please visit our website at:
https://www.germany.info/us-en/hc-abc-hous/943304?openAccordionId=item-2459242-3-panel

German Consul General of Houston, Mr. Thomas H. Meister announced Ms. Dorothee B. Mitchell as the first Honorary Consul to be based in Austin, Texas during the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, May 11th in Austin.

Appointments for consular matters can be scheduled by email only at [email protected].
For more information please visit our website at:
https://www.germany.info/us-en/hc-abc-hous/943304?openAccordionId=item-2459242-3-panel

Germany's celebration of Father's Day (Vatertag) coincides with Ascension Day each year. The holiday has noble beginning...
05/13/2021

Germany's celebration of Father's Day (Vatertag) coincides with Ascension Day each year. The holiday has noble beginnings in the Middle Ages as a religious ceremony honoring God, the father. Towards the 1700s, the day transformed into Vatertag, a family day honoring the father of the household who would be carted into the village center for a reward. Today's Father's Day celebrations often include time spend with family on a walk or a bike ride, including the 'Bollerwagen' filled with beer and beverages.

Join Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the US, Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and Internatio...
05/12/2021

Join Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the US, Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University, & Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University for a discussion about the future of the German-American relationship and the foreign policy challenges for Germany in 2021.
👇 Register here to join them tomorrow

Join Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the US, Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University, & Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard University for a discussion about the future of the German-American relationship and the foreign policy challenges for Germany in 2021.
👇 Register here to join them tomorrow

Konrad Zuse was a German engineer and computer pioneer. He is known as the "Father of the Computer" across the world. 80...
05/12/2021

Konrad Zuse was a German engineer and computer pioneer. He is known as the "Father of the Computer" across the world. 80 years ago, on May 12, 1941, he presented the world's first computer in Berlin. The "Z 3" device, controlled by punched tape, is the size of three refrigerators. The original Z3 was destroyed in December 1943 during an Allied bombardment of Berlin. A fully functioning replica was built in 1961 by Zuse's company, Zuse KG, which is now on permanent display at Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Consul General Thomas H. Meister introduces Ms Dorothee B. Mitchell as new Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Ge...
05/11/2021

Consul General Thomas H. Meister introduces Ms Dorothee B. Mitchell as new Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Austin, Texas

Mr. Thomas H. Meister, German Consulate General in Houston, Texas announces the selection of Ms. Dorothee B. Mitchell as the first Honorary Consul to be based in Austin, Texas. Ms. Mitchell will be inaugurated by Consul General Meister in her new position at a ceremony on May 11, 2021.

As Honorary Consul, Ms. Mitchell will officially represent the German Consulate General in support of German culture and businesses in Austin and will provide assistance to German citizens in need of consular support in the greater Austin area. Her jurisdiction includes the Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Corywell, Lampasas, Llano, Milam, Travis, and Williamson counties.

Ms. Mitchell is an attorney and Partner at the immigration law firm of Foster LLP. A native of Nuremberg, Germany, she is licensed to practice law both in the United States and in Germany (Rechtsanwältin). As a native German speaker with a fluency in English, a dual German-US citizen with extensive German and US legal experience, she has lived in Austin for the past 15 years and is well connected in the local German community.

The office of Ms. Mitchell is located at 912 S Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 450, Austin, Texas 78746.

Appointments can be scheduled by email only at [email protected] .

Consul General Thomas H. Meister introduces Ms Dorothee B. Mitchell as new Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Austin, Texas

Mr. Thomas H. Meister, German Consulate General in Houston, Texas announces the selection of Ms. Dorothee B. Mitchell as the first Honorary Consul to be based in Austin, Texas. Ms. Mitchell will be inaugurated by Consul General Meister in her new position at a ceremony on May 11, 2021.

As Honorary Consul, Ms. Mitchell will officially represent the German Consulate General in support of German culture and businesses in Austin and will provide assistance to German citizens in need of consular support in the greater Austin area. Her jurisdiction includes the Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Corywell, Lampasas, Llano, Milam, Travis, and Williamson counties.

Ms. Mitchell is an attorney and Partner at the immigration law firm of Foster LLP. A native of Nuremberg, Germany, she is licensed to practice law both in the United States and in Germany (Rechtsanwältin). As a native German speaker with a fluency in English, a dual German-US citizen with extensive German and US legal experience, she has lived in Austin for the past 15 years and is well connected in the local German community.

The office of Ms. Mitchell is located at 912 S Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 450, Austin, Texas 78746.

Appointments can be scheduled by email only at [email protected] .

Make it in Germany 2021 – Ihre Rückkehr nach Deutschland! (for German citizens returning from abroad)Sie leben und arbei...
05/10/2021

Make it in Germany 2021 – Ihre Rückkehr nach Deutschland! (for German citizens returning from abroad)
Sie leben und arbeiten, studieren oder forschen derzeit als Deutsche/-r im Ausland?
Sie fragen sich, was in Bezug auf Wiedereinstieg, Stellensuche, Bewerbung, EU-Förderprogramme, Familie und soziale Absicherung im Hinblick auf Ihre Rückkehr nach Deutschland zu beachten ist?
Dazu erhalten Sie umfassende Informationen am:
26. Mai 2021 von 7 bis 10 Uhr CST/14 bis 17 Uhr MEZ
Weitere online-Veranstaltungen für Rückkehrende sind für den 7. Sept. und 30.Nov. 2021 geplant.
Agenda und Details zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier: https://www.europeanjobdays.eu/en/taxonomy/term/48526

Make it in Germany 2021 – Ihre Rückkehr nach Deutschland! (for German citizens returning from abroad)
Sie leben und arbeiten, studieren oder forschen derzeit als Deutsche/-r im Ausland?
Sie fragen sich, was in Bezug auf Wiedereinstieg, Stellensuche, Bewerbung, EU-Förderprogramme, Familie und soziale Absicherung im Hinblick auf Ihre Rückkehr nach Deutschland zu beachten ist?
Dazu erhalten Sie umfassende Informationen am:
26. Mai 2021 von 7 bis 10 Uhr CST/14 bis 17 Uhr MEZ
Weitere online-Veranstaltungen für Rückkehrende sind für den 7. Sept. und 30.Nov. 2021 geplant.
Agenda und Details zur Anmeldung finden Sie hier: https://www.europeanjobdays.eu/en/taxonomy/term/48526

If you didn't get your fill of spring wildflowers yet...Jason Deckman is the winner of our 'Spring State Flowers' photo ...
05/09/2021

If you didn't get your fill of spring wildflowers yet...Jason Deckman is the winner of our 'Spring State Flowers' photo contest! Your 'bag of German swag' is on its way to you. Thank you Jason and everyone else for your sending your pictures!

If you didn't get your fill of spring wildflowers yet...Jason Deckman is the winner of our 'Spring State Flowers' photo contest! Your 'bag of German swag' is on its way to you. Thank you Jason and everyone else for your sending your pictures!

To all the Moms, Mamas and Muttis...here and abroad: Today is all about you!Happy Mother's Day! Alles Liebe zum Mutterta...
05/09/2021

To all the Moms, Mamas and Muttis...here and abroad: Today is all about you!
Happy Mother's Day! Alles Liebe zum Muttertag!

To all the Moms, Mamas and Muttis...here and abroad: Today is all about you!
Happy Mother's Day! Alles Liebe zum Muttertag!

Celebrate Europe Day with #OutsideWithEU: Kickoff Concert this Saturday, May 8th @ 5pm EDT.Join the Embassies of the Eur...
05/08/2021

Celebrate Europe Day with #OutsideWithEU: Kickoff Concert this Saturday, May 8th @ 5pm EDT.

Join the Embassies of the European Union Member States & EU Delegation to the United States as we celebrate Europe Day on May 9th, the founding moment of today's EU, by taking you on a virtual tour across Europe with special events that can be enjoyed online and outside.

The festivities kick off this Saturday @ 5 pm EDT with 'Europe House Live', a virtual concert experience featuring over 20 performances brought to you in real time by musicians in Europe. MC'ed by Alyssa Milano, you'll meet the artists country by country and cheer as we usher in Europe Day 2021 at midnight Central European Time. Keep an ear open for German-Swiss Liedermacher Roger Stein, who will perform his moving meditation on luck and happiness, 'Glück'.

This concert launches the month-long Outside With EU celebration - a variety of activities that provide inspiration to go outside and discover Europe in new ways.

From pétanque to mushroom-hunting to 'Wattwandern', the three-part Outside with EU Podcast series provides inspiration for your outside experience during May. Pay special attention to the "Unique Traditions and Celebrations" episode for a segment on the singular German pastime of "mud-walking", aka 'Wattwandern', in the UNESCO-protected Wattenmeer intertidal zone of the North Sea.

Stay tuned and celebrate Europe with #OutsideWithEU!

Please check the Outside with EU website to register for the kickoff concert and further updates on the month-long celebration! https://outsidewitheu.org/

Celebrate Europe Day with #OutsideWithEU: Kickoff Concert this Saturday, May 8th @ 5pm EDT.

Join the Embassies of the European Union Member States & EU Delegation to the United States as we celebrate Europe Day on May 9th, the founding moment of today's EU, by taking you on a virtual tour across Europe with special events that can be enjoyed online and outside.

The festivities kick off this Saturday @ 5 pm EDT with 'Europe House Live', a virtual concert experience featuring over 20 performances brought to you in real time by musicians in Europe. MC'ed by Alyssa Milano, you'll meet the artists country by country and cheer as we usher in Europe Day 2021 at midnight Central European Time. Keep an ear open for German-Swiss Liedermacher Roger Stein, who will perform his moving meditation on luck and happiness, 'Glück'.

This concert launches the month-long Outside With EU celebration - a variety of activities that provide inspiration to go outside and discover Europe in new ways.

From pétanque to mushroom-hunting to 'Wattwandern', the three-part Outside with EU Podcast series provides inspiration for your outside experience during May. Pay special attention to the "Unique Traditions and Celebrations" episode for a segment on the singular German pastime of "mud-walking", aka 'Wattwandern', in the UNESCO-protected Wattenmeer intertidal zone of the North Sea.

Stay tuned and celebrate Europe with #OutsideWithEU!

Please check the Outside with EU website to register for the kickoff concert and further updates on the month-long celebration! https://outsidewitheu.org/

From Wellington to Reykjavik and finally Houston – 40 years in the German Diplomatic ServiceDear Members and Friends of ...
05/06/2021

From Wellington to Reykjavik and finally Houston –
40 years in the German Diplomatic Service

Dear Members and Friends of Houston-Leipzig,
Don't miss the chance to say goodbye to German Consul General Thomas Meister on Saturday, May 8th at 11:30 a.m. His diplomatic career has spanned four decades representing Germany abroad: From Wellington to Reykjavik: finale in Houston – 40 years in the German Diplomatic Service. It promises to be a fascinating conversation.
Hosted by the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, the room opens at 11:15 am CST and the discussion starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. Register at the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sd-ivrj0iHtzaoGoKjdDwtG6u05dLru-u

From Wellington to Reykjavik and finally Houston –
40 years in the German Diplomatic Service

Dear Members and Friends of Houston-Leipzig,
Don't miss the chance to say goodbye to German Consul General Thomas Meister on Saturday, May 8th at 11:30 a.m. His diplomatic career has spanned four decades representing Germany abroad: From Wellington to Reykjavik: finale in Houston – 40 years in the German Diplomatic Service. It promises to be a fascinating conversation.
Hosted by the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, the room opens at 11:15 am CST and the discussion starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. Register at the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sd-ivrj0iHtzaoGoKjdDwtG6u05dLru-u

In the 2nd episode of our new series 'Meet the Consul', we'll be joined by a friend from the German Consulate General in...
05/05/2021

In the 2nd episode of our new series 'Meet the Consul', we'll be joined by a friend from the German Consulate General in Miami answering questions about how German citizens apply for a passport - right here on Facebook, live!
https://www.facebook.com/GermanyinUSA/

Fun disclaimer: for privacy reasons, we won't go into personal details or specific cases. Additionally, we can only answer questions regarding stated jurisdictions.

In the 2nd episode of our new series 'Meet the Consul', we'll be joined by a friend from the German Consulate General in Miami answering questions about how German citizens apply for a passport - right here on Facebook, live!
https://www.facebook.com/GermanyinUSA/

Fun disclaimer: for privacy reasons, we won't go into personal details or specific cases. Additionally, we can only answer questions regarding stated jurisdictions.

GERMAN COOKING AND BAKING CLASSES! Your taste buds will do a Freudentanz!Join from the comfort of your own home with the...
05/04/2021
GTHS COOKS – GermanTexas.org

GERMAN COOKING AND BAKING CLASSES! Your taste buds will do a Freudentanz!
Join from the comfort of your own home with the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from a native German baking & cooking enthusiast in live virtual seminars!

Enjoy your favorite beverage, German or not — we don’t judge, and pick up some German phrases, customs and culture.

This class is taught mainly in English but you will walk away with some German vocabulary. Recipes and ingredients will be provided in both languages.
Sign up for Classes: http://germantexans.org/gths-cooks/

Do you love cooking and baking? Do you love German cuisine? Then this class is perfect for you. Learn about the German Language, Culture, Customs and more while you explore new recipes with our native German cook.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement on the occasion of today's World Press Freedom Day:“Standing ...
05/04/2021

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement on the occasion of today's World Press Freedom Day:

“Standing up and fighting for a free press is a task for each and every one of us... The work of journalists is even more important in the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also become much more difficult. Journalists face repression on a massive scale in many of the world’s countries.
Their work is being restricted under the pretext of fighting the pandemic, while debates are being
suppressed and misinformation is propagated.
Today, we remember all those who have lost their lives while going about their journalistic work."

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement on the occasion of today's World Press Freedom Day:

“Standing up and fighting for a free press is a task for each and every one of us... The work of journalists is even more important in the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has also become much more difficult. Journalists face repression on a massive scale in many of the world’s countries.
Their work is being restricted under the pretext of fighting the pandemic, while debates are being
suppressed and misinformation is propagated.
Today, we remember all those who have lost their lives while going about their journalistic work."

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