German Consulate General in Bengaluru
Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Bengaluru
The consular districts falling under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General General in Bengaluru are Karnataka and Kerala.
We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our services and activities.
Calling Masters, PhD and first postdoc level researchers from Karnataka to submit poster abstracts and win exciting prizes! Submit your entries with ‘innovative solutions to address the climate change and environmental concerns in Karnataka’. The
top 3 posters, selected by a panel of experts, will be announced via email on 12th September 2016 and will be awarded during the European Climate Action Day on
21 September 2016 at Taj West End, Bangalore.
European Climate Action Day: Call for Poster Abstracts
The first Indo German Collaborative project on "The rural Urban Interface of Bangalore: A space of Transition in Agriculture, Economics and Society"between the University of Kassel and the University of Göttingen, Germany and the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore and other partner organisations was launched on 15th August, at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
Launch of the Indo-German Collaborative Project
Under the umbrella of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, Heidelberg Centre South Asia had organised Indo-German workshops that focus on the potentials and the challenges of the concept of smart cities in Kochi on 11th of August 2016.
Workshops on Smart Cities in Kochi
German Consul General Margit Hellwig-Bötte, together with the Head of the Legal Department and the Visa Section Jürgen Pengel, visited the office of SAP in Bengaluru on 10th August. After a warm welco...
Consul General Margit Hellwig-Bötte visits SAP
Germany and France’s entry into the semi-finals lead to an impromptu celebration among football fans in Bengaluru. The German and the French Consulates organized a live screening event at the Hotel Shangri-La. Though the two sides were competing against each other, the atmosphere was very festive and positive. A similar event was also organized during the World Cup 2014.
German and French Consulates celebrate with Bengaluru football community the EURO Semi-Final
As Germany progresses to the quarterfinals of EURO 2016, the German Consulate in Bengaluru is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that fans in Bengaluru don’t miss out on a chance to get together and cheer for their favourite team in a series of live screenings of the matches.
Bengaluru continues to celebrate as Germany advances in EURO 2016
The German Consulate has the pleasure to announce that from 20th June to 2nd July 2016 the European Union Film Festival will be celebrated in Bangalore.
During the festival 23 movies from 23 European countries will be screened.
European Union Film Festival in Bangalore
Eleven young players between 11 and 15 years from the Bangalore Youth Football League will be travelling to Germany on the 10th of April 2016 to participate in a football academy organised by Borussia Dortmund, one of the most prestigious clubs of the German Bundesliga being a 8 time German champion and winner of 2 European Cup finals.
Young footballers from Bangalore participating in “Borussia Dortmund Soccer School”
Ambassador Dr Martin Ney visited Bangalore from 18th February till 21st February.
The 9th IGCC football tournament was even bigger and better this year with as many as 20 teams participating. Bosch Limited took home the title defeating the other German teams participating in the to...
Bosch Ltd wins the 9th IGCC Football tournament
The book “India: Preparation for the World of Work - Education System and School to Work Transition” edited by Prof. Matthias Pilz, University of Cologne, Germany was launched on 12th Feb 1016 at IIM Bangalore. Prof. Matthias Pilz, Editor of the book, Professor and Director of Center for Modern Indian Studies at the Cologne University, Germany, Prof. Nayana Tara and Prof. Kumar from IIM Bangalore, along with other renowned authors who contributed for the book, had gathered for the event at IIM Bangalore. Consul General Mr. Jörn Rohde presided over as the Chief Guest at the book launch and called upon the inevitability of bridging the gap in vocational education in India, which would take ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ missions to a greater height.
Book launch of "India: Preparation for the World of Work"
The inauguration of the most awaited flower show in the city - the Lalbagh flower show took place on 16th January 2016 in the presence of the Consul General Joern Rohde along with other dignitaries. The Republic Day Flowershow this year took place from 16th to 26th Jan, 2016 at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bengaluru.
Inauguration of the most awaited flower show in the city
DFB’s German Students’ National Team was in India from January 4 to 12, 2016 for a four city tour in India that began in Delhi, Aizawl, Kolkata and ended in Bengaluru. The team and the administrative staff were quiet pleased with their tour.
DFB’s Students team rocks Bengaluru!
Talk by the Consul General on the Refugee situation in Germany
The Consul General of Germany Mr. Rohde will be delivering a lecture on Friday, the 8th January at 18:30 at the Bangalore International Centre, TERI titled "the influx of Syrian Refugees in Germany and other European Countries". The session will be chaired and moderated by Mr. Nitin Pai, Co-Founder and Director of Thakshashila Institution
RSVP: 9886599675, Bangalore International Centre
Talk by the Consul General on the Refugee situation in Germany [jpeg, 374.59k]
Bangaloreans were treated to an evening of melody and pure amusement by the a Capella sensation from Germany, vocaldente. They performed on the 9th December at Alliance Française de Bangalore. The verdict was unanimous “spell binding, humorous, original, innovative and simply outstanding”.
A fantastic spellbinding performance
Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) and the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society in collaboration with Devanahalli Town Municipal Council, Karnataka has implemented a Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This is a first of its kind project in India implemented on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to ensure safe and sustainable sanitation.
Consul General inaugurates a Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant in Bengaluru
A delegation from the state of Hessen in Germany headed by Mr. Tarek Al-Wazir, the Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport, and Regional Development accompanied by the Consul General of Bengaluru Mr. Joern Rohde met with the Home Minister Mr. G. Parameshwara on the 4th of November 2015 in Bengaluru. The delegation of about 45 members came to Karnataka to look at the investment scenario and to discuss the possibility of collaboration between the State of Karnataka and the State of Hessen, Germany.
A delegation from Hessen visits Bengaluru
The German Consulate and its partners are proud to present to you LaJazzO, the youth orchestra from the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The acclaimed Youth Jazz Ensemble was on a tour in South India from November 5th to 15th.
LaJazzo in Bengaluru
Germany- India: Partners in Innovation: This would be a true characterization of the successful visit of the Chancellor of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel to Bengaluru on October 5/6 along with a high profile German business delegation. Together with Prime Minister Modi she visited the Bosch innovation Centre where they witnessed German and Indian collaboration that provide solutions to international customers and cover the whole value-chain from laboratories to software applications. She also met with CEOs of German Companies based in Bangalore.
German Chancellor Dr. Merkel being welcomed by Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah at the airport
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah & Chief Sec Kaushik Mukherjee welcoming Dr. Merkel at the airport
Dr. Merkel being welcomed by Mr. Steffen Berns President of Bosch Ltd.
RBEI MD Vijayratna Parkhe explaining the components to the heads of the state
Mr. Modi and Dr. Merkel investigate the mobile eye scanner developed by Bosch
Dr. Merkel interacting with the Bosch trainees
Dr. Merkel with the German Consul General Mr. Rohde
Dr. Merkel and PM Modi at Leela Palace Bengaluru
A Dialogue on Smart Cities and Public Health
Science Circle Lecture will be held on 24th September at Goethe Institut - Max Muller Bhavan, Indiranagar.Two lecturers from Germany - Mr. Alexander Krämer, an epidemiologist and public health expert as well as Mr. Damian Wagner, coordinator of the Smart Cities Initiative and the European Smart City Project Triangulum at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in Stuttgart - will give their view on smart cities and public health.
Invite to Science Circle [pdf, 446.21k]
A workshop and panel discussion presented by Fraunhofer Society India, Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was organised on 23rd September.
Two key presentations by experts from Germany was held on Public health in megacities by Dr. Alexander Kraemer, Chair of Public Health, Bielefeld University and on International Best Practices ‘Smart Cities’ by Mr. Damain Wagner, Project coordinator – Smart City Triangulum, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart.
Sustainable Cities & Climate Change
Mr. Anurag Tagat visited the Wacken Open Air 2015 in Germany in the framework of the German Foreign Ministry's visitors programme.
Here is his story:
A Week In Heavy Metal Land
The final appraisal mission from the funding agency of the German Government, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) met the Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy. The KfW delegation was accompanied by Consul General Joern Rohde and Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, Director of Goethe Zentrum. The discussion centered around KMRL’s Integrated Water Transport Project for Kochi city. It is the first Indo-German mobility project financed by German Development Bank KfW.
First Indo-German urban mobility project financed by German Development Bank KfW
The German Consulate in Bengaluru supported BGM Social Service Centre in building Rain water harvesting units. The Consul General Joern Rohde along with his wife Sonia Lapointe visited BGM Social Service Center, a charitable trust located in Neyyardam in Trivandrum, Kerala. It works in uplifting marginalized communities like tribals and BPL families in Neyyardam.
German Consulate supports Rainwater Harvesting Units in Kerala
On 3rd August, the Consul General Mr. Rohde paid a visit to the Bosco center at Sumanahalli in Bangalore. The Center functions as a rehabilitation transit center for street children and runaway adolescents. It focuses on imparting vocational education to about 50 adolescent boys.
Friendly football match at Bosco Center
In a ceremony in Trivandrum on April 21st presided by Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John and German Consul General Jörn Rohde, the Senior Experten Service (SES) Germany signed an MoU with the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE).
German Consul General Rohde addressing the conference
Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John interacting with TüV Rheinland Vice-President Timothy Miller
Signing Ceremony of MoU: Ms Ulrike Pütz, Project Coordinator Asia SES and Mr Rahul R, Managing Director KASE
Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John addressing the conference
Globalisation has fuelled incredible growth and development across the world. As economies grow, so do the challenges. The resources of the world are scarce and there are numerous environmental challe...
The Committee on Municipal Affairs, Internal Security and Sports of the Bavarian State Parliament visited Bangalore between 16 and 18 March to strenghten the existing ties between the State of Bavaria...
Bavarain Delegation visiting Bangalore
The annual Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Football Tournament took place on Sunday, 8th February at the Palace Grounds
8th IGCC Football Tournament
The Consul General of Germany Mr. Jörn Rohde held a keynote address at the seminar on “Business Opportunities at Hannover 2015” on 14th January 2014. The session was part of a road show to showcase In...
Business Opportunities at Hannover 2015