German-American Organizations in Massachusetts and Beyond

Business Groups & Organizations

German American Business Council of Boston, Inc.

P.O. Box 920509.
Needham, MA 02492
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Non-profit, membership-based group of German and American professionals. Provide non fee-based resources, as well as Networking, Business Events, Social events

German American Chamber of Commerce New York

(included in this list because their territory encompasses all of the New England states, including Massachusetts)

80 Pine Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel: +1 (212) 974-8830
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Membership-based government organization with branches in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia. Provides fee-based services in Market Entry & Business Development, Legal issues, Innovation & Startup Relations, UN Procurement, Translation, Intern Visas, Job Market Search & Recruitment Services.  Also provides current news, publications for purchase, and events for members as well as non-members.

German Center for Research and Innovation:

Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus New York

871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1 (212) 339 8606
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Transatlantic collaboration in science and technology to help solve the global challenges of the 21st century.

Cultural Organizations

German Magazines and Newspapers
  • German World Magazine – the Premier German-American Magazine in the US. Quarterly. Bilingual. Visit Web Site
  • German Magazines and newspapers are also available free at the Goethe Institute Boston (just walk in. 170 Beacon Street, Boston MA in the Back Bay)
German Movies and Cinema

Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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Goethe-Institut Boston

170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-262-6050
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Weekly cultural programs (most are free) including concerts, films, exhibits and talks.  There is also a social Wein Bar every 3rd Friday of the month in their ballroom where German and American students and professionals can mingle and practice their German (or English).   Get on their mailing list by contacting Iris Alcorn at

Social Organizations & Groups

German Scholars Stammtisch in Cambridge, MA

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Monthly social get-togethers for German scholars at Harvard Brew Pub.

Boylston Schul-Verein

8 County St. (Rt 109)
P.O. Box 207
Walpole, MA 02081
Tel: (508) 660-2018
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Oldest German American club in New England.  Main events: Sommerfest & Oktoberfest. Parent organization of German Saturday School Boston.  Internal clubs include:

  • Jagdklub Auerhahn
  • Skatklub
  • Sängerchor Boston
  • German American Ladies Association

Government Organizations

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

3 Copley Place, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.369-4913
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One of eight German Consulates in the US, in addition to the German Embassy in Washington, DC.   Provides Consular services for Visa, Passport, and Legal issues, and Germany-related news and events in their area of jurisdiction which covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Provides information on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany.

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

80 Pine Street, 24th floor
New York, NY 10005-1732
T.: +1 (212) 584-9715
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The economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization promotes Germany as a business and technology location and supports companies based in Germany with global market information, including publications and lists for sale.

Relocation to Boston area from Germany / Expansion to US

Heimat Abroad

Plattform zur Unterstützung von deutschsprachigen Expats beim Einleben in Amerika.


Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment  (MOITI)

10 Park Plaza
Suite 4510
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-973-8650
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Massachusetts’ primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world.  The office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth.


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MassDevelopment offers financing and real estate solutions to support companies and nonprofits, increase housing, eliminate blight, and drive economic growth across Massachusetts. They help these audiences:

  • Businesses (Helping companies expand, modernize, and relocate)
  • Developers (Making the difference at every stage of development)
  • Housing (Raising expectations, from predevelopment to construction)
  • Manufacturers (Helping companies expand, modernize, and relocate)
  • Municipalities (Eliminating blight, revitalizing downtowns, creating opportunities)
  • Nonprofits (Working with nonprofits to upgrade, renovate, and expand)

101 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: (617) 924-4600
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Massachusetts’ private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Deploying on-the-ground services since its founding in 1993, MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

Massachusetts Export Resource Center

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A one-stop online resource on exporting. Includes on-demand training modules, videos guides, workbooks, templates and  practical information to help your business grow and take advantage of international opportunities.

Massachusetts Housing & Economic Development

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State agency charged with helping businesses find their way through the many agencies and potential resources for  assistance. Michael Hunter, Executive Director

Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (aka Western Mass EDC)

1441 Main Street
Springfield MA 01103
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The EDC is a private, non profit corporation that is leading the region’s economic development by helping businesses to expand, relocate and succeed in Western Massachusetts.  By providing our services for no charge, we generate quick and simple solutions for many business needs while working for a stronger regional economy and the addition of high quality, local employment.

Boston Redevelopment Authority

One City Hall, Ninth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02201
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Working with Boston’s neighborhoods, BRA plans Boston’s future while respecting its past.  By guiding physical, social, and economic change in Boston’s neighborhoods. 2015 Director for Economic Development, John Barros

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908
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Katherine Therieau, Director, International Trade Programs

Academic Organizations

American Association of Teachers of German (Massachusetts Chapter)

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Resources for German teachers in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.

Congress-Bundestag for Youth Exchange

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Scholarship program providing 75 deserving, qualified young Americans with the opportunity to learn about the German educational and practical training systems, while immersing themselves in the German language and culture. Includes German language lessons, internship, and German university classes, paid for by the program.

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademisher Austauschdienst)

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For both German and American students at all levels, including high school.

German International School Boston

57 Holton Street
Boston, MA 02134
Tel: (617) 783-2600
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German International School Boston is a bilingual independent school serving students from age 3 to Grade 12. A student who successfully completes the academic program achieves, native-level proficiency in German and English, an advanced math and science education, and both a High School Diploma and a German International Abitur. The prestigious honors-level Abitur is recognized at European and American universities as an academic distinction.

German Saturday School

Lexington, MA
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Instruction in German language and culture on Saturday mornings for students K-12

Schoenhof’s Foreign Books

76 A Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel.: 617.547.8855
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Largest selection of foreign books in North America.


German Centre for Extended Care (Deutsches Altenheim)

2222 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132-4097
Phone (617) 325-1230
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Extended Care, Rehab, Short term care, Alzheimers & Memory Care, Adult Day Care

Valerie Wilson Travel

475 Park Avenue South
New York, N.Y.  10016
Tel:  800 776 1116
Direct:  212 532 6282
Gene Dunham, Associate
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Full service luxury travel agency specializing in corporate travel