President’s Update

Dear Deutsches Haus Members and Friends,

On the initial closing of the Haus, the Deutsches Haus staff had been working on a deep clean of the whole facility. After the stay at home mandate from state and local authorities, the Deutsches Haus Executive Board complied and sent all our employees’ home.

We’ve had a lot of discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on our members, staff and Deutsches Haus’ finances. I hope and pray that you are all healthy and taking appropriate precautions.

In normal operations, both the staff and the Haus depend on your patronage and generosity to make ends meet. Presently, the biggest concern is for our staff. Like others in the hospitality industry, they need our help. Our Haus finances will also be an issue since we are coming off two slow months in the beginning of the year and only half a month in March. We’ve also had to return a considerable number of rental deposits. Our monthly expenses with the doors closed are approximately $30,000 per month.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The staff and the Haus would both benefit from your generosity. Please use this link to donate. You will be able to designate if you want the donation to go to the employees or the Deutsches Haus. If you don’t designate, we will direct the donation to wherever the need is the greatest.

I have heard several concerns about Jazz Fest and Oktoberfest. Regardless of their schedule or other events that move to October, we will figure it out.

We will continue to follow the direction of local, state and federal authorities and update you as things change. If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact me at

Brian Huber, President
p.s. Stay home. Wash your hands. We want to see you when this is over.

Update: Deutsches Haus Response to Coronavirus

Dear Deutsches Haus Members and Friends,

Today, Governor Edwards announced more aggressive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the closing of all bars and limiting restaurants to drive through or take out service only. In accordance with those measures, the Deutsches Haus will close to the public and to members at midnight tonight. No events or meetings will be held at the Haus, with the exception of the final language class of the session. Operations may be able to resume on April 13, however, the state will evaluate the situation seven days prior.

Governor Edwards announcement can be accessed via the following link.

We appreciate your understanding regarding the closure. If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact me at

Brian Huber
President-Deutsches Haus

p.s. Wash your hands. We want to see you when this is over

Consular Services – One Day Only – February 11

The German Consulate General will offer consular services in New Orleans on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Deutsches Haus. Appointments are to be made at by Feb. 4th.

The following consular services will be available:

  • Information on family matters including certification and acceptance of name declarations and applications for birth registration
  • Information on citizenship matters and acceptance of applications
  • Delivery of name certificates
  • Certification of signatures for declarations of consent, renunciation of inheritance etc.

Please be aware that applications for biometric passports and identity cards cannot be accepted due to technical reasons. Such applications can be submitted with the honorary consul, Ms Susanne Veters Cooper, upon appointment.

Fees can only be paid in cash in US dollars. Credit cards will not be accepted. Please keep in mind that appointments are mandatory. Please contact the Consulate General by Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at and include the following information:

  • full name
  • mobile number
  • specify your request (if a certification of signature is needed please include the document that needs to be certified)

Information on consular services including all necessary documents can be found on the Consululate’s website at Please make sure to bring all necessary documents in their original form along with copies as requested on the website.

The Consulate General is looking forward to meeting you in New Orleans!