List of diplomatic missions in Hamburg

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Diplomatic missions in Hamburg. Dark blue active and light blue former missions, as of July 2009.
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A stand alone, two storey red brick building with several trees surrounding it
Consulate-general of the Republic of Indonesia
Parts of a white building with a tree in front. The entrance is on a higher level with columns.
Honorary consulate of Jordan
A multi-storey red brick building with a storefront.
Office building at Gänsemarkt in the Neustadt quarter with the Panamanian consulate-general
Building in Harvesterhuderweg housed the Consulate-General of Yugoslavia.
Consulate-General of Serbia
A two storey white building with an attic. Two flagpoles, one with the flag of Spain, the other with the European flag, are in front of the building.
Consulate-general of Spain
Türkisches Generalkonsulat in der Tesdorpfstrasse 18, Hamburg.
Consulate-General of Turkey

Hamburg's history of diplomatic missions started in the 16th century, in that time the city was a free imperial city. The first missions from the city of Hamburg to other countries date back to the Middle Ages and Hamburg's participation in the Hanseatic league. At first representatives were called Oldermänner or by the English term "Courtmaster", later in the style of the common "Consul".[1] As of 2009, there were 100 consulates in Hamburg, ranked the third-largest in the world (after New York City and Hong Kong) and largest in Europe.[2] The consuls are official representatives of the government of a foreign state to the city of Hamburg, normally acting to assist the citizens of the consul's own country, to represent his country's interests, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of Hamburg and the country of which he is a representative. There are several consuls providing assistance with bureaucratic issues to both, the citizens of the consul's own country travelling or living abroad, and to Hamburg's citizens (and often Northern Germany, e.g. the Consulate-general of Japan[3]), who wish to trade with the consul's country (e.g. information about visa or customs duties). Consuls are also patrons of fairs or exhibitions, like US Consul General Karen E. Johnson was the patron of the Youth Exchange Fair in September 2009.[4]

In the 19th century Hamburg was an important location for diplomatic missions, because of the prestige gained by the Hanseatic cities and the importance as a centre of commerce. The trade and independent striving of the Hanseatic cities of Bremen, Lübeck and Hamburg for the "common German service" were even named in the Westphalian peace treaty in 1648, and the Hanseatic and later Hamburgian consuls during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were also representatives for "all fellow Germans".[5] The Senate of Hamburg often opened a consulate to cities and countries, if a trade post existed, esp. by shipping. There were very few cities like Dresden—then capital of Saxony—without a sea port. Treaties were signed, if a proper unsalaried candidate for the position had been found.[6] Article 23 of the treaty between the Hanseatic cities and Guatemala signed on 25 June 1847 decreed the bilateral deployment of consuls, or article 9 of the treaty with Sardinia ruled the judicial authority of the Hanseatic consuls.[7] Even in the 20th century, the importance of Hamburg is emphasized by the position of the port of Hamburg in the world's ranking. In 2007, it was one of the busiest container ports of the world.[8] In the segment of transshipment Hamburg was in a leading position in 2004. In 2005, the port handled more containers with destination or provenance in Germany as Bremerhaven and Rotterdam combined.[9]

The first mission established, was from Austria (then Habsburg Monarchy) in 1570, the Slovak Republic's consulate was the 100th in 2006,[2] and the last one was the consulate of the Palau (as of 2009), former German colony from 1899 until 1918/19.[10][11] The first missions visiting Hamburg often were trade missions of foreign countries. During the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) constant diplomatic missions were needed, most of those envoys or residents were Hamburg citizens—only large and most influential states sent own nationals.[12] Some countries sent their missions from 1815 – 1886, at this time Hamburg was an independent and sovereign state of the German Confederation.[13]

List

(As of July 2009)
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  •       Consulate-general
  •       Consulate
  •       Honorary consulate-general
  •       Honorary consulate
Mission Date[A] Address[B] Notes Rank[C]
 Argentina 1835 20148Mittelweg 141,
20148 Hamburg
0312009 –
 Austria 1570 20354Alsterufer 37,
20354 Hamburg
In 2009 the Foreign Ministry stated its intention to close the mission in 2010.[14] 0112006 –
 Bangladesh 1975 20539Billhorner Kanalstraße 69,
20539 Hamburg
0502005 –
 Belgium 1832 22415Langenhorner Markt 9,
22415 Hamburg
0671997 –
 Bolivia 1855 20148Heimhuder Straße 33 a,
20148 Hamburg
0441997 –
 Botswana 1971 22113Berzeliusstraße 45,
22113 Hamburg
0972007 –
 Bulgaria 1993 20095Alstertor 15,
20095 Hamburg
0451997 –
 Cape Verde 1986 20459Deichstrasse 9,
20459 Hamburg
0812003 –
 Czech 1992 20148Feldbrunnenstrasse 72,
20148 Hamburg
0772003 –
 Chile 1835 20148Harvestehuder Weg 7,
20148 Hamburg
0232008 –
 China 1921 22605Elbchaussee 268,
22605 Hamburg
0022003 –
 Colombia 1845 20097Wendenstr. 29,
20097 Hamburg
0782003 –
 Costa Rica 1850 22609Meyerhofstraße 8,
22609 Hamburg
0381983 –
 Croatia 1994 20095Hermannstraße 16,
20095 Hamburg
Doyen (senior member of the consulate corps) 0012003 –
 Cyprus 1990 20148Rothenbaumchaussee 3,
20148 Hamburg
035
 Denmark 1648 20095Hermannstraße 16,
20095 Hamburg
0202007 –
 Dominican Republic 1857 20148Heimhuder Straße 77,
20148 Hamburg
0052005 –
 Ecuador 1846 20149Rothenbaumchaussee 221,
20149 Hamburg
0242008 –
 El Salvador 1867 20095Raboisen 32,
20095 Hamburg
0832004 –
 Egypt 1976 20148Mittelweg 183,
20148 Hamburg
0282008 –
 Estonia 1993 20148Badestraße 38,
20148 Hamburg
0621993 –
 France 1579 20148Heimhuder Straße 55,
20148 Hamburg
0122006 –
 Finland 1921 20354Esplanade 41,
20354 Hamburg
0062005 –
 Ghana 1963 22087Lübecker Str. 1,
22087 Hamburg
0701998 –
 Greece 1836 20354Neue ABC-Straße 10,
20354 Hamburg
0072005 –
 Guatemala 1960 20354Esplanade 6,
20354 Hamburg
0792003 –
 Guinea 1990 21224Rehwechsel 28,
21224 Rosengarten
0401993 –
 Haiti 1951 22559Tinsdaler Kirchenweg 275 a,
22559 Hamburg
0872005 –
 Honduras 1869 20099An der Alster 21,
20099 Hamburg
0222007 –
 Hungary 1992 20354Alsterufer 45,
20354 Hamburg
0411995 –
 Iceland 1949 20095Gertrudenstrasse 3,
20095 Hamburg
0852005 –
 India 1954 22087Graumannsweg 57,
22087 Hamburg
0192007 –
 Indonesia 1956 22299Bebelallee 15,
22299 Hamburg
0172007 –
 Iran 1858 22299Bebelallee 18,
22299 Hamburg
0132006 –
 Ireland 1962 20148Feldbrunnenstraße 43,
20148 Hamburg
0571991 –
 Italy 1816 20148Feldbrunnenstraße 54,
20148 Hamburg
0302009 –
 Jamaica 1969 20095Ballindamm 1,
20095 Hamburg
0611993 –
 Japan 1883 20095Rathausmarkt 5,
20095 Hamburg
0262008 –
 Jordan 1964 20148Rothenbaumchaussee 95,
20148 Hamburg
0862005 –
 Kazakhstan 1994 20148Rothenbaumchaussee 40,
20148 Hamburg
0922007 –
 Kenya 1992 20095Rathausstraße 6,
20095 Hamburg
0591992 –
 Kiribati 1990 22763Neumühlen 13,
22763 Hamburg
0551990 –
 Republic of Korea 1886 20355Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. 9,
20355 Hamburg
0252008 –
 Kyrgyzstan 1996 20457Am Sandtorkai 77,
20457 Hamburg
0641996 –
 Latvia 1925 20354Neuer Wall 72,
20354 Hamburg
0681997 –
 Lithuania 1994 20457Brodschrangen 4,
20457 Hamburg
0731998 –
 Luxembourg 1921 20099An der Alster 9,
20099 Hamburg
0942007 –
 Macedonia 2006 20097Adenauerallee 25,
20097 Hamburg
0892006 –
 Madagascar 1963 22305Habichtstraße 41,
22305 Hamburg
0471999 –
 Malawi 1969 22609Elbchaussee 419,
22609 Hamburg
0521987 –
 Malaysia 1959 20459Kajen 2,
20459 Hamburg
0421996 –
 Malta 1970 22767Große Elbstrasse 145 F,
22767 Hamburg
0752002 –
 Mexico 1829 20457Kleine Reichenstraße 1,
20457 Hamburg
0842005 –
 Moldova 2000 22179Haldesdorferstraße 46,
22179 Hamburg
0742000 –
 Monaco 1954 20354Neuer Jungfernstieg 20,
20354 Hamburg
0711998 –
 Morocco 1960 22587In de Bargen 4,
22587 Hamburg
0952007 –
 Mozambique 2007 22767Große Elbstraße 138,
22767 Hamburg
0962007 –
 Namibia 1997 20099An der Alster 82,
20099 Hamburg
0651997 –
   Nepal 1998 20354Jungfernstieg 44,
20354 Hamburg
0691998 –
 New Zealand 1992 20095Domstraße 19,
20095 Hamburg
0162007 –
 Nicaragua 1859 22765Max-Brauer-Allee 20,
22765 Hamburg
0661997 –
 Niger 1970 20095Fischertwiete 2,
20095 Hamburg
0541988 –
 Norway 1906 20354ABC-Straße 19,
20354 Hamburg
The mission of Norway was one of the first missions after the independence of Norway in 1905. In 2006 Mette-Marit re-opened the consulate-general of Norway, it had been closed in 2003.[15] 0142006 –
 Palau 2008 20146Rutschbahn 6,
20146 Hamburg
1012008 –
 Pakistan 1962 22765Max-Brauer-Allee 45,
22765 Hamburg
1022008 –
 Panama 1905 20354Gänsemarkt 44,
20354 Hamburg
0042004 –
 Papua New Guinea 1990 20457Mattentwiete 5,
20457 Hamburg
0561990 –
 Paraguay 1872 22609Elbchaussee 439,
22609 Hamburg
0512007 –
 Peru 1843 22301Blumenstraße 28,
22301 Hamburg
0032004 –
 Poland 1921 22309Gründgensstraße 20,
22309 Hamburg
0272008 –
 Portugal 1658 20354Büschstr. 7 – I.,
20354 Hamburg
0092005 –
 Romania 1883 22081Oberaltenallee 20a,
22081 Hamburg
0912006 –
 Russia 1709 22085Am Feenteich 20,
22085 Hamburg
0102005 –
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2008 22767Van-der-Smissen-Straße 2,
22767 Hamburg
0982008 –
 Samoa 2008 20149Oderfelder Straße 23,
20149 Hamburg
0992008 –
 Senegal 1965 20097Frankenstrasse 3,
20097 Hamburg
0492001 –
 Serbia 2004 20149Harvestehuder Weg 101,
20149 Hamburg
032
 Seychelles 1984 20539Billwerder Neuer Deich 14,
20539 Hamburg
0461997 –
 Slovakia 1995 20354Jungfernstieg 38,
20354 Hamburg
0882006 –
 Slovenia 1994 20095Ballindamm 8,
20095 Hamburg
0631994 –
 South Africa 1896 22767Palmaille 45,
22767 Hamburg
0762003 –
 Spain 1626 20148Mittelweg 37,
20148 Hamburg
0152006 –
 Sri Lanka 1966 20457Pickhuben 9,
20457 Hamburg
0371974 –
 Sweden 1630 20459Ditmar-Koel-Strasse 36,
20459 Hamburg
Former consulate-general closed in 2008.[16] 1002008 –
  Switzerland 1846 20095Rathausmarkt 5,
20095 Hamburg
The mission was the second Swiss mission to German territory (in 1835 a mission was established in Leipzig). In 1958 Switzerland upgraded the Hamburg consulate to a consulate-general. In 2008 it was announced by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to close the mission in 2009[17] 0082005 –
 Syria 1992 20457Osakaallee 11,
20457 Hamburg
0581992 –
 Tanzania 1992 25474Franz Rabe Strasse 23,
25474 Bönningstedt
0601992 –
 Thailand 1881 20099An der Alster 85,
20099 Hamburg
0391990 –
 Tonga 1983 22305Habichtstraße 41,
22305 Hamburg
0482001 –
 Tuvalu 1985 20099An der Alster 45,
20099 Hamburg
0802003 –
 Trinidad and Tobago 1998 20095Raboisen 3,
20095 Hamburg
0721998 –
 Tunisia 1972 22087Lübecker Straße 1,
22087 Hamburg
0362005 –
 Turkey 1844 20148Tesdorpfstraße 18,
20148 Hamburg
033
 Uganda 1987 22869Dornkamp 18,
22869 Schenefeld
0531987 –
 Ukraine 2002 22087Mundsburger Damm 1,
22087 Hamburg
0182007 –
 Uruguay 1838 20149Hochallee 76,
20149 Hamburg
0292009 –
 UK 1632 20354Neuer Jungfernstieg 20,
20354 Hamburg
Former consulate-general closed in 2006.[18][19] 0932007 –
 USA 1793 20354Alsterufer 27/28,
20354 Hamburg
Consulate General of the United States in Hamburg 0212007 –
 Venezuela 1833 20148Johnsallee 30,
20148 Hamburg
034
 Yemen 2006 20251Martinistr. 18,
20251 Hamburg
0902006 –
 Zambia 2004 20354Neuer Wall 19,
20354 Hamburg
0822004 –
 Brazil Closed[20]
 Canada Closed[21]
 Liberia 1952 [22] In the 1920s, Momolu Massaquoi was the first African consulate in Europe.[23] Closed
 Netherlands Closed on 1 July 2009[24]
 Philippines 1958[25] Closed[26]
 FR Yugoslavia Closed[27]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^^ Date of establishment
  2. ^^ Sorted by postal code
  3. ^^ Protocolic rank of the consul in Hamburg, depends on the type of the mission and the term in office. (As of July 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beneke, p. 1
  2. ^ a b "Konsulate in Hamburg" (in German). Senatskanzlei. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Über uns > Zuständigkeitsbereiche" (in German and Japanese selectable). Japanisches Generalkonsulat Hamburg. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Schüleraustausch-Messe am 19. September 2009" (in German). BürgerStiftung Region Ahrensburg. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [dead link]
  5. ^ Beneke, pp. 10–11
  6. ^ Beneke, p. 8
  7. ^ Beneke, pp. 13–14
  8. ^ Staff. "Containerumschlag in TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units)" (in German). Hafen Hamburg. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Nachrichten " Hamburger Hafen top" (in German). VOCA media. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Background Note: Palau". U.S. Department of State. August 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Statistische Angaben zu den deutschen Kolonien" (in German). Deutsches Historisches Museum. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  12. ^ Lorenzen-Schmidt, Klaus-Joachim (2005). "Konsulate". Hamburg Lexikon (in German) (3 ed.). Ellert&Richter. p. 282. ISBN 3-8319-0179-1. 
  13. ^ Hundt, Michael (2005). "Souveränität". Hamburg Lexikon (in German) (3 ed.). Ellert&Richter. pp. 439–440. ISBN 3-8319-0179-1. 
  14. ^ "Vertretungen im Ausland umstrukturiert" (in German). Wiener Zeitung. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  15. ^ "Generalkonsulat eröffnet: Königlicher Glanz: Mette-Marit in Hamburg" (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  16. ^ "Schwedisches Konsulat in Hamburg schließt" (in German). Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  17. ^ Jean-Michel Berthoud (2008-09-19). "Aus für älteste Schweizer Vertretung in Deutschland" (in German). swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  18. ^ Sebastian Knauer (2007-01-30). "Round-the-Clock Security for Skeleton Staff". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  19. ^ "Britisches Generalkonsulat in Hamburg endgültig geschlossen" (in German). Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  20. ^ Mordecai Paldiel (2007). Diplomat heroes of the Holocaust. Jersey City, NY: Ktav. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-88125-909-4. Aracy de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa 
  21. ^ "Büro für deutsch-russischen Jugendaustausch ab Herbst in Hamburg" (in German). ngo-online.de. 2005-04-12. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  22. ^ William D. Coale (1978). West German transnationals in tropical Africa: the case of Liberia and the Bong Mining Company. Forschungsberichte, Afrika-Studienstelle (Ifo-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung). Band 59 (Ifo-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung). p. 41. ISBN 978-3-8039-0165-1. 
  23. ^ "The Life Journey of Momolu Massaquoi, First African Diplomat". Daily Observer. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  24. ^ Venn, Lia (2009-06-17). "Ade, Frau Antje" (in German). fr-online.de. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  25. ^ Hermógenes E. Bacareza (1980). "A history of Philippine-German relations". University of California. p. 157. 
  26. ^ "Frankfurters. Hamburgers, and bonners". Manila Bulletin. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  27. ^ Hedges, Chris (1997-01-11). "An 'Us vs. Them' Mantra Raises the Balkan Fever". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
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Further reading[edit]

  • Ahrens, Michael (2003). Das britische Generalkonsulat am Harvesterhuder Weg: Handel, Kultur und Diplomatie - 100 Jahre Geschichte einer Alster-Villa English: The British Consulate-General in Harvestehuder Weg. Hamburg: Britisches Generalkonsulat Hamburg. OCLC 249041882. 

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