This is where you’ll find information about our Honorary Consulate and our main purpose: to strengthen the close friendship that has existed between the Principality of Monaco and the state of North Rhine Westphalia for many years. We’ve listed several important and interesting addresses and links on this topic, and we'd also be pleased to receive your ideas and suggestions.
– Bernhard Johannes Stempfle –
Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco for North Rhine Westphalia
Bernhard Johannes Stempfle has been the head of finance and technology at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH since 2010, after working for the technology group Freudenberg SE and Deutsche Bank AG in a variety of positions.
He lived in France for several years and is therefore familiar with the culture and language of that region. Messe Düsseldorf GmbH can look back to a tradition of close friendship with the Principality of Monaco, especially through boot Düsseldorf, the world’s biggest watersports trade fair.
Bernhard Johannes Stempfle - Honorary Consul
Natascha Morabito - Assistant
Promoting industry and culture
The Honorary Consulate supports an exchange of culture and industry between the Principality of Monaco and the state of North Rhine Westphalia. It sees itself as a point of contact for Monaco-based companies, both those planning to operate in North Rhine Westphalia and firms which are already involved. Also, on request, it supports North Rhine Westphalian businesses wanting to obtain or deepen contacts in Monaco. The Honorary Consul acts as a contact for Monegasque citizens in North Rhine Westphalia and represents the country at the relevant networking events and trade fairs. These include boot Düsseldorf, where Monegasque companies are represented.
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Honorary Consul Bernhard Stempfle (right) with Prince Albert II.
Lorenzo Ravano, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Federal Republic of Germany, Karin Stempfle, Bernhard Stempfle and Claudia Ravano (from left to right).
A wide range of representational activities
NRW State Parliament President André Kuper (centre) with Bernhard Stempfle (right)
Düsseldorf/Berlin, 8 August 2023: In his function as Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco, Bernhard Johannes Stempfle, Managing Director Finance & Infrastructure of Messe Düsseldorf, attended two receptions in the summer of 2023. The Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco, Lorenzo Ravanao, and his wife Claudia Ravano were invited to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Berlin on 7 July. The occasion was the anniversary of the accession of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
This was followed on 8 August by the premiere of the Parliamentary Summer Party of the State Parlia-ment of North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf. The President of the Landtag, André Kuper, invited guests for the first time to this exchange between politics, culture, business and the international com-munity.
German Sustainability Award 2022 for Prince Albert II.
Visit of the Drei-Scheiben-Hochhaus in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, December 2, 2022 - Prince Albert II has received the honorary award of the German Sustainability Award for his foundation, which also works with Messe Düsseldorf to promote marine conservation. The Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco is one of the world's largest and most effective environmental foundations and has supported 720 projects worldwide with around 92 million euros since its establishment in 2006. Together with the German Ocean Foundation and Messe Düsseldorf, it presents the annual "ocean tribute" award at boot Düsseldorf, which honors special commitment to marine conservation. Prior to the presentation of the German Sustainability Award, Prince Albert II visited the Drei-Scheiben-Hochhaus in Düsseldorf with Ambassador Lorenzo Ravano and Honorary Consul Bernhard Stempfle, among others.
Remembering the victims of the Holocaust
Bernhard J. Stempfle
Düsseldorf, January 27, 2022. Exactly 77 years ago, the Allied troops arrived at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Bernhard Johannes Stempfle, Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in NRW, is also making a statement against the forgetting and participates in the #WeRemember campaign of the World Jewish Congress. "Hatred and collective silence significantly paved the way to the Holocaust," says Stempfle. "During the Covid Crisis, we are seeing an increase in racism, far-right slogans and conspiracy theories. We must counter this to create a better future."
Donations handed over for flood victims in the Ahr valley
Resident Herbert Marner, Bernhard J. Stempfle and Mayor Alfred Sebastian (from left to right).
Dernau, October 14, 2021 – Bernhard J. Stempfle visited the municipality of Dernau exactly three months after the flood disaster in the Ahr valley. There he presented Mayor Alfred Sebastian with a symbolic donation check from the "Club Allemand International de Monaco" (CAI) in the amount of 10,000 euros, which will go towards the renovation of the village square.
"The damage is still considerable," Stempfle describes his impressions. According to the municipality, around 90 percent of the 1,800 inhabitants have been affected, and several people have died. "In the village itself, houses including beautiful half-timbered houses have been and are being demolished, especially when heating oil has leaked and contaminated the walls," Stempfle reports.
Beatrix Freifrau von Dellingshausen and Patrick Wetzel, co-presidents of the CAI, emphasize how important this commitment is to them and the entire association: "Charity is expressly one of our goals. As an organization that bridges the gap between Germany and Monaco, it is natural for us to help in this emergency situation."
Since its founding in 1973, the CAI has donated more than 3.5 million euros – including to various Monegasque institutions such as the Red Cross, the Prince Albert II. Foundation, the Princess Charlene Foundation, the Princesse Grace Hospital or humanitarian associations such as Mission Enfance or AMAPEI.
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Addresses and links
Other representations of the Principality of Monaco in the Federal Republic of Germany
Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Berlin Ambassador: Lorenzo Livio Maria Ravano Klingelhöferstrasse 7 10785 Berlin Germany Phone: +49 30 26 39 03 3 Email: email@example.com
Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Frankfurt am Main Honorary Consul: Andreas Eisenbach Frauenlobstrasse 86 60487 Frankfurt am Main Germany Phone: +49 69 970 600 40 Fax: +49 69 970 600 25 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Hamburg Honorary Consul: Holger Jung Glashüttenstrasse 79 20357 Hamburg, Germany Phone: +49 40 432 112 31 Fax: +49 40 432 121 21 Email: email@example.com
Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Munich Honorary Consul: Dr. Alexander Liegl Brienner Strasse 28 80333 Munich Germany Phone: +49 89 286 282 66 Fax: +49 89 286 281 10 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Potsdam Honorary Consul: Barbara Zumbaum Puschkinallee 17 14469 Potsdam Germany Phone: +49 331 201 47 70 Fax: +49 331 201 477 10 Email: email@example.com
Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Stuttgart Honorary Consul: Günther Fleig Bopserwaldstrasse 58 70184 Stuttgart Germany Phone: +49 711 248 392 90 Fax: +49 711 248 392 920 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org