German Ambassador Peter Wittig
Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.
Jul 16, 2015
Speaking to reporters in Washington this week about the outcome of the Eurozone Summit on Greece, Ambassador Wittig emphasized that Chancellor Merkel supports a third aid program for Greece. The German Bundestag is set to vote on the start of negotiations on Friday, July 17.
Ambassador Wittig on Greece
Jun 19, 2015
The German-American Heritage Museum has launched an exhibit showcasing the influence that German-speaking immigrants had on the Hollywood film industry. Titled "100 Years of Hollywood - the Laemmle Effect", the exhibit traces the effect that German filmmakers, directors, producers, actors and composers had on the industry in the early 20th century and beyond.
100 Years of Hollywood - the Laemmle Effect
Jun 15, 2015
Former White House Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President John Podesta received the Comander's Cross of the order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany last week. Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Podesta the honor at his residence.
Jun 11, 2015
German Ambassador Peter Wittig was honored on June 9 by the World Affairs Council of America. Ambassador Wittig was presented with the Distinguised Diplomatic Service Award for his work in bringing education to the forefront of the international stage.
World Affairs Council Gala
Jun 9, 2015
The 2015 Opera Ball was hosted at the residence of the German Ambassador this year, bringing together opera enthusiasts for an evening of music, dessert and dancing.
May 22, 2015
Ambassador Wittig and Mrs. von Voss-Wittig were honored to welcome National Security Advisor Susan Rice, veterans and their families and some 150 people to the launch of the exhibition, "The Unknown Soldier."
Unknown Soldier Photo Exhibition
May 8, 2015
German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited Columbus, Ohio for the first time on May 8. He met with Ohio Governor John Kasich and spoke at the Columbus Metropolitan Forum.
May 5, 2015
Ambassador Peter Wittig was the keynote speaker at an event honoring the former German President Richard von Weizsäcker, who passed away earlier this year. The event was organized by the German Marshall Fund and John Hopkis University.
"Germany: Facing its History, Facing its Future"
May 5, 2015
Ambassador Wittig spoke at the Art Restitution Ceremony at the State Department, where he accepted five paintings looted during the Second World War on behalf of the German government. "I am thrilled to be able to accept these five beautiful paintings, long believed to be lost, on behalf of their owners, the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau and Landgraf Donatus von Hessen," said Ambassador Wittig.
Ambassador Wittig's Speech
May 4, 2015
Ambassador Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, hosted The Washington Ballet at their residence on May 1. Their garden was transformed into the perfect backdrop for Swan Lake, which the ballet company performed this season.