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.
May 19, 2016
| German Embassy Washington
"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."
Remembering Fritz Stern
Apr 25, 2016
"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.
Ambassador on Hannover Messe
Apr 6, 2016
With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”
Apr 1, 2016
Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.
Mar 31, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, unveiled the latest art exhibit in the Berlin Bar at their residence this week. The exhibit highlights the work of Celia Rogge, a German-born photography currently based in New York.
Feb 29, 2016
The German Embassy, together with the German Marshall Fund and the Bertelsmann Foundation, hosted a conference last week on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The embassy invited panelists from the US and Germany to discuss the differences in the American and European approaches to immigration.
Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis
Feb 11, 2016
German Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted a distinguished group of Nobel Laureates for a luncheon on Wednesday. It was the first official event for the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting, which will take place in June in Germany.
Feb 10, 2016
"Coping with these refugees will require time, energy and money, and stemming the flow is essential. But the government knows that it must not abandon Germany’s constitutional commitment to offer haven for people fleeing persecution and civil war."
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
Feb 5, 2016
Howard University is hosting a new exhibition that sheds light on the lives and stories of black people in Germany. The exhibition profiles black people from the past three centuries of German history, sharing both their struggles and success stories. Many individuals profiled in the exhibit dealt with racism, and both tales of “ordinary” and prominent black figures are told.
Jan 28, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. They resonate in the call: Never again."
Holocaust Remembrance Day