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.

Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

Sep 22, 2015 |
A Message From the Ambassador

Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. Germany has recently welcomed thousands of refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa. This mass migration has posed challenges for Germany and the EU.

Ambassador Wittig: A Litmus Test of Our Solidarity

Sep 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"The refugee crisis is a litmus test of our solidarity," Ambassador Wittig writes in the Huffington Post. "Europe as a whole must act and the member states must share responsibility for refugees seeking asylum."

Interviews: Ambassador Wittig on the Refugee Challenge

Sep 16, 2015 |
Interview at BBC World News America

Ambassador Wittig has given numerous interviews recently about how Germany is handling the current refugee situation, speaking with Al Jazeera America, WTOP radio, BBC World News America, and Sirius XM, among others.

"Wheels Up" At Airbus Plant in Mobile, Alabama

Sep 16, 2015 |

On September 14, the European consortium company Airbus opened its fourth US facility in Mobile, Alabama. Ambassador Peter Wittig travelled to Mobile to attend the dedication ceremony along with Airbu...

Social Media on the Ambassador's Trip to Cincinnati

Sep 8, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig visited Cincinnati over the weekend and took a tour of the Contemporary Arts Center and the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Here is the social media from his visit.

Ambassador Wittig Visits Cincinnati

Sep 8, 2015 |

Every year, the Cincinnati Reds host Redstoberfest, a German Heritage Day celebration at Great American Ballpark. The Reds provide a giveaway - usually a beer "stein" - and fans come dressed in lederhosen and carrying German flags. Ambassador Peter Wittig attended the festivities this year.

Ambassador Wittig To Throw Out First Pitch at Reds Ballpark

Aug 26, 2015 |
Cincinnati Reds

German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.

2015 Ambassadors Conference: Managing Crises, Shaping the Future

Aug 25, 2015 | Federal Foreign Office
Ambassadors' Conference

This year’s Ambassadors Conference was dedicated to the topic “Managing crises, shaping the future.” It drew not only the 200‑odd heads of German missions abroad to Berlin.

Ambassador Wittig on Eurozone Agreement on Greece

Jul 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig briefs reporters at the Embassy

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.

Exhibit Showcases German Influence in Hollywood

Jun 19, 2015 |
100 Years of Hollywood

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.

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