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.

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.

John Podesta Receives Order of Merit

Jun 15, 2015 |
Podesta and Wittig

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.

Ambassador Wittig Honored By World Affairs Council

Jun 11, 2015 |
WAC Logo

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.

German Ambassador Hosts 2015 Opera Ball

Jun 9, 2015 |
Opera Ball

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.

Honoring Veterans: Unknown Soldier Photo Exhibition Launch

May 22, 2015 |
Exhibition Launch: The Unknown Soldier

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."

Ambassador Wittig Travels to Columbus, Ohio

May 8, 2015 |
Wittig and Kasich

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.

Ambassador Wittig: "Germany: Facing its History, Facing its Future"

May 5, 2015 |
Richard von Weizsäcker

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.

Ambassador Wittig's Speech at the Art Restitution Ceremony

May 5, 2015 |
Art Restitution

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 Hosts Swan Ball

May 4, 2015 |
Swan Ball

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.

Ambassador Wittig Visits California

Apr 24, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig and Governor Jerry Brown

Ambassador Peter Wittig traveled to Los Angeles and San Francisco for meetings. It was his first official visit to the West Coast.

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