German Ambassador Peter Ammon
Ambassador Peter Ammon
(© German Embassy, Washington, DC / by C. Avril)
Ambassador Peter Ammon 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.
Jun 27, 2013
50 years after President Kennedy spoke the words “Ich bin ein Berliner”, his speech was not only remembered in Berlin, but also celebrated with a gala evening at the Newseum in Washington DC.
Ambassador Ammon at JFK Anniversary Celebration
Jun 25, 2013
On June 20, Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed Berlin-based artist Renata Tumarova to the residence. Fourteen works by Tumarova, inspired by Berlin’s big-city atmosphere and vibrancy, will be on display in the “Berlin Bar” during the coming year.
May 31, 2013
On May 29, Ambassador Peter Ammon welcomed the German Women’s Jazz Orchestra to the “green hill” above Georgetown for an evening of music honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner.
Wagner / Jazz
May 10, 2013
Ambassador Ammon presented Senator Lugar with this distinct honor at the residence on May 8. Senator Lugar served the United States for 36 years and has been instrumental in maintaining and strengthening transatlantic relations.
Honoring Senator Lugar
May 7, 2013
Ambassador Ammon and LBI International Director Kahn Strauss opened an exhibition titled “The Mendelssohns: A German Family of Scholars, Bankers, and Artists” in the German Residence. Guests enjoyed music by Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Leo Baeck Institute Exhibition
May 3, 2013
Ambassador Ammon hosted an event at his residence in honor of the Representative of German Industry and Trade's (RGIT) anniversary on April 30. The next day, he spoke at the RGIT conference, emphasizing the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Apr 26, 2013
Ambassador Ammon welcomed the Neue Stimmen to Washington, DC with a special concert at the residence. In his remarks, the ambassador highlighted the power of music as an indispensable tool of modern diplomacy.
Apr 25, 2013
Former Israeli Ambassador Reuven Merhav gave a keynote speech on German-Jewish Dialogue and Reconciliation at the Goethe Institute in Washington. The discussion following the speech centered on how each generation relates to and accentuates its rememberance of the Holocaust in a different way.
Apr 18, 2013
Ambassador Ammon hosted a dinner in honor of Minister President Tillich, who was in Washington for meetings with US administration officials, members of Congress, think tanks and business experts.
Minister President Tillich
Apr 18, 2013
Together with the Minister-President of the State of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, Ambassador Ammon attended a guest concert by the Dresden Staatskapelle at the Strathmore Music Center, where the ensemble performed the music of the German composer Johannes Brahms.