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: "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.

Ambassador Wittig Live on Twitter

Apr 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig

On Wednesday, April 15, Ambassador Wittig gave his twitter followers a unique picture of his life as German Ambassador to the US. He tweeted behind the scenes pictures, quotes and answered questions from his first to his last appointment.

Ambassador to Host 2015 WNO Opera Ball

Mar 20, 2015 | Washington National Opera
Huberta von Voss-Wittig and Peter Wittig

Ambassador Wittig and Mrs. Huberta von Voss-Wittig will host this year's Washington National Opera Ball. The ball will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, and is a highlight of the city’s cultural, philanthropic, and social season.

Elle Women in Washington Power List at Ambassador’s Residence

Mar 19, 2015 |
Honoree Muriel Bowser

The evening honored 10 women who are shaping society by fostering real change in Washington and brought together guests from politics, business, the arts and journalism.

Ambassador Wittig Tours Charlotte, North Carolina

Mar 10, 2015 |
Siemens Tour

Ambassador Peter Wittig traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina last week on the invitation of the Honorary Consul and CEO of Nirosteel, Klaus Becker. While there, he toured the Siemens manufacturing facility, Central Piedmond Community College and attended the German Opera Gala.

Ambassador Wittig: “German Statecraft Addressing the Ukrainian Crisis"

Feb 19, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I believe, we are right to exhaust all the means of diplomacy and to go the extra mile. And it is good to know that the U.S. is going that extra mile together with us."

Ambassador Wittig Interviewed on Bloomberg TV

Jan 26, 2015 |
Bloomberg TV interview

Topics included the results of the national election in Greece and the crisis in Ukraine, among others, in the interview by Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

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