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.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked in DC

Jan 28, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

“It is the duty of every German citizen to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive,” said Ambassador Peter Wittig yesterday at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This year marks the 71st annive...

New German American Business Outlook: Strong 2016

Dec 21, 2015 |
New York City

German companies in the US, represented by the GACC and RGIT, presented the 2016 German American Business Outlook Report this week in New York. The GABO shows that German companies expect to expand their production, workforce, and profits in the coming year.

Happy Holidays from the German Embassy!

Dec 21, 2015 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Ambassador Wittig Presents High Honor to Tom Brokaw

Dec 9, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig next to Tom Brokaw at podium

Ambassador Wittig presented American broadcaster and American Academy in Berlin fellow Tom Brokaw the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his contributions to transatlantic and German-American relations.

Paris is Opportunity for Future of Humankind

Nov 30, 2015 |
man touches photovoltaic cells

"This is our opportunity to bring the world together in securing a lasting, global solution to one of the most important issues of our generation," the Ambassadors of France, the EU, the United Kingdom and Germany write in The Hill ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference.

Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

Nov 30, 2015 |
A Message From the Ambassador

Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. With the Paris Climate Conference beginning, the focus this month is on climate change and Germany's energy transition.

Ambassador Wittig: Climate Protection, A Transatlantic Reason for Optimism

Nov 24, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris.

Second German-American Dialogue on China

Nov 18, 2015 |
German-American Dialogue on China

The Second German-American Dialogue on China took place this week in Washington, DC. Organized by the German Embassy and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Bundeswehr Celebrates Threefold Anniversary at Fort Meyer

Nov 16, 2015 |
Bundeswehr 60th Anniversary

On November 12, the Bundeswehr in Washington, DC celebrated three anniversaries simultaneously: the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Bundeswehr, the 50th anniversary of the Bundeswehr USA/Canada Command in Washington, and the 25th anniversary of integration of the East German military into the Bundeswehr.

Marking the Anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass

Nov 10, 2015 |
Commemorating Night of Broken Glass

Ambassador Peter Wittig welcomed nearly 100 guests to his residence for lunch on November 9 to mark the 77th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass. Guests included students from local high schools and universities, historians, and, most importantly, survivors of the Holocaust.

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