German Embassy, Washington, DC

Spring in Washington DC Enlarge image Spring in Washington DC (© iStock) Welcome to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, the official representation of the Federal Government of Germany in the United States.

The Ambassador and Departments section provides you with information about the Ambassador, as well as the work and services of the embassy departments.

In our Visa, Passport, Legal section you will find information on the numerous consular and legal services for US residents and German citizens within the Embassy's area of consular jurisdiction: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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 | Germany.info
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.

Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation Visits Silicon Valley, DC

Mar 17, 2015 | Germany.info
Jürgen Hardt

Germany’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt, spoke at UC Berkeley and visited companies in Silicon Valley before heading to Washington, DC, for meetings on Capitol Hill.

Ambassador Wittig Tours Charlotte, North Carolina

Mar 10, 2015 | Germany.info
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 | Germany.info
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."

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Attention – Embassy Location

The German Embassy

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 298-4000

(202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

Opening Hours

Click here to find our opening hours and a list of holidays on which we are closed.
Opening Hours

Special Announcement

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

April 3

Good Friday

April 6

Easter Monday


In Cases of Inclement Weather

Bad weather in DC

The Embassy follows the U.S. Federal Government's decision on whether to close  in cases of extremely inclement weather conditions. Please refer to the OPM website for the latest status for federal offices in the Washington, DC, region. OPM

Employment Opportunities

The following positions at the Embassy are available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.