German Embassy, Washington, DC

US Capitol in Washington, DC. Enlarge image US Capitol in Washington, DC. (© / Sven Klaschik) 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.

“We the People:” Celebrating 25th Anniversary of German Unity in DC

Oct 8, 2015 |
Welcoming President Gauck to the Ambassador's Residence

Thousands of people came out to celebrate the 25th anniversary of German Unity with Federal President Gauck and German Ambassador Wittig on October 6. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was there as the US guest of honor.

Social Media at German Unity DC

Oct 8, 2015 |
German Unity

The social media reaction to the annual Day of German Unity celebration in Washington, DC was overwhelmingly positive. The food, music, and festivities had everyone in a celebratory mood as Germany marked its 25th year of unity.

Gauck and Kerry Unveil Wall Piece at US Diplomacy Center

Oct 8, 2015 |
Gauck and Kerry

When the US Diplomacy Center opens in 2017, the Berlin Wall segment, signed by many statesmen and individuals who played key roles in ending the Cold War, will be its centerpiece.

Gauck: Europe Without United States Would Represent Historic Setback

Oct 7, 2015 |
Federal President Gauck in Washington, DC

Writing in the Washington Post, Federal President Gauck, who is meeting with President Obama today, called for an even stronger transatlantic alliance and argues that US-European cooperation is more important than ever.

2015 German-American Day Celebrated in Friendship Garden

Oct 6, 2015 |
German-American Day 2015

The 28th annual German-American Day was celebrated in the restored and blooming German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall on the morning of Oct. 6, 2015. The celebration coincided with the visit of Federal President Joachim Gauck on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German reunification.

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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.

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At present, there are no open positions. Please check the website regularly for announcements of job opportunities.