German Embassy, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill in Washington DC Enlarge image Capitol Hill 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.

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.

Gabriel Back in Washington: Transatlantic Partnership Benefits Both Sides

May 18, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Gabriel and Secretary of State Tillerson

Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!”

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

May 5, 2017 |
Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

Apr 25, 2017 |
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In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."

German Immigrant’s Drawing of Hamburg Shipyard Returns to Home City

Mar 30, 2017 |
William Karl Wilburn

William Karl Wilburn is donating the drawing his great-grandfather made in 1855 of Hamburg's Reiherstieg shipyard to the city's history museum. "I felt that it should be given new life."

Professor, Publisher Norman Birnbaum Receives Order of Merit

Mar 28, 2017 |
Professor Birnbaum and Ambassador Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Norman Birnbaum, professor emeritus at the Georgetown University Law Center, with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

Mar 23, 2017 |
Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.

SheBelieves Cup Brings Elite Women's Soccer, #FrauenPower to East Coast

Mar 9, 2017 |
DFB-Frauen at training in Hoboken, NJ during the 2017 SheBelieves Cup

The SheBelieves campaign aims to instill in girls and young women the confidence to strive after whatever dream may move them. From March 1-7, the second annual SheBelieves Cup brought together four of the world's top five women's soccer teams (USA, Germany, France and England) for a friendly tournament in three East Coast cities.

Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

Feb 16, 2017 |
(l-r) Holger Mahnicke, Head of the Communications and Culture Department of the German Embassy Washington; Dr. Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary; Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute; and The Rev. Dr. Olaf Wassmuth of the German Lutheran Church Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.

Critical Thinking and Cultural Sensitivity: the German Language Certificate Program

Feb 3, 2017 |
DSD Ceremony, Feb. 1, 2017

On Feb. 1, the German Embassy hosted a festive ceremony for 12 DSD graduates of the German Language Courses. To complete the advanced DSD II exam, students engaged with thorny, complex issues--in German.

Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt Travels to Washington

Jan 30, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Jürgen Hardt

Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, is in Washington, DC, from January 30 to February 1 for official talks.

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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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