German Embassy, Washington, DC
Capitol Hill in Washington DC
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.
Aug 25, 2014
Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.
Aug 19, 2014
Ambassador Peter Wittig gave an interview with Brian Gallagher of USA Today this week. In the interview, Ambassador Wittig called the Ukraine crisis a "watershed moment" for East-West relations.
Wittig USA Today Interview
Aug 18, 2014
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
Aug 12, 2014
Fifty illustrated postcards by the German artist Otto Schubert, sent from the battlefields of the First World War, form the centerpiece of an exhibition opening August 19 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington.
Postcards from the Trenches
Jul 31, 2014
German Defense Attaché Brigadier General Backen and Major General Bannister signed the agreement on the posting of German military personnel to US Army facilities and offices.
Jul 30, 2014
Seventy-five young American professionals ages 18-24 had the opportunity to engage German Ambassador Peter Wittig in a Q&A on Capitol Hill yesterday as part of their orientation for the 31st year of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX).
CBYX @ 30
Jul 14, 2014
The German Embassy joined the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as the Embassy of Argentina, in hosting a public viewing party. Check out all the coverage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and by news media here.
Viewing Party on Storify
Jul 11, 2014
Karlfried Bergner Minister, Communications and Culture extends his thanks to the Commissioners of Dupont Circle ANC 2B for a resolution passed to honor the Embassy's participation in a public viewing event on the circle.
Jul 11, 2014
German Marine Vice Admiral Andreas Kraus visited the US this week to meet with his American counterparts to discuss further transatlantic naval cooperation. He met with Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan, Admiral Ted Branch, and Jodi Greene, the Senior Director for Policy in the Navy at the Pentagon.
Vice Admiral visits US
Jul 7, 2014
While preserving the design of architect Egon Eiermann was of utmost importance, the modernization was designed to showcase state-of-the-art German environmental and energy technology.
Modernization and Preservation