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.

Book of Condolences for Helmut Kohl

Jun 19, 2017 |
Flags at half-staff for former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

A book of condolences will be open at the German Embassy on Tuesday, June 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all those who wish to convey their remembrances.

Handball Star Henning Fritz Asks: Can the Sport Make it in the USA?

Jun 15, 2017 |
Henning Fritz (center) with members of the DC Diplomats handball team

On a recent visit to the German Embassy Washington, Henning Fritz debated how to popularize the lighting-fast, high-scoring, physically demanding sport of handball with representatives of the Washington area’s premiere handball club: the DC Diplomats.

Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour: Good and Productive Relationship

Jun 1, 2017 |
Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour

"The chancellor has been committed to transatlantic relations, to a friendship with the U.S. right from the start of her career as few other leaders have been," Ambassador Wittig said in the interview with anchor Judy Woodruff.

Honoring Germany’s Armed Forces at Tag der Bundeswehr 2017

May 31, 2017 |
German Armed Forces Day

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany hosted 250 guests to observe German Armed Forces Day. Celebrated annually, the day recognizes the sacrifices made and services provided around the world by the nearly 178,000 soldiers current serving in the German Bundeswehr.

Markus Lüpertz in America: German Artist Marks First U.S. Retrospective

May 26, 2017 |
Markus Lüpertz: Donald Ducks Heimkehr, detail (Donald Ducks Homecoming, detail), 1963

Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.

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 |
Screenshot from video

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.

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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.

Closing Announcement

The Embassy and Legal & Consular Department will be closed on Wednesday, September 6.

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Important Notice


For security reasons it is not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets and similar electronic devices onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.

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Employment Opportunities

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