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.

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.

"The Clark Effect": Re-examining World War I's Causes and Legacy 100 Years Later

Sep 4, 2014 | German Historical Institute /
Christopher Clark’s "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914"

As the result of what one acclaimed historian has called “the Clark effect,” scholars and commentators in Germany have been revisiting the origins of World War I and trying to draw lessons for the present.

Ambassador Wittig Attends Ambassadors’ Conference in Berlin

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.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Interview With USA Today

Aug 19, 2014 |
Wittig USA Today

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.

Day of German Unity Caption Contest

Aug 18, 2014 |
Wessis welcome Ossis

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.

Postcards from the Trenches: A Personal View of the Great War

Aug 12, 2014 |
Otto Schubert, The Best Time of the Day, 1915

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.

Germany and USA Sign Agreement on Posting of German Military Personnel to US Army Offices

Jul 31, 2014 |
Signing Ceremony

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.

Ambassador Wittig, U.S. Reps Underscore Importance of Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Jul 30, 2014 |
Ambassador Wittig speaks to 75 American young professionals about to head to Germany on the CBYX exchange program.

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).

Great Atmosphere at Germany-Argentina Viewing Party

Jul 14, 2014 |
Viewing Party in Kogod Courtyard

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.

Letter of Thanks to Commissioners of Dupont Circle

Jul 11, 2014 |
Thank You

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.

German Marine Vice Admiral Andreas Kraus Visits the US

Jul 11, 2014 |
Combat Supply Ship: BONN

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.

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Important – The Embassy has relocated!

The Embassy is moving!

New address:
German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Please note that our phone numbers remain the same!

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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.

Special Announcement

The Embassy will be closed on September 1 for Labor Day..

Opening Hours

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

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

Important Information Regarding White House Tours

White House

At this time, we are unable to reserve tours for the general public.

Further information on White House Tours and booking them online can be found here::

The German Embassy acknowledges the recent White House statement indicating the reopening of tours for the public. Our offices are in touch with the U.S. State Department for updates on how this applies to the diplomatic community.

In lieu of touring the White House, visitors may partake in free guided tours of other iconic American institutions including: the Pentagon, the Capitol Buildings, the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument and the National Archives.

Thank you for your inquiry and please enjoy your visit to Washington D.C.