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.

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.

Embassy Hosts Traditional 'Neujahrskonzert'

Jan 25, 2017 |

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, guests of the German Embassy were treated to a special Neujahrskonzert by three young musicians from Weimar to welcome the New Year.

Ambassador Wittig on WAMU's '1A'

Jan 19, 2017 |
microphone in studio

Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.

Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance

Jan 17, 2017 |
NATO Headquarters in Brussels

In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.

Berlin B-boys Bring 'Flying Bach' to Washington

Jan 10, 2017 |
The Flying Steps

On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.

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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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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.