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.

National Gallery of Art "Photography Reinvented" Exhibition Features Düsseldorf School Artists

Oct 14, 2016 |
Thomas Struth, "Alte Pinakothek, Self-Portrait, Munich 2000", 2000, chromogenic print

The story of the National Gallery of Art’s stunning “Photography Reinvented” exhibition, now on view in the recently reopened East Building, begins in Munich at the Pinakothek der Moderne. It was there that Rheda Becker first encountered a captivating self-portrait by German art photographer Thomas Struth.

German School Washington D.C. Celebrates Completion of Energy Efficient Renovation

Oct 7, 2016 |
Ceremony at the German School Washington D.C. marking the completion of energy efficiency renovations, October 6, 2016.

An exciting week at the German School Washington D.C.: on Thursday, October 6, the completion of a major energy efficiency renovation project begun in summer 2014 on the more than 40-year-old school building was celebrated by students, staff, administrators, and guests.

Celebrating the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC

Oct 6, 2016 |
Ambassador Wittig and German Olympians

German Olympians were the special guests at the celebration of the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC, on October 5. The Day of German Unity is also a time to remember that this accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the American people, Ambassador Wittig said.

Celebrating Launch of Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

Oct 6, 2016 |
Kissinger Center at John Hopkins University

The new Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs was launched at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Secretary Kissinger and former New York Mayor Bloomberg were joined by Germany’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation and Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt for the celebrations.

German-American Day 2016 Celebrated in Friendship Garden

Oct 6, 2016 |
German-American Day 2016 in the German-American Friendship Garden.

October 6, German-American Day, commemorates the day on which the "German Mayflower," carrying 13 German families from Krefeld (located near Düsseldorf, west of the Rhine), landed in Philadelphia in 1683—the first large-scale German immigration to America.

#HereIStand: 500 Years of Reformation Marked by Exhibitions, in Museums, Online, (Anywhere!) in USA

Sep 30, 2016 |
Here I Stand

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation in October 2017, a consortium of German cultural institutions, backed by the German government, is taking a page from Luther’s playbook. The #HereIStand initiative employs cutting-edge media, transcending the digital/physical divide to engage, inspire, and spur reflection.

Wittig: Germany Stands By Commitment in Refugee Crisis

Sep 19, 2016 |
United Nations headquarters in New York

Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.

Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task

Sep 15, 2016 |

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU  summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Aug 10, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

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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 and Legal & Consular Department will be closed on Friday, January 20, for Inauguration Day.

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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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Call for Bids

The German Embassy in Washington is seeking an lessee to manage the cafeteria starting in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

If you have completed professional training as a chef and/or several years of culinary experience and are interested in managing our cafeteria please find further information here:

Employment Opportunities

The following positions at the Embassy are available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.