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.
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.
Nov 18, 2016
Sharon Otoo, an esteemed author, editor and activist, visited Howard University on Wednesday, where she was welcomed by German Deputy Ambassador Boris Ruge. Otoo is a British author of African descent who has spent the last 24 years living and working in Germany. Her success in Germany is an example of the opportunities that the country has for people with an immigrant background.
Nov 17, 2016
As part of Second Annual National Apprenticeship Week, the embassy hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez for a discussion on Thursday about building strategic partnerships for a skilled workforce.
Building a Skilled Workforce
Nov 4, 2016
Washington, DC’s oldest synagogue, built by the Adas Israel congregation, dedicated in 1876 at a ceremony attended by President Ulysses S. Grant and embodying the rich Jewish heritage of the U.S. capital, is scheduled to become the centerpiece of a new Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum—a major cultural center in the heart of a redeveloped district of Washington.
Nov 1, 2016
Film Neu, Washington’s leading German language film festival, showcases films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We talked with Director Michael Krummenacher who, along with Jan Gassman, structured the original concept for one of the featured films "Heimatland."
Oct 20, 2016
More than 900 high school German students from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania had a chance for a day-long immersion in all things German at McDaniel College’s 22nd annual German-American Day, held on the campus outside Baltimore on October 18, 2016.
Oct 14, 2016
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.
Oct 7, 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.
German School Washington D.C.
Oct 6, 2016
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.
Oct 6, 2016
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.
German-American Day 2016
Oct 6, 2016
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.
Launch of Kissinger Center