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.

Author Sharon Otoo Visits Howard University

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.

Building Strategic Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce

Nov 17, 2016 |
National Apprenticeship Week

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.

1876 Synagogue, DC's Oldest, Moving on Path to New Museum

Nov 4, 2016 |
Moving Washington, DC's oldest synagogue--a second time--Nov. 3, 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.

U.S. Premier of "Heimatland" at Washington's Film Neu

Nov 1, 2016 |
Director Michael Krummenacher

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."

900 High School German Students Attend McDaniel College’s 22nd German-American Day

Oct 20, 2016 |
German-American Day at McDaniel College, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Important note:  New deadlines - A tour of the cafeteria site will be possible until February 10. A new date for the submission of a bid will be announced soon.

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

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