German Information Center USA

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The German Information Center USA is the public diplomacy department of the German Embassy in Washington. The GIC delivers relevant information to a United States audience and fosters the dialogue between our two countries.

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Outreach & Campaigns

As the Embassy's center of expertise for public diplomacy, the German Information Center USA reaches out directly to American citizens by sponsoring and organizing special events and campaigns tailored to specific target audiences.



The German Information Center USA is involved with many events and activities related to Germany and the US. Check out our latest news to find out how we have been involved.

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Our free electronic newsletters deliver news from Germany directly to your inbox in English or German.  From German-American business news to German heritage in America to the best innovations from German scientists, we will keep you up to date.

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Print Publications

From basic facts about Germany’s geography and demographics to colorful brochures for kids, our free informational print publications cover all the basics about Germany.

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Video: DC Open Doors

"DC Open Doors" is a video series unveiling hidden places in the US. Look behind the closed doors of Washington, DC and hear personal stories of people who lead a transatlantic life in the US capital.

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Contact Information is the right place to start looking for answers. If you do not find what you are looking for in our Web pages, the German Information Center team is happy to direct you to further resources.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

Germany in Europe

Germany in Europe

Germany lies at the heart of Europe, and as one of the founding members of the EU, it plays an active part in modeling its present and future. In this campaign, we will take a closer look at how Germany's role has evolved over the century.

Word of the Week Dictionary

Missed a Word of the Week? Want to consult the growing Word of the Week dictionary? We have them listed from A to Z!