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.

The Ambassador and Departments section provides you with information about the Ambassador, as well as the work and services of the embassy departments.

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.

German Embassy Celebrates Renovations with Official Reopening Ceremony

Sep 26, 2014 |
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After nearly four years of renovations, the German Embassy in Washington held a reopening ceremony of its chancery building on September 25.Dr. Barbara Hendricks, the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, attended the ceremony, giving a speech in which she discussed the details of the renovations.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Took Part in Global Health Security Agenda at White House

Sep 26, 2014 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig and the Parliamentary State Secretary Annette Widmann-Mauz of the Federal Ministry of Health attended the Global Health Security Agenda conference on Ebola today at the White House. Germany has thus far contributed  a total of approximately 82 million US dollars to the fight against Ebola.

Ambassador Wittig Talks About Fight Against ISIS with NPR

Sep 22, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig was interviewed for the weekend edition of All Things Considered last week. He spoke with host Arun Rath about ISIS, Syria, and Germany’s role in the global security alliance.

Daniel Kehlmann Discusses “F: A Novel” at Second Berliner Salon

Sep 19, 2014 |

Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig hosted their second Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. Daniel Kehlmann, bestselling author of “Measuring the World,” “Fame,” and “Me and Kaminski” was the featured author of the event.

Historians Clark and Chickering Debate the Causes and Legacy of World War I

Sep 17, 2014 |
Christopher Clark discusses "Sleepwalkers" at the German Embassy, Sept. 15, 2014.

On September 15, nearly 200 guests were treated to an “intellectual feast” as esteemed historians Christopher Clark and Roger Chickering debated the origins of the Great War, focusing on Clark’s best-selling book "The Sleepwalkers."

"The Clark Effect": Re-examining World War I's Causes and Legacy 100 Years Later

Sep 4, 2014 | German Historical Institute /
Christopher Clark’s "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914"

As the result of what one acclaimed historian has called “the Clark effect,” scholars and commentators in Germany have been revisiting the origins of World War I and trying to draw lessons for the present.

Ambassador Wittig Attends Ambassadors’ Conference in Berlin

Aug 25, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Interview With USA Today

Aug 19, 2014 |
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Ambassador Peter Wittig gave an interview with Brian Gallagher of USA Today this week. In the interview, Ambassador Wittig called the Ukraine crisis a "watershed moment" for East-West relations.

Day of German Unity Caption Contest

Aug 18, 2014 |
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Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover?  Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.

Postcards from the Trenches: A Personal View of the Great War

Aug 12, 2014 |
Otto Schubert, The Best Time of the Day, 1915

Fifty illustrated postcards by the German artist Otto Schubert, sent from the battlefields of the First World War, form the centerpiece of an exhibition opening August 19 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington.

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Important – The Embassy has relocated!

The Embassy is moving!

New address:
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4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
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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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The Embassy will be closed on October 3 in observance of the Day of German Unity.

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