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.
Mar 23, 2017
After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.
Order of Merit for Buergenthal
Mar 9, 2017
The SheBelieves campaign aims to instill in girls and young women the confidence to strive after whatever dream may move them. From March 1-7, the second annual SheBelieves Cup brought together four of the world's top five women's soccer teams (USA, Germany, France and England) for a friendly tournament in three East Coast cities.
Feb 16, 2017
Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.
Feb 3, 2017
On Feb. 1, the German Embassy hosted a festive ceremony for 12 DSD graduates of the German Language Courses. To complete the advanced DSD II exam, students engaged with thorny, complex issues--in German.
German Language Certificate
Jan 30, 2017
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Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, is in Washington, DC, from January 30 to February 1 for official talks.
Transatlantic Coordinator in DC
Jan 25, 2017
On Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, guests of the German Embassy were treated to a special Neujahrskonzert by three young musicians from Weimar to welcome the New Year.
Jan 19, 2017
Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.
Jan 17, 2017
In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.
Huffington Post Article
Jan 10, 2017
On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.
Dec 22, 2016
We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to express their sympathy, support and solidarity with Berlin and Germany in the wake of the deadly attack on the Christmas market.