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.

"Towards Shared Remembrance": German Embassy Hosts World War I Memorial Concert

Nov 26, 2014 |
WWI Memorial Concert

The German Embassy last night continued its event series commemorating the Centenary of the First World War with a concert featuring works by composers impacted by the war, performed by musicians from four European countries representing both sides of the conflict.

Piece of Berlin Wall Unveiled at German Embassy

Nov 14, 2014 |
Berlin Wall at German Embassy

Ambassador Wittig was joined in the unveiling on November 13 by former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, his German counterpart, Horst Teltschik, and officials from the Atlantic Council, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and others instrumental in bringing the wall piece to Washington, DC.

German-American Exchange Alumni Dance Party Celebrates Fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 12, 2014 |
Alumni Party 2014

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, over 150 alumni of various German-American exchange programs gathered to celebrate the possibility of freedom, unity, and mutual understanding--and for a groovy dance party--at the Goethe-Institut Washington.

Holocaust Survivors Share Memories with Young Germans at Ambassador’s Residence

Nov 10, 2014 |
Survivors share memories

On the 76th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife were honored to welcome to their residence Holocaust survivors, who shared their memories with young Germans.

German Embassy's "Erich Kästner Days" Celebrate Beloved Author

Nov 7, 2014 |
Kästner Days Exhibition opening

Though Erich Kästner may not yet be the household name in the United States he is in Germany, where countless schools and streets bear witness to his legacy as an immensely popular children’s author, a recent event series at the German Embassy did much to raise his profile here.

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German Embassy
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.

Special Announcement

The Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

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Employment Opportunities

The following position at the Embassy is available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.