German Embassy, Washington, DC
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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.
Oct 20, 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.
Oct 14, 2016
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.
Oct 7, 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.
German School Washington D.C.
Oct 6, 2016
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.
Oct 6, 2016
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.
Launch of Kissinger Center
Oct 6, 2016
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.
German-American Day 2016
Sep 30, 2016
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation in October 2017, a consortium of German cultural institutions, backed by the German government, is taking a page from Luther’s playbook. The #HereIStand initiative employs cutting-edge media, transcending the digital/physical divide to engage, inspire, and spur reflection.
Sep 19, 2016
Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.
Huffington Post Article
Sep 15, 2016
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.
Washington Post Article
Aug 10, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.
Huffington Post Interview