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.
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
Jul 15, 2016
Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Oder of Merit
Jun 13, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.
Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
Jun 13, 2016
The award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards took place at the German Embassy on June 9. Here is a social media overview of the evening.
Courage in Photojournalism
Jun 10, 2016
A search for #WorldTimeClock on Instagram or Twitter would until recently have turned up images of the iconic Urania-Weltzeituhr on Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Search for #WorldTimeClock now and you’ll find a different kind of installation—in Washington, DC.
Jun 8, 2016
“Since the beginning of your tenure as Secretary of Commerce, you have been one of the strongest proponents of trade and closer trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said in presenting the award.
Order of Merit
May 23, 2016
The German School Washington D.C.’s Students Found Businesses project took second place at the annual German Schools Abroad competition of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Students, teachers and administrators received the 40,000 Euro prize at a ceremony with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on May 10 in Berlin.
German School Washington D.C.
May 19, 2016
German-US efforts in fighting terrorism, cybersecurity, as well as integration were on the agenda as Interior Minister de Maizière met with US Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch in Washington, DC, this week.
Minister de Maizière in DC