German Embassy, Washington, DC
Washington DC in Winter
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.
Important note: The Embassy and its consular offices follow the U.S. Federal Government's decision on whether to close in cases of extremely inclement weather conditions. Please check the OPM website for the Federal Government’s operating status in Washington, DC.
OPM.gov Current Status
Mar 7, 2014
At this year's International Showcase, the Army Officers “Wives” Club of the Greater Washington Area focused on the arts. The German delegation showcased art and architecture from Germany.
Mar 4, 2014
See how the visit of Foreign Minister Steinmeier to Washington, DC, in February was covered on Twitter and other social media, by news media and in videos in this Storify compilation.
Coverage of Visit
Feb 28, 2014
Alaaf or Helau? To learn about the at times baffling intricacies of Karneval, you no longer need to go to Cologne, Düsseldorf, or Mainz. Instead, head to the German-American Heritage Museum for the exhibit “German Karneval—Then and Now”--the first organized by the new executive director of the GAHM, Petra Schürmann.
Feb 26, 2014
Students at Catholic University gathered on February 25 to celebrate Europe Day - a campus event that specifically highlighted Germany's role in Europe. Carrying EU and German flags, students eagerly filled up a room to listen to an informative speech about Germany's evolving role.
Feb 14, 2014
Excerpts from Ambassasador Peter Ammon's speech at the German Conference at Harvard University: "My appeal to our American friends here is: While debating among yourselves how to protect the privacy rights of Americans and how to strike the right balance between liberty and security, don’t forget about us.
Ammon at Harvard