German Information Center USA

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The German Information Center USA is the public diplomacy department of the German Embassy in Washington. The GIC delivers relevant information to a United States audience and fosters the dialogue between our two countries.

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Outreach & Campaigns

As the Embassy's center of expertise for public diplomacy, the German Information Center USA reaches out directly to American citizens by sponsoring and organizing special events and campaigns tailored to specific target audiences.



The German Information Center USA is involved with many events and activities related to Germany and the US. Check out our latest news to find out how we have been involved.

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Our free electronic newsletters deliver news from Germany directly to your inbox in English or German.  From German-American business news to German heritage in America to the best innovations from German scientists, we will keep you up to date.

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Print Publications

From basic facts about Germany’s geography and demographics to colorful brochures for kids, our free informational print publications cover all the basics about Germany.

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Contact Information is the right place to start looking for answers. If you do not find what you are looking for in our Web pages, the German Information Center team is happy to direct you to further resources.

Germany Meets the US


Our 2016 campaign, "Germany Meets the US", explores the relationship between Germany and the US, whether it be political, economic, cultural or historic.

Germany: Integrating Refugees

Germany: Integrating Refugees

Germany is a country shaped by immigration. Between 1950 and 2014, 44 million migrants came to Germany. During the same period, 32 million people emigrated from Germany. Migrants make up a slightly bigger share of the population in Germany than in the United States. As a result, integration is an important topic in Germany.

Word of the Week Dictionary

Missed a Word of the Week? Want to consult the growing Word of the Week dictionary? We have them listed from A to Z!