German Embassy, Washington, DC

US Capitol in Washington, DC. Enlarge image US Capitol in Washington, DC. (© istockphoto.com / Sven Klaschik) 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.

Nobel Prize Winners in Washington

Feb 11, 2016 | Germany.info
Nobel Prize

German Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted a distinguished group of Nobel Laureates for a luncheon on Wednesday. It was the first official event for the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting, which will take place in June in Germany.

Refugee Crisis: Ambassador Wittig in Wall Street Journal

Feb 10, 2016 | Germany.info
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"Coping with these refugees will require time, energy and money, and stemming the flow is essential. But the government knows that it must not abandon Germany’s constitutional commitment to offer haven for people fleeing persecution and civil war."

Homestory Exhibition Tells Stories of Black People in Germany

Feb 5, 2016 | Germany.info
Homestory

Howard University is hosting a new exhibition that sheds light on the lives and stories of black people in Germany. The exhibition profiles black people from the past three centuries of German history, sharing both their struggles and success stories. Many individuals profiled in the exhibit dealt with racism, and both tales of “ordinary” and prominent black figures are told.

Ambassador Wittig: "Never Again"

Jan 28, 2016 | Germany.info
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Ambassador Peter Wittig spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. They resonate in the call: Never again."

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked in DC

Jan 28, 2016 | Germany.info
Panel Discussion

“It is the duty of every German citizen to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive,” said Ambassador Peter Wittig yesterday at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This year marks the 71st annive...

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The German Embassy

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 298-4000

(202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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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.

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