German Embassy, Washington, DC
US Capitol in 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 7, 2015
Writing in the Washington Post, Federal President Gauck, who is meeting with President Obama today, called for an even stronger transatlantic alliance and argues that US-European cooperation is more important than ever.
Gauck in Washington Post
Oct 6, 2015
The 28th annual German-American Day was celebrated in the restored and blooming German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall on the morning of Oct. 6, 2015. The celebration coincided with the visit of Federal President Joachim Gauck on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
German-American Day 2015
Oct 4, 2015
A group of Kreis Resident Officers received the German-American Friendship Award in a ceremony held at the residence of Ambassador Peter Wittig. Emerson Brown, Robert Hennemeyer and Stanley Schiff received their awards on September 29 for their help in rebuilding Germany after World War II.
Sep 22, 2015
Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. Germany has recently welcomed thousands of refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa. This mass migration has posed challenges for Germany and the EU.
A Message From the Ambassador
Sep 16, 2015
"The refugee crisis is a litmus test of our solidarity," Ambassador Wittig writes in the Huffington Post. "Europe as a whole must act and the member states must share responsibility for refugees seeking asylum."
Ambassador on Huffington Post