German Embassy, Washington, DC
Capitol Hill in Washington DC
Welcome to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, the official representation of the Federal Government of Germany in the United States.
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.
Jun 19, 2017
A book of condolences will be open at the German Embassy on Tuesday, June 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all those who wish to convey their remembrances.
Book of Condolences
Jun 15, 2017
On a recent visit to the German Embassy Washington, Henning Fritz debated how to popularize the lighting-fast, high-scoring, physically demanding sport of handball with representatives of the Washington area’s premiere handball club: the DC Diplomats.
Jun 1, 2017
"The chancellor has been committed to transatlantic relations, to a friendship with the U.S. right from the start of her career as few other leaders have been," Ambassador Wittig said in the interview with anchor Judy Woodruff.
May 31, 2017
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany hosted 250 guests to observe German Armed Forces Day. Celebrated annually, the day recognizes the sacrifices made and services provided around the world by the nearly 178,000 soldiers current serving in the German Bundeswehr.
German Armed Forces Day
May 26, 2017
Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.
May 18, 2017
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Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!”
Gabriel in USA
May 5, 2017
"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
Apr 25, 2017
In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."
Elie Wiesel Award
Mar 30, 2017
William Karl Wilburn is donating the drawing his great-grandfather made in 1855 of Hamburg's Reiherstieg shipyard to the city's history museum. "I felt that it should be given new life."
1855 Shipyard Drawing
Mar 28, 2017
Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Norman Birnbaum, professor emeritus at the Georgetown University Law Center, with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Order of Merit for Birnbaum