German Embassy, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill in Washington DC Enlarge image Capitol Hill in Washington DC (© iStock) 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.

Solidarity With Spain Against Terrorism

Aug 18, 2017 | Germany.info
Flags at half-staff in remembrance of victims of terror attack in Spain

The German Embassy lowered its flags to half-staff on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the terror attacks in Spain. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Spain of Germany's solidarity and said both countries are united in the determination not to let attacks like this "stop us from living our way of life."

Team Germany Places 5th in First Global Robotics Challenge

Jul 19, 2017 | Germany.info
Team Germany at First Global robotics challenge in Washington, DC

A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.

Thank You to US Air Force for Rescuing German Citizens off Coast of Florida

Jul 14, 2017 | Germany.info
Preparing to dive into the ocean

"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.

Handball Star Henning Fritz Asks: Can the Sport Make it in the USA?

Jun 15, 2017 | Germany.info
Henning Fritz (center) with members of the DC Diplomats handball team

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.