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.
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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 16, 2014
For the annual staff outing this year, the employees of the German Embassy chose historic Fredericksburg, VA, as our destination, viewing the Civil War battlefield, having lunch in town and touring various museums.
Oct 8, 2014
Adam Begley, author of “Updike” (Harper Collins, 2014), was the featured author of the Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. The Berliner Salon is a series of literary events featuring German and American authors that Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig have been hosting since they first came to the US in 2010.
Third Berliner Salon
Oct 7, 2014
"In 1989, demonstrations in East Germany had been building over the summer months. The battle cry of the powerful Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, 'We are the people!' soon evolved into the call 'We are one people!'" said Ambassador Wittig.
Oct 2, 2014
Many of the guests at the Day of German Unity in DC tweeted and instagrammed photos of the celebration. Here is a peak at our favorite social media posts!
Oct 2, 2014
Aroung 2,600 guests joined Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig on October 1 to celebrate the Day of German Unity. The guest of honor was American icon Tom Brokaw, who has had a special connection to Germany ever since he witnessed and reported live on the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.
Day of German Unity