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.

Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance

Jan 17, 2017 |
NATO Headquarters in Brussels

In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.

Berlin B-boys Bring 'Flying Bach' to Washington

Jan 10, 2017 |
The Flying Steps

On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.

Thank You for Support and Solidarity

Dec 22, 2016 |
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We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to express their sympathy, support and solidarity with Berlin and Germany in the wake of the deadly attack on the Christmas market.

Ambassador Wittig on CNN and NPR

Dec 22, 2016 |
microphone in studio

Ambassador Wittig talked to CNN and NPR this week about the response to the deadly attack on the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. In both interviews he thanked the American people for their overwhelming solidarity and support for Germany.

Consuls General and Honorary Consuls Gather in DC

Nov 18, 2016 |
Consular Conference 2016

Eight German Consuls General and 34 Honorary Consuls from across the United States gathered in Washington, DC, November 13 through 15 for a bi-annual conference.

Author Sharon Otoo Visits Howard University

Nov 18, 2016 |

Sharon Otoo, an esteemed author, editor and activist, visited Howard University on Wednesday, where she was welcomed by German Deputy Ambassador Boris Ruge. Otoo is a British author of African descent who has spent the last 24 years living and working in Germany. Her success in Germany is an example of the opportunities that the country has for people with an immigrant background.

Building Strategic Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce

Nov 17, 2016 |
National Apprenticeship Week

As part of Second Annual National Apprenticeship Week, the embassy hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez for a discussion on Thursday about building strategic partnerships for a skilled workforce.

1876 Synagogue, DC's Oldest, Moving on Path to New Museum

Nov 4, 2016 |
Moving Washington, DC's oldest synagogue--a second time--Nov. 3, 2016.

Washington, DC’s oldest synagogue, built by the Adas Israel congregation, dedicated in 1876 at a ceremony attended by President Ulysses S. Grant and embodying the rich Jewish heritage of the U.S. capital, is scheduled to become the centerpiece of a new Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum—a major cultural center in the heart of a redeveloped district of Washington.

U.S. Premier of "Heimatland" at Washington's Film Neu

Nov 1, 2016 |
Director Michael Krummenacher

Film Neu, Washington’s leading German language film festival, showcases films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We talked with Director Michael Krummenacher who, along with Jan Gassman, structured the original concept for one of the featured films "Heimatland."

900 High School German Students Attend McDaniel College’s 22nd German-American Day

Oct 20, 2016 |
German-American Day at McDaniel College, 2016

More than 900 high school German students from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania had a chance for a day-long immersion in all things German at McDaniel College’s 22nd annual German-American Day, held on the campus outside Baltimore on October 18, 2016.

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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.

Special Announcement

The Embassy and Legal & Consular Department will be closed on Friday, January 20, for Inauguration Day.

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Important Notice


For security reasons it is not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets and similar electronic devices onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.

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Call for Bids

The German Embassy in Washington is seeking an lessee to manage the cafeteria starting in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

If you have completed professional training as a chef and/or several years of culinary experience and are interested in managing our cafeteria please find further information here:

Employment Opportunities

The following positions at the Embassy are available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.