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.
Jun 19, 2015
The German-American Heritage Museum has launched an exhibit showcasing the influence that German-speaking immigrants had on the Hollywood film industry. Titled "100 Years of Hollywood - the Laemmle Effect", the exhibit traces the effect that German filmmakers, directors, producers, actors and composers had on the industry in the early 20th century and beyond.
100 Years of Hollywood - the Laemmle Effect
Jun 15, 2015
Former White House Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President John Podesta received the Comander's Cross of the order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany last week. Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Podesta the honor at his residence.
Jun 15, 2015
Deputy Chief of Mission Philipp Ackermann was in Cincinnati this weekend to celebrate twenty-five years of partnership between Cincinnati and Munich. While in the city, he also spoke at an AJC forum on anti-Semitism in Europe, toured City Hall with a delegation from Munich and visited the University of Cincinnati.
Jun 11, 2015
German Ambassador Peter Wittig was honored on June 9 by the World Affairs Council of America. Ambassador Wittig was presented with the Distinguised Diplomatic Service Award for his work in bringing education to the forefront of the international stage.
World Affairs Council Gala
Jun 9, 2015
The 2015 Opera Ball was hosted at the residence of the German Ambassador this year, bringing together opera enthusiasts for an evening of music, dessert and dancing.