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.

Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

Feb 16, 2017 |
(l-r) Holger Mahnicke, Head of the Communications and Culture Department of the German Embassy Washington; Dr. Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary; Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute; and The Rev. Dr. Olaf Wassmuth of the German Lutheran Church Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.

Critical Thinking and Cultural Sensitivity: the German Language Certificate Program

Feb 3, 2017 |
DSD Ceremony, Feb. 1, 2017

On Feb. 1, the German Embassy hosted a festive ceremony for 12 DSD graduates of the German Language Courses. To complete the advanced DSD II exam, students engaged with thorny, complex issues--in German.

Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt Travels to Washington

Jan 30, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Jürgen Hardt

Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, is in Washington, DC, from January 30 to February 1 for official talks.

Embassy Hosts Traditional 'Neujahrskonzert'

Jan 25, 2017 |

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, guests of the German Embassy were treated to a special Neujahrskonzert by three young musicians from Weimar to welcome the New Year.

Ambassador Wittig on WAMU's '1A'

Jan 19, 2017 |
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Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.

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 |
Embassy flags at half-staff

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 |
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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.

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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.

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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.

Important note:  New deadlines - A tour of the cafeteria site will be possible until February 10. A new date for the submission of a bid will be announced soon.

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

At present, there are no open positions. Please check the website regularly for announcements of job opportunities.