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.

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.

Agriculture Minister Schmidt Travels to DC for Bilateral Talks

Dec 12, 2014 |
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Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt was in the US this week for bilateral talks with his counterpart in the US Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. A major goal for his visit was to open a dialogue with the USDA on TTIP.

Embassy Social Media Seminar in Washington, DC

Dec 11, 2014 |

The German Embassy invited colleagues from across the US, Canada and Mexico to discuss #DigitalDiplomacy. Coworkers from each embassy and consulate gathered in DC to exchange ideas about social media and how is can be used in diplomacy.

ACORE Report Offers Support for Energiewende

Nov 28, 2014 |

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) recently released their Industry Review of renewable energy. Michael Weber, a member of the German Embassy Transatlantic Climate Bridge Team, contributed to the report with an essay about the Energiewende.

"Towards Shared Remembrance": German Embassy Hosts World War I Memorial Concert

Nov 26, 2014 |
WWI Memorial Concert

The German Embassy last night continued its event series commemorating the Centenary of the First World War with a concert featuring works by composers impacted by the war, performed by musicians from four European countries representing both sides of the conflict.

Piece of Berlin Wall Unveiled at German Embassy

Nov 14, 2014 |
Berlin Wall at German Embassy

Ambassador Wittig was joined in the unveiling on November 13 by former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, his German counterpart, Horst Teltschik, and officials from the Atlantic Council, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and others instrumental in bringing the wall piece to Washington, DC.

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German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Please note that our phone numbers remain the same!

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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.

Opening Hours

Click here to find our opening hours and a list of holidays on which we are closed.
Opening Hours

Special Announcement

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on the following German and American holidays in 2014:

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas

December 26: Second day of Christmas

December 31: New Year's Eve

Employment Opportunities

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