German Embassy, Washington, DC

US Capitol in Washington, DC. Enlarge image US Capitol in Washington, DC. (© / Sven Klaschik) 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.

Exhibit Showcases German Influence in Hollywood

Jun 19, 2015 |
100 Years of Hollywood

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.

John Podesta Receives Order of Merit

Jun 15, 2015 |
Podesta and Wittig

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.

Deputy Chief of Mission Philipp Ackermann Visits Cincinnati

Jun 15, 2015 |
25th Anniversary

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.

Ambassador Wittig Honored By World Affairs Council

Jun 11, 2015 |
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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.

German Ambassador Hosts 2015 Opera Ball

Jun 9, 2015 |
Opera Ball

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.

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The German Embassy

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 298-4000

(202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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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

July 4

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on July 3 in celebration of the July 4 holiday

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Employment Opportunities

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