German Embassy, Washington, DC

Washington DC in Winter Enlarge image Washington DC in Winter (© 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.

Ambassador Wittig Interviewed on Bloomberg TV

Jan 26, 2015 |
Bloomberg TV interview

Topics included the results of the national election in Greece and the crisis in Ukraine, among others, in the interview by Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Ambassador Wittig Hosts Concert by Christoph Eschenbach, Principals of the NSO

Jan 15, 2015 |
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (l) with Maestro Eschenbach (m) and Ambassador Wittig (r)

An evening of beautiful music by Beethoven and Brahms, performed by Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and principals of the National Symphony Orchestra, brought together prominent Washingtonians at a concert hosted by Ambassador Peter Wittig Wednesday night at the Residence.

High Honor for Jewish Leader and Philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder

Jan 14, 2015 |
Order of Merit

Ambassador Wittig presented Ronald S. Lauder with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his long-standing efforts at promoting the rebirth of Jewish life in Europe; fostering relations between Germans, Americans and the Jewish community; and international philanthropy.

German Missions in USA Show Solidarity with France

Jan 12, 2015 |
Silent march in Washington, DC

In Washington, DC, and across the United States, Germans joined in marches and other demonstrations of solidarity with France after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Like the millions who gathered in Paris, people of all nationalities, races and religions carried messages of freedom and peace.

Embassy Sponsors YA Authors Trip To Germany

Dec 18, 2014 |
Pierce Brown

As part of its cultural outreach, the German Embassy sponsored a trip to Germany for authors in the YA genre. The trip included stops in Berlin, Dresden and Munich and meetings with publishers and German authors. The ultimate goal was to offer an impression of the modern German publishing world.

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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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The Embassy follows the U.S. Federal Government's decision on whether to close  in cases of extremely inclement weather conditions. Please refer to the OPM website for the latest status for federal offices in the Washington, DC, region. OPM

Employment Opportunities

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