German Embassy, Washington, DC
Capitol Hill in Washington DC
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.
May 26, 2017
Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.
May 18, 2017
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Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!”
Gabriel in USA
May 5, 2017
"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
Apr 25, 2017
In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."
Elie Wiesel Award
Mar 30, 2017
William Karl Wilburn is donating the drawing his great-grandfather made in 1855 of Hamburg's Reiherstieg shipyard to the city's history museum. "I felt that it should be given new life."
1855 Shipyard Drawing
Mar 28, 2017
Ambassador Peter Wittig presented Norman Birnbaum, professor emeritus at the Georgetown University Law Center, with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Order of Merit for Birnbaum
Mar 23, 2017
After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.
Order of Merit for Buergenthal
Mar 9, 2017
The SheBelieves campaign aims to instill in girls and young women the confidence to strive after whatever dream may move them. From March 1-7, the second annual SheBelieves Cup brought together four of the world's top five women's soccer teams (USA, Germany, France and England) for a friendly tournament in three East Coast cities.
Feb 16, 2017
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.
Feb 3, 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.
German Language Certificate