German Embassy, Washington, DC

Spring in Washington DC Enlarge image Spring 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.

Wittig: Germany Stands By Commitment in Refugee Crisis

Sep 19, 2016 |
United Nations headquarters in New York

Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.

Ambassador Wittig: EU is Up to the Task

Sep 15, 2016 |

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU  summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.

Ambassador Wittig in Huffington Post on NATO

Aug 10, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.

BMW Center Director Anderson Receives High Civilian Honor

Jul 15, 2016 |
Honor for BMW Center Director Jeffrey Anderson

Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Adriane Ohanesian Awarded Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 |
Anja Niedringhaus

Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.

Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Jun 13, 2016 |
Courage in Photojournalism

The award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards took place at the German Embassy on June 9. Here is a social media overview of the evening.

Berlin-based Artist Bettina Pousttchi Opens Dual Exhibitions in Washington, DC

Jun 10, 2016 |
Installation view of Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2016

A search for #WorldTimeClock on Instagram or Twitter would until recently have turned up images of the iconic Urania-Weltzeituhr on Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Search for #WorldTimeClock now and you’ll find a different kind of installation—in Washington, DC.

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Receives Order of Merit

Jun 8, 2016 |
Penny Pritzker

“Since the beginning of your tenure as Secretary of Commerce, you have been one of the strongest proponents of trade and closer trade relations,” Ambassador Wittig said in presenting the award.

German School Washington D.C. Wins International Prize for Student Entrepreneurship Project

May 23, 2016 |
The team from Washington claims its prize

The German School Washington D.C.’s Students Found Businesses project took second place at the annual German Schools Abroad competition of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Students, teachers and administrators received the 40,000 Euro prize at a ceremony with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on May 10 in Berlin.

Interior Minister de Maizière in DC for Talks on Combatting Terrorism

May 19, 2016 |
Minister De Maizière and Secretary Johnson

German-US efforts in fighting terrorism, cybersecurity, as well as integration were on the agenda as Interior Minister de Maizière met with US Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch in Washington, DC, this week.

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The Embassy and Legal & Consular Department will be closed on Monday, October 3.

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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.

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