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.

Great Atmosphere at Germany-Argentina Viewing Party

Jul 14, 2014 |
Viewing Party in Kogod Courtyard

The German Embassy joined the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, as well as the Embassy of Argentina, in hosting a public viewing party. Check out all the coverage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and by news media here.

Letter of Thanks to Commissioners of Dupont Circle

Jul 11, 2014 |
Thank You

Karlfried Bergner Minister, Communications and Culture extends his thanks to the Commissioners of Dupont Circle ANC 2B for a resolution passed to honor the Embassy's participation in a public viewing event on the circle.

German Marine Vice Admiral Andreas Kraus Visits the US

Jul 11, 2014 |
Combat Supply Ship: BONN

German Marine Vice Admiral Andreas Kraus visited the US this week to meet with his American counterparts to discuss further transatlantic naval cooperation. He met with Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan, Admiral Ted Branch, and Jodi Greene, the Senior Director for Policy in the Navy at the Pentagon.

Embassy Renovation Both Modernizes and Preserves an Iconic Design

Jul 7, 2014 |
4645 Reservoir Road NW

While preserving the design of architect Egon Eiermann was of utmost importance, the modernization was designed to showcase state-of-the-art German environmental and energy technology.

USA-Germany Viewing Party Draws Thousands

Jun 27, 2014 |
German and US fans

Thousands of USA and Germany fans filled Dupont Circle Park on June 26 for a World Cup viewing party sponsored by the German Embassy and organized by Dupont Festival. Check out all the coverage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and news media here.

Embassy Hosts World Cup Viewing Party

Jun 27, 2014 |
Dupont Circle

The German Embassy, in cooperation with Dupont Festival, hosted a World Cup viewing party in Dupont Circle on June 26 for the USA vs. Germany game. The event was a huge success and was covered in local, national, and even international media.

First Book Salon a Success at the Residence

Jun 24, 2014 |
Book Salon

Ambassador Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, hosted their first book salon at the Residence this week. It was the first in a book salon series that will take place in the Ambassador’s Residence.

Defense Minister von der Leyen Meets with Secretary Hagel

Jun 19, 2014 |
Secretary Hagel and Minister von der Leyen

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen met with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on June 19, during what was her first visit to the United States as head of the Defense Ministry.

Bosch Foundation Fellowship for Young American Leaders Turns 30

Jun 18, 2014 |
30th anniversary of Bosch foundation fellowship

Since the program's founding, alumni of the Robert Bosch Stiftung fellowship have stood out for their professional achievements and passion, Ambassador Wittig said at a reception he hosted to celebrate the anniversary.

World Cup Photo Contest

Jun 18, 2014 |
Germany Fans

Here is a sampling of the best photos from our World Cup photo contest so far. Be sure to enter by using the hashtags #GermanyinDupont and #USAinDupont. We look forward to seeing your photos!

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Important – The Embassy has relocated!

The Embassy is moving!

New address:
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.

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Employment Opportunities

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

Important Information Regarding White House Tours

White House

At this time, we are unable to reserve tours for the general public.

Further information on White House Tours and booking them online can be found here::

The German Embassy acknowledges the recent White House statement indicating the reopening of tours for the public. Our offices are in touch with the U.S. State Department for updates on how this applies to the diplomatic community.

In lieu of touring the White House, visitors may partake in free guided tours of other iconic American institutions including: the Pentagon, the Capitol Buildings, the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument and the National Archives.

Thank you for your inquiry and please enjoy your visit to Washington D.C.