Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

  • Apr 1, 2016 | | Hans-Dietrich Genscher Remembered as Great German, Great European

    Hans-Dietrich Genscher

    Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.

    Genscher Remembered
  • Mar 31, 2016 | | Celia Rogge Exhibit Unveiled in Berlin Bar

    Celia Rogge

    Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, unveiled the latest art exhibit in the Berlin Bar at their residence this week. The exhibit highlights the work of Celia Rogge, a German-born photography currently based in New York.

    Celia Rogge
  • Feb 29, 2016 | | Embassy Cohosts Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis

    Panel Discussion

    The German Embassy, together with the German Marshall Fund and the Bertelsmann Foundation, hosted a conference last week on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The embassy invited panelists from the US and Germany to discuss the differences in the American and European approaches to immigration.

    Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis
  • Feb 11, 2016 | | Nobel Prize Winners in Washington

    Nobel Prize

    German Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted a distinguished group of Nobel Laureates for a luncheon on Wednesday. It was the first official event for the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting, which will take place in June in Germany.

    Nobel Laureates
  • Feb 10, 2016 | | Refugee Crisis: Ambassador Wittig in Wall Street Journal

    Ambassador Peter Wittig

    "Coping with these refugees will require time, energy and money, and stemming the flow is essential. But the government knows that it must not abandon Germany’s constitutional commitment to offer haven for people fleeing persecution and civil war."

    Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
  • Jan 28, 2016 | | Ambassador Wittig: "Never Again"

    Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

    Ambassador Peter Wittig spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. They resonate in the call: Never again."

    Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Jan 28, 2016 | | Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked in DC

    Panel Discussion

    “It is the duty of every German citizen to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive,” said Ambassador Peter Wittig yesterday at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This year marks the 71st annive...

    Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Dec 9, 2015 | | Ambassador Wittig Presents High Honor to Tom Brokaw

    Ambassador Wittig next to Tom Brokaw at podium

    Ambassador Wittig presented American broadcaster and American Academy in Berlin fellow Tom Brokaw the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his contributions to transatlantic and German-American relations.

    High Honor for Tom Brokaw
  • Nov 30, 2015 | | Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

    A Message From the Ambassador

    Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. With the Paris Climate Conference beginning, the focus this month is on climate change and Germany's energy transition.

    A Message From the Ambassador
  • Nov 24, 2015 | | Ambassador Wittig: Climate Protection, A Transatlantic Reason for Optimism

    Ambassador Peter Wittig

    Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris.

    Huffington Post Blog

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