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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.

  • Apr 25, 2017 | | Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

    Screenshot from video

    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 | | German Immigrant’s Drawing of Hamburg Shipyard Returns to Home City

    William Karl Wilburn

    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 | | Professor, Publisher Norman Birnbaum Receives Order of Merit

    Professor Birnbaum and Ambassador Wittig

    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 | | Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

    Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

    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 | | SheBelieves Cup Brings Elite Women's Soccer, #FrauenPower to East Coast

    DFB-Frauen at training in Hoboken, NJ during the 2017 SheBelieves Cup

    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.

    SheBelieves Cup
  • Feb 16, 2017 | | Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

    (l-r) Holger Mahnicke, Head of the Communications and Culture Department of the German Embassy Washington; Dr. Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary; Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute; and The Rev. Dr. Olaf Wassmuth of the German Lutheran Church Washington, D.C.

    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.

    Reformation Anniversary
  • Feb 3, 2017 | | Critical Thinking and Cultural Sensitivity: the German Language Certificate Program

    DSD Ceremony, Feb. 1, 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
  • Jan 30, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office | Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt Travels to Washington

    Jürgen Hardt

    Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, is in Washington, DC, from January 30 to February 1 for official talks.

    Transatlantic Coordinator in DC
  • Jan 25, 2017 | | Embassy Hosts Traditional 'Neujahrskonzert'


    On Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, guests of the German Embassy were treated to a special Neujahrskonzert by three young musicians from Weimar to welcome the New Year.

  • Jan 19, 2017 | | Ambassador Wittig on WAMU's '1A'

    microphone in studio

    Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.

    Radio Interview

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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