Embassy of Germany, Washington, D.C.

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Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany at 2300 M Street NW in Washington, DC
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The German Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the Federal Republic of Germany's diplomatic mission to the United States. The German chancery, located at 2300 M Street NW, Northwest, Washington, D.C., is an interim location while the permanent embassy building is being renovated (set to be completed in 2014).[1][2] The chancery at 4645 Reservoir Road was designed by Egon Eiermann, and opened on May 11, 1964. In September 1994, the new ambassador's residence, located on Foxhall Road NW, opened. The striking building overlooking a terraced park at the corner of Foxhall and Reservoir roads was designed by Cologne based architect O.M. Ungers.

The current German ambassador to the United States is Peter Wittig.[3]


The Consular office and German Information Center is located at 2300 M Street NW, Washington, D.C..

Apart from the embassy in Washington, Germany's diplomatic operations in the United States include:

  • a consulate general in Atlanta, Georgia (Consul Hans-Jörg Brunner)
  • a consulate general in Boston, Massachusetts (Consul Dr. Lutz H. Görgens)
  • a consulate general in Chicago, Illinois (Consul Onno Hückmann)
  • a consulate general in Houston, Texas (Consul Roland Herrmann)
  • a consulate general in Los Angeles, California (Consul Wolfgang Drautz)
  • a consulate general in Miami, Florida (Consul Eva Alexandra Gräfin Kendeffy) [4]
  • a consulate general in New York City, (Consul Dr. Horst Freitag)
  • a consulate general in San Francisco, California (Consul General Peter Rothen)
  • Honorary consuls in Albuquerque, Anchorage, Birmingham, Bonita Springs, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Greenville, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jackson, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Juan, Seattle, Spokane, St. Louis, Virginia Beach

List of ambassadors[edit]

Embassy of Germany in 1917
Embassy of Germany in 2008 (currently being renovated)

Ambassadors from the Federal Republic of Germany to the U.S.[edit]

  • 1950-1/1958 Dr. phil. Heinz (Heinrich) Ludwig Hermann Krekeler (20.7.1906-5.8.2003), 6/1950 Consul General, 6/1951 Chargé d'Affaires, 5/1955 Ambassador
  • 2/1958-5/1962 Prof. Dr. jur. Wilhelm Grewe (16.10.1911-11.1.2000)
  • 6/1962(Agrément)-31.12.1968/1969 Karl Heinrich Knappstein (15.4.1906-6.5.1989)
  • 20.12.1968(Agrément)/1969-1973 Dr. jur. Rolf Friedemann Pauls (*26.8.1915)
  • 2/1973-11/1979 Berndt von Staden (*24.6.1919)
  • 1979-9.7.1984 Dr. jur. Peter Hermes (*8.8.1922)
  • 7/1984-10/1987(Ruhestand) Günther van Well (15.10.1922-14.8.1993)
  • 11/1987-8/1992 Dr. jur. Jürgen Ruhfus (*4.8.1930) Mun
  • 1992-1995 Immo Stabreit (*24.1.1933) Mun
  • 1995-2001 Jürgen Chrobog (*28.2.1940) Mun
  • 2001-2006 Wolfgang Ischinger (*6.4.1946) Bot [2002- Mun]
  • 2006-2011 Dr. Klaus Scharioth (*8. October 1946)
  • 8/2011- Peter Ammon (*23.2.1952)

See also[edit]


  • Lambach, Frank (2004) Our Men in Washington, no ISBN given, a publication of the German Embassy in Washington. [1]
  • Auswärtiges Amt, Vertretungen in den USA [2]

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