Join France and Germany for a celebration of European friendship
Germany and France showcase their friendship and highlight the best of both countries at their shared Open House. This year, the German Embassy in Washington, DC, will host this popular annual event, where visitors can discover the food, culture, language and diplomatic life of two major European nations.
You’ll be entertained by German and French music as you sample the culinary specialties and signature beverages of both countries. Watch a slackline performance and test your own balancing skills. How much energy do you produce by riding a bike? Kid-friendly activities include face painting, balloon animals, coloring, and much more.
Learn and Win
Learn more about two of Europe’s biggest economies and their many ties to the US – ranging from honey bees to geothermal systems. Play games to test your language skills, take fun quizzes, puzzle your way to prizes as you learn. Special prizes again for soccer fans of all ages!
Take pictures at the selfie stations where you can pose in front of your favorite German and French landmarks. Your friends will be surprised to see you in front of the Eiffel Tower and Neuschwanstein in a single day!
For more information:
Embassy of Germany, 4645 Reservoir Road, NW. The Embassy grounds and Ambassador’s Residence will both be open to the public.
Street parking is limited and we recommend that visitors use the free EU Open House shuttle buses.
The Ambassador’s Residence is handicapped and stroller accessible, but due to steep stairs, the main Embassy grounds are not. There is a separate stroller and handicapped entrance on Reservoir Road, near the intersection with Foxhall Road.
EU Open House, the annual flagship event of the European Month of Culture (EUMC), gives visitors a rare look inside the EU Delegation and our 28 EU Member State embassies. This year marks three important anniversaries for the EU: the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, and the 65th anniversary of EU-US diplomatic relations. Come and celebrate with us on May 13th! For more information, click here.
Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #EUOpenHouse and you'll be entered to win an EU Swag Bag of gifts from across the ocean!