Embassy of Austria

Discover why Austria ranks high for quality of life. Learn more about Austria during a presentation by the Austrian Tourist Office. Meet our Ambassador. Wine tasting seminars introduce you to exclusive Austrian wines. Watch a chef skillfully preparing the typical Apple Strudel.
Just get a taste of Austria!
Wheelchair accessible

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Embassy of Belgium

Travel to the Belgium for a day and find out more about the ‘Capital’ of Europe, home to more than 900 US companies. Enjoy some of the best beers and chocolates in the world, and taste delicious waffles. Watch out for a Smurf or two, answer questions on our Facebook page and win Tintin comics.
Not wheelchair accessible


Embassy of Bulgaria

Bulgaria – yogurt and roses! The birthplace of yogurt and the world’s rose oil plantation.
Discover an ancient land of diverse nature, rich cultural heritage and numerous tourist destinations. Enjoy exciting folk dances and vocal performances. Taste samples of traditional food and drinks.

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Embassy of Croatia

Join us at the Embassy of Croatia and take a journey through the land of a thousand islands and enjoy sights of magical nature and rich cultural heritage. Savor the wine from the sunny Dalmatian slopes, a place from where Zinfandel traces its roots. Enjoy Croatian music and sweets, learn how to dance traditional Croatian dances, and test your knowledge about Croatia to win a surprise gift. Plan your next trip and discover Croatia, the newest star of the European Union!


Embassy of Cyprus

Get a taste from the hospitable, sun-kissed ancient Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Explore the Embassy and meet the diplomats; enjoy short documentaries featuring ancient castles, winemaking, mountain cycling and the fabulous Cypriot beaches; and, of course taste the traditional “Cypriot Halloumi” Cheese and “Koupepia”, our delicious stuffed vine leaves.

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Embassy of The Czech Republic

Check out a vintage motorcycle show, trained police dogs, and live music while enjoying delicious food and the world famous Pilsner Urquell beer. Be fascinated by Karel Čapek, the writer who introduced the word “robot” to the languages of the world, through theater at the Ambassador’s residence or a reading in the kids’corner. Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and learn how you can visit Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015


Embassy of Denmark

Welcome to the Embassy of Denmark. Come experience our small country of ‘Hygge’ and meet happy Danes for a talk about our culture and lifestyle. Learn about Green Copenhagen, play with Lego, ride a bike, tour the Ambassador’s residence and much more!

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Embassy of Estonia

Estonia – the country of Skype and free WiFi, 1,500 islands, song festivals, and pure nature. Come visit the Embassy and be positively surprised. Test your knowledge with our quiz and enter a drawing to win a six-day trip for two to Estonia!

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Embassy of Finland

You are warmly welcome to the Embassy of Finland, an architectural masterpiece and the greenest embassy in the U.S. Come and taste some Finnish specialties, and hear more of the country of millions of saunas, the best mobile games, and friendly people!
Wheelchair accessible


Embassy of France and Embassy of Germany

Celebrate with France and Germany at the German Embassy

This year, France and Germany showcase the best of their countries together at the German Embassy. Discover the food, culture and diplomatic life of these two nations in a single stop: enjoy French and German delicacies while listening to native artists on the terrace, take your #EUselfie at the selfie station or try speaking a few words of French or German. Whether you visit with your family or you still feel like a child at heart, face painters and other activities will provide great entertainment for everyone! #parisberlin

The event is wheel chair accessible at separate entrance; please refer to our website for more information.


Embassy of Greece

Take a shortcut to Greece and its rich cultural heritage by savoring delicious small dishes, reveling Greek music and dancing, delving into our culture and history, all while admiring Dr. Schwab’s photographs of the Caryatid Hairstyling Project.


Embassy of Hungary

Visit the Embassy of Hungary and taste Hungarian cuisine, discover Hungarian music, watch and join Hungarian dances. Our tourism bureau will help you plan your visit to Hungary.

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Embassy of Ireland

Céad Mile Fáilte! The Embassy of Ireland invites you to learn more about Ireland, our culture and the strong links between our two great nations. Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle, and allow yourself to be truly inspired by what Ireland has to offer!


Embassy of Italy

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The theme of Expo Milano 2015, the world fair gathering more than 140 countries in Milan from May 1st to October 31st, 2015, will inspire the open house at the Italian Embassy. Exhibitions, food, shows, games and more are on schedule.


Embassy of Latvia

Discover Latvia through art, literature and folklore! Enjoy Latvian folk music by the folk ensemble „Sudrabavots”! Dance along with folk dance group „Namejs”! Get to know Latvian contemporary literature by meeting Latvian writers! Explore Latvia through exile painter Laimonis Eglitis art exhibit „Retrospective”!


Embassy of Lithuania

Join us and learn about a brave country that in 1990 was the first to reestablish its independence from the Soviet Union. Today Lithuania, as a part of the peace and prosperity project of the EU, presents its uniqueness and shares this opportunity with Ukraine – a country that is striving to become a part of the European Community as whole and free.

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Embassy of Luxembourg

Luxembourg will present a tablescape with traditional porcelain dishes exemplifying one of its trademark and historic industries.


Embassy of Malta

Discover Malta, a unique archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Experience our traditional hospitality and homemade sweets. Learn how 7000 years of history are encapsulated in the islands’ language, cultural and architectural heritage. Visitors can also learn about Malta’s amazing collection of archives and manuscripts which preserve the history and heritage of the Maltese islands, archives which are of interest to all who study human civilization.


Embassy of Poland

Discover Poland’s Riviera!
Learn about the history, culture and lively charm of Poland’s Baltic Sea Region where the old meets the new.
Experience the mysterious beauty of the Baltic’s hidden treasure: amber and learn about its origins.


Embassy of Portugal

Discover the West Coast of Europe during your visit to the Portuguese Embassy. Get acquainted with a variety of Portuguese products, and view a photography exhibition, “Looking for Portugal”, by Jorge Serpa.


Embassy of Romania

By visiting the Romanian Embassy to the US, located in the impressive Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood, you will not only be delight to see one of the finest example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, but also to discover Romania’s traditions and culture through tasting local food and drinks.

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Embassy of The Netherlands

Think of cheese, clogs and cycling when someone mentions the Netherlands? Good. But we also create inspiring art, develop transformative innovations, and invent cutting-edge technology. Learn about it all, test your Dutch knowledge, taste some Dutch goodies, and let children play Dutch games.


Embassy of Slovakia

Come and discover Slovakia through all your senses. Enjoy the folk music and dance performances; learn about traditional music instruments; experience the Slovak culture and art; taste typical Slovak drinks and culinary delicacies. Meet the Ambassador to learn more about our country and work and win special prize in knowledge quiz about Slovakia!


Embassy of Slovenia

Feel and taste Slovenia. Nestled alongside the Julian Alps, Pannonia flatlands and Adriatic coast, Slovenia is picturesque and diverse. With disappearing and reappearing crystal clean rivers, green hills covered with vineyards, hidden lakes, thermal hot springs, white Lipizzaner horses, incredible cave system, hundreds of castles, historic cities, unique art, lively music, exquisite wine and culinary delights Slovenia invigorates.

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Embassy of Spain

Join us for a flavor of Spanish Culture, tapas and wine, at the renowned former residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. Learn about the SPAIN Arts & Culture Program in the US, and get information on tourism in Spain.


Embassy of Sweden

Welcome to Sweden! Join us at House of Sweden, by the beautiful Potomac River, in the heart of Georgetown, to get a taste of life in Sweden. Learn How We are Moving an Entire City and gather with family and friends in our family space, Welcome Home. Take a journey through Earth & Space! Fun activities for all ages.


United Kingdom

Come explore the UK and see the Embassy’s Residence and Gardens; learn about the UK’s business and trade; and participate in activities on creativity and heritage. Highlights also include British food, arts, and family-friendly activities.

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European Union

Have you ever wondered how 28 different countries work together? Join us to discover how. Learn more about the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, and Europol. Explore Europe’s mythology, make customized luggage tags, travel Europe (in …