About Germany

8 reasons why you should learn German...

  • German is one of 23 official languages in the European Union and the 3rd most popular foreign language taught worldwide
  • The German language is the most spoken mother tongue in Europe with more than 100 million native speakers
  • It is one of the three working languages of the European Commission and among business clients one of the languages most in demand
  • German is the second most studied language in Europe and Asia.
  • It is the official language of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland and is used as a local official language in German-speaking regions of Belgium, Italy, Denmark and Poland.
  • Knowing German opens doors due to Germany`s economic strength, offering multinational business opportunities
  • Germany is also the country of thinkers and poets. Knowing German allows you to understand the works of famous people such as Goethe, Kafka, Hesse, Beethoven, Marx and Nietzsche in a whole new way.
  • The country also has a very rich cultural heritage and it offers a variety of seaside, ski resorts and mountains
did you know....
  • Germany covers 357,021 square kilometres
  • With 82 million inhabitants, Germany has the largest population among the member states of the European Union and is home to the third-largest number of international migrants worldwide
  • The Top 5 of the biggest cities in Germany:
    1. Berlin: 3.6 million inhabitants
    2. Hamburg: 1.8 million
    3. München (Munich): 1.3 million
    4. Köln (Cologne): 1 million
    5. Frankfurt am Main: 650,000
  • In 1949, after World War II, Germany was divided into two separate states East and West Germany. The two states were unified in 1990. Germany is part of the European Union and adopted the European currency, the Euro, in 1999
  • Germany holds a key position in European affairs and maintains a multitude of close partnerships on a global level. Germany is recognised as a scientific and technological leader in several fields.
  • Germany is a federal parliamentary republic of sixteen states and a member of United Nations, NATO, G8 and the OECD
  • It is the third largest economy in the world and its economic power and it is the largest exporter and second largest importer of goods.
  • Germany is a multicultural country, out of the 82 million people living there, over seven million are foreigners.
  • Miele, Bosch, Lufthansa, Siemens, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Lidl and Aldi are well known German brands but did you know that Adidas, Puma, Knorr, Porsche, Boss, Persil and Haribo are also German?
  • German wines are not only sickly sweet and weedy. Germany is the ninth-largest wine producer in the world and the number one in Riesling production. Germany offers a world class white and red wine, there are 13 major wine regions in Germany, most of them situated along the banks of the Rhine, Mosel and Neckar/river valleys.
  • Almost 200 types of bread are known in the different regions of Germany
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