German provides deeper insights into a region that plays a vital
role in central Europe's intellectual life and cultural history
is the language of Goethe, Nietzsche, Kafka, Christa Wolf, Elfriede
Jellinek, Herta Müller. . . . Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Freud
and Einstein also spoke German. The Wise Guys and Die Prinzen
speak it today.
of all books are published in German.
is the second-most commonly used scientific language. OVer 25
million people all over the world learn German as a second language.
is home to numerous international corporations.
was the world's biggest exporter in 2006 for a fourth consecutive
is the 5th largest economy overall and the world's third most
technologically powerful economy after the US and Japan.
German firms reside in the US and approximately 1600 US firms
reside in Germany.
has the 3rd largest music market in the world, after the US and
continues to be the U.S.s' largest trading partner in Europe