Thinkers, Writers, Innovators, Composers
German culture (and Austrian / Swiss) is an important part of studying the German language. Learning German will open the world of important innovators, writers, thinkers and composers to you. Many of them thought or wrote in German, e.g. Sigmund Freud, Ludwig von Beethoven, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauß, Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein – the list is endless.
German culture and holidays
Germany is a popular holiday destination. Whether it is for skiing in the Alps, hiking in the Black Forest, wine tasting along the Mosel, visiting fairy tale castles like King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein or the famous German Christmas markets, “das Land der Dichter und Denker” [the land of poets and thinkers] attracts people from all over the world. Moreover, the same applies to Switzerland with its mountain ranges or Austria with its wonderful capital Vienna and Mozart’s Salzburg. In addition to that, German is the official language in Liechtenstein, a fabulous holiday destination and it is spoken in Luxembourg, North Italy and areas of Belgium. Learning German before visiting these countries will make your travel easier and more pleasant. It will break down barriers and the locals will appreciate your efforts.