Welcome to German World

Your direct link to the German, Austrian and Swiss communities in the U.S.

This website is published by German-World.com, Inc. in Los Angeles, USA.

Since its founding on October 10, 2000 by Petra Schürmann and Alexander Hast,  German-World.com, Inc. has kept the German-American community informed through this website about German, Austrian and Swiss culture in the U.S., upcoming events, German-American history, where to learn German in the U.S., business opportunities, and news from Europe – offering an excellent resource guide for anything German, Austrian and Swiss in the U.S. and striving at supporting German as a foreign language.

From 2003 – 2017, German-World.com, Inc. published the only bilingual German-English print publication in the U.S. with a nationwide distribution: German World Magazine  (ISSN 1558-7856)

Please find some of the comments of our former magazine readers below:

Jennifer F., Teacher from Illinois:
“Your magazine is fantastic! I teach German in High School and I also prepare students for the AP German test. The current events and articles are very useful and relevant.” (Nov 2017)

Dr. Cecilia Cloughly, retired teacher from California and founder of  GLOW (www.learngerman.us):
“Thanks to the article in GW about “Hausmusik” and the “Claremont Symphony MUSIC MAN Project”,  two German World readers donated music instruments to deserving children. One reader from California donated a brand new violin, another reader from Pennsylania a violin that was no longer played on in his family.” (August 2016)

Cathie C., Wisconsin:
“Also, just a note that I received my first issue of the magazine last week and am enjoying reading it very much and glad to be subscribing to German World. It’s well done in layout design, contents, articles, etc., etc. Nice job done. Thanks.” (March 2016)

Tanja Guess, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Germany:
“Vielen Dank für die Zusendung Ihres Magazins. Und den erfreulich großen Artikel über den „Pina“-Erfolg bei den Oscars, den haben wir natürlich inunseren Pressespiegel mit aufgenommen. Schön, dass dieser Film und die Nominierung bei Ihnen so viel Platz erhielten! Und wie schade, dass es nicht geklappt hat…” (July 2015)

Q’orianka Kilcher, Swiss-American actress on the article “The Power of Few” (GW Issue Spring 2012):
“Petra, First of all i wanted to thank you for the best article ever! I LOVED it!!!! The writing was so to the point and clear and comprehensive, that it was stunning! Who wrote this? I shall hire them for any pr writings i shall ever need! just fantastic… Out of all the longer, wonderful article writings , none of them ever managed the clarity and comprehensiveness in such simple to the point sentences like the German World article did! Thank you so much!” (February 2012)