Welcome to German World

Your direct link to the Austrian, German. and Swiss communities in the US!

This website is published by German-World.com, Inc. in Los Angeles, California, publisher of German World
Magazine, the only bilingual German-English magazine in the U.S..

German World Magazine is published quarterly and is available as print and electronic version.

Launched in September 2002 by founder & publisher Petra Schürmann, German World Magazine
(ISSN 1558-7856) has been distributed nationwide in the US and is available by subscription in the USA.
A limited number of complimentary issues can be found at selected locations such as at the Goethe Institutes,
the Embassies and Consulates of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, as well as German restaurants
and delis, and at the German-American Chambers of Commerce in the U.S..

German World informs about upcoming events, historical facts, interesting careers, business opportunities,
and news concerning the Austrian, German and Swiss communities in North America. Both publications,
the website and the print magazine, are an excellent resource guide for anything German in the U.S.
and strive at supporting German as a foreign language in the U.S..

Each issue of our print publication reaches over 40,000 readers and our website (ISSN-1558-7576)
registers more than 500,000 hits and more than 70,000 unique visitors every month


German WorldGERMAN WORLD MAGAZINE celebrated its 10th Anniversary in October 2012. From a small 16-page newsletter, we have been able to grow the magazine to a 52-page, bilingual, glossy publication that has been acknowledged as a valuable tool to promote German as a foreign language in the US and build an important connection between the various German-American communities by the Embassy of Germany, the German Consulates General, the Goethe-Institut, the DAAD exchange service, and many more.

Thanks to the patronage of  our advertisers and subscribers as well as to the  feedback from our readers we have been able to improve our publication from issue to issue.

Please find some of the recent comments of our 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.”

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.”

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.”

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…”

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!”