How to learn German

Learn German and discover some of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe amongst them Vienna, Berlin, Zurich, Basel, Hamburg or Cologne.

German, like English and Dutch, is part of the family of Indo-European languages and with an estimate of 95-100 million speakers it is one of the major languages of the world. Within the European Union, it is even the most widely spoken first language with native speakers in Germany, Austria, parts of Switzerland, Luxemburg and Lichtenstein as well as German speaking minorities in Belgium, Italy or France.

OktoberfestLearning German enables you to discover the real German culture. One of Germany’s internationally renowned events is the Oktoberfest in Munich. Every year millions of people flock to the giant folk festival to get a taste of Bavarian beer. Germany is also famous for its musicians and writers like Bach, Beethoven, Goethe, and the Brothers Grimm. It is the birthplace of the first computer, the transrapid monorail train, MP3 technology—and don’t forget the first printing press in the fifteenth century. Vienna, the capital of Austria, offers visitors the opportunity to explore the famous Viennese coffee house culture or dance at the Opera ball. As an Art enthusiast you might enjoy traveling to Basel, the third most populous city in Switzerland, which offers an impressive array of museums. And every year in June the city hosts the Art Basel, which exhibits modern and contemporary art from around the globe.

Keen on improving your “School German” or “Basic German skills”? Rosetta Stone German gets you to speak confidently, wherever you plan to go.

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Miriam Melchers

Miriam is Social Media Manager EMEA at Rosetta Stone. She said ‘Dag Amsterdam. Hello London!’ and moved to the most multicultural city in the world. She speaks Dutch, English, un petit peu Français and thinks German is ‘ganz toll’! That’s why she’s improving her German with Rosetta Stone. She loves languages, but she loves engaging with our learners and fans even more. Follow her on Twitter.

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