Culture and art
Germany is a nation with a thriving cultural life. Its rich cultural and artistic sector is constantly developing and moving forward.
Culture and democracy
Independence and diversity in art are valued and encouraged in Germany.
Facts and figures
130 professional orchestras
A quarter of the world’s professional orchestras come from Germany
140 publicly funded theatres
In addition to Germany’s municipal, state and national theatres, there are 200 private theatres.
7,200 museums and galleries
Even outside of the big cities, Germany boasts a diverse museum landscape.
Over 3600 cultural heritage projects
The Federal Foreign Office supported the protection of historical cultural assets in 146 countries between 1981 and 2021.
130 million native speakers of German
German is the most widely spoken mother tongue in the EU.
15.5 million German language-learners
Worldwide, there are 140 German schools abroad and 2,000 schools with a strong focus on German language teaching.
157 Goethe-Instituts in 98 countries
The Goethe-Institut is the internationally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.