Germany in Charlotte

German Influence in Charlotte

Did you know...?

  • Though Queen Charlotte belonged to the British royal family, she was actually born in Germany!
  • She hailed from the Holy Roman Empire in a German region called Mecklenburg, hence our county name.
  • Today there are over 200 German companies in Charlotte and the surrounding area. Big names like Siemens and Bosch reside here, as well as various smaller companies.
  • As a symbol of economic and cultural ties between Germany and Charlotte, a 7-foot tall Berliner Bear statue was placed uptown by the city library. One can also see them proudly displayed all over the German capital.
  • There are many German-related entertainment connections in Charlotte. Starting in Winter 2016, there will even be a Christkindlmarkt (famous German Christmas market) in the Romare Bearden park. 
  • Bank of America Stadium hosted the Bayern M√ľnchen football club (soccer team for all of you Americans) this past year. It was a huge sell out and we hope to see the team back here very soon. 
  • Other restaurans/bars, like the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Waldhorn  boast German delicacies year round.
  • Visit the German Language and Culture Foundation website to learn more about the mission to fund students all over the region to go on exchange programs and turn Charlotte Deutsch!