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 the German region of Mecklenburg, which is our county name.
  • In the Charlotte region, 200 companies are German-owned, including 59 U.S. headquarters. This robust contingency makes Germany the largest-represented foreign country in the region. With daily nonstop flights to Frankfurt and Munich and an active German community, the partnership between Charlotte and Germany is strong. Companies include Siemens, Daimler Trucks, NA, and Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.
  • 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. There is even a Christkindlmarkt (famous German Christmas market) in the Romare Bearden Park.
  • Bank of America Stadium recently hosted the Bayern München football (soccer) club. It was a massive sell-out, and we hope to see the team back here very soon.
  • Other restaurants/bars, like the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Waldhorn, boast German-style beer and delicacies year-round.
  • Located in Charlotte, N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation works to inform and foster dialogue about Germany’s current and historic influence of industry, culture, and arts in the region. Since its inception in 2014, N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation has strongly supported the economic development and growth in the greater Charlotte region, including initiatives to brand and promote Charlotte as a premier U.S. location for international business, trade, and investment.