Translation in Germany

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Translation has a long tradition in Germany. Linguists in German universities and institutes have studied almost every language on earth, from the most common to the least. This is reflected in the vast professional translation industry in Germany.

Moreover, the science and technology developed in Germany has always been in very high demand all over the world, so there are always thousands of German texts to be translated.

State of the translation industry in Germany

Local history and factors affecting translation in Germany

Profile of domestic demand


Legal framework

Public commentary

Working as a translator in Germany

Minimum rates recommended by national translator associations

Professional bodies

Professional associations

Schools with translation or interpreting programs

  • Universität Mainz, Germersheim
  • Universität München
  • Heidelberg
  • Hildesheim

Other bodies

Notable German translators

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Additional information related to the translation industry in Germany

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