The German Speaking Community in Belgium

Nine East Belgian communities form one of the three autonomous communities of the Belgian Republic: Currently, it counts more than 73,000 inhabitants and is the smallest of the three communities. A majority of German speaking Belgians, but also Walloon, Flemish and foreign citizens have settled here.

In the north of the “GLC“ is the heavily populated area of Eupen, with its communities Eupen, Kelmis, Lontzen, as well as Raeren, connected to major traffic ways - because of its proximity to major hubs like Aachen, Lüttich and Maastricht, with their infrastructural possibilities and their perfect integration into the European traffic network. It is an almost ideal economic location. 

To the south of the “High Venn“ is the rural, more tourist-oriented Belgian Eiffel, with its communities Amel, Büllingen, Burg-Reuland, Bütgenbach, and St.Vith. The wood and tree industry characterize the economic activity of this region. Excellent roadway connections bring the cities Trier, Lüttich and Aachen very near.

Official language, school and legal language is German, however, the majority of the population also speaks at least one of the other languages of this country, either French or Dutch. English is also a very common foreign language for any East Belgians working in business.

With its 854 m² of space, the German language community of Belgium is not only a beautiful place to work, but also great for relaxation and enjoyment.

In 2004, the European community designated it as “the European region of the year“.