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This German business links page is related to the accompanying article on Business (Wirtschaft) and our list of German companies.
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Business and Bank Web sites
in the German-speaking world
BANKS | FINANCE | INSURANCE
- Also see Money, banks, and credit on this site.
- Allianz - A large banking and insurance company
- Bank Austria - Bank Austria merged with Creditanstalt to form Austria's largest state-owned bank - part of the UniCredit Group.
- Bayerische Landesbank (Bayern LB) is an international bank based in Munich.
- Bundesverband Deutscher Banken - The Association of German Banks (also in English as german-banks.org)
- Citibank Deutschland - See Targobank below.
- Commerzbank - Site in German or English
- Credit Suisse
- Deutsche Bank is Germany's largest.
- Dresdner Bank - Now part of "die neue Commerzbank" (above)
- ING-DiBa - Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, ING-DiBa is a full-service bank with offices all across Germany.
- Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) - A state-owned wholesale and international bank. LBBW has its main offices in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Mainz - with about 200 branch offices in Germany and overseas. Site in German or English.
- L-Bank - A state-owned bank with offices in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart; site in German, English or French.
- LBS Bausparkasse is one of Germany's largest savings and loan institutions.
- Sparkasse - A cooperative with branches all over Germany, such as the Berliner Sparkasse
- Targobank - Formerly Citibank Deutschland, now part of Crédit Mutuel. Based in Düsseldorf
- UBS - Union Bank of Switzerland - English
- WestLB is the short name of the Westdeutscher Landesbank.
- Wüstenrot is a well-known German savings and loan institution (building society).
GENERAL BUSINESS SITES
- Webscout Germany - Offices and business centers across Germany
- Gelbe Seiten - The “Yellow Pages” from Deutsche Telekom can link you to business in Germany.
- List of companies of Germany (Wikipedia)
- Airlines serving Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
BUSINESSES | COMPANIES | FIRMS
- Adidas is a German company.
- AOL Deutschland - The German division of AOL.
- Apple Computer - Deutschland/Österreich - So you want an iMac that speaks German? Think different.
- Audi is a division of Volkswagen AG.
- Beck's Beer
- Bertelsmann Media - owns RTL and Random House
- Blaupunkt makes more than car radios. (English and German)
- BMW Deutschland
- BMW Worldwide
- Breitling - Swiss timepieces.
- Budget Rent A Car goes by the name Sixt Autovermietung in Germany.
- Compaq Deutschland
- Canon Deutschland
- Cosmos Direkt sells life insurance without the middleman. (Cosmos Lebensversicherung-AG)
- Daimler AG - No longer Daimler + Chrysler
- Deutsche Krankenversicherung - DKV is Germany's top private health insurance company.
- Deutscher Paketdienst (DPD) - DPD is the biggest German competitor for UPS. Select one of several languages.
- Deutsche Telekom AG - Germany's privatized telephone company - in English or German.
- DHL is owned by Deutsche Posts AG
- e plus mobil - Telefonieren mit dem Handy. More about cell phones in Germany!
- e-on energy (power/gas)
- FedEx Germany - In German or English.
- Ford has been in Germany so long, some Germans think it's a German company! - Heinrich Ford?
- Forex Deutschland - eToro - Erfahren Sie mehr über Forex Deutschland und erleben Sie verantwortlichen sozialen Handel
- Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH is a maker of door handles (Türklinken)
- Giel GmbH - Architektur und Ingenieurleistungen
- Giel Frankfurt GmbH is an online site promoting various products from many companies.
- Haniel has been in business well over 200 years!
- Hewlett-Packard Germany - HP Deutschland - auf Deutsch.
- Hewlett-Packard Worldwide - Pick a country.
- Hoechst Chemicals in English or German.
- IBM Austria (German or English)
- IBM Deutschland (German or English)
- IBM Global Select a country!
- Langenscheidt - Foreign language dictionaries and reference books from this well-known German publisher.
- Leica Camera AG has long tradition of German craftsmanship. (English and German)
- MAN is a German truck manufacturer. (English and German)
- Mercedes-Benz is a division of DaimlerChrysler.
- Mitsubishi Motors Germany
- Omega is a Swiss maker of fine chronographs. Since 1848.
- Opel (Adam Opel AG) is the German division of General Motors. Since 1899.
- Porsche - Select "Deutsch" if you want to see the German version -- or a specific country.
- Riedel Crystal offers fine Austrian lead crystal - since 1756. (English and German)
- Rolex is a Swiss maker of fine watches.
- SAP is a very successful Walldorf, Germany software firm (near Munich). Their R/3 software is used by over 7,000 companies world-wide.
- Sharp Electronics Europe
- Siemens (Global) in English or German.
- Siemens (USA) in English.
- Swarovski crystal from Austria. Daniel Swarovski founded his company in Tyrol in 1895. In German or English.
- ThyssenKrupp - heavy industry, steel
- UPS - The US shipping giant, has a big presence in Europe.
- Victorinox - The original Swiss Army Knives
- Volkswagen AG (VW Germany)
- Webscout Germany - Offices and business centers across Germany
TRADE FAIRS and EXHIBITIONS
- AUMA is the German Trade Fair Association (Ausstellungs- und Messe-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.)
- Berlin's Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) (International Radio and Electronics Show) is held in August. In German or English.
- CeBIT - Europe's largest home electronics show in Hanover, Germany.
- Deutsche Messe AG - Hannover - Hanover's trade fair organization. In German or English.
- Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) - The world's largest book fair fills nine large exhibit halls in October.
- Leipziger Buchmesse - The Leipzig Book Fair is held in March.
- Leipziger Messe - A series of Leipzig trade fairs held throughout the year.
- Messe Friedrichshafen - Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance is home to several trade fairs.
- Messe München International (MMI) - Munich Trade Fairs International (German or English)
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