Abbreviation: FL

Nickname: The Sunshine State

Capital: Tallahassee

Official language: English

State Motto: In God We Trust

Admitted to Union: March 3rd 1845 as the 27th state

Population: about 20.612.000

German-Americans:  more than 2.270.000  -  about 12%   -  Biggest ethnic group in Florida!


















Regional German-American institutions

- Alpenrose Schuhblattler Gruppe, Orlando

- American German Club of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth

- Bonita Springs Friendship German-American Club, Naples

- Brevard County German-American Club, Melbourne

- Cape Coral German-American Social Club, Cape Coral

- Charlotte County german-American Club, Charlotte

- Cultural Center for German Language, Dunedin

- Daytona Beach German-American Club, Ormond Beach

- Dunedin Steuben Society of America, Dunedin

- German American Club, Spring Hilla

- German-American Club Harmonie of Naples, Naples

- German American Club of Marion County, Ocala

- German American Club of the Treasure Coast, Port St. Lucie

- German American Friendship Club, Venice

- German-American Social Club of Cape Coral, Cape Coral

- German-American Social Club of Miami, Miami

- German-American Social Club of Sarasota, Sarasota

- German-American Social Club of West Central Florida, Beverly Hills

- German-American Society of Central Florida, Casselberry

- German-American Society of Gainesville, Gainesville

- German-American Society of Greater Hollywood, Hollywood

- German American Society of Pinellas County, Pinellas Park

- Greater Miami German-American Club, Miami

- Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein, Pinellas Park

- Jacksonville German-American Club, Jacksonville

- Lakeland German-American Club, Lakeland

- Manatee County German-American Club, Bradenton

- Maiglöckchen, Deltona

- Marion County German-American Club, Ocala

- Naples Harmonie German-American Club, Naples

- Naples German-American Club Gemütlichkeit, Naples

- Newport Richey German-American Club, Newport Richey

- Oak Run German-American Club, Ocala

- Orlando Club Edelweiss, Orlando

- Osceola German-American Club, St. Cloud

- Palm Beaches American-German Club, Lake Worth

- Palm Coast frienship German-American Club, Palm Coast

- Pinellas Park German-American Society, Pinellas Park

- Sarasota German-American Social Club, Sarasota

- Spring Hill German-American Club, Hudson

- St. Augustine German-American Club, St. Augustine

- Tampa Bay Berliner Bären, Safety Harbor

- Tampa German American Club, Tampa

- The German-American Social Club, Jacksonville

- The Original Auerhahn Schuhplattler of Miami, Miami

- The United German-American Society of Florida

- The Villages Deutscher Club/ German-American Club, The Villages

- Venice German-American Friendship Club, Englewood

- West Central Florida German-American Club, Beverly Hills








German fests/events








German Restaurants

- Austrian-German Restaurant, Fort Myers

- Bauernstube, Orlando

- Bavarian House, St. Pete Beach

- German Schnitzelhaus, Jacksonville

- Hofbräu Beerhall Miami, Miami 

- Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café, Sanford

- Old Heidelberg, Fort Lauderdale

- Schnitzelhaus, Miami

- Schnitzelhaus Tampa, Tampa

- Taste of Berlin, Brandon

- The German Restaurant, Holiday







Stores specialized on German goods

- German Bread House, Fort Lauderdale

- Karl Ehmer Sausage Deli, Sarasota

- Patrick’s German Food, Jacksonville

- The German Deli, Largo







Towns with German Background







Additional information








Literature about Germans here








Additional state Symbols

State Bird: Northern mockingbird

State Animal: Forida panther

State Butterfly: Zebra longwing

State Flower: Orange Blossom

State Wildflower: Tickseed

State Tree: Sabal palm

State Reptile: American alligator

State Gemstone: Moonstone  -  declared as the Apollo 11 Mission had launched from Cape Canaveral (look at German-American History)

State Freshwaterfish: Florida largemouth bass

State Marine Mammal: Manatee

State Fruit: Orange