Abbreviation: MD

Nickname: The Old Line State

Capital: Annapolis

Official Language: None

State Motto: Fatti maschii, parole femine

Admitted to Union: 28th of April  1788 as the 7th state

Population: about 6.016.000

German-Americans:  more than 938.000  -  about 16%



















Regional German-American institutions

- Alpine Dancers and Singers, New Carolton

- Arion Gesangsverein, Baltimore

- Arminius Social Club, Hyattsville

- Baltimore Kickers, Rosedale

- Deutschamerikanischer Bürgerverein von Maryland, Baltimore

- Deutsche Geselligkeit Inc., Baltimore

- Edelweiss Club, Baltimore

- Gebirgstrachten Verein Annapolis Bavarians, Arnold

- Gebirgstrachten Verein Immergrün, Baltimore

- Germania Social Club of Worcester County, Worcester

- German Ladies Aid Society of Boston, Roxbury

- German Radio Club, Baltimore

- German Society of Maryland, Baltimore

- Goethe Society of New England, Boston

- Maryland Oktoberfest Inc, Baltimore

- Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, Laurel

- Nordic Dancers, Hyattsville

- Regiment von Donop, Chesapeake Beach

- Rheinländer Social Club, Silver Spring

- Schlaraffia Baltimora, Gaithersburg

- Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland, Baltimore

- United States Naval Academy German Club, Annapolis

- Verein Deutscher Trachten von Baltimore, Ellicott City







German fests/ events

- Maryland Oktoberfest, Baltimore

- Oktoberfest at the US-Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground







German Restaurants

- Eichenkranz, Baltimore

- Old Stein Inn, Edgewater

- Prost German Restaurant, Aberdeen

- Schmankerlstube, Hagerstown







Stores specialized on German goods

- Old World Delicatessen and Bakery, Randallstown







Towns with German Background







Additional information








Literature about Germans here








Additional state Symbols

State bird: Baltimore oriole

State flower: Black eyed susan

State dog: Chesapeake Bay retriever

State tree: White oak

State reptile: Diamondback terrapin

State fish: Rock fish

State dinosaur: Astrodon

State horse: Thoroughbred horse

State crustacean: Blue crab

State insect: Baltimore checkerspot butterfly

State cat: Who cares …