Hungarians in Germany
Distribution of Hungarian citizens in Germany (2014)
|120,000 Hungarian in Germany|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Germany: Mainly Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse|
|Predominantly German followed by Hungarian|
|Predominantly Catholic and Calvinism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Hungarian people|
There are around 120,000 Hungarians in Germany. Hungarians have emigrated here since the Middle Ages. However, after World War I, their number continues to grow at an increased pace. Today, around 75% of this population live in the states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hessen.
Major population changes:
- About 30,000 arrived after 1945
- About 25,000 arrived after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
- 25,000 Gastarbeiter from Yugoslavia after 1960
- Around 5,000 migrants from Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring of 1968
- Approx. 30,000 Hungarians from Transylvania after 1975
- About 15,000 fleeing communism in Hungary
- 15,000 moving to East Germany (until the 1990 German reunification)
In 2006/2007, Hungary presented its country and culture in Germany with a whole series of cultural events including the exhibition "Germans in Hungary – Hungarians in Germany. European Lives".
- Albrecht Dürer, painter (his father moved to Germany from Hungary, his surname refers to their old Hungarian village)
- Béla Ernyey, actor
- Joschka Fischer, politician, foreign minister, his family was expelled from Hungary in 1946
- Imre Kertész, writer, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature
- Kevin Kurányi, football player (Hungarian on paternal side)
- Philipp Lenard, physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905
- Franz Liszt, composer
- Leslie Mándoki, musician
- Dzsenifer Marozsán, football player, captain of the Germany women's national football team
- Willi Orban - football player
- Niklas Süle - football player
- George Tabori, writer
- "General Information - Hungarians in Germany". Association of Hungarian Organisations in Germany (in Hungarian). Archived from the original on 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
- "Germans and Hungarians launch "Europe's Ark"". Press and Information Office of the German Government. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2016-06-01.