German speaking communities in Europe

German is the most widely spoken native language in the European Union. It is the mother tongue not only for people in Germany, but also for millions of others all over Europe. From Denmark to Romania and from Poland to Italy and France, there are centuries old traditional German speaking communities.

On this topic, it's interesting to point out that the new President of Romania - Klaus Iohannis - (elected last November) is actually a member of the German minority from Transylvania.

Are there any other German communities in Europe that are not represented on the map?

Did you know about all these native German speaking areas?

What other minorities of other language groups are there in Europe?