Learning German takes you naturally to its magical places: castles on the Rhine, the Black Forest, Vienna, Berlin , enfolds you in the warmth of friendship and good living - often with an excellent beer or a glass of fine wine. You enter the vast, Germanic heritage of culture, literature, philosophy and music, for example: Siegfried (myth), Gutenberg (printing), Goethe (romanticism), Marx, Freud, Brecht, Wagner's operas, Mozart, the "lieder" of Schubert... However, German is also rigorous, ordered and without exceptions. It pronounces as it is written. If you learn well its tenses and variations (accepting no mistake), the result is a superb, intellectual satisfaction.