Germany is an ancient nation-state in the European Alliance on Earth's Europe continent, with its capital being Berlin. A major player in the planet's history, Germany was home to numerous influential Humans.
One of the most famous Germans of the 20th century was the physicist Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of Relativity. (TNG: "Descent, Part I") The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who was born in the 19th century is also a well known German, as is the 19th century composer Johannes Brahms and the 15th century inventor of printing technology on Earth, Johann Gutenberg. (ENT: "Borderland"; TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")
- According to the shooting script of TNG: "Home Soil" Kurt Mandl was intented to be of German descent, he was played by the German actor Walter Gotell. Dr. Leah Brahms is rumored to be of German origin, too. Furthermore, Winrich Kolbe, director of numerous Star Trek episodes, is also of German origin.
Several Starfleet vessels are named after persons or places in Germany: