German is the language most commonly spoken in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. While often referred to as a guttural or "ugly" language, German can be quite efficient, elegant, and clear. German grammar is very consistent - a few rules go a long way. While spoken German varies greatly across Europe, the dialect commonly taught is referred to as "Hochdeutsch". Hochdeutsch is understood well by nearly all German speakers, while Austrian, Swiss, and even closer dialects like that found in Bayern (Bavaria) can even be hard for fluent speakers to follow.
Learning German in Davis
German Culture In Davis
Also check out the UCD German Club.