Most of the Motorola phones are coming in English. But there are some models in other languages too (example: Chinese). Therefore you should check the dictionary option (english to german and german to english), but hope you dont' have a problem with English. The problem is text messages. So you better check the Language change option too. If you are using GPS you should check the availability of German Maps (or installing). Also check the network (this is very important). These are the basic things you should clarify.