Studied Germanic Philology, Latin and Scandinavian Studies in Münster, Tübingen and Kiel
PhD and habilitation in Kiel, 1970-1990 assistant, associate professor and professor in Kiel
1990-2005 director of the Institute of Nordic Philology / Scandinavian Studies at the University of Cologne
Numerous publications on the history of literature and culture of the Nordic countries, many translations of poetry and prose from English and the Nordic languages, especially from Icelandic.
Gert Kreutzer was awarded with the Icelandic Order of the Falcon and was president of the German-Icelandic society in Cologne.