Who were the Teutonic Knights?

I Think They were Germans
Two links shown that describe who the Teutonic Knights were and who they became.
In short version: They were crusading (Christianity spreading) fighters of German origins. Originialy founded to defend/spread Christianity in the Palestine area of current day Israel and the West Bank. Headquartered around Jeruselem in the year 1118. Now based in Vienna, Austria, they mostly provide charitable works in Eastern Europe.
See the links for lots more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teutonic_Knights
http://www.the-orb.net/encyclop/religion/monastic/opsahl2.HTML