ANSWER: Latin is enjoying a comeback. According to a recent TV program about 1 in 10 German "High Schoolers" are choosing to study Latin (as their 3rd or 4th langauge).
The references sound upbeat. One can read Harry Potter in Latin. The really popular Winnetou western series is also in Latin. There are online discussions in Latin, and also a weekly Latin news broadcast out of Bremen that kids can listen to.
Check it out HERE!
--> If all of these resources were available at our school, would Latin be YOUR next world language choice?