German Studies

Newspapers and News Magazines

Popular Magazines and Tabloids

  • Bild  Germany's most popular tabloid newspaper. Bild is easy for beginners to read, but can be quite sensationalist.
  • Bunte  A popular culture magazine with lots of information on celebrities, similar to People magazine in the U.S.
  • Freundin  A popular magazine geared towards young women.
  • Living at Home  If Martha Stewart knew German, she would read this.
  • Sport1  A popular sports magazine.
  • Yahoo! Zeitschriften  An enormous list of on-line magazines organized by topic.

Radio and Television

  • ARD  Homepage of Germany's main public broadcasting network, which offers both television and radio programming. Streaming video available, especially of newscasts.
  • Deutsche Welle  Streaming audio and video from Deutsche Welle's radio and television service.
  • Deutschsprachige Internet Radios  A list of German language radio stations available over the internet.
  • ZDF  Germany's second public television network. Streaming video available.

Architecture and Art



  • Chefkoch  A popular food site.
  • Deutscher Brauer-Bund  Information on the German beer industry.
  • Deutsches Institut für Reines Bier  An organisation dedicated to the preservation of the beer purity law (Reinheitsgebot) which has been in effect since April 23rd 1516. The site has information on the history of the law and efforts to preserve it.
  • Deutsches Suppeninstitut  Yes, there is an institute for soup!
  • Haribo  Haribo makes a huge range of candies including Gummibärchen!
  • Hofbräuhaus  One of Germany's oldest and most famous breweries.
  • Milka  Milka is a popular brand of chocolate.
  • Mineralwasser  Information about German mineral water.
  • Dr. Oetker  Germany's answer to Betty Crocker.


  • Haus der Geschichte  Website of an excellent museum in Bonn devoted to the history of Germany since WWII.
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum  Museum devoted to German history. Be sure to check out LeMO, an on-line museum created by several of Germany's major history museums.
  • German History Documents  Links to online collections of primary documents, sponsored by Brigham Young University.
  • Chronik der Mauer  A Berlin Wall page in German from the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.


  • German Rock  A website with extensive information on German language rock musik.
  • MTV Deutschland  Homepage of German MTV.
  • CountryHome  Information for German speaking country musik fans.
  •  Lots of information on classical music.
  • Jazz Netz  Information on the jazz scene in Germany.



European Union

  • EU  Webportal of the European Union.


  • Der Bundesrat  Website of the upper house of the German parliament. The governments of the Bundesländer (the federal states) are represented in the Bundesrat.
  • Die Bundesregierung  Main website of the German government. Has links to many ministries.
  • Der Bundestag  Website of the lower house of the German parliament.
  • Bündnis 90/die Grünen  Website of Bündnis 90/die Grünen, the German Greens. Their politics are generally on the left and focus on environmentalism and human rights issues.
  • CDU  Website of the Christlich Demokratische Union. The CDU is one of Germany's two large political parties. The CDU is a center-right party.
  • CSU  Website of the Christlich Soziale Union. The CSU is a sister party of the CDU and exists only in the federal state of Bavaria. The CDU and CSU work together at the national level.
  • FDP  Website of the Freie Demokratische Partei. The FDP is one of the smaller parties, sometimes called die Liberalen. In the German context, liberal is roughly the equivalent of libertarian in the US. The FDP favors a small government, low taxes, and minimal government regulation of business and personal affairs.
  • PDS  Website of the Partei des demokratischen Sozialismus. The PDS is one of the smaller parties and was formed after reunification by members of the former East German communist party. The PDS has been succesful in local and regional elections, but it has not done well at the national level.
  • SPD  Website of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands. The SPD is one of Germany's two large parties. The SPD is a center-left party.




  • Astronomie  A website devoted to astronomy.
  • Deutsches Museum  A large science and technology museum located in Munich.
  • GEO  A science and geography website.
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft  The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is a major research organisation which supports thousands of scientists and dozens of specialized research instutes.
  • Morgenwelt  An online science magazine.
  • Wissenschaft Online  Website with content from a variety of science magazines.