german music

youtube

FAUN - Walpurgisnacht (official video)

From the album LUNA. Die Walpurgisnacht is the German name for the night of 30 April, so called because it is the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Germania. In Germanic folklore it’s also called Hexennacht (“Witches’ Night”), the night of a witches’ meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range of wooded hills in central Northern Germany between the rivers Weser and Elbe. Local variants of Walpurgisnacht are observed across Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, and Estonia.

German Masterpost

Learning a language is much easier if you actually use the language, get to know the culture better and do stuff on your own. My own experience is that I learned English at school, but then I started to watch a lot of stuff on YouTube, watch as many movies as possible in English and read in English and became top of the class. 

This masterposts consists of my favorite German things. I added some more stuff, so not all of this is what I am usually interested in, but they are mainstream and classics that everyone knows. 

I’ve always wanted to do a masterpost of german stuff I would recommend to those who want to learn German or more about the german language :)

So, stay tuned for my personal recommendations! (links are bold)

Listening

Radio:

  • N-JOY (northern Germany)
  • 1LIVE (Northrhine-Westphalia) (these two are only the hitradio stations, for younger people. If you want something else, look through the different stations of the WDR and the NDR)

Podcasts:

  • Ohrenbär: stories for children
  • Sanft & Sorgfältig (cancelled, but you can still listen to every episode): the hosts, musician Olli Schulz and comedian Jan Böhmermann discuss lots of different topics (they are funny and down to earth, but speak very fast, so this one is nothing for beginners)

German music:

Reading

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) (really a lot of coverage of diverse topics)

taz.die tageszeitung  (more progressive)

Die ZEIT (really huge tbh, but interesting stuff about so many topics)

Spiegel Online (one of germany’s most famous news magazins)

Die Welt (more conservative)

BILD.de (boulevard press, but the language is easy and the articles aren’t too long I guess) 

BuzzFeed Deutschland 

Watching

News

tagesschau    tagesthemen (ARD)

ZDF heute       ZDF heute-journal 

TV shows

Die Sendung mit der Maus (For children. Information and entertainment. It’s a classic and pretty much everyone’s childhood)

Wissen macht Ah! (For 9-12 year olds whose childhood was Die Sendung mit der Maus and who are not ashamed. I used to love this show.)

Tatort (a crime series, THE german classic. Every bigger german city has its own team. I personally recommend Münster)

heute-show (Satire in the style of a News TV show with an audience. Inspired by the Daily Show. Hosted by Oliver Welke, starring many other German comedians, check them out if you like them. 10/10 would recommend.)

PussyTerrorTV (Cabaret by Carolin Kebekus. Not the most famous thing but I love it and she deserves to be on this.)

NEO MAGAZIN ROYALE (Late night. Hosted by Jan Böhmermann. For younger people, as I said he speaks very fast. Don’t watch this if you don’t understand satire. Also featuring Dendemann from earlier on this list. Listed because it’s one of my favorites. If you want to get to know the style of the show, some of the songs are in English (x) (x) (x))

I would love to show you Circus Halligalli, it’s one of the best things on german television and very funny, but its rights belong to ProSieben, a private TV station, which means you cannot watch it online. But here is what came before: NeoParadise (late night and comedy, starring Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf)

(yeah, the only stuff I watch on TV is news and comedy.)

YouTube 

Rocket Beans TV they someohow brilliantly manage to blend the lines between TV and vlogging which is really cool, check them out!

SPACE FROGS / SPACE RADIO two guys from Berlin. Comedy, commentary on different topics, cooking, gaming and much more.

theclavinover  synchro, music, comedy and more

Sarazar gaming 

Joyce Ilg a nice vlogger

LeFloid news coverage and commentary, talks VERY fast


Please contact me if one of the links doesn’t work!

what music do u listen to?

german
alexa feser
alligatoah
andreas bourani
annenmaykantereit
beatrice egli
benne
berge
brings
cassandra steen
chima
cro
die orsons
die prinzen
eff
faun (german/middle high german/latin/ladino/hungarian/english/old icelandic/finnish)
glasperlenspiel
helene fischer
ich + ich
johannes oerding
joris
juli
kasalla
lafee
larsito
luxuslärm
mad maks
marcel brell
mark forster
max giesinger
miss platinum
moritz garth
namika
phela
prinz pi
sarah connor
sdp
sido
silbermond
teesy
tim bendzko
tonbandgerät
yvonne catterfeld
3a

norwegian
alexander ryback
katastrofe
innertier
marcus & martinus
mathe valle
morgan sulele
ravi
robin og bugge
sirkus eliassen

other languages
alex boyé (english)
alvaro soler (spanish)
dami im (english)
ella eyre (english)
guy sebastian (english)
johanna kurkela (finnish)
leonie meijer (dutch)
nolwenn leroy (french/breton/english)
owl city (english)
sergey lazarev (english/russian)
sia (english)
stromae (french)
thomas stenström (swedish)
twarres (saterland frisian/english)
veronica maggio (swedish)
“weird al” yankovic (english)

soundtracks
frozen (english/german/norwegian)
let it go the complete set (42 languages)
tangled (english)
the lion king (english/german/norwegian/dutch)
the lion king musical (english/german)
the lorax (english)

German music!! Yay!

hey there! i know it’s kinda hard to find good music in your target language sometimes and since my taste in music is really awesome I do know some German bands being German myself, I decided to make a list with some German bands that aren’t Rammstein or Tokio Hotel. I also linked one or two of their most famous songs so you can see if it’s something you enjoy. Have fun. (I might make another post if anyone cares just hit me up idk)

Madsen Du schreibst Geschichte & Lass die Musik an

Wir sind Helden Aurelie & Nur ein Wort

Judith Holofernes (singer of Wir sind Helden, solo album to come out in February). Ein leichtes Schwert & Liebe Teil 2

Thees Uhlmann Zum Laichen und Sterben ziehen die Lachse den Fluss hinauf & Zugvögel

Tomte (Thees’ former Band) Die Schönheit der Chance & Die Bastarde, die dich jetzt nach Hause bringen

Casper Im Ascheregen & Xoxo (feat Thees Uhlmann by the way!)

Kraftklub Ich will nicht nach Berlin & Songs für Liam