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German Studies

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Historical Institute (GHI)

German Studies Association (GSA)

German Studies Web

Germanistik.net - Internet Resources for Germanists

Goethe-Institut

Institut für deutsche Sprache

Internationaler Deutschlehrerverband

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Society for Germanic Linguistics (SGL)

Women in German (WiG)

 

Newspapers & News Magazines

The European  A new online magazine from Berlin.

FOCUS A weekly news magazine; Der Spiegel's main competitor.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Widely regarded as Germany's best newspaper. Some articles are available in English translation.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung  A leading Swiss newspaper from Zürich.

Der Spiegel The leading German news magazine.

Der Standard   A leading Austrian newspaper.

Süddeutsche Zeitung  A high-quality, leading newspaper published in Munich.

Die Zeit  A highly regarded, weekly newspaper.

Yahoo! Zeitungen  Yahoo! links to many German-language newspapers.

 

Popular Magazines & 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

art-in.de  News from the German art scene. Links to museums, galleries, art groups, and more.

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum  Berlin museum devoted to the history of the Bauhaus movement.

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur  An extensive database of artists, artworks, and buildings.

Deutschlands Architektur  A website with many nice photos of German architecture organized by city.

Kunst und Kultur  An art and culture website with information and links to thousands of museums and artists.

 

Business

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany  Organization of American companies doing business in Germany.

Handelsblatt  Handelsblatt is an important business newspaper.

Wirtschaftsblatt  An Austrian business newspaper.

Die Bundesbank  The German central bank.

Wirtschaftswoche  Wirtschaftswoche is a major business magazine.

Die Europäische Zentralbank  German language website of the European Central Bank.

 

Food

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.

 

History

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.

 

  

Music

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.

Klassik.com  Lots of information on classical music.

Jazz Netz  Information on the jazz scene in Germany.

 

Politics


Austria

Bundeskanzleramt Österreich  Main website of the Austrian government.

Österreichisches Parlament  Website of the Austrian parliament.

European Union

EU  Webportal of the European Union.

Germany

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.

Switzerland

Swiss Government  Main website of the Swiss federal government.

 

Religion

Deutsche Buddhistische Union  A national organization for German Buddhists

Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland  Website of the Evangelische Kirche, Germany's largest protestant church

Katholische Kirche in Deutschland  Main website of the German Catholic church

Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland  Germany's Central Council for Jews

Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland  Germany's Central Council for Muslims

 

Science

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.


Sport

Deutscher Sportbund  German national athletic organisation and Olympic Committee.

Sportbild  A German sports news site.

Deutscher Fussball-Bund  German soccer federation.

Bundesliga  Website of German professional soccer.

Basketball-Bundesliga  Professional basketball in Germany.

Formel 1  Offical website of Formula 1 car racing.

Yahoo! Sport  Yahoo! directory of German sports sites.

Radsport  A site for biking news.

Tennis Center  A German tennis website.


Travel

German National Tourist Office  Lots of information and links related to travel in Germany.

Austrian National Tourist Office  Lots of information about travel in Austria.

Swiss National Tourist Office  Information about travel in Switzerland.

Jugendherberge.de  Information on German youth hostels.

Meinestadt.de  Find information on almost any city in Germany.

Stadtplan.net  Get street maps for any region or city in Germany.

Abenteuer und Reisen  A popular travel magazine.

DB  German national railway.

SBB  Swiss national railway.

ÖBB  Austrian national railway.

Let's Go!  Travel organization targeting young travellers.

Rick Steves  European travel guide, emphasizes unique out-of-the-way spots.

German Embassy  The German Embassy in Washington D.C.

Studying in Germany  An information website for students who wish to study in Germany