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45 German Songs For GCSE German Classrooms

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45 German Songs For GCSE German Classrooms

Motivate GCSE German Students with Modern and Traditional German Songs In Your Classroom Today

Get some brilliant German songs and suggestions by GCSE topics below!

A bit of background into why I created the list of 45 German songs for GCSE classrooms before I present you with the resource…

The German language has always been my passion. I knew that I wanted to do something with the language as a career from my very first lesson way back in 1998. I really focused on improving my German skills by doing my homework, reading German magazines for teenagers and participating well in lessons. My passion, determination and hard work helped me to achieve an A* in my GCSE German exams and an A in my German A Level, both of which I am still very proud of to this day.

My first visit to Germany was with my family in 2002, when I was in Year 10. I had never heard any German music before that, but as soon as I heard Xavier Naidoo’s ‘Bevor du gehst’ song on this trip, I was hooked. As I mentioned in my 45 Songs for French GCSE students  post recently, for me, music has always been an instrumental part of learning a language, and I truly feel that knowing German music has aided me to improve my pronunciation, my listening skills, as well as my understanding of German culture and vocabulary.

Looking back on my German lessons, I kind of wish Ms Hood and Frau Almasi (my German teachers) had played me German music or given me music suggestions when I was studying German at school. This is the main reason I try to incorporate music in my lessons regularly, because I can see the benefits of listening to music in the target language when studying a language. Have you ever used the song, Durchgehend Online die Lochis (4113 downloads )  by die Lochis? I played it to my Year 10 GCSE German students last year. Whilst they weren’t particularly big fans of the duo (comparing them to Jedward), a year later they are still singing the lyrics and using the vocabulary they learnt from it in their work. Win win, I say!

Combining my love of German music and other German teachers’ suggestions, I have compiled this three page list of fabulous contemporary and classic German songs for the AQA German GCSE classroom. The resource contains 45 German songs which have been curated especially for the German GCSE classroom. You  will find the artist’s name, the song title, as well as a link to one of the best quality version’s of the video that I could find on YouTube.

45 German Songs for The GCSE German Classroom

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I really want to say a BIG THANK YOU to anyone who gave me a suggestions through my requests recently. Although I have added quite a few of the songs, there may be some that I am missing. If you think I am missing a great song, please leave the title and artist, as well as the GCSE theme it relates to below. I will be happy to update the resource over the coming months if necessary!


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Fantastic set of songs. Thank you for sharing them.

Many thanks for all your amazing resources!

I would like to suggest a song or 2 for your German resources.

Nur ein Wort by Wir sind Helden ( to practise verbs ich and du)

Munich Super Crew – any song really!

Block und Bleistift by Blumentopf (very clever lyrics but somewhat “rude” in parts!)

Any thing by Uwe Kind – here’s one called “keine Zeit”

That’s all for now!

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30 Best Songs to Learn German

If you learn German with music, your language studies can become that much more fun. 

Learning German with songs that you’d actually hear in Germany can take it to the next level with the added bonus of impressing your German friends. 

Warm up those vocal cords and get ready to sing an eclectic mix of culturally important German songs that native speakers love, from classics to rock, pop and hip hop hits .

1. “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk

2. “99 luftballons” by nena, 3. “du hast” by rammstein, 4. “wir sind wir” by paul van dyk and peter heppner, 5. “leider geil” by deichkind, 6. “eisbär” by grauzone, 7. “zeiten ändern sich” by bushido, 8. “lili marlene” by marlene dietrich, 9. “moskau” by dschinghis khan, 10. “paradies” by die toten hosen, 11. “krieger des lichts” by silbermond, 12. “im freien fall” by wirtz, 13. “der langsame tod eines sehr großen tieres” by herrenmagazin , 14. “eisberg” by andreas bourani, 15. “dreh dich nicht um” by gisbert zu knyphausen, 16. “bilder mit katze” by frittenbude, 17. “wenn ich ein junge wär” by fräulein wunder, 18. “männer” by herbert grönemeyer, 19. “ich bin zu müde, um schlafen zu geh’n” by hildegard knef, 20. “wenn der urlaub kommt” by manfred krug, 21. “cola-wodka” by holger biege, 22. “sagen sie, frau zimmermann” by topsy küppers, 23. “trinklied” by wir, 24. “was du von mir verlangst” by chicorée, 25. “er gehört zu mir” by marianne rosenberg, 26. “ich will dich” by kreis, 27. “mama will ins netz” by annett louisan, 28. “im wunderschönen monat mai, dichterliebe” by robert schumann, 29. “goldene insel” by shirley thompson, 30. “disco king” by centrum, why learn german with songs.

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From the celebrated German electronic music band comes this 1983 international hit that portrays the experience of competing in the world’s most famous cycling race, the Tour de France.

In Kraftwerk’s signature style, this song employs repetitive rhythms and a catchy melody with only electronic instrumentation. This electronic music classic notably incorporates mechanical sounds associated with cycling.

This song is perfect for beginners to learn German with music , because it doesn’t have many lyrics yet will teach you quite a lot of vocabulary related to European geography!

This famous anti-nuclear protest song by the New German Wave band Nena accurately captures the political climate of the Cold War in the 80s in Germany.

It tells a story of how helium balloons are casually released into the air by West German civilians, but are then misconstrued as missiles by East German officials.

This results in an all-out nuclear war, leaving “no room for victors.” This song has easy-to-follow words once you know the lyrics . It is also great for vocabulary if you’re a German history or political science enthusiast!

Even if industrial metal isn’t your cup of tea, there’s no denying that Rammstein is one of Germany’s most important musical acts, both in the German-speaking world and abroad.

This song, which you might recognize from films like The Matrix and How High , plays with the homophones hast (have) and hasst (hate).

This song has very repetitive and easy lyrics , making it one of the better German songs for learning the language. You can also check out Rammstein’s other music for more useful practice!

This song attempts to reflect upon the deep insecurity that Germans were feeling at the turn of the last century. An anthem of hope for the German identity, it is well known to many young Germans. 

Given the economic slump of the early 2000s, as well as the reduction of welfare benefits and stagnation of the former East, it aims to highlight that “this is just a bad period” more than any other song of its time.

The lyrics by the renowned Paul van Dyk are powerfully political and great for an intermediate-level German student !

Deichkind is one of Germany’s top hip-hop/electro acts, whose ironic and humorous lyrics found popularity in the German-speaking world at the end of the 90s.

This silly song and its equally comical video try to explain, with examples, the concept of leider geil , or “unfortunately awesome.” For example, despite creating pollution and hurting the environment, getting a fancy new ride is leider geil .

The pace of the lyrics , as well as the use of slang, make it more appropriate for a higher-level German language student . Nevertheless, if you like hip-hop, give it a shot!

Another hit from the German New Wave, this post-punk “cult” song by the Swiss band Grauzone features a man singing about wanting to be a polar bear.

According to him, if he were one, he “wouldn’t have to cry [and] everything would be fine.” Performed with guitars, drums and synthesizers, the song goes on to remark that “polar bears never have to cry.”

The lyrics are ideal for German language beginners who want to acquire some basic, yet specific, vocabulary while they learn German with music that most native speakers recognize!

This song by Bushido, a well-known rapper from Berlin, is the type of rap song that glorifies the money and possessions the rapper has accumulated while sneering at his haters, who so clearly underestimated him back in the day.

All that self-involvement produces great examples of reflexive verbs and pronouns ! As reflexive verbs have the same object and subject, the lyrics in these kinds of songs are perfect.

For instance, Bushido can now buy himself ( sich kaufen ) all kinds of things if he wishes, like an entire Lidl grocery store and a villa. Why? Because the times have changed (themselves)— Zeiten ändern sich .

Though this song has been recorded many times by different singers, Marlene’s recording of the German love song “Lili Marlene” is arguably the most well-known.

Written as a poem in 1915, this song became popular during World War II with soldiers from both sides of the war. This is also probably one of the most famous German-language songs in the world!

With poignant yet colorful lyrics , this ode to Lili Marlene is perfect for intermediate German students who are looking for a challenge as they learn German with music.

Dschinghis Khan is the poster child for German disco. The band was created in Munich to compete in Eurovision 1979 and released a number of German-language disco tracks centering on hordes and Huns. 

“Moskau” has a particularly bright feel. It’s unabashedly fun, and a video of its performance has become Internet famous for featuring dancers in bright, satiny outfits performing outrageous Hopak-style dancing .

The lyrics contain a few interesting verb conjugations , such as the orders in the informal version of the  Imperativ  case, telling the listener to “wirf die Gläser an die Wand” or “throw the glasses at the wall.” 

Die Toten Hosen is a famous German punk rock band that was formed in Düsseldorf in 1982. The band’s name translates to “The Dead Pants” and it comes from a German idiom . 

They’re known for their energetic and socially conscious music, often with humorous and satirical elements. This song’s lyrics convey a sense of longing and reflection, exploring themes of nostalgia and lost opportunities.

The lyrics also feature possessive constructions using the genitive form : Die Hölle der Wiedergeburt  (the hell of rebirth),  im Buch des Lebens (in the Book of Life) and more.

Silbermond gained widespread popularity in the German-speaking music scene in the 2000s with their melodic rock sound and emotionally charged lyrics.

A stirring song in general, the lyrics emphasize the strength within individuals to overcome difficulties and spread positivity. The concept of being a “warrior of light” suggests a commitment to hope, love and resilience.

The lyrics are helpful if you’re studying the imperative form : Lasst uns aufstehen, macht euch auf den Weg, sei wie der Fluß, wenn dein Wille schläft, dann weck ihn wieder (Let us stand up, set out on the way, be like the river, when your will sleeps, wake it up again).

Daniel Wirtz is a German rock musician, singer and songwriter known for his work in the rock and alternative music genres. He was the frontman of the band Sub7even and became famous during the 1990s and 2000s.

In this song, he uses vividly descriptive language, so we can observe how adjective endings change form with different cases . Wirtz employs dative and accusative declension of neutral-gender adjectives.

In the lyrics , Wirtz presents his personal philosophy in reinster Form  (in purest form) as he describes  das Leben im freien Fall  (life in free fall). The song also features a variety of German adverbs.

As the indie rockers from Hamburg paint a dark and abstract picture of dysfunctional love, you can cement in your brain the diverse ways in which prepositions act upon possessive pronouns, articles and adjectives.

The song title translates to “The Slow Death of a Very Large Animal.” This song is full of many luscious German prepositions such as z u, über, unten, in, vor, aus, bei (to, over, under, in, before, out, at).

Also, the lyrics provide examples of imperative form in the second-person plural. The live acoustic version of the song on  TV Noir , with a slower tempo and black-and-white aesthetic, is particularly lovely and haunting.

Andreas Bourani is a German singer-songwriter known for his pop and rock-influenced music. He’s also been a coach on the German edition of the television show “The Voice of Germany.

The lyrics have  many examples of the dative state , so you can refer back to it and work out the accusative by elimination if ever confused.  Ich treib alleine auf dem Meer (I float alone on the sea) he sings, static state, with the dative particle  dem .

If he were to shove a boat into the sea and take off, it would be the directional accusative,  (fahre hinaus) auf das Meer , shortened to  aufs Meer (I’m sailing out onto the sea). 

In this song, singer-songwriter Gisbert zu Knyphausen says goodbye to a failing romantic relationship and employs a number of verbs with separable prefixes as he lays out the impending separation.

He says nimm deine Schuhe mit in the lyrics —take your shoes with (you), the imperative form sending the “with” on the front of the infinitive verb mitnehmen  (to take with) to the end of the clause.

The same rule returns as he applies the imperative to the verb  umdrehen  and tells her,  dreh dich nicht um  (don’t turn around), with his construction based on the verb krummnehmen  (take the wrong way) and the imperative nimm sie uns nicht krumm  (don’t take it wrongly).

Frittenbude is a German electronic music group formed in 2007. The band’s style combines elements of electro, techno, punk and hip-hop, creating a unique and energetic sound.

This is a catchy electro track with laconic hipster rap vocals to help you remember how subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) form works with the line of doch sie sei leider pleite (she was supposedly broke, unfortunately).

The lyrics are also packed with adjective declination, past tense verb conjugation, lots of slang and complex narrative lyrics.

Fräulein Wunder was a German pop-rock band that gained popularity in the late 2000s. This song, called “If I Were A Boy” in German, came out a few months before Beyoncé’s song of the same name came out. Coincidence?

The two songs are still quite different in mood. We hear the subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II) , which is the realm of theoretical and far-fetched possibilities . 

The lyrics include Ich würd nur D-max gucken, und Jacky-Cola schlucken, ich würd mich selber küssen, und nur zum Spaß freihändig pissen – wenn ich ein Junge wär… (I would watch only D-max, gulp cola, kiss myself and piss with no hands for fun…) 

This half-satirical, half-Men’s Lib song about men and their nuances is one of the most popular German songs by Herbert Grönemeyer. Grönemeyer is one of the most commercially successful artists in Germany.

Featured in his album 4360 Bochum , the track has tongue-in-cheek lyrics and ironically points out that “men provide security [yet] men cry in secret […] men can do everything [yet] men have heart attacks.”

This catchy classic is perfect for learning German because of its easy vocabulary and Grönemeyer’s clear enunciation . You’ll also learn a song by one of the most famous German singers .

It’s hard to pick just one Hildegard Knef track for learning German. Knef is one of Germany’s most famous chanteuses of the 60s and 70s.

This tune, sung in her signature smoky and almost raspy voice, is about how she is “too tired to go to sleep.” She hates silence and calm and loves the clamor and the “pulse of the hasty night.”

The lyrics are perfect for you if you like something more playful or lighthearted. It has the added benefit that you would find most of its vocabulary in an elementary German textbook !

Manfred Krug was a versatile and prominent figure in the German entertainment industry, known for his contributions to film, television and music in both East and West Germany.

“Wenn der Urlaub kommt” (“When the Vacation Comes”) is like an afternoon spent at the city park: kind of loud and kind of exciting, with a noisier detour partway through. 

Some phrases feature useful grammar . The song can also help cement your understanding of the word “ wenn ,” as it’s featured heavily throughout. The lyrics are hard to find so you can practice your listening with this one.

Similar to our previous singer, Holger Biege was a singer-songwriter originally from East Germany who then built up a career in West Germany. 

His songs often have a blend of acoustic elements and melodic pop sounds. In this seemingly upbeat song with a haze of horns, pianos and high-energy drums, he implicates vodka and Coke for his mistakes.

The lyrics include some useful bits of vocabulary that help shift the blame or talk about bad things happening: leider,  meaning “unfortunately,” and  Cola-Wodka war Schuld daran (vodka and cola were to blame).

“Sagen Sie, Frau Zimmermann”  (Tell Me, Mrs. Zimmerman) features a bold, brassy sound, with crooning ladies pulling out all the stops on background vocals. The storytelling in  the lyrics takes center stage.

This tale of a scorned woman is also filled with dark humor—an excellent incentive to translate the lyrics. It sounds like a cheery song, but the lyrics get progressively more sinister.

Learn the repetition of commands such as sagen Sie, or “tell me,” which is the polite imperative. There are many useful verbs such as putzen (to clean), backen (to bake) and  lieben  (to love).

The East German band Wir released some rocking songs. They sit firmly in the camp of funk-rock, with distorted guitars and unusual melodies. They started up in the disco age and played music through the late 80s.

This song,  “Trinklied” (“Drinking Song”), is a particularly funky track. The vocals are dreamy at first, building up into harmonized shouts in the chorus (“ Trink, trink! ”—“Drink, drink!”).

The relatively slow tempo makes for easy listening , and the lyrics are available online.

Chicorée was a rock band from the DDR (the former East Germany) that was reasonably well known during the 80s, and this song (whose title means “What you’re asking of me”) is from 1987.  

One of the challenges of learning a new language is figuring out the most natural way to say something. Instead of memorizing set phrases, it’s helpful to find a catchy hook in a song that repeats a phrase—a built-in memory device.

This song features two idiomatic expressions that repeat endlessly: von mir verlangen (to request of me) and etwas macht mir Angst  (I’m afraid of something).

Marianne Rosenberg is known for being a Schlager singer at heart. The German word  “Schlager” literally means “hit” and the songs tend to have a certain twangy sound and warm gentleness to the lyrics. 

That said, “Er gehört zu mir” (“He Belongs to Me”) is not a Schlager song. It sounds quintessentially disco and the instrumentation isn’t filled with guitars or accordions, but synths and strings.

Given Marianne Rosenberg’s clear enunciation, this is an excellent song for practicing your accent , but even beyond that, the lyrics  are filled with immediately useful phrases.

Kreis’s discography features numerous songs with disco and 70s funk stylings. If you enjoy this melodic track, you’re sure to enjoy others in their rock oeuvre.

With stirrings of strings and flutes in the background, breathy vocals sing out, Ich will dich, ich will dich, nur dich immerzu! (I want you, I want you, only you, forever!).

The tempo of the song is great for beginners , and the repetitive lyrics are catchy and memorable. At the very least, you’ll learn how to say, “I want you” over and over.

Annett Louisan’s music is characterized by a blend of pop, jazz and chanson influences. Her distinctive voice, combined with thoughtful lyrics, has contributed to her appeal. 

In this song, the singer’s mother ventures into the world of computing for the first time, hoping to figure out the process of sending an email. Louisan helps her on the phone, providing instructions.

There are plenty of article declensions in the lyrics . What to do  mit der Maus  (with the mouse)? Was hast du denn für ‘nen Provider  (so what kind of provider do you have)? Mama has no idea.  Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt  (Hope dies last).

This is a Lied (“art song”) , from the 19th-century genre consisting of setting romantic German poems to music. This piece is the first of 16 movements of Schumann’s longer song cycle, “ Dichterliebe” (“The Poet’s Love”).

The lyrics are taken from Heinrich Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo (1822). It’s about a knight who sits sorrowfully at home all day, but is visited by a fairy bride at night. The knight dances with her until the morning when she returns him to his “poet’s room.”

Though the vocabulary of the Dichterliebe is a bit advanced , the version above is clearly sung, so you can definitely follow along with the lyrics!

“Goldene Insel”  (“Golden Island”), is featured on the album “ Funky Fräuleins ,” a compilation of funky German songs. Like other tracks on this list,  “Goldene Insel”  is catchy and poppy.

The lyrics are hard to understand (mentioned in  the album’s liner notes ), but it’s invaluable to hear German spoken and sung in ways that are different from the standard accent .

Conversing in a new language involves more than just classroom pronunciation, after all.

The title of the song says it all: it’s about the king of disco. Simplistic lyrics combine with a funky backing track to make for a short, enjoyable song.

The lyrics aren’t available online, so this is a good opportunity to test your listening comprehension . Its slow pace makes this song especially good for learners who are just starting to work on their listening skills.

There is some fun vocabulary, such as engen Hosen (tight pants), as well as idiomatic turns of phrase, such as the separable verb in  und dann geht er los  (and then he sets off).

Still not completely sure how listening to music will help you with your language skills? Here are some great reasons for learning German with music.

  • Enhanced vocabulary: Songs expose learners to diverse vocabulary , helping expand their German word bank beyond typical textbook phrases and expressions.
  • Cultural insight: German music provides a glimpse into the culture, history and societal nuances, making language learning more comprehensive and engaging.
  • Pronunciation practice: Mimicking the lyrics helps learners improve pronunciation and rhythm, fostering a more authentic spoken German.
  • Contextual learning: Songs often convey emotions, stories and experiences, offering learners a contextual understanding of language usage in various situations.
  • Societal slang: Contemporary songs frequently incorporate colloquialisms and slang, providing insight into everyday language usage and making learners sound more natural in conversation.
  • Motivational tool: Enjoyable and relatable songs can serve as a motivational tool, making language learning a fun experience and keeping learners motivated over time. 

Have we got you rockin’ out to Rammstein or swaying to swoony old-school tunes?

The internet has many more songs and music videos that you can use to keep improving your German, if you know where to look.

You can always browse through lists of German songs on Spotify and try to work out the words’ meaning in context. Another good way to improve your understanding of German grammar, vocabulary and idioms is learning German with song lyrics .

You can also take it a step further and use learning programs to help guide you.

FluentU is one of the best websites and apps for learning German the way native speakers really use it. FluentU takes real-world videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons .

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By using real-life videos, the content is kept fresh and current. Topics cover a lot of ground as you can see here:


Vocabulary and phrases are learned with the help of interactive subtitles and full transcripts .


Hovering over or tapping on any word in the subtitles will automatically pause the video and instantly display its meaning. Interesting words you don’t know yet can be added to a to-learn list for later.


For every lesson, a list of vocabulary is provided for easy reference and bolstered with plenty of examples of how each word is used in a sentence.

Your existing knowledge is tested with the help of adaptive quizzes in which words are learned in context.


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12 German Songs to Help You Learn German Faster

If you’re learning German, have you thought about using German songs?

German is one of the first languages I ever learnt (at school in Ireland and later  in Berlin ). It remains one of my favourite languages.

That said, I remember well how frustrating it could be. I had to wrap my head around German grammar and memorise the intimidating long words. And when you learn a language like that… you risk sounding like a robot!

I’ve already said it in my article about  using popular French songs to learn French : music can be a great tool for your language learning. You can learn slang, idioms, contractions, modern words…

All of it in context, and while having a good time! (I’ll expand on that towards the end of the article.)

Whether you want to introduce a new technique to your German learning strategy or are just looking for German song recommendations, this post is for you!

Table of contents

  • 1. Rammstein –  Ich Will
  • 2. Helene Fischer –  Atemlos durch die Nacht
  • 3.  O Tannenbaum
  • 4. David Hasselhoff –  Du
  • 5. Marlene Dietrich –  Lili Marleen
  • 6. Nena –  99 Luftballons
  • 7. Stereo Total –  Wir Tanzen Im Viereck
  • 8. Disco Pogo –  Die Atzen
  • 9. Deichkind –  So’ne Musik
  • 10. Klee –  2 Fragen
  • 11. Nicole –  Ein bißchen Frieden
  • 12. Caterina Valente –  Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe

Learning German With Music Is Fun!

Your accent will improve in leaps and bounds, it will give you a unique insight into german culture, you’ll strengthen your memory skills, overall, songs are a great way to learn.

Now let’s jump to 15 great German song recommendations!

1. Rammstein –  Ich Will

Rammstein has been rocking around on the world stage since the mid-nineties. The majority of their songs are performed in German, although they often integrate many other languages (English, French and Spanish, to name a few) into their lyrics.

Ich Will  is perfect for those at a beginner’s level. The lyrics are short, simple and straight to the point and the song is sung entirely in German. Best of all this particular tune is family-friendly – which is notable in itself. As a hard-core rock band, Rammstein doesn’t tend to see keeping their songs PG as a top priority.

2. Helene Fischer –  Atemlos durch die Nacht

Helene Fischer is Germany’s answer to Britney Spears. Her songs are pop-y, fun and catchy – pretty much guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

Atemlos durch die Nacht  happens to be the most successful song in German history. I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to find out that most German speakers know the words to it. It’s certainly the impression you get if you’re at a German club and the DJ puts this track on.

Best to learn the lyrics if you should ever find yourself in this particular situation, so as not to look out of place!

( If the video doesn’t load for you, try it here instead )

3.  O Tannenbaum

Although  O Tannenbaum  is a song that is generally best served during the festive season, it’s another good one to start with.

I would be surprised to meet anyone who didn’t know the words of this song by heart in English – my guess is that the words have been deeply ingrained since childhood! The video itself is aimed at children and features subtitles so you can sing along.

4. David Hasselhoff –  Du

Have you heard of  Du ?

David Hasselhoff’s music career may have never got off the ground in the United States, but he was a  massive  hit in Europe, particularly in German-speaking countries. So much so, that he performed his iconic song “Looking for Freedom” on New Year’s Eve 1989 at the Berlin Wall (the song hit #1 in the German charts that year).

Du  is unique among the other songs on this list, as the Hoff is not a native German speaker. He doesn’t run his words together – he sings clearly and distinctly (and with such fervent passion!). This makes the song yet another good choice for those who are just starting to tune their ear to German.

5. Marlene Dietrich –  Lili Marleen

Lili Marleen  is a German love song that grew in popularity during World War II.

Originally a poem written in 1915 during the  first  World War, Marlene Dietrich’s cover is probably the most well-known recording of the song.

Funnily enough, the tune was popular on both sides of the trenches during WWII, making it one of the most famous German-language songs in the world.

6. Nena –  99 Luftballons

99 Luftballons  is an anti-war protest song that became an international hit when the English version was released.

The original German rendition tells the story of an army general sending pilots to shoot down what turns out to be harmless children’s balloons, floating on a country border. This leads to a 99-year long war, in which there is no winner.

7. Stereo Total –  Wir Tanzen Im Viereck

Wir Tanzen Im Viereck  is a song you can sing  and  dance along to! The beat is catchy and the lyrics repetitive. It’s probably the most bizarre song on this list.

The band in question is the multilingual  Stereo Total , who mix things up by often producing songs in French and English as well.

8. Disco Pogo –  Die Atzen

Disco Pogo  is yet another catchy party tune that’ll have you shaking your tail-feather in no time at all. I dare you to keep a straight face during the chorus.

Dingalingaling indeed.

9. Deichkind –  So’ne Musik

So’ne Musik  takes us well into intermediate to advanced language learner’s territory. Hip-hop is not a genre for everyone, but I recommend you give this song a go.

Deichkind are notorious for their humorous lyrics and  So’ne Musik  is no exception. If you’re eager to pick up some German slang while testing out your rap skills, then this is the song for you.

10. Klee –  2 Fragen

Klee  is a German pop group influenced by English bands such as Coldplay and The Cure.

2 Fragen  (“Two Questions”) speaks of the point at the end of a relationship, where you look at your significant other and fail to recognise them. It’s a sweet little song that is fairly easy to sing along to.

You’ll be craving something with a bit of a slower pace after the last two tunes!

11. Nicole –  Ein bißchen Frieden

Germany won its first Eurovision with Nicole’s rendition of  Ein bißchen Frieden  in 1982. Nicole was a highschool student at the time.

The song was also translated into English as “A Little Peace” and topped the charts everywhere it was released.

It’s a great musical choice for fans of ABBA!

12. Caterina Valente –  Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe

Released in 1953,  Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe  is one of the most popular German songs. It’s one of the three songs that spent the most weeks at number one in Germany, totalling 21 weeks in 1955.

Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe , which in English goes by “I Love Paris”, was introduced in the musical  Can-Can

Why Study German With Songs?

When people try to tell me that particular languages are hard to learn, I’ll argue back until I’m blue in the face. Why? Because when it comes to difficulty, I think all languages are created equal.  German is no exception .

Even so, it doesn’t hurt to oil the wheels of learning with a bit of fun.

I love music and often incorporate it into my language learning process. Here’s why:

For me, studying from grammar textbooks can be  quite dull  at times. Reading tables of verbs doesn’t help me internalise them in any way – I just tend to get bored.

On the contrary, I find music to be a helpful language learning tool, simply because I enjoy it so much.

Listen to a song long enough (especially a catchy and upbeat song), and you will inevitably find yourself singing along to it. I don’t know about you, but I’m generally always up for an impromptu karaoke session.

(Using audio is important for learning the nuances of German, both because of the new sounds and accents and because of the many  German dialects .)

There’s a reason why I’m a massive advocate of getting out of the classroom (or  onto the Internet ) when studying a language.

You’re not going to learn to talk like a native merely from reading a textbook.

You have to  get out  there and hear how people speak in their native tongue. You can do this in person,  through watching films , or listening to music.

To know a language, you have to live it. So, if you want to speak like a German, you’re essentially going to have to pretend to be one.

Luckily, music is an easily accessible gateway into a foreign culture. You can learn a lot about a people through the tunes that they listen to.

Throughout the ages, human beings have chosen to celebrate and commiserate with the aid of music. It doesn’t matter whether you’re listening to the current top 40, or singing a song from the last millennium. You’ve got a front row seat to an art form that highlights both the values and heritage of a particular culture.

Why is it that we get commercial jingles stuck in our head? Well, it’s because music engages certain parts of your brain that spoken language doesn’t.

So, you’re more likely to remember foreign words, if you hear them in a song, rather than in conversation. The music itself will act as a trigger point, stimulating words that you may otherwise have trouble recalling.

Active repetition of learning via song lyrics will help strengthen your memory skills overtime. That means you’ll be growing your vocabulary while having fun. You’ll also be more likely to remember complex grammar topics such as  adjective endings  if you hear the differences in context than if you learnt them from a textbook.

And of course, this language hack will give you a wicked advantage over others, the next time you partake in a karaoke session.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of songs.

A small warning: Be sure to avoid falling in the trap of  passive learning .

Write down the lyrics as you listen to the song, until you have it memorised. Add words you’re unfamiliar with to your vocab list.

Also, don’t be afraid to belt out the lyrics with an exaggerated German accent. You may feel silly at first, but you’ll be sounding like a native in no time at all.

And even if you sound silly, it’s so much fun! To prove that I know what I’m talking about, see  this music video I made  (with a pretty terrible accent, and off-key, in true karaoke style but clearly enjoying myself) about a song in German that was popular while I was living in Berlin.

Above all, enjoy yourself. Language learning is not supposed to be a chore. It’s something you undertake because you have a particular passion for a country or culture. If you choose to mix up your learning, you’ll be far less likely to get disheartened along the way.

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The 6 Best Songs to Learn German (for all levels)

Lorena Macedo

If you are looking for a fun way to learn German then this post is for you!

In this post, you will find a selection of German classics, suitable for German learners of all levels, as we introduce you to some of the most popular German songs for language learners.

Despite not being a traditional language learning method, listening to music really is a great way to help you learn a language . By learning German through music, you will learn a lot not only about the German language but also about German culture.

If you want to know more about the best methods and get helpful tips on German learning we recommend our post explaining the best way to learn German if you're a beginner.

You'll also find yourself exposed to new accents, specific types of slang, and new grammar constructs. All of these will help you to learn daily expressions, as well as boost your general conversational and listening skills.

Check out Lingopie Music German in order to try to ultimate Lingopie experience to learn German with Music .

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German songs for Beginners

We will start off with some songs in German that are suitable for beginners.

So, don't worry if you are not familiar with the German language yet. These lyrics are quite easy to understand!

1. ' Wer, Wie, Was ' (by 'Sesamstraße')

german homework song

Okay - this is clearly not the usual tune you would listen to at home but it is very easy to sing along to.

Originating from a children's TV show, 'die Sesamstraße' in German, this song is probably the easiest to start with.

The lyrics introduce some German basics to learn the language with ease: The 5 famous German 'W-Fragen' (W-Questions), which are essential when learning German, are a key part of the song.

To summarize, some core lyrics are as follows:

  • 'Wer, Wie, Was' ('Who, How, What')
  • 'Wieso, Weshalb, Warum' ('Why, Why, Why - yes, no joke - just one word in English!)
  • 'Wer nicht fragt, bleibt dumm' ('Those who don't ask, won't know')

The major meaning of this song, based on language learning and education for children, is to always ask questions to keep on learning.

It's one of our favorite famous German language songs for beginners.

Now let's move on to the next song!

2. ' Du hast ' (by 'Rammstein')

german homework song

Are you into heavy metal? Then this is for you!

Rammstein was arguably THE band that made Germany internationally recognizable with commercially successful artists of this genre.

But even if you are not a fan, this song can be helpful to get used to the German language.

'Du hast' is a song with repetitive lyrics and a (hidden) grammar joke based on the core lyric 'Du hast' ('You have.')

This is how it works: The line gets repeated throughout the song and only becomes a grammatically correct sentence when supplemented to a full sentence with a present perfect verb form (as in 'you have done something' ).

At the same time, 'du ha ss t' (note the double s!) means 'you hate'! You are not able to differentiate the words 'hast' and 'hasst' when you hear them!

Some lyrics translated:

  • 'Du hast... Du hast... Du hast mich gefragt' ('You have... You have... You have asked me')
  • 'Du hast mich gefragt und ich hab' nichts gesagt' ('You have asked me and I said nothing')

You can tell this example is less uplifting than the kid's song above. Nonetheless, it is worth listening to!

3. ' Atemlos ' (by 'Helene Fischer')

german homework song

When we talk about German songs, it would be criminal of us to miss this next song. In fact, 'Atemlos' has become the second most successful single in German history!

If you have ever been to Oktoberfest in Germany or Austria, you will have heard this song before.

When you listen, you'll realize that the lyrics are catchy, describing a night out celebrating. The melody also prompts you to dance!

  • 'Wir ziehen durch die Straßen und die Clubs dieser Stadt, das ist unsre Nacht, wie für uns beide gemacht' ('We stroll along the streets and clubs of this city, this is our night, made for both of us')

The refrain shows how this song is about love and the feeling of belonging:

  • 'Atemlos, durch die Nacht...' ('Breathless through the night...')
  • 'Und dein Blick hat mir gezeigt: Das ist unsre Zeit' ('And your look showed me: This is our time').

German songs for Intermediate German Learners

Let's continue with some examples of German songs for intermediate-level students who want to learn German through music.

4. Bochum (by 'Herbert Grönemeyer')

german homework song

When speaking about authentic German music, you cannot fail to mention Herbert Grönemeyer.

Growing up in Western Germany, his loved hometown Bochum is a central element in this song - 'Bochum, ich häng an dir' ('Bochum, I feel close to you').

The song's main message is that the city of Bochum, despite not being an outstandingly pretty or fancy place, is still one which makes you feel welcome and at home.

In Germany, this artist is well recognized for his emotional texts, which can help you learn relevant words to improve your language skills.

Take a look at the lyrics below:

  • 'Bochum, ich komm' aus dir, Bochum, ich häng an dir ('Bochum, I come from you Bochum, I depend on you')
  • Glück auf, oh, Glück auf, Bochum ('Good luck, oh, good luck, Bochum')
  • 'Hier, wo das Herz noch zählt; nicht das große Geld' ('Here, where the heart is still what counts, and not the money') ... See how Grönemeyer fills his own songs with emotions!

5. ' Tage wie diese ' (by 'Die Toten Hosen')

german homework song

This is another successful song from the rock genre. Die Toten Hosen is considered a famous (punk) rock band in the German-speaking world.

The song we are looking at has the title 'Tage wie diese' - 'Days like these', which perfectly portrays the song's euphoric story:

  • 'An Tagen wie diesen wünscht man sich Unendlichkeit' ('On days like these, one wishes for eternity') ... See how this brings people together? No wonder it is often played in the band's hometown's (Düsseldorf) football stadium, after a successful match! More lyrics from this song include:
  • 'An Tagen wie diesen haben wir noch ewig Zeit' (On days like these, we have infinite time')
  • 'Das hier ist ewig, ewig für heute, wir stehen nicht still, für eine ganze Nacht' ('This is forever, forever for today, we don't stand still, for a whole night')

A German song for Advanced German Learners

Finally, let's finish with a true German classic, perfect for advanced German learners.

6. 99 Luftballons (by 'Nena')

german homework song

'99 Luftballons, auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont...' is a true German classic! Just as people know Britney Spears and associate songs like 'Oops I did it again' with Britney, Germans simply cannot think of Nena without this famous song coming to mind.

Interestingly, this international hit originates from the last period of the Cold War.

The song was written when the Berlin wall was still up to divide Germany into West and East.

The lyrics refer to the balloons flying over from the West to the East side of the hall, a metaphor for hope.

Let's have a look at the lyrics and vocabulary.

  • '99 Luftballons auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont' (99 air balloons on their way to horizon').
  • 'Neunundneunzig Düsenflieger, jeder war ein großer Krieger' '(Ninety-nine jet fighters, each was a great warrior') = here putting peaceful symbols into the context of war.
  • ('Neunundneunzig Jahre Krieg, ließen keinen Platz für Sieger; Kriegsminister gibt's nicht mehr, und auch keine Düsenflieger') ('Ninety-nine years of war, left no place for victors, there are no longer any ministers of war, and also no jet fighters').

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Summing up: The 6 Best Songs to Learn German (for all levels)

So, there you have it. In this post, we have taken you through a list of popular German songs which will help you to learn the German language.

Listening to songs in German will help you a lot with the language learning process. It is a great way to become more familiar with the German language, expose your brain to new vocabulary and accents, and try alternate forms of learning away from textbooks and traditional exercises.

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German Language Children's Songs to Help You Teach Deutsch zu Kindern

  • Ronda Bowen
  • Categories : German lesson plans for secondary grades 6 12
  • Tags : Teaching english speaking students a second language

German Language Children's Songs to Help You Teach Deutsch zu Kindern

Music and Learning

Music and learning often go hand in hand. Studies have been conducted on the benefits of listening to classical music while studying for class. By adding familiar tunes to your language, it helps students to memorize key words. Through focusing on children’s songs, you can add music to your students’ learning routine that they are already very familiar with. By singing songs in a foreign language to tunes that are familiar, it helps to cement both the pronunciation of words and the vocabulary in the student’s mind. For example, the familiar tune “Brother John” could be translated into German:

Bruder Johann, Bruder Johann

Schläfst du noch? Schläfst du noch?

Hörst du nicht die Glocken?

Ding Ding Dong, Ding Ding Dong

This is a tune most everyone is familiar with — the song is “Frère Jacques” in French. There are many things to note — the word “Bruder” is equivalent to English usage of “Brother” and “schläfst” means to sleep. You could ask students to decode the vocabulary in the song. This is a great song to use at the beginning of a German class. You can also talk about the cognates — German words that are very similar to their English equivalents like Bruder, Vater, Mutter and others.

Appealing to the Beatles for Help

While the Beatles didn’t specifically make children’s songs, many of the students in your class will be familiar with their songs. While you could translate their songs into German (as did the Beatles), you could also come up with alternative lyrics to the tunes of the song. Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about:

Das Gelb Unterseeboot

In der stadt, wo ich geboren wurde,

lebte ein Mann, auf das Meer hat gesegelt.

Und er hat über seinen Leben in

der Land der U-boot gesprochen.

Also haben wir in die Sonne gesegelt

Und haben wir einen Grunensee gefunden.

Und haben wir unter den Wellen gewohnt

In unserem Gelben Unterseeboot.

Wir leben alle in einem Gelben U-boot

Gelb Unterseeboot

Gelb Unterseeboot…

I won’t go further here, you get the picture. Sometimes you need to modify the lyrics a bit to fit the rhythm of the song. In the above translation, you will notice the usage of the Imperfekt in German. When you translate a song, you might want to keep in mind some of the grammar rules you are teaching your students.

If you wanted to, you can also use some of the Beatles songs that were already translated into German including “Kom gib mir deiner Hand” and “Sie liebt dich.” Because the lyrics of the Beatles are often simple, they are often easy to translate for students.

Deutsch Volkslieder (German Folksongs)

In addition to familiar German language children’s songs, you might want to look at some of the Deutsch Volkslieder (German folk songs) to help you teach students the language. Keep in mind that not all of the German folk songs are created equal. When searching for a song to use with your class, as you would with any of the other songs, you want to choose songs with simple lyrics. Thus, something like “Der Lindenbaum” might be too complex for students, but a song like Peter Seeger’s “Drehen! Drehen! Drehen” (Turn, Turn, Turn) might work well. You want to find music that is at the level of German course you teach so that students will be able to both appreciate the music, and translate some of the words. This will help them to gain confidence in using the language fluently.

Writing Your Own Tune

Finally, if you’re feeling feisty, you might write your own tune. This is an especially useful option for those who can play an acoustic guitar or other instrument. Even if you’re not musically inclined, you can write new lyrics to an old song. Don’t be afraid to play with lyrics or use humorous lyrics.

An alternative to this method would be to break your students into groups. Have each group construct its own children’s song in German. Perhaps you can assign familiar tunes such as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Imagine this set of alternate lyrics:

Weinen, Weinen kliene kind

Wenn du kliener als eine Katze sind

Underhalb die Bäume so große

Wie ein kleines Ratte böse

(Cry, cry little child/when you are smaller than a cat/underneath the trees so large/like a small evil rat). What using the German language in this manner can do for your students is help them with fluency in vocabulary, recognition of vocabulary and awareness of the pronunciation of words. For example, große and böse do not actually rhyme with one another — and you can explain the difference between the pronunciation of the two as part of the exercise.

By spending time finding and creating children’s songs in German your students can interact with, you can create a fun and interactive lesson for your students. When teaching foreign languages, not only is it important for students to learn about grammar and vocabulary, but it’s also important to learn about nuances in meaning, German culture and German history. Through incorporating these short songs into your classroom, you can help give a more enriching experience to your students.


“Das Gelb Unterseeboot” translated by Ronda Roberts from “Yellow Submarine,” by the Beatles

German Folk Songs is a useful resource at https://www.kulturumsonst.com/en/folk_songs_de/volkslieder.php

Image courtesy of https://www.sxc.hu/photo/334502

Ronda Roberts took a total of eight German classes in college and graduate school — and was only one class short of having a minor in the language. She has translated short passages of German philosophers’ works for journal articles and conference presentations.

Learning German With Music

Nothing will cement the German language in your memory like actually using it. Be it speaking German with colleagues or watching German movies (with or without subtitles, I won’t judge), exposing yourself to the German language as much as possible will help you retain much more of what you’ve learned and it will speed up your learning, which is why learning German with music can be an incredibly powerful tool.

For this reason, you should try to use the German language whenever you can. Having a clear and well thought out German course is definitely necessary ( try mine here ), and watching German movies, playing German games and most importantly for you today, listening to German music, will all add a lot of sugar to your German learning experience.

In fact, research done in the 1970s by the Bulgarian physician Georgi Lozanov into the importance of music in the learning process showed that certain music puts listeners in a state of relaxed alertness or the alpha state, which happens to be the best state of consciousness for learning.

In March 2005, the Nature journal had an article from researchers at Dartmouth College in the US that showed the place in the brain where catchy tunes are memorized. They found that the sounds and words that you hear can be recalled very easily from your auditory cortex (which is where sounds are saved in the brain). In that part, you can virtually replay those sounds and words in your brain again and again. So it seems that music is the perfect way to save words to your brain.

Why You Should Try Learning German With Music

Well, it’s fun. It can even be more fun than staring into a German textbook. And like the research shows, it actually works. I’m sure you’ve had an experience where you just couldn’t get a song out of your head. They call that an Ohrwurm, i.e. an ear worm, in German. Now if that song was in German, you’d actually be using your brain’s weird quirks to learn faster. While you carelessly hum along, the melodies will carry new vocabulary and grammar concepts that get stored in your brain.

And not only will you gain insight into the German culture, you’ll also develop comprehension skills. Hearing the German language spoken will help you recognize how intonation, form and expressions are used, from street language to poetic devices that you simply won’t learn from any other source.

Since you’re probably still in the earlier stages of learning German, it’s better to start with songs that have clear vocals and lyrics that are easy to understand. If you have trouble understanding what the singer is saying, you can always use google to search for the lyrics so you can sing along. Listen to the song while reading the lyrics and keep doing that until you can confidently sing along without needing to read the lyrics. Sooner than you expect, you’ll find yourself singing German songs even when you’re not studying. 

Here’s 20 Songs I Recommend If You Want to Start Learning German With Music

Fettes brot – für immer immer.

This band was one of the first popular hip-hop bands from Germany. They’re kind of like the German Beastie Boys. On this song, you’ll get to learn some geography and German vocab as Fettes Brot sing about all the women they’ve loved from all over the world.

Fettes Brot means fat bread in German. “Fett” is German slang for “excellent” and brot is slang for “hash”.

Listen to Für immer Immer – And here the lyrics

Nena – 99 Luftballons

Don’t let the happy tune and the cheerful electronic music fool you, this song is about a nuclear apocalypse brought about by an accident. This song will stick to your head with its catchy tune and enrich your German vocabulary with many words about war and conflict.

The singer on this song, Nena, is multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress and comedian who rose to fame in 1983 as the vocalist of the band that was also called Nena.

Listen to 99 Luftballons – And here the lyrics

Tokio Hotel – Übers Ende der Welt

This song from 2007 happens to be one of Tokio Hotel’s biggest hits. The song was so powerful, it moved fans to the point where some of them learned German just to sing along to the lyrics when the band was touring worldwide. The title translates to “over the end of the world” and it’s about personal strength, letting go of what’s holding you back and following your heart, which I hope motivates you as well while you are learning German.

Listen to Übers Ende der Welt – And here the lyrics

Deichkind – Leider Geil

Geil originally means horny, though in German slang it means cool. While leider means unfortunately. This song will show you the many negative, bad or stupid things in the world today that are actually kind of unfortunately cool all while making sure you memorize the words Leider Geil as if they were your name

Listen to Leider Geil – And here the lyrics

Kraftwerk – Tour de France

Kraftwerk are Germany’s biggest electronic band from the 80s, and their music will definitely help you learn German. Tour de France was an international success when it came out, and as the name indicates, it’s about the world’s biggest cycling event. The song is very catchy with very simple lyrics that are easy to understand and learn, making it perfect if you’re just getting into German music.

If you like this song, you’ll definitely like their other song, Autobahn, which was even a bigger hit than this one.

Listen to Tour de France (You’ll have to Google that as there’s no legally shareable link available) – And here the lyrics

Die Ärzte – Elke

This humorous and energetic love song will appeal to you if you enjoy punk music. It’s by the Berlin band Die Ärzte and it tells the story of a couple who start their story as pen pals and then end up together “12 seconds later”

Listen to Elke – And here the lyrics

2RAUMWOHNUNG – Wir trafen uns im Garten

Despite the upbeat sound this pop song has, it’s actually about break-up. It’s the perfect song that will teach you all the vocabulary you need to talk about break-ups and heartbreak, but unlike its subject matter, it sounds very positive and happy. The couple meet in a garden and after the singer is left sad and tired from the thought of breaking up with her ex-partner, she tries to distract herself with other things.

Listen to Wir trafen uns im Garten – Here the lyrics

Revolverheld – Halt Dich an mir fest

In keeping with the theme of heartbreak, this song will also help you learn the vocabulary you need to talk about a relationship that is falling apart. It’s an emotionally charged ballad by the Hamburg band Revolverheld.

Listen to Halt Dich an mir fest – And here are the lyrics

Silbermond – Ja

This band from Bautzen, Saxony have been making emotional, calm pop songs since 1998. Ja will help you learn words you can use to express feelings of sadness or disappointment, but also being strengthened through love.

Listen to Ja – Here are the lyrics

Die Toten Hosen – Tage wie diese

Tage wie diese means “days like these”, and it’s a song about those beautiful days when you feel like you can be anything and do the impossible. It’s a cheerful pop-rock anthem that was written to make the crowds hold their lighters up in the air and sing along.

Listen to Tage wie diese – And here are the lyrics

Peter Fox – Alles Neu

On Alles Neu, Peter sings about wanting a new start for himself and Berlin, his home city and how the city has been in constant change for the last 20 years. The song is rich with imagery of construction tools and Berlin being riddled with cranes and construction sites. This track comes from Peter’s solo album, who is also the lead singer of Seeed, a reggae inspired band. 

Listen to Alles Neu – And here are the lyrics

Cro – Super Gelaunt

Super Gelaunt means “in a great mood” in German, and on this song, Cro ironically raps about being in a great mood despite the many shortcomings in his life like not being able to pay rent, not having anything to drink or smoke, failing in education or even accidentally getting his girlfriend pregnant.

Cro is like the German Macklemore; his approach to rap music isn’t Gangsta . He calls his style of music “raop”, a mixture between rap and pop, and his signature panda mask seals the friendly deal. 

Listen to Super Gelaunt – And here are the lyrics

Materia – Lila Wolken

This song is all about relieving stress and partying all night with your friends. The lyrics talk about staying up until lila wolken (clouds are purple). Definitely a song that’s uplifting with a tune that will be difficult not to keep coming back to.

Materia means matter in German, but in this case, it is Marten Laciny’s stage name, who is a German hip hop artist from Rostock (you’re probably familiar with his music if you’ve played FIFA 12)

Listen to Lila Wolken – And here are the lyrics

Adel Tawil – Lieder

Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain and many other American artists are Cleverly referenced in German on this song by Adel Tawil, the former vocalist of the band Ich + Ich. In this song, Adel sings about the many musicians who have influenced him artistically.

Listen to Lieder – And here are the lyrics

Lucilectric – Mädchen

Mädchen, meaning girl in German, is a song off of Lucilectric’s first album, which was a big hit song in the early 1990s. The lyrics are about a girl that dares the boys to fight her, because she’s so confident that she will win.

Sadly, Lucilectric was a one hit wonder, as after the success of their teen anthem, the band broke up in 1999.

Listen to Mädchen – And here are the lyrics

Peter Schilling – Major Tom

Inspired by the classic David Bowie song, Space Oddity, Peter sings about an astronaut (Major Tom) losing contact with ground control and coming face to face with his mortality. This tragic ballad is so powerful and moving that it took Peter Schilling to new heights of success. Even the English version of this song went on to become a hit in the USA!

Listen to Major Tom – And here are the lyrics

Advanced Chemistry – Fremd im Eigenen Land

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this Heidelberg hip-hop crew paved the way for German hip-hop in the 1990s. Translated as “stranger in my own country”, Fremd im Eigenen Land is a protest song from 1992 that was a reaction to the racist programs of Rostock-Lichtenhagen and it beautifully speaks about personal experiences and emotions regarding radical political views,

Listen to Fremd im Eigenen Land – And here are the lyrics

Tocotronic – Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

This song is the perfect example of German discursive rock, as it combines left-wing intellectual lyrics with heavy guitar music and uses themes that build on the traditions of Neue Deutsche Welle, resulting in a mixture of pop, punk, indie rock and grunge all in one song.

Tocotronic are an indie rock band from the 1980s who were part of a movement called the “Hamburger Schule”.

Listen to Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen – And here are the lyrics

Peter Fox – Haus am See

Peter fox is just so good that I had to include him twice. This song also comes from his solo album “Stadtaffe”, meaning city monkey. On Haus am See, which translates to house by the lake, Peter sings about his dream of living life in a house by the lake together with his family.

Listen to Haus am See – Here are the lyrics

Mia – Fallschirm

The last song on our list comes from Mia (Not to be confused with M.I.A.), who sing about realizing one’s imperfections and coming to terms with the fact that the singer is constantly on a journey of self improvement, and how this realization is helping her stay positive and move forward.

Mia are a pop group from Berlin and they have been making music since 1997.

Listen to Fallschirm – And here are the lyrics

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Martina developed the songs further into an interactive song programme which she is touring worldwide. The tours are often organised by the Goethe-Institut.

Martina’s songbooks & CDs

Martina’s songbooks & accompanying CDs for German as a foreign and second Language were created in close collaboration with the Goethe-Institute London. The first Songbook and CD “Learn German with Songs” was published in 2005 and by popular demand the second volume “Learn more German with Songs” followed in 2008. Both songbooks/ CDs can be ordered via the Goethe Institute London as “Primary kit” Learn German with Songs , including some goodies.

All songbooks contain musical notation with chord symbols as well as worksheets and a section with “tips for teachers” on how to use the songs. The CDs include a fully sung version of the song, followed by a playback version. The resources are aimed at KS1 and KS2, but are adaptable for all ages. They are an ideal way for teachers to complement their primary language lesson.

These are audio samples from both of Martina’s song books, many of them are also available digitally:

Hey, hey hallo! (Hi! Hello!) (Learn German with Songs)

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Martina is touring her new song programme about climate protection in schools (KS1-KS3)/ nurseries in the UK and abroad. Find out more and listen here !

Martina would love to visit your school and workshop these and other songs with your pupils. You can follow up the sessions with accompanying audio files, lyrics, scores and tips for teachers.

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35 Best German Songs: Famous & Popular Hits

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Germany is a European country with a lot of ups and downs throughout its history, which created the perfect storm for all kinds of art. Music has been a major component of life there forever, from classic German tunes to newer genres that we would be more familiar with today. In this article, we’ll go over the 35 best German songs, focusing mainly on the most famous and popular hits of the modern era. 

1. 99 Luftballons – NENA

NENA | 99 Luftballons [1983] [Offizielles HD Musikvideo]

The song 99 Luftballons was originally released by German band NENA in 1983 as part of their eponymous album. Kevin McAlea provided the lyrics for the English version, 99 Red Balloons , in 1984 after the track became a widespread success across Europe. Interestingly, the English version isn’t a direct translation of the German lyrics and even has a slightly different meaning.

In the US, the English version didn’t end up charting, but NENA’s original version made it to number two on the Hot 100. In most European countries, the original topped the charts. The English version did the same in Canada, Ireland, and the UK. 

2. Du Hast – Rammstein

Rammstein - Du Hast (Official 4K Video)

Du Hast is probably the one German-language song that almost everyone in the English-speaking world has heard at some point in their lives. It was released by German rock band Rammstein as the second single from their 1997 album Sehnsucht .

After release, it quickly found a place in other media, from video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band to films like The Matrix and How High . The whole point of the track is that it’s a play on the homophones “du hast” and “du hasst,” which mean “you have” and “you hate,” respectively. 

3. Rock Me Amadeus – Falco

Falco - Rock Me Amadeus (Official Video)

Falco might be an Austrian musician, but he is one of the most influential musicians in modern German-speaking countries. Rock Me Amadeus was a massive hit single, both in Europe and in the US. To date, it’s still the only German-language song to reach the top spot of the Billboard US Hot 100 . Sadly, it was only one of his tracks to top both the Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, though many of his songs have become loved in Europe, making him one of the most popular German-language artists ever. 

4. Wind of Change – Scorpions

Scorpions - Wind Of Change (Official Music Video)

Scorpions were putting out influential rock ballads when Germany was still split between East and West and right when the Soviet Union was going to fall. In fact, Wind Of Change was released as the third single from their Crazy World album in 1991 just after a failed coup against the Soviets that sent them down the path to dissolution.

It was a massive hit across Europe, topping charts across most of the continent and even rising to number four in the US. To date, it’s one of the best-selling singles of all time with over 14 million worldwide record sales, and is the best-selling single of all time by a German artist. 

5. Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst…) – Peter Schilling

Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Völlig losgelöst...) | 1st German Video Version 1982

Peter Schilling released Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst…) on his Error In The System album. It was originally recorded in German in West Germany in 1983, taking the top spot of the West German, Austrian, and Swiss charts. An English version was released in the US that same year, peaking at number 14 on the Hot 100 and number two on the US Dance chart. Several remixes of the space rock dance song ended up being released, from Major Tom 94 to Major Tom 2000 . 

6. Männer – Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer ft. RTO Ehrenfeld – Männer | ZDF Magazin Royale

Männer is one of the catchy German songs that can actually help listeners learn a bit of the language if they’re interested in learning or having a hard time. Herbert Grönemeyer is one of the most famous commercial artists from Germany, and this track contains all the satirical elements you expect of the music coming out of that country. While some might say it makes fun of weak men, it’s actually describing the way society treats men who are perceived as weak because of stereotypical things like crying.

7. Lili Marlene – Marlene Dietrich

Lili Marlene

Lili Marlene is an old German love song that has always been incredibly popular. Marlene Dietrich released her version in 1944, and it became one of the most popular tracks of WWII with soldiers on both sides of the conflict. It delightfully describes being able to be with the one you love who you spend time away from, which was something everyone involved in the war could relate to. It’s also one of the best songs to help you learn German, as it’s easy to follow along with.

8. Allein Allein – Polarkreis 18

Polarkreis 18 - Allein Allein

Some songs are super fun to dance to, but if you listen closely to the lyrics they contain, it becomes apparent that there’s nothing happy to be had in the track. Allein Allein by Polarkreis 18 is one of those songs. While it may have a danceable and fun rhythm, it’s all about how the narrator feels alone in different portions of their life. Polarkreis 18 released the song in 2008 and scored a major pop hit in Germany, ending up with a signature track and perhaps the one they are best known for today. 

9. Da Da Da – Trio

Da Da Da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha (Offizielles Musikvideo)

Da Da Da is a fun mashup of English and German that was a huge hit single when it was first released in 1982. The German lyrics translate to something along the lines of “I love you not, you love me not,” with the title translating to “There, there, there.” It’s almost consoling you for not having the relationship you wanted. It was an easy number-one single in Germany that sold over 13 million units before Trio recorded an English version that earned a double-platinum certification in Canada. 

10. Tage wie diese – Die Toten Hosen

Die Toten Hosen // „Tage wie diese" [Offizielles Musikvideo]

A lot of German artists don’t get the international recognition they probably deserve, but this isn’t really the case for Die Toten Hosen since they’re pretty well-known around the world. They capitalized on the huge popularity of punk music during the 1980s, with Tage Wie Diese being one of their best-known songs to come from the era. Translating to “Days like these,” the track has been hugely influential on the German music scene. 

11. Big in Japan – Alphaville

Alphaville - Big In Japan (Official Music Video)

Alphaville is a German synth-pop band that gained global recognition for their 1984 release of Big In Japan . It was part of their debut album Forever Young , depicting the story of a couple struggling with addiction. It wasn’t just an international hit, the song helped establish both them and the validity of the synth-pop genre in Europe, becoming a timeless classic of the genre. 

12. Maschin – Bilderbuch

Bilderbuch - Maschin (official)

Maschin or “Machine” in English is a song about falling in love at first sight. It keeps the upbeat and generally happy feeling throughout it, but there’s an undercurrent of fear over their partner leaving them for even a moment. They’re so in love with them that they don’t want to be apart at all, which is a pretty sweet sentiment in moderation. 

13. Maria Magdalena – Sandra

Sandra - Maria Magdalena (Official Video 1985)

Sandra recorded Maria Magdalena for her debut album in 1985, and it became a global hit that established her solo career from that point onward. The song revolves around a woman who believes she can never be an angel in the eyes of the world, likening herself to Mary Magdalene . It was a huge chart hit in Europe, topping several European country’s charts and becoming one of the defining pop anthems of the decade. 

14. Ein bisschen Frieden – Nicole Seibert

Nicole - Ein Bisschen Frieden • TopPop

Ein Bisschen Frieden is a special song for Germany, as Nicole Seibert’s version of the track won the Eurovision contest in 1982. It’s a warm, heartfelt ballad about wanting to find peace in a world full of chaos. It was a huge European hit after winning the contest, eventually being released in several other languages in addition to its original German version. 

15. Haus am See – Peter Fox

Haus am See

Looking at German music, it’s easy to see why a song that’s actually happy without an undercurrent of sadness would do well on the charts. Peter Fox released Haus Am See as a pop and reggae track in 2008 and saw it rise to number eight on the German charts. It’s a lighthearted song that sees the singer dreaming of living in a house on a lake and being able to relax. It paints a nice little picture of the future that a lot of people could relate to and enjoy. 

16. Dynamit – Matz Wagemann


Dynamit might have been a huge mainstream hit, and Matz Wagemann has been involved in music from a young age. Before setting off in a solo career, he was touring as part of an orchestra, an experience that is evident in the music he produces on his own. This track is a combination of hip hop, classical jazz, and Latin music that’s sure to get people up on their feet and dancing. It’s also an awesome workout song because it has such motivating lyrics, but you will have to be able to understand German if you want to listen to it for that side of it. 

17. Leider Geil – Deichkind

Deichkind - Leider Geil (Official Video)

Deichkind is and has always been one of the most famous hip hop and electronic artists to come out of Germany. Most of their work has some level of comedy or irony to it, so checking them out will always be a good time if you can understand just enough German to get by.

Leider Geil is perhaps their best-known single, roughly translating to “Unfortunately awesome.” It’s full of examples of things that have a negative side to them, but are still awesome in some way. Like a new car; while it creates pollution, getting a fancy new one is still great for you, hence it being “unfortunately awesome.”

18. Warum? – Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe - Warum (Official Video 1997)

Few hit singles have the longevity that Warum? does. Despite being released in 1995, it’s still a popular and well-known single in Germany and German-speaking countries. Of course, it has a serious tone to it that deals with two friends drifting apart despite relying on each other for a large part of their lives. Tic Tac Toe scored an enduring and relevant hit with this one, scoring a major chart hit and a song that still sees regular airplay in that part of the world. 

19. Eisbär – Grauzone


The new wave movement in Germany was absolutely huge during the early 1980s, and Grauzone capitalized on its popularity with the song Eisbär . It seems a bit odd that he wishes he was a polar bear , but the reason behind it is so he doesn’t have to deal with societal problems and would feel less pressure in his life. It ended up being sad, but being a polar bear might be pretty cool if global warming wasn’t dooming most of them. 

20. Ohne dich (schlaf’ ich heut Nacht nicht ein) – Münchener Freiheit

Ohne Dich (schlaf' ich heut Nacht nicht ein)

Ohne Dich (Schlaf’ Ich Heut Nacht Nicht Ein) is an adorable love song about having a crush on someone and not being able to sleep until you make them yours. Münchener Freiheit released the track in 1986, and it became a big fan favorite in Germany, with many people still enjoying the song today. 

21. Wir sind wir – Paul Van Dyk And Peter Heppner

Paul van Dyk & Peter Heppner - Wir Sind Wir (Official Video)

Germany has gone through it in their history, with major shifts between the highs and lows. It’s almost a cultural attitude to consider downturns as just a bad time that will pass. Wir Sind Wir is a song that captures that extremely well and serves as something like an anthem of hope for Germans looking forward to a brighter future. 

22. Alle bisschen kaputt – Dazzle

Dazzle - Alle bisschen kaputt (prod. by Nobodys Face & Jumpa)

This single lacks the happy tones that a lot of sadder German songs are fraught with, as it literally translates to “slightly damaged” or “all a little broken.” Alle Bisschen Kaputt by Dazzle is about how everyone has things that leave them a bit broken, but we all keep trying to make due and do our best. 

23. Leichtes Gepäck – Silbermond

SILBERMOND - Leichtes Gepäck (Offizielles Musikvideo)

Leichtes Gepäck translates to “lightweight luggage,” and this song is all about letting go of things that hold you back. It can apply to personal and emotional baggage or even just possessions that drag you down and keep you from getting to where you want to be. It addresses the theme that chasing more stuff will leave you unsatisfied and that happiness can be found once you let those things go. In this case, less is more , so let go of things that get in the way of your happiness. 

24. Was für ein life – LOT

LOT-Was Für Ein Life

LOT might be known for trying to be glamorous but that hasn’t turned them from being an independent artist in chase of that lifestyle. Was Füe Ein Life is a bit repetitive, but it talks about being someone worthy of being admired. Whether it be teachers, politicians, or people in authority, everyone loves and reveres the narrator of this one, so it’s an awesome confidence dream. 

25. Traum – CRO

CRO - Traum (Official Version)

“Traum” translates to “dream,” so it should come as no surprise that Traum is about the dream life and being with the person the singer loves. Until he gets who he wants, he isn’t going to settle. But the catchy beat of the track and the famous panda mask worn in the music video turned this one into a huge hit in Germany. 

26. Dreh auf – Marie Bothmer

Marie Bothmer - Dreh Auf (Official Video)

If you don’t know much German but want something to yell at the club, you can just scream out the title for this song. Dreh Auf translates literally to “turn it up,” the perfect sentiment for a fun night out full of music.

Marie Bothmer is one of the biggest pop singers in Germany, and this track is all about how music can be a fun, safe place for people to let it all hang out. It still has the sad element that’s so common in songs on this list, containing themes like being overwhelmed by life and needing an escape.

27. Das Model – Kraftwerk

Das Model (2009 Remaster)

Kraftwerk released Das Model in 1978 and again in 1981. English and German versions were recorded, with both being covered by numerous other groups over the years. When it was rereleased in 1981, it took the top spot on the UK Singles Chart.  

28. Satellite – Lena

Lena - Satellite - Germany 🇩🇪 - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2010

Satellite was a big song for Germany as a whole, as it was the track that won Eurovision 2010 and marked their first win in the contest after more than 30 years. It turned out to be a big commercial success on top of winning the contest, turning Lena into an international pop star. 

29. Deutschland – Rammstein

Rammstein - Deutschland (Official Video)

Rammstein is back, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone since they’re such an influential group in German music. Deutschland literally translates to Germany and is a relatively modern release from them. It was the lead single for their untitled album in 2019, telling the story of their relationship with their homeland and the complicated nature of it as it was good sometimes and bad other times. 

30. Perfekte Welle – Juli

Juli - Perfekte Welle (Official Video)

Perfekte Welle is known best for its incredible lyrical story, telling the tale of a person waiting for something extraordinary to happen in their life like a perfect wave. The song comes from Juli’s debut album in 2004 and was a mixture of alternative rock and pop music that was perfect for the early 2000s. It’s a truly upbeat track, holding out hope for something good to happen, which made it popular with a lot of listeners. It ended up peaking at number two in both Germany and Austria. 

31. Zehn Kleine Jägermeister – Die Toten Hosen

Die Toten Hosen // „Zehn kleine Jägermeister“ [Offizielles Musikvideo]

Die Toten Hosen appears again with another anthem, though this one would come in 1996 as part of their Opium Furs Volk album. Once translated, the song title is “Ten Little Huntsmen,” which has nothing to do with the actual Jägermeister spirit brand. It’s a fun and catchy track that has turned into one of the best drinking songs in the region though, as it recounts the fate of various hunters on hunting trips and is based on a German nursery rhyme that everyone there has heard at least a couple of times in their life.

32. NA-MI-KA – Namika

Namika - NA-MI-KA (Official Video)

Finally, one of our songs needs no translation for the title. NA-MI-KA is literally an eponymous song, titled after the singer Namika. A Moroccan and German heritage led to her creating such a unique stage name, and this track tells the story of how difficult life can be for a person of mixed races in Germany. Behind the happy beat, there’s a really powerful message and that gives it extra personality and importance. 

33. Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) – Lou Bega

Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)

Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) is absolutely not the first track you think of when you think of German songs, but Lou Bega himself is a German singer. It’s an infectious mambo and jazz piece that was originally an instrumental from 1949 by Damaso Perez Prado. He added the lyrics to it and ended up creating a worldwide hit single. It’s an instantly recognizable track that deserves a little more credit than it gets, so now you know it’s actually a German song. 

34. Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (Official Music Video)

Just like our last entry, many people don’t know that Rock You Like A Hurricane is a German song. Scorpions scored one of the most legendary rock singles of the classic rock genre in 1984 with this one, releasing it as the lead single of their Love At First Sting album. In the US, it rose to number 25 on the Hot 100 and has been labeled as one of the best hard rock tracks of all time. 

35. Der Kommissar – Falco

Falco - Der Kommissar (U.S. Official Video) (VOD)

Der Kommissar is another huge single from Falco that appears on most of the fan poll lists of the best German songs. It translates to “The Commissioner,” and was a number-one single across most of the European countries after releasing in 1981. It even made it onto the US Cashbox Top 100 chart in the US, though it didn’t chart on the Hot 100.

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Arne Slot will take over as the new Liverpool manager to replace Jurgen Klopp.

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Jurgen Klopp ensured Arne Slot will be given a warm welcome as his replacement at Liverpool after starting a song for the club's next manager during his farewell speech.

Klopp's nine-year reign at Anfield ended with a 2-0 win over Wolves on the final game of the season.

But the result of the match was always going to be secondary to Klopp's farewell after the club's title challenge collapsed a few weeks ago.

The streets of Liverpool were lined in a sea of red before kick-off as the club's supporters honoured their iconic manager.

Jurgen Klopp delivered a stirring speech on the pitch

Klopp's name rang around Anfield continuously throughout the match and emotions ran high at the final whistle when his time as manager officially came to an end.

Virgil van Dijk could be heard choking back tears during his on-pitch interview while Klopp's wife, Ulla, was seen wiping her eyes in the stands.

Not one Liverpool fan left the stadium after the match as a short ceremony was arranged to honour Klopp with club owner John C Henry in attendance, along with his coaching staff and both Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara who are also leaving Anfield as free agents.

The 62,000-seater capacity stadium then waited with bated breathe for Klopp to grab the microphone and he didn't disappoint.

He had the Anfield crowd laughing and singing his name before he delivered a message urging them to get behind their next manager.

Klopp said: "Thank you. If you sing that song next year that would be funny.

"It doesn't feel like an end. It just feels like a start. Today I saw a football team play full of talent, youth, creativity, desire, greed. That's one part of development, that's what you need obviously.

"In these few weeks where I have had too much attention, I realised a lot of things. People say I turned them from doubters into believers. That's not true. You did it. Nobody tells you to stop believing. This club is in a better moment than a long time.

Jurgen Klopp beamed from ear-to-ear as he delivered a speech

"We have this wonderful stadium, training centre and you - the superpower of world football. Wow.

"We decide if we are worried or excited. We decide if we believe. We decide if we trust or don't trust. Today I am one of you and I keep believing. I stay believing 100 per cent.

"Obviously I saw a lot of people crying and I will tonight too because I will miss people but change is good. Everything will be fine because the basics are 100 per cent there.


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Arne Slot will come in as Liverpool's next manager

"You welcome the new manager like you welcomed me. You go all in from the first day. You keep believing. You push the team. I'm one of you now. I love you to bits."

Klopp then began loudly chanting: "Arne Slot, na, na, na, na, na."

The Anfield crowd responded by singing the name of their new manager, who has a difficult challenge ahead of him to follow in Klopp's footsteps.

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  9. German Language Children's Songs to Help You Teach Deutsch zu Kindern

    If you're looking for a fun way to teach kids and adults German, you might want to look at using German language children's songs as a source of inspiration. By putting language to music, you will increase the ability of others to remember the vocabulary and use the vocabulary in class. Ronda Roberts describes how to use German songs in your foreign language classroom.

  10. Learning German With Music

    This song will stick to your head with its catchy tune and enrich your German vocabulary with many words about war and conflict. The singer on this song, Nena, is multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress and comedian who rose to fame in 1983 as the vocalist of the band that was also called Nena.

  11. Learn German with Songs

    The first Songbook and CD "Learn German with Songs" was published in 2005 and by popular demand the second volume "Learn more German with Songs" followed in 2008. Both songbooks/ CDs can be ordered via the Goethe Institute London as "Primary kit" Learn German with Songs , including some goodies. All songbooks contain musical ...

  12. 35 Best German Songs: Famous & Popular Hits

    The song 99 Luftballons was originally released by German band NENA in 1983 as part of their eponymous album. Kevin McAlea provided the lyrics for the English version, 99 Red Balloons, in 1984 after the track became a widespread success across Europe.Interestingly, the English version isn't a direct translation of the German lyrics and even has a slightly different meaning.

  13. 20 Best-Loved German Folk Songs

    If you love German music, you will enjoy this playlist of 20 best-loved German folk songs. From traditional tunes to modern hits, this playlist features a variety of styles and artists. Listen to the songs that have shaped the German culture and history, and discover new favorites. This is the perfect playlist for relaxing, learning, or celebrating German music.

  14. German Songs by Teach Simple

    German Songs: An Engaging Language Learning Tool German Songs is a unique language learning resource designed to offer an enjoyable approach to learning German. It can be seamlessly incorporated into the academic curriculums of students from preschool age, right up until the 6th grade. ... Homework assignments could also utilize these tunes to ...

  15. 15 Of The Best German Songs Of All Time

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  16. German: Holidays and Seasons

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  17. Learning German with Music

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  18. German Worksheets For Beginners

    Deutsch und Deutlich offers a collection of downloadable German worksheets developed by Lorenz Derungs over a period of 30 years of teaching German. There are excellent worksheets for any grammatical topic you can think of, helpful exercises about writing, reading, spelling, vocabulary and much more. Grammar Worksheets.

  19. KS2 MFL: German greetings with Naomi Wilkinson

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  20. Deutschlandlied

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  21. Erika (song)

    "Erika" is a German marching song.It is primarily associated with the German Army, especially that of Nazi Germany, although its text has no political content. It was created by Herms Niel and published in 1938, and soon came into usage by the Wehrmacht.It was frequently played during Nazi Party public events. According to British soldier, historian, and author Major General Michael Tillotson ...

  22. Join the German Learning and Discussion Discord Server!

    A community-driven server for learning German with native speakers, lessons for everyone and many useful resources! | 144103 members. You've been invited to join. German Learning and Discussion. 9,922 Online. 144,106 Members. Display Name. This is how others see you. You can use special characters and emoji.

  23. Jurgen Klopp starts Arne Slot song in rallying Liverpool farewell

    Jurgen Klopp ensured Arne Slot will be given a warm welcome as his replacement at Liverpool after starting a song for the club's next manager during his farewell speech. Klopp's nine-year reign at Anfield ended with a 2-0 win over Wolves on the final game of the season.

  24. Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

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