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Learning German can be tough sometimes: there are so many grammar rules to remember, and difficult German pronounciation and long word combinations makes speaking and understanding hard from time to time.

Reading magazines is a great way to get some additional German language practise in and expand your vocabulary, while also informing and updating you on interesting topics or the latest news at the same time!

Below we’ve listed a few of our favourite magazines for learning German:

Deutsch Perfekt is a magazine especially designed for learners. Within one edition you can find articles for all different levels of learning and matching exercises. The latest edition is all about the 30th anniversary of the German reunification. Additionally you also find articles, audio material and exercises on different levels online, and it’s all for free!

For advanced leaners some native-speaker-magazines might be interesting too -

We especially recommend Fluter published by the bpb (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/Federal Agency for Civic Education). Fluter is a magazine targeting young readers and acts on present politicial and social questions. The best part: the subscription is for free! Soon we also offer free editions of Fluter at Transmitter. Just ask us.

Zeit may also be worth looking into for those with varying reading interests. Zeit offers different magazines to different topics such as art, history, science or crime.

Some lighter and shorter news are available online on bento, or Neon. Check them out if you want.


If you are more into literature please check out our book tips, or the monthly column by Goethe Insitut with up-to-date book recommondations. Happy reading!