I love this youtube channel! It has really helped me through the beginning stages of learning German. https://www.youtube.com/user/MeisterLehnsherr. Another good youtube channel is Germany vs USA. They talk about the differences between German and American culture! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh4Z757sb6RRylZQB13XSA Do you have any recommendations?
- Deutsch für Euch: lesson
- Deutsch Lernen: TV shows
- Easy German: street interview, best: 45, 26
- GermanCourse: lesson
- GermanPod101: lesson
- Germany vs USA: culture
- Get Germanized: culture
- GumBubble08: lesson
- Herr Antrim: lesson
- Kurzgesagt DE: science (difficult)
- Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten: news
- Nachrichtenleicht: news
- Slow German: various topics
- Was Geht Ab: various topics (difficult)
- Adel Tawil: pop, best: Lieder
- Bushido: rap
- CRO: rap
- Die Ärzte: punk
- Frida Gold: pop
- Glasperlespiel: pop electronica, best: Nie Vergessen, Zu Hause
- Herbert Grönemeyer: pop/rock
- Helene Fischer: pop
- Rammstein: metal, best: Du Hast, Ohne Dich, Mein Herz Brennt
- Tokio Hotel: rock
- Xavier Naidoo: soul/rap, best: Dieser Weg
Games Videos (difficult)
German TV (difficult)
TV Shows (difficult)
- Der Letzte Bulle: tough detective who wakes up from 20 years comma
- Der Tatortreiniger: crime scene cleaner
- Pastewka: humor similar to Seinfeld
- Unsere Mütter Unsere Väter/Generation War: 5 friends in the second world war
- Das Leben der Anderen: a spy who spies on a couple
- Der Untergang: Hitler's last days
- Das weiße Band: Germany before the first world war
- Die Welle: demonstration of fascism that becomes more than what it should be
- Good Bye Lenin!: a mother who was in comma and now wakes up
- Lola Rennt: make money or something very bad will happen
- More German movies
One of my favourite German TV shows is "Der Tatortreiniger" (i.e. "the crime scene cleaner"): https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tatortreiniger I'd classify the German as difficult but it should be possible to follow (and appreciate the humor) without understanding every single word. Also note that it is from Hamburg so if you are planning to go there or to the north in general, then it might be worth watching to get an impression of the dialect.
When it comes to German music, you should also check out the following artists. They all performed songs about Germany which are also stated below.
- Die Prinzen (a capella): Deutschland
- Die Toten Hosen (punk): 1000 gute Gründe
- Marius Müller-Westernhagen (rock): Freiheit
- Peter Heppner (synthie pop): Wir sind wir (with Paul van Dyk)
Don't forget SEEED (reggae) , FANTA 4 (rap) and Fettes Brot (rap). They are awesome.
my youtube german-learning channel is Deutsch fur euch, its better than any other.
I'm not sure if it's still on American television or not, or where it's available, but one of my German teacher in school recommended watching Deutsche Welle to practice understanding German. I've only seen it once, but it's a block of programming on really early in the morning (I think it started around 2am on the East Coast) that gives the news in English, German, and Spanish (added bonus if that;s another language you're learning!) and it also has other little segments in it, like something that I assumed was a children's show. I was half asleep when I watched it, and only caught the tail end of it, but it's broadcasted from Germany, so it's a good way to expose yourself to the way German speakers speak (as appose to the slow the proper way it's used in classrooms and learning software).
I also remember a few good movies that we watched in class, and two TV shows.
-Anna, Schmitt, und Oskar (A children's program about a girl who is helping take care of her grouchy neighbor [who also has magical powers], as well as her interactions with the stray dog he adopts. It's similar to Sesame Street in the way it's delivered, so it's good for beginners.)
-Hallo, Robbie! (It's a show about a seal. I can't remember a lot about it, because she showed it to us as more of an immersion type of thing, to see how much we could understand, rather than actually expecting us to understand everything, but it seemed kind of like a family program. Best for intermediate or advanced learners.)
Movies (all of these are recommended for intermediate knowledge of German or above):
-Vitus (A movie about an intelligent young man whose parents want him to become a famous pianist. It's about how his life is affected by his parents' lofty expectations for him, which he doesn't entirely share, as well as his crush on his older babysitter, who [obviously] prefers to date boys her own age. It's a very sweet movie, from what I can remember.)
-Nordwand (It's about two mountain climbers who are racing to be the first to survive climbing the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland. It's based on a true story, and has undertones of WWII politics, though you can understand the movie pretty well with just a basic understanding of it.)
-Bella Marta (Also called Mostly Marta. Marta is sent to therapy because her boss feels she is too focused on her job as a chef, and shortly after her sister is killed in an accident and she has to take care of her niece. Through all this, she is also struggling not to fall in love with the new chef whom she feels is invading on her kitchen at the restaurant. The movie No Reservations was based off this movie, though I've been told this one is better than the English adaption [I've only seen Mostly Marta, so I can't make the judgement myself. I did like this one, though.])
-Beyond Silence (About a girl who grows up with deaf parents, though she is able to hear, and her struggles as her parents primary interpreter, and later helping to take care of her younger sister, who is also able to hear. As she grows older, she also falls in love with music, and particularly the clarinet, but struggles to help her parents understand it, and feels trapped between the world of music, which her parents will never truly understand, and her responsibilities in helping her parents communicate with those who don't understand sign language.)
Thanks, get Germanized sounds like a really funny way to keep your brain germanily active :)
just search for german youtubers. they usually have the more common tone but may be hard at your level. It's like you're watching tv when you're 2 or 3 years old though. :)
I love Get Germanized, too! I once watched a mini tv show on youtube called Extr@ (auf Deutsch) which is about an American in Germany. I'm still a German beginner so there were a lot of words I didn't understand, but I still caught some words and was able to get the overall idea of what was going on. I really loved watching it but it might be more enjoyable for someone a little more advanced than me. :P
Deutsch fuer Euch is really good, and SamWaltonMan as well :) I like Germany vs USA and Get Germanized too!
For music I am a BIG fan of UNHEILIG. This is the only band I listen to now. Unheilig Youtube (Neue Deutsche Härte, and what I would call slow or soft rock)
Oomph! is also a very good group. Though some of their stuff is not work safe. Oomph! Youtube (Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal)
Other groups that are great. Tanzwut ( Neue Deutsche Härte, Industrial metal, Mittelalter-Rock) E Nomine (no longer active) (Dance, Gregorian vocals Techno/Trance) Eisbrecher (Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal)