Germans have gained worldwide recognition for a many things, mostly cars, football, their practicality, good organizational abilities and work efficiency, as well as being sexually uninhibited. If you want to improve your German language skills and get a better insight into the culture of Europe’s economical leader, subscribe to some of the country’s most popular magazines and enlarge your perspective.
Bon International Magazine Subscription is available from £17.00
Brigitte German Magazine Subscription is available from £146.00
Bunte Magazine Subscription is available from £145.50
Der Spiegel Magazine Subscription is available from £166.00
Die Zeit Weekly Magazine Subscription is available from £187.00
Elle Decoration German Magazine Subscription is available from £55.00
Vogue German Magazine Subscription is available from £118.00
Undoubtedly the best car designers and manufacturers in the world, Germans take pride in that status and are very passionate about motorized vehicles and anything related, a fact that transpires in the success of publications such as Auto Motor Und Sport Magazine, dedicated to revealing the newest types of vehicles and their improvements, comparing them and covering many kinds of races.
As in any country, glossy magazines are very sought after, especially by women but also by men, as they perfectly ply on both genders’ interests. Many internationally famous magazines which are published in a number of languages have also become trendy in Germany. Women often read German versions of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Gala Magazine, Elle Magazine or Vogue Magazine, which are all packed with the latest tendencies in fashion, beauty products recommendations and advice of all sorts as to the attitude modern women should have towards work, socializing and relationships in order to have a satisfying life. Among other periodicals of the genre, exclusively German, are Brigitte Magazine and Tina Magazine, containing articles on subjects that range from health to celebrity gossip. A special publication is Freundin Magazine, dedicated to working women.
Men prefer the renowned GQ Magazine and FHM Magazine, which in addition to their informative purpose are greatly recreational, as every issue is a collection of sexy pictorials, revealing some of the most attractive female models aver. And as it’s no secret that Germans are mad about football, and one of their best football-related publications is Kicker Montag Magazine, where you can read the detailed coverage of many significant matches, completed by interviews with the best players and coaches and a vast display of photographs, perfectly capturing the most intense moments of every match.
When it comes to politics, nothing tops the Der Spiegel Weekly Magazine, which unreservedly analyses the reasons behind political decisions from all over the world, although Stern Magazine is very popular as well and has a long history. The subject is also covered by Neon Magazine, which is aimed at the young generation, among other themes such as health, fashion, jobs and relationships.
As to entertainment, celebrity culture plays an important role in people’s social life. There are many tabloids, such as Neue Blatt Weekly Magazine, Freizeit Woche Magazine, Frau Im Spiegel Magazine (which features stories about royal families in addition to other celebrities) and Freizeit Revue Magazine, which also contains puzzles. For information about television programs, you’ll find everything you need, from listing to reviews, in TV Spielfilm Magazine and TV Today Magazine.
It’s plain to see that anyone who loves the German language or simply wants their knowledge of Germany to reach beyond the surface would not want to miss these excellent magazines.