Like any language, German has specialized vocabulary for certain fields. However, German gets very specific in topics like science and business. If you work for or plan to work for a German-speaking company, you can’t do without this vocabulary.
Taking a relevant course or reading a business textbook is always a good idea, but Germany is blessed with top-quality business magazines and newspapers that will add greatly to your language learning experience.
The Print Media in Germany
Did you know that with 360 publishers, the German print media market is the largest in Europe and the fifth largest in the world? In fact, it’s not surprising at all, considering the solid journalistic traditions in Germany.
Germany gave us one of the top newspapers in the world, the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, read by the German business and political elite. This newspaper is widely known and respected both in Germany and internationally.
The second most popular daily business newspaper in Germany is the Handelsblatt.
Another major component of German print media is the weekly magazine. There are some 3,400 specialized magazines published in Germany!
Next, we will take a deeper dive into the German print media market to find out which magazines and newspapers focus on business or economic topics.
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German Business Newspapers and Magazines
The Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung
The Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung is the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad. Its editors claim the newspaper is delivered to 148 countries.
The newspaper’s business sector will help you to acquire relevant German business language.
The Handelsblatt is a German business newspaper published in Düsseldorf by Handelsblatt Media Group.
If you want to keep up to date with German business news, then you can’t ignore The Handelsblatt.
The brand eins
The brand eins was created in 1999, after its predecessor, Econy, ceased to exist. The brand eins was founded by Spiegel Verlag.
The editors decided to set up their own magazine under a new name and independently.
The Business Punk
The Business Punk is a contemporary magazine dedicated to German business culture.
It’s all about the fast-paced life behind the world of business, providing portraits of unconventional thinkers and business rebels, as well as reporting on ideas, innovations, and trends.
The Business Punk successfully combines the best business, lifestyle, and online trends by discovering these trends and bringing them to the attention of young professionals.
The WirtschaftsWoche is a weekly business news magazine published in Germany. The magazine provides business and economy-related news. Its target audience includes managers and businesspeople, which means it can be very helpful with learning German business phrases.
The manager magazin
The manager magazin is a German monthly business magazine focusing on business, finance, and management based in Hamburg, Germany.
The Capital is a German-language monthly business magazine published in Hamburg, Germany.
The Bilanz is a German language biweekly business magazine published in Zurich, Switzerland.
The magazine brings you articles related to companies, analyses of economic events, as well as investment and management of financial assets.
In 2014, the magazine started its edition published in Germany.
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