Like much of Europe, German entertainment is based upon a mixture of homegrown talent and actors, novelists and singers from around the globe. Here’s our guide to what you might expect to watch, read or listen to should you move to Germany.
TV – what Germans are watching
Sporting fixtures are very popular in Germany with a staggering 13.84 million viewers tuning in to watch the Germany vs. Georgia European Championshipqualifying match in 2015. Another knockout programme saw Wladimir Klitschko’s fight with British boxer Tyson Fury. 8.91 million viewers tuned in. The start of the new I’m A Celebrity .. Get Me Out of Here! bagged 6.82 million viewers. Other popular series included drama/comedy Red Band Society (Club der Roten Bander) and Sing My Song (Sing Meinen Song). Berlin – Day & Night (Berlin – Tag & Nacht) is one of the country’s top ranking soaps.
Music – what Germans are listening to
Germans also like music that is very familiar across much of Europe. The latest billboard chart in Germany features familiar artists such as Drake, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez and Sia all in the top ten. Other German acts such as Helene Fischer win many of the national music awards.
The top ten selling singles for 2015 in Germany were:
1. OMI, Cheerleader
2. Lost Frequencies, Are You With Me
3. Felix Jaehn, featuring Jasmine Thompson, Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)
4. Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do
5. Major Lazer & DJ Snake, Lean On
6. Sido featuring Andreas Bourani, Astronaut
7. Adele, Hello
8. Robin Schultz, featuring Francesco Yates, Sugar
9. Wiz Khafila featuring Charlie Puth, See You Again
10. Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell, Firestone
Books – what Germans are reading
The most popular book for Germans in 2015 was a Diary of a Wimpy Kid, book 10. This is according to the Boersenblatt trade magazine. They also noted that only one of the top five was written in Germany and 13 of the 25 bestsellers were translations.
The top ten books of 2015 are:
1. Jeff Kinney: Gregs Tagebuch 10 – So ein Mist! (Greg’s Diary 10 – What a bummer!)
2. Jojo Moyes: Ein ganz neues Leben (A Whole New Life)
3. Paula Hawkins: Girl on the Train
4. Michel Houellebecq: Unterwerfung (Submission)
5. Dörte Hansen: Altes Land (Old Land)
6. Jean-Luc Bannalec: Bretonischer Stolz (Breton Pride)
7. Lori Nelson Spielman: Nur einen Horizont entfernt (Only A Horizon Away)
8. Rita Falk: Zwetschgendatschikomplott (A Provincial Crime )
9. Lori Nelson Spielman: Morgen kommt ein neuer Himmel (Morning Comes A New Heaven)
10. Jussi Adler-Olsen: Der Grenzenlose (Promise)
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