TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in German(Deutsch)

The German language (Deutsch, pronounced [dɔʏtʃ] (listen)) is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is also a co-official language of Luxembourg and Belgium, as well as a national language in Namibia. German is most similar to other languages within the West Germanic language branch, including Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German, Luxembourgish, Scots, and Yiddish. It also contains close similarities in vocabulary to some languages in the North Germanic group, such as Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language after English. One of the major languages of the world, German is a native language to almost 100 million people worldwide and is spoken by a total of over 130 million people. It is the most spoken native language within the European Union. German is also widely taught as a foreign language, especially in Europe, where it is the third most taught foreign language (after English and French), and the United States. The language has been influential in the fields of philosophy, theology, science and technology. It is the seco... ()

German is spoken in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic and Luxembourg and 2,559 TV shows/series (between 1952 and 2022) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Germany (2,233). Popular genres for German TV shows/series are Drama (597), Comedy (444) and Kids & Family (372). Dark (2017-2020), DAS! (1991-), Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police (1996-2021), Tribes of Europa (2021-) and Scene of the Crime (1970-) are among the best known & most successful German TV shows/series.

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| 53min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,237 votes)

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police(1996-2021)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure
2.9/5 (with 29 votes)

A long-running German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Tribes of Europa(2021-)

| 47min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 113 votes)

2074. In the wake of a mysterious global disaster, war rages between the Tribes that have emerged from the wreckage of Europe. Three siblings from the peaceful Origine tribe are separated and forced to forge their own paths in an action-packed fight for the future of this new Europa.

With Emilio Sakraya, Henriette Confurius, David Ali Rashed

Scene of the Crime(1970-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 35 votes)

Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on November 29, 1970. The opening sequence for the series has remained the same throughout the decades, which remains highly unusual for any such long-running TV series up to date.Each of the regional TV channels which together form ARD, plus ORF and SF, produces its own episodes, starring its own police inspector, some of which, like the discontinued Schimanski, have become cultural icons.The show appears on DasErste and ORF 2 on Sundays at 8:15 p.m. and currently about 30 episodes are made per year. As of March 2013, 865 episodes in total have been produced.Tatort is currently being broadcast in the United States on the MHz Worldview channel under the name Scene of the Crime.


45min per episode | Talk-Show
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)(2019-)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 193 votes)

How do you win back your girlfriend from the school drug dealer? For Moritz, the answer is clear: sell better drugs. Out of his teenage bedroom, he joins forces with his best friend Lenny to launch what turns into an unexpectedly successful online drug market. Soon, as accidental drug dealers, they’re faced with standard drug empire problems: meeting demand, quality control, and, most importantly: not getting caught.

Directed by Lars Montag, Arne Feldhusen - With Damian Hardung, Maximilian Mundt, Bjarne Mädel, Anna Lena Klenke, Leonie Wesselow, Roland Riebeling, ...

Polizeiruf 110(1971-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite.In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.

With Uwe Steimle, Faye Montana

SOKO Köln(2003-)

1h per episode | Crime
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

A Case For Two(1981-)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Ein Fall für zwei is a German television series, which premiered on September 11, 1981 on ZDF. The series, located in Frankfurt am Main, features two main characters who solve crimes: a defense attorney and a private investigator. Josef Matula, a former German police officer, has gone into private business. His method of investigation is very effective and direct, and he sometimes even resorts to dirty tricks. Claus Theo Gärtner has portrayed the role since the start of the series.

Das Traumschiff(1981-)

1h 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The series is about a cruise ship that travels to places around the world.


| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 171 votes)

Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.

Die Rosenheim-Cops(2002-)

45min per episode | Crime
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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Sturm der Liebe(2005-)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

These are the stories of relationships taking place in the fictional five-star hotel Fürstenhof, located in Feldkirchen-Westerham near Rosenheim with the plot revolving around members of the family room area, the hotel owners, and employees.

The old Fox(1977-)

1h per episode | Crime
3.7/5 (with 3 votes)

A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.

Die Harald Schmidt Show(1995-2010)

43min per episode | Reality-TV
1.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Die Harald Schmidt Show is a German late night talk show hosted on Sky Deutschland by comedian Harald Schmidt. The show first aired from 5 December 1995 to 23 December 2003 on Sat.1. Schmidt then moved his show to Das Erste as Harald Schmidt and Schmidt & Pocher, but he returned to Sat.1 on 13 September 2011. After cancellation on Sat.1, the show continued on Sky Deutschland in September 2012.

With Manuel Andrack

SOKO Leipzig(2001-)

3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

SOKO Leipzig is a German police procedural television programme, a spin-off of the earlier German police programme SOKO 5113. It was first broadcast on 31 January 2001, on German television channel ZDF. On 12 November 2008, the first part of a two-part crossover between SOKO Leipzig and British police procedural The Bill was aired, with the same version being shown on both ZDF and British television channel ITV1.

Wer weiß denn sowas?(2015-)

45min per episode | Reality-TV, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -


15min per episode | News
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

German daily news program, the oldest still existing program on German television.

Markus Lanz(2008-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

NDR Talk Show(1979-)

1h 30min per episode | Talk-Show
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Kölner Treff(1976-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show

- No description / details available yet. -


1h per episode | Drama, Crime
2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.

Volle Kanne(1999-)

1h 30min per episode | News
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

SOKO 5113(1978-2020)

50min per episode | Crime

SOKO 5113 is a long-running German police procedural television series. It was first aired in 1978 on 2 January. SOKO is an abbreviation of the term "Sonderkommission" in German.

Directed by Kai Borsche


1h per episode | News, Talk-Show

Taff is a tabloid news magazine airing on the German television network, ProSieben.

Babylon Berlin(2017-)

| 55min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 77 votes)

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Helen Dorn(2014-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


1h per episode | Comedy

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Coast Guard(1997-2016)

45min per episode | Crime, Action & Adventure
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Küstenwache is a German television series that tells the fictionalized adventures of a unit of Federal Coast Guard officers off the German coast of the Baltic Sea.

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