Die Deutschen

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Die Deutschen
GenreDocumentary, history
StarringHans Mittermüller
David C. Bunners
Mickey Hardt
Gabriel Spahiu
Guntbernt Warns
Bernd Gnann
Georg Prang
Stefan Jürgens
Ulrich Wiggers
Yasmina Djaballah
Adrian Vancica
Hansjürgen Hürrig
Cristian Motiu
Steffen Münster
Susann Uplegger
Mircea Caraman
Vlad Rădescu
Constantin Draganescu
Udo Schenk
Benjamin Morik
Michael Pink
Country of originGermany
Original languageGerman
No. of seasons2+
No. of episodes20
Running time43 minutes
Production companyGruppe 5 Filmproduktion
Original networkZDF
Original releaseSeason 1: 26 October 2008 (2008-10-26) on ZDF,
season 2: 13 November 2010 (2010-11-13) on ZDFneo
External links

Die Deutschen (“The Germans”) is a German television documentary produced for ZDF that first aired from October to November 2008. Each episode recounts a selected epoch of German history, beginning (first season) with the reign of Otto the Great and ending with the collapse of the German Empire at the end of the First World War. In November 2010 the second season of Die Deutschen was published in German television (ZDF and ZDFneo), beginning with Charlemagne, the Frankish King, and ending with Gustav Stresemann, the Chancellor and Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic.

Historical events are recreated through a combination of live action scenes and computer generated animations. The series was filmed at over 200 different locations in Germany, Malta, and Romania at a cost of approximately €500,000 per episode.

First season[edit]

# Title in English German Title Original Air Date
1 Otto and the Empire Otto und das Reich 26 October 2008
2 Heinrich and the Pope Heinrich und der Papst 28 October 2008
3 Barbarossa and the Lion Barbarossa und der Löwe 2 November 2008
4 Luther and the Nation Luther und die Nation 4 November 2008
5 Wallenstein and the War Wallenstein und der Krieg 9 November 2008
6 Frederick the Great and the Empress Preußens Friedrich und die Kaiserin 11 November 2008
7 Napoleon and the Germans Napoleon und die Deutschen 16 November 2008
8 Robert Blum and the Revolution Robert Blum und die Revolution 18 November 2008
9 Bismarck and the German Empire Bismarck und das Deutsche Reich 23 November 2008
10 Wilhelm and the World Wilhelm und die Welt 25 November 2008

Second season[edit]

# Title in English German Title Original Air Date
1 Charlemagne and the Saxons Karl der Große und die Sachsen 13 November 2010
2 Frederick II. and the Crusade Friedrich II. und der Kreuzzug 13 November 2010
3 Hildegard of Bingen and the Power of Women Hildegard von Bingen und die Macht der Frauen 20 November 2010
4 Charles IV. and the Black Death Karl IV. und der schwarze Tod 20 November 2010
5 Thomas Müntzer and the Peasants' War Thomas Müntzer und der Krieg der Bauern 27 November 2010
6 Augustus the Strong and Love August der Starke und die Liebe 27 November 2010
7 Karl Marx and the Class Struggle Karl Marx und der Klassenkampf 4 December 2010
8 Ludwig II. and the Bavarians Ludwig II. und die Bayern 4 December 2010
9 Rosa Luxemburg and Freedom Rosa Luxemburg und die Freiheit 11 December 2010
10 Gustav Stresemann and the Republic Gustav Stresemann und die Republik 11 December 2010

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Die Deutschen at IMDb