German Movies and Documentaries

Film Reel

This lesson contains several youtube documentaries in German, as well links to online German TV shows and movies. Watching these videos is a great way to get familiar with spoken German.

Online TV and Movies


ZDF has online German TV shows, movies, and documentaries. Note: Some of the videos are region-locked and can only be viewed within Germany.

Das Erste

Online German TV Shows, documentaries and movies at Das Erste, including the German police drama Tatort. Note: This show is only available after 8:00 PM German time.

Ard Youtube Videos

Videos from ARD on youtube.

Köln (Cologne)

This is a 30 minute video that will give you a tour of Berlin.

More travel videos from the youtube channel WDR Reisen can be found here.


This is a 5 minute video about the city of Wismar on the Baltic sea.


This is a 5 minute video about the city of Bremen in northern Germany.

More Deutsche Welle youtube videos.

Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer

A ten minute video about the national park Wattenmeer in Germany.