20 Best German TV Shows on Netflix, Hulu, & More

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Learn German or just be entertained: there are dozens of German TV shows you can stream. Here are 20 of the best German series on Netflix, Hulu, and more.

For German language learners, it has never been easier to practice your listening skills. With any number of streaming video services, you can watch German TV shows. There are quite a few German series on Netflix that you can choose from and most are Original Series that you will not be able to find elsewhere. But whether you are looking to practice your German language skills or you just want to be entertained (or maybe a little of both!), I have pulled together twenty great German shows that you can stream right now.

If episodic television isn’t you’re thing, check out my list of 25 movies you can stream now on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

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German Film: Actor Ludwig Trepte

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Practice German with the films of actor Ludwig Trepte.

German actor Ludwig Trepte has not even reached thirty years of age but already has a lengthy list of credits to his name. By the time he was twelve, he had already appeared professionally on television. Since then, his career has taken off. A large portion of Trepte’s screen time has been on the small screen: television. With appearances in such highly regarded serials as Deutschland 83 and Generation War (titled Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter in Germany). He’s also graced the silver screen with a large number of film appearances. This month, practice your German language skills with the television and film roles of actor Ludwig Trepte!

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Why You Should Be Watching Deutschland 83

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Admittedly, I’m slightly late to the party here. If you haven’t tuned in for Deutschland 83 yet, so are you. But there is a quick solution: watch it. Usually, I approach anything remotely related to the German language under the guise of it being educational. (And who is to argue that making Spezi at home isn’t good for you?) And Deutschland 83 certainly is: filmed in Germany in German with German actors. But it’s also just unapologetically entertaining.
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Post by . Originally published January 20, 2016. Last updated December 2, 2019.