Die Deutschen

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Die Deutschen
Genre Documentary, history
Starring Hans 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 origin Germany
Original language(s) German
No. of seasons 2+
No. of episodes 20
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion
Original channel ZDF
Original airing Season 1: October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26) on ZDF,
season 2: November 13, 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 October 26, 2008
2 Heinrich and the Pope Heinrich und der Papst October 28, 2008
3 Barbarossa and the Lion Barbarossa und der Löwe November 2, 2008
4 Luther and the Nation Luther und die Nation November 4, 2008
5 Wallenstein and the War Wallenstein und der Krieg November 9, 2008
6 Frederick the Great and the Empress Preußens Friedrich und die Kaiserin November 11, 2008
7 Napoleon and the Germans Napoleon und die Deutschen November 16, 2008
8 Robert Blum and the Revolution Robert Blum und die Revolution November 18, 2008
9 Bismarck and the German Empire Bismarck und das Deutsche Reich November 23, 2008
10 Wilhelm and the World Wilhelm und die Welt November 25, 2008

Second season[edit]

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Die Deutschen at the Internet Movie Database

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.