1926 in Germany
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Events in the year 1926 in Germany.
- Paul von Hindenburg (Non-partisan)
- 1 January - the city of Cologne is badly hit by flooding in the River Rhine.
- 6 January - Deutsche Luft Hansa is formed by the merger of Deutsche Aero Lloyd and Junkers Luftverkehr
- 7 January - Deutschlandsender, a radio transmitter, is opened for the first time.
- 14 February - the Nazi Party hold the Bamberg Conference in an attempt to strengthen Adolf Hitler's control over the party.
- 20 January - Chancellor Hans Luther is forced to reconstitute his cabinet as a minority government, having lost the support of some of his partners the previous December.
- 19 March - Max Wolf of the University of Heidelberg discovers the asteroid 2732 Witt.
- 11 April - Hermannplatz railway station opens in Berlin.
- 24 April - Treaty of Berlin (1926) is signed with the Soviet Union promising a five-year period of non-involvement if either state is attacked by a third party.
- 16 May - Wilhelm Marx succeeds Luther as Chancellor although otherwise the make-up of the Cabinet is not altered.
- 24 June - the liner Padua is launched. Other ships launched this year (all with date of launch unknown) include SS Amrum, SS Ilse L M Russ and SS Siegmund.
- 3 September - Funkturm Berlin radio tower is opened to the public.
- 8 September - Germany officially joins the League of Nations.
- 1 November - Joseph Goebbels is appointed Nazi Gauleiter of Berlin.
- 17 December - The Marx administration loses a vote of confidence and, although Marx continues as Chancellor, he does so without the involvement of previous coalition partners the German Democratic Party.
- The National Socialist German Students' League is established.
- The Old Social Democratic Party of Germany and the Reich Party for Civil Rights and Deflation are both established.
- Gustav Stresemann is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with fellow architect of the Locarno Treaties Aristide Briand
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- 27 March - Der Protagonist, an opera by Kurt Weill, is performed for the first time at Semperoper in Dresden.
- 9 November Paul Hindemith's opera Cardillac is premiered at the Staatsoper, Dresden.
- 14 November - Der Golem, an opera by Eugen d'Albert receives its premiere at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt.
- 27 November - Ernst Krenek's opera Orpheus und Eurydike premieres at the Staatstheater in Kassel.
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger is released. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film.
- 11 July - The German Grand Prix makes its first appearance on the sporting calendar. The event is won by Rudolf Caracciola.
- 1. FC Nuremberg are crowned German football champions.
- SV Wehen Wiesbaden and FSV 1926 Fernwald are amongst the new association football clubs set up.
- Berliner RC,a Rugby Union club, are established.
- 6 January - Walter Sedlmayr, actor
- 24 January - Hans-Jürgen Borchers, mathematical physicist
- 26 January - Kurt-Heinz Stolze, pianist
- 31 January - Johannes Joachim Degenhardt, Archbishop of Paderborn
- 31 January - Horst Giese, actor
- 31 January - Rudi Kopp, cross country skier
- 31 January - Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, noblewoman
- 3 February - Franz Islacker, footballer
- 3 February - Hans-Jochen Vogel, politician
- 11 February - Ursula Buckel, opera singer
- 20 February - Adolf Bechtold, footballer
- 23 February - Christian Habicht, historian
- 11 March - Heinz Kiessling, musician
- 11 March - Peer Schmidt, actor
- 17 March - Siegfried Lenz, writer of novels, short stories and essays (died 2014)
- 25 March - Georg Schafer, painter and writer
- 18 April - Horst Käsler, handball player
- 18 April - Günter Meisner, actor
- 26 April - Michael Mathias Prechtl, artist
- 17 May - Franz Sondheimer, German-born Israeli-British chemist.
- 19 May - Peter Zadek, film director
- 24 May - Rudolf Kippenhahn, astrophysicist
- 24 May - Prince Rasso of Bavaria, nobleman
- 28 May - Gerhard Beil, politician
- 14 June - Hermann Kant, writer
- 21 June - Johanna Quandt, business woman (died 2015)
- 1 July - Hans Werner Henze, composer
- 2 July - Berthold Wulf, priest
- 4 July - Wolfgang Seidel, racing driver
- 12 July - Oswald Mathias Ungers, architect
- 15 July - Hans Frankenthal, writer and Holocaust survivor
- 16 July - Stef Wertheimer, German-born Israeli entrepreneur and industrialist
- 24 July - Hans Günter Winkler, showjumper
- 25 July - August Lütke-Westhues, equestrian
- 1 August - Theo Adam, opera singer
- 9 August - Gustav Schmidt, sprint canoer
- 21 August - Ben-Zion Orgad, (German-born) Israeli composer
- 27 August - Karl-Heinz Heddergott, football manager
- 30 August - Rudi Gutendorf, footballer and manager
- 3 September - Rudi Arnstadt, East German border guard
- 3 September - Jochen Bleicken, professor of ancient history
- 4 September - Helmut Ringelmann, film producer
- 10 September - Gerda Munsinger, prostitute and alleged spy
- 17 September - Klaus Schütz, politician
- 1 October - Gerhard Stolze, opera singer
- 4 October - Klaus Koch, theologian
- 5 October - Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
- 14 October - Günther Schwarberg, journalist
- 15 October - Karl Richter, conductor
- 19 October - Udo Schaefer, Bahá'í author
- 20 October - Ursula Happe, swimmer
- 21 October - Leo Kirch, media entrepreneur
- 26 October - Bernhard Klodt, footballer
- 30 October - Dieter Zechlin, pianist
- 15 November - Alfred Biehle, politician
- 15 November - Helmut Fischer, actor
- 28 November - Eberhard von Brauchitsch, industrialist
- 9 December - Erhard Eppler, politician and businessman
- 10 December - Yaakov (Jacob) Birnbaum, Jewish activist
- 19 December - Hans Henn, bobsledder
- 21 December - Herbert Ehrenberg, politician
- 2 February - Karl von Weizsäcker, politician
- 4 January - Franz Stockhausen, conductor
- 7 January - Paul Cassirer, art dealer
- 29 January - Wilhelm Heitmüller, theologian
- 6 February - Wolf Wilhelm Friedrich von Baudissin, theologian
- 11 February - Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert, painter
- 20 February - Georg Friedrich Knapp, economist
- 28 February - Gustav Otto, aircraft engineer
- 24 March - Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg, nobleman
- 26 March - Constantin Fehrenbach, politician
- 4 April - August Thyssen, industrialist
- 21 May - Friedrich Kluge, lexicographer
- 23 May - Hans von Koessler, composer
- 5 June - Richard Wolffenstein, chemist
- 22 July - Otto Wilhelm Madelung, surgeon
- 23 July - Kurt Wüsthoff, fighter pilot
- 5 September - Karl Harrer, journalist and politician
- 15 September - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, philosopher
- 7 October - Emil Kraepelin, psychiatrist
- 9 October - Josias von Heeringen, Army general
- 15 October - Mathilde Bauermeister, opera singer
- 17 October - Otto Heubner, internist and pediatrician
- 26 November - Fritz Cassirer, conductor
- 2 December - Karl Joseph Eberth, pathologist
- 11 December - Carl Magnus von Hell, chemist