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Logo Bunte.svg
Bunte cover 1999 30.png
Sample cover of Bunte
Editor-in-Chief Patricia Riekel
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 519,570 (IV/2014)
Publisher Hubert Burda Media
Year founded 1948; 67 years ago (1948)
Country Germany
Language German
Website bunte.de

Bunte is a German weekly magazine; coverage includes celebrity, gossip, news and lifestyle matters. It is published by Bunte Entertainment Verlag GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine began publication, edited by Franz Burda, as Das Ufer in 1948.[1] In 1954 it became an illustrated magazine and was renamed Bunte Illustrierte. The modern format, Burda is quoted as saying, was inspired by Andy Warhol. The magazine is published by Hubert Burda Media on a weekly basis[2] on Thursdays.[3] The present editor is Patricia Riekel.[3]

Bunte had a circulation of 694,500 copies in 1999.[4] Retail sales in January 2006 were 725,036, down on January 2005's 748,843, although subscribers were up in 2005, at 123,273 from 2004's 119,236. In 2004, Bunte was the eighth best selling magazine in Germany (7.4% coverage), second in women's magazines behind Bild der Frau (8.2% coverage). The circulation of Bunte was 648,923 copies in 2010.[2] During the fourth quarter of 2014 its circulation was 519,570 copies.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Burda Holding GmbH". Reference for Business. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bunte". Burda Community Network. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Ingomar Kloss; M. Abe (1 January 2001). Advertising Worldwide: Advertising Conditions in Selected Countries. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 130. ISBN 978-3-540-67713-0. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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