|Frequency||FM, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-C, Internet|
|First air date||January 1, 1994|
|Sister stations||Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandfunk Nova, Dokumente und Debatten|
Deutschlandfunk Kultur (abbreviated DLF Kultur or DKultur) is a culture-oriented radio station and part of Deutschlandradio, a set of national radio stations in Germany. From 1994 to March 2005 the station was known as "DeutschlandRadio Berlin", from April 2005 to May 1 2017, the station was known as Deutschlandradio Kultur.
Deutschlandfunk Kultur's roots go back to the first Deutschlandsender, set up in 1926. After World War II, Deutschlandsender became the main national radio station of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), with programming aimed at all of Germany. In the 1970s it was merged with the main Berlin station Berliner Welle and renamed Stimme der DDR - "Voice of the GDR". It lasted until February 1990 when it again became Deutschlandsender, and in May 1990 it merged with Radio DDR 2 and was renamed Deutschlandsender Kultur.
In 1994, broadcasting authorities in the reunited Germany decided to reorganise radio services of the former GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany.
In the new structure, Deutschlandfunk became the national information radio station for Germany. Deutschlandsender became "DeutschlandRadio Berlin".
On 7 March 2005, DeutschlandRadio Berlin became Deutschlandradio Kultur.
Deutschlandfunk Kultur is noted for its radio plays and documentaries. The station's programmes also cover arts, culture, and science. Deutschlandfunk Kultur carries no commercial advertising.
Deutschlandfunk Kultur can be streamed the Deutschlandradio website, and individual programmes are available as podcasts.
- (in German) Deutschlandradio official website
- (in German) Deutschlandfunk Kultur website
- (in German) ARD Radio