Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Deutschlandfunk Kultur Logo 2017.svg
City Berlin
Broadcast area Germany
Frequency FM, DAB+, DVB-S, DVB-C, Internet
First air date January 1, 1994
Format Culture, speech
Language(s) German
Owner Deutschlandradio
Sister stations Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandfunk Nova, Dokumente und Debatten
The headquarters of Deutschlandfunk Kultur, formerly the RIAS building in Berlin

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.

Studio facilities are based in the former RIAS building at Hans-Rosenthal-Platz in Schöneberg, Berlin.


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.

Deutschlandfunk in the west (based in Cologne) and RIAS in Berlin were merged with Deutschlandsender to form Deutschlandradio.

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.

Transmission technology[edit]

Deutschlandfunk Kultur is transmitted on FM, DAB and DVB-S. The station's longwave broadcasts on 177 kHz from the Oranienburg transmitter ceased on 31 December 2014.[1]

Deutschlandfunk Kultur can be streamed the Deutschlandradio website, and individual programmes are available as podcasts.


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Coordinates: 52°28′51″N 13°20′14″E / 52.48083°N 13.33722°E / 52.48083; 13.33722