Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know about DER SPIEGEL

Wednesday, 10/5/2011   06:12 PM


DER SPIEGEL is Germany's leading newsmagazine and the largest in Europe. It is independent and not associated with any political party or business group. The magazine is published every Friday and distributed in 172 countries. It has a circulation of 1 million copies. DER SPIEGEL reports on a wide range of topics, including politics, business, science, culture and entertainment, media, society and sports.

Click hereto read a short history of DER SPIEGEL.

Where can I find DER SPIEGEL:

DER SPIEGEL is available by subscription or at German newsstands and major international newsstands around the world. Although a selection of DER SPIEGEL articles are available in English translation online each week, the printed edition of the magazine is available exclusively in the German language.

How can I subscribe?

From any country other than the United States, please contact DER SPIEGEL's subscriptions department (link is in German) for information and prices about subscribing to the German-language print edition. You can also find information (in German) about foreign subscriptions.

If you would prefer to contact us by mail or telephone, you can do so at the following addresses and numbers:


SPIEGEL-Verlag, 20637 Hamburg, Germany

Personal contact:
Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Central European Time), Sat 10.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Telephone: +49 40 3007-2700
Fax: +49 40 3007-3070,


Subscriptions in the USA are serviced by German Language Publications, 153 S Dean S, Englewood NJ 07631, For current subscription rates please contact:

Is DER SPIEGEL available as an E-Paper?

The German-language edition of DER SPIEGEL magazine is available for subscription or individual purchase as an E-Paper. Each weekly edition is available for download starting at 8 a.m. (Central European Time) on Sundays. Single issues are available for €4. Annual subscriptions are available for €197.60, a savings of 5 percent over the usual cover price. Additional subscription plans are also available, including discounts for students.

Can I read DER SPIEGEL on my iPad, iPhone or Android tablet?

DER SPIEGEL is available as weekly digital edition for the iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones. Our apps are packed with all the journalism you have come to expect in the normal print edition of SPIEGEL as well as exclusive videos, photo galleries, interactive graphics and 360-degree panorama photos. You can also listen to interviews, new songs or historical audio documents. For more information (in Geman) and prices, please visit You can also find the DER SPIEGEL app in the iTunes AppStore.

How can I send a Letter To The Editor relating to an article published in DER SPIEGEL?

All articles reprinted on SPIEGEL ONLINE are clearly labelled with a "From DER SPIEGEL" box in the upper left-hand column. The box also features the cover image of the current issue. If you would like to send a letter to the editor pertaining to a DER SPIEGEL article, please e-mail

All letters must include your postal mailing address and telephone number. The editors of DER SPIEGEL reserve the right to shorten letters and to edit them for clarity as well as to publish them in electronic form.

How can I find articles in the DER SPIEGEL archive?

All German-language articles published in DER SPIEGEL that are older than the most recent 12 months can be found and retrieved for free in our online archive, which features each issue published all the way back to our first in 1947. You can also browse the covers and tables of contents for issues that have been printed during the past 12 months.

Many DER SPIEGEL articles have also been published in English since the launch of the SPIEGEL ONLINE International website in October 2004. You can use our standard search interface to retrieve these articles.

How can I reprint an article which has appeared in DER SPIEGEL?

DER SPIEGEL's international reprints for individuals, companies and institutions outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland are managed by the New York Times Syndicate. For more information, please click here.

For reprint information in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, please contact us via e-mail at or by telephone +49 40/3007-2869 or fax +49 40/3007-2966

Is it true that DER SPIEGEL, SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL TV have moved?

Yes, and you can read all about our new headquarters, which has been pre-verified as adhering to the standards for a gold environmental seal, and is located in Hamburg's exciting new HafenCity development, here.

Still hungry for more information about the SPIEGEL Group?

The SPIEGEL Group publishes an English-language broschure about the operations of its company each year. You can download it as a PDF file here.

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