Frequently Asked Questions Everything You Need to Know about DER SPIEGEL

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know about DER SPIEGEL

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything You Need to Know about DER SPIEGEL


DER SPIEGEL is Germany's leading news magazine and most up-to-date news website. Its journalism is characterized by in-depth investigations, reliable quality and its commitment to investigative journalism. More than 14 million people use content from DER SPIEGEL each week, online and in print. In the editorial offices in Germany as well as in more than 20 correspondent bureaus worldwide, around 500 DER SPIEGEL journalists report, write, provide insights, explain contexts and deliver background information. The spectrum of topics ranges from politics, business and science, medicine and technology, culture and entertainment to media, society and sports. This article from our archive  provides insights into the first decades of DER SPIEGEL’s history.

Where can I find DER SPIEGEL articles?

A selection of DER SPIEGEL articles is available in English  translation online each week. Furthermore, you can read DER SPIEGEL content both on our website and in print, by subscription as well as at German newsstands and major international newsstands around the world. You can find a listing of our sales outlets abroad here.

How can I find articles in the DER SPIEGEL archive?

All German-language articles published in DER SPIEGEL can be found in our online archive , which features each issue published all the way back to our first in 1947. For issues that are only available for sale, you can at least browse the covers, tables of contents and background stories in our archive. Many DER SPIEGEL articles have also been published in English. You can use our standard search interface  to retrieve these articles.

What standards guide the work of the editorial team?

In 2020, DER SPIEGEL’s editorial department developed a new set of editorial standards.  They are a contemporary return to the principles according to which the editorial team has worked since its foundation. The DER SPIEGEL brand book  also provides information on how we define our brand mission statement. Both documents are only available in German.

How can I subscribe?

You can receive the printed DER SPIEGEL by subscribing to the magazine or you can read it online as part of our SPIEGEL+ (in German) digital subscription. With our digital subscription SPIEGEL+ (in German), you can read all SPIEGEL+ articles published on our website, receive our newsletter with special editorial recommendations and also download our complete digital magazine, which is available weekly on Fridays starting at 1 p.m. (CET). The DER SPIEGEL E-paper is also included as a regular part of this subscription. The offerings for the different types of subscriptions for customers abroad can be found in our store (in German), where we also provide additional ways for you to contact us personally:

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CET), Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Telephone: +49 40 3007-2700


In this service article (in German) we provide answers to frequently asked questions about subscriptions, logins and newsletters.

How can I send a Letter To The Editor?

Dialog with our readers is very important to us, so we are always happy to receive feedback from you. If your concern is related to articles published in DER SPIEGEL magazine, please e-mail . For articles published on our digital platform or in other publications, please use our contact form.  

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

If interested, you can obtain permission from us for reprints of articles in newspapers, books, magazines as well as e-books, CD-ROMs and other media. To read all copyright information, please click here . If you are interested in specific licensing rights, please let us know the desired article and your intended use. We will be pleased to make you an offer. Please contact us via e-mail at  or by telephone +49 40 3007-3540.

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