German websites for learners

German Web addresses (URL) are normally very simple.

If you know the name of a company, organisation, newspaper etc, it's worth a try to type in the name after the www and add 'de'. You normally don't have to worry about 'org', 'ac', 'co' etc. Some big companies might have 'com' or 'net' instead of 'de' as a suffix. For example, if you are interested to find out about Audi cars, the address is:  Many German websites offer you an English language version.

The address ending for Germany is 'de', for Austria 'at', for Switzerland 'ch' and 'li' for Liechtenstein.

German search engines / catalogues



Search engine for news and newspapers

Politics and Society

Television and radio stations


Tourism and travel

Culture, entertainment, cinema, leisure


Money, finance and commerce

Consumer interests and shopping

Language courses and exams


Jobs and careers


Gateway sites with material for learners and teachers

Language learning material/exercises

Online bookshops

Online dictionary