7 Instagram Accounts To Follow If You’re Learning German

Make your social media usage a bit more informative with these German Instagram accounts.
A person taking a photo of Munich using their iPhone

If you have an Instagram, there’s a pretty good chance that almost everyone you follow uses English. It’s only natural when the world you inhabit is in English, you’ll be surrounded by English language media. If you want to burst out of that single-language bubble, though, it can be harder than you’d think. Finding interesting German Instagram accounts that are both accessible and relevant to your interests requires more than just searching for “#German” on the app. To help you out as you learn German, we’ve compiled some of our favorite German Instagram accounts that cover myriad topics. Once you find one you like, it’ll be a lot easier to find related ones.

For The Language-Focused Instagrammer

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A post shared by Days of Deutsch (@daysofdeutsch) on May 31, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT

If you want to buckle down and just learn some vocabulary, there are many options open to you. One we particularly love for beginners is @daysofdeutsch, which posts photographs accompanied by a vocab word. Think of it like a word-of-the-day calendar that will help you accumulate new terms over time.

For The Memers And Dreamers

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A post shared by Langgoals Deutsch 🇩🇪 (@langgoals_deutsch) on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:52am PDT

Want relatable language content that isn’t explicitly about learning new grammar and vocab? Follow a meme page! The account @langgoals makes memes about learning German, and also life in general. Even better, the captions include the translation, making this a good choice for beginner and intermediate learners.

For The Berlin Lover

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A post shared by @lindaberlin on Mar 18, 2019 at 8:51am PDT

Nothing quite pumps up your learning motivation like seeing the places that you’ll be visiting while speaking your new language. For that we suggest @lindaberlin, who regularly posts photos in and around Berlin, Germany. And for the language element, each photo is accompanied by a short caption in German.

For The Eclectic Sign Reader

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A post shared by NOTES OF BERLIN | by Joab Nist (@notesofberlin) on Aug 23, 2019 at 9:22am PDT

Another Instagram account based in Berlin, @notesofberlin collects pictures of signs that people see around the city. These can range from official communications to passive-aggressive notes people leave outside their apartment buildings. It’s always interesting, and it can also inspire a new hobby for when you’re walking around a city. (Be warned, not all of the posts are safe for work.)

For The News Junkie

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A post shared by tagesschau (@tagesschau) on Aug 22, 2019 at 12:02pm PDT

Again, you have a few options for news on German Instagram, but one we like is @taggesschau. It covers a range of stories both in Germany and around the world, so it’s a solid choice to keep up-to-date on current events while also testing your German skills. It’s probably more suited for intermediate or advanced learners, but it’s a good exercise for anyone.

For The Consumer Of German Culture

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A post shared by Goethe-Institut (@goetheinstitut) on Jul 2, 2019 at 7:54am PDT

The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit organization with branches all around the world, promoting the study of the German language and other aspects of German life. It only makes sense, then, that their Instagram account @goetheinstitut would be a good one to follow. Each photo is accompanied by lengthy German captions, and there’s all kinds of information you can learn with it.

For The Major Foodie

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A post shared by Foodblog & Rezepte (@ess_pression) on Jun 11, 2019 at 11:22am PDT

Learning German with the eventual goal of eating sauerkraut and pretzels? You’ll want to follow @ess_pression, a food blog that goes far beyond the usual German fare. Brush up on your food vocabulary so you can buckle down for the recipes. Or, just stare at the tasty-looking food.

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