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German Listening Comprehension

Audio from Schau ins Land

Audio Files with Transcripts and Study Guides

Listening Practice for Intermediate to Advanced Learners of German

Work on your German listening comprehension with these interesting audio exercises, German sound files-each with a study guide, glossary, quiz, complete transcript, and translation.

Schau ins Land is a German audiomagazine for intermediate and advanced speakers (read my review). Below you'll find selected listening exercise excerpts from the Schau ins Land audiomagazine. - Viel Spaß!


  1. Besuch im Reichstag Neu!
    "Der Reichstag ist, ... es ist etwas Spezielles, die Geschichte schon drum herum. Wer hier in Berlin ist und nicht im Reichstag war, der war nie in Berlin." (An audio visit to Germany's parliament and one of Germany's most historic landmarks.)
  2. Geschichte der deutschen Autobahn
    Am 6. August 1932 wurde in Deutschland die erste kreuzungsfreie Straße für die Kraftfahrzeuge dem Verkehr übergeben. (The first section of the Autobahn, one of Germany's best-known inventions, was opened to traffic on August 6, 1932.)
  3. Servus, Herr Oberkellner
    Schau ins Land berichtet von einem gewissen Herrn Robert aus dem legendären Landtmann-Café in der Wiener Innenstadt. (A report from the legendary Landtmann Café in the center of Vienna.)
  4. Amerikanischer Soldatensender AFN
    Als amerikanische Soldaten in Deutschland waren, war der Soldatensender AFN auch dabei. (When the G.I.'s were in Germany, the AFN radio and TV network was also there to help make them feel at home.)

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NOTE: These sound files and transcripts were originally published in Schau ins Land audiomagazine (read my review) and are used with the permission of Champs-Élysées, Inc.

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