German tabloid newspaper

Bild (often called Bild-Zeitung by Germans) is a German tabloid newspaper. It is the most popular newspaper in Europe. It was created in 1952. It has been heavily criticized in the past decades and was compared to The Sun.[5]

Front page, 17 August 1961
TypeDaily tabloid (except Sundays and public holidays)
FormatBroadsheet ("nordisch" size: 376 x 528 mm)
Owner(s)Axel Springer SE
Editor-in-chiefMarion Horn [de][1]
EditorJohannes Boie
Alexandra Würzbach
Founded24 June 1952; 71 years ago (1952-06-24)
Political alignmentCentre-right[2] to right-wing[3]
Circulation1,150,181 (Print, 2021)
458,952 (Digital, 2020)


  1. "Marion Horn: So tickt die neue Bild-Chefin" (in German). Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jordana Silverstein, Rachel Stevens, ed. (2021). Refugee Journeys: Histories of Resettlement, Representation and Resistance. ANU Press. p. 91. ISBN 9781760464196. ... Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), centre-right, liberal conservative • Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), centre-left, progressive liberalism • Bildzeitung, centre-right, conservative populist tabloid • Frankfurter Rundschau (FR), ...
  3. "How Germany's Right-Wing Tabloid Learned to Love Refugees". 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  4. Noack, Rick (31 August 2015). "In Germany, tabloids welcome refugees. In Britain, they propose sending the army to keep them out". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2015-09-15. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  5. "Sex, Smut and Shock: Bild Zeitung Rules Germany". Der Spiegel. 2006-04-25. ISSN 2195-1349. Retrieved 2024-02-24.