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Germany was one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 1956 apart from 1996 when its entry failed to qualify from a pre-selection round.

🇩🇪 Want to read Eurovision news in German? Go to Eurovision.de
Germany's early decades at the Eurovision Song Contest were a mixed bag; a couple of top five placings but finishing last with zero points in two contests running in 1964 and 1965. It would take Germany until 1970 to reach the top three for the first time when Katja Epstein represented the country in Amsterdam.
Germany's most successful decade at the Eurovision Song Contest was the 1980s where the country notched up six top five placings including four second places and its first victory in 1982 when Nicole won the contest in Harrogate with Ein bißchen Frieden. In 2010 Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the second time with the song Satellite.
German songwriter Ralph Siegel is one of the most notable figures in the competition having written more than 20 different entries, including Germany's first winner in 1982.

The basics

Full country name
Federal Republic of Germany
Capital
Berlin
Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Lugano 1956Walter Andreas SchwarzIm Wartesaal Zum Großen Glück02
Lugano 1956Freddy QuinnSo Geht Das Jede Nacht02
Frankfurt 1957Margot HielscherTelefon, Telefon84
Hilversum 1958Margot HielscherFür Zwei Groschen Musik57
Cannes 1959Alice and Ellen KesslerHeut' Woll'n Wir Tanzen Geh'n58
London 1960Wyn HoopBonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!114
Cannes 1961Lale AndersenEinmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder313
Luxembourg 1962Conny FroboessZwei Kleine Italiener96
London 1963Heidi BrühlMarcel
Final59
Copenhagen 1964Nora NovaMan Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne013
Naples 1965Ulla WiesnerParadies, Wo Bist Du?015
Luxembourg 1966Margot EskensDie Zeiger Der Uhr710
Vienna 1967Inge BrückAnouschka78
London 1968Wencke MyhreEin Hoch Der Liebe116
Madrid 1969Siw MalmkvistPrimaballerina89
Amsterdam 1970Katja EbsteinWunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder123
Dublin 1971Katja EbsteinDiese Welt1003
Edinburgh 1972Mary RoosNur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben1073
Luxembourg 1973GitteJunger Tag858
Brighton 1974Cindy und BertDie Sommermelodie314
Stockholm 1975Joy FlemingEin Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein1517
The Hague 1976Les Humphries SingersSing, Sang, Song1215
London 1977Silver ConventionTelegram558
Paris 1978Ireen SheerFeuer846
Jerusalem 1979Dschinghis KhanDschinghis Khan864
The Hague 1980Katja EbsteinTheater1282
Dublin 1981Lena ValaitisJohnny Blue1322
Harrogate 1982NicoleEin Bißchen Frieden1611
Munich 1983Hoffmann und HoffmannRücksicht945
Luxembourg 1984Mary RoosAufrecht Geh'n3413
Gothenburg 1985WindFür Alle1052
Bergen 1986Ingrid PetersÜber Die Brücke Geh'n628
Brussels 1987WindLaß Die Sonne In Dein Herz1412
Dublin 1988Maxi and Chris GardenLied Für Einen Freund4814
Lausanne 1989Nino de AngeloFlieger4614
Zagreb 1990Chris Kempers and Daniel KovacFrei Zu Leben609
Rome 1991Atlantis 2000Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben1018
Malmö 1992WindTräume Sind Für Alle Da2716
Millstreet 1993Münchener FreiheitViel Zu Weit1818
Dublin 1994MeKaDoWir Geben 'ne Party1283
Dublin 1995Stone and StoneVerliebt In Dich123
Dublin 1997Bianca ShomburgZeit2218
Birmingham 1998Guildo HornGuildo Hat Euch Lieb867
Jerusalem 1999SürprizReise Nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat1403
Stockholm 2000Stefan RaabWadde Hadde Dudde Da965
Copenhagen 2001MichelleWer Liebe Lebt668
Tallinn 2002Corinna MayI Can't Live Without Music1721
Riga 2003LouLet’s Get Happy5311
Istanbul 2004Max (Maximilian Mutzke)Can't Wait Until Tonight
Grand Final938
Kyiv 2005GraciaRun & Hide
Grand Final424
Athens 2006Texas LightningNo, No, Never
Grand Final3614
Helsinki 2007Roger CiceroFrauen Regieren Die Welt
Grand Final4919
Belgrade 2008No AngelsDisappear
Grand Final1423
Moscow 2009Alex Swings Oscar Sings!Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Grand Final3520
Oslo 2010LenaSatellite
Grand Final2461
Düsseldorf 2011LenaTaken By A Stranger
Grand Final10710
Baku 2012Roman LobStanding Still
Grand Final1108
Malmö 2013CascadaGlorious
Grand Final1821
Copenhagen 2014ElaizaIs it right
Grand Final3918
Vienna 2015Ann SophieBlack Smoke
Grand Final027
Stockholm 2016Jamie-LeeGhost
Grand Final1126
Kyiv 2017LevinaPerfect Life
Grand Final625
Lisbon 2018Michael SchulteYou Let Me Walk Alone
Grand Final0

Germany was one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 1956 apart from 1996 when its entry failed to qualify from a pre-selection round.

🇩🇪 Want to read Eurovision news in German? Go to Eurovision.de
Germany's early decades at the Eurovision Song Contest were a mixed bag; a couple of top five placings but finishing last with zero points in two contests running in 1964 and 1965. It would take Germany until 1970 to reach the top three for the first time when Katja Epstein represented the country in Amsterdam.
Germany's most successful decade at the Eurovision Song Contest was the 1980s where the country notched up six top five placings including four second places and its first victory in 1982 when Nicole won the contest in Harrogate with Ein bißchen Frieden. In 2010 Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the second time with the song Satellite.
German songwriter Ralph Siegel is one of the most notable figures in the competition having written more than 20 different entries, including Germany's first winner in 1982.

The basics

Full country name
Federal Republic of Germany
Capital
Berlin
Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Lugano 1956Walter Andreas SchwarzIm Wartesaal Zum Großen Glück02
Lugano 1956Freddy QuinnSo Geht Das Jede Nacht02
Frankfurt 1957Margot HielscherTelefon, Telefon84
Hilversum 1958Margot HielscherFür Zwei Groschen Musik57
Cannes 1959Alice and Ellen KesslerHeut' Woll'n Wir Tanzen Geh'n58
London 1960Wyn HoopBonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!114
Cannes 1961Lale AndersenEinmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder313
Luxembourg 1962Conny FroboessZwei Kleine Italiener96
London 1963Heidi BrühlMarcel
Final59
Copenhagen 1964Nora NovaMan Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne013
Naples 1965Ulla WiesnerParadies, Wo Bist Du?015
Luxembourg 1966Margot EskensDie Zeiger Der Uhr710
Vienna 1967Inge BrückAnouschka78
London 1968Wencke MyhreEin Hoch Der Liebe116
Madrid 1969Siw MalmkvistPrimaballerina89
Amsterdam 1970Katja EbsteinWunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder123
Dublin 1971Katja EbsteinDiese Welt1003
Edinburgh 1972Mary RoosNur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben1073
Luxembourg 1973GitteJunger Tag858
Brighton 1974Cindy und BertDie Sommermelodie314
Stockholm 1975Joy FlemingEin Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein1517
The Hague 1976Les Humphries SingersSing, Sang, Song1215
London 1977Silver ConventionTelegram558
Paris 1978Ireen SheerFeuer846
Jerusalem 1979Dschinghis KhanDschinghis Khan864
The Hague 1980Katja EbsteinTheater1282
Dublin 1981Lena ValaitisJohnny Blue1322
Harrogate 1982NicoleEin Bißchen Frieden1611
Munich 1983Hoffmann und HoffmannRücksicht945
Luxembourg 1984Mary RoosAufrecht Geh'n3413
Gothenburg 1985WindFür Alle1052
Bergen 1986Ingrid PetersÜber Die Brücke Geh'n628
Brussels 1987WindLaß Die Sonne In Dein Herz1412
Dublin 1988Maxi and Chris GardenLied Für Einen Freund4814
Lausanne 1989Nino de AngeloFlieger4614
Zagreb 1990Chris Kempers and Daniel KovacFrei Zu Leben609
Rome 1991Atlantis 2000Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben1018
Malmö 1992WindTräume Sind Für Alle Da2716
Millstreet 1993Münchener FreiheitViel Zu Weit1818
Dublin 1994MeKaDoWir Geben 'ne Party1283
Dublin 1995Stone and StoneVerliebt In Dich123
Dublin 1997Bianca ShomburgZeit2218
Birmingham 1998Guildo HornGuildo Hat Euch Lieb867
Jerusalem 1999SürprizReise Nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat1403
Stockholm 2000Stefan RaabWadde Hadde Dudde Da965
Copenhagen 2001MichelleWer Liebe Lebt668
Tallinn 2002Corinna MayI Can't Live Without Music1721
Riga 2003LouLet’s Get Happy5311
Istanbul 2004Max (Maximilian Mutzke)Can't Wait Until Tonight
Grand Final938
Kyiv 2005GraciaRun & Hide
Grand Final424
Athens 2006Texas LightningNo, No, Never
Grand Final3614
Helsinki 2007Roger CiceroFrauen Regieren Die Welt
Grand Final4919
Belgrade 2008No AngelsDisappear
Grand Final1423
Moscow 2009Alex Swings Oscar Sings!Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Grand Final3520
Oslo 2010LenaSatellite
Grand Final2461
Düsseldorf 2011LenaTaken By A Stranger
Grand Final10710
Baku 2012Roman LobStanding Still
Grand Final1108
Malmö 2013CascadaGlorious
Grand Final1821
Copenhagen 2014ElaizaIs it right
Grand Final3918
Vienna 2015Ann SophieBlack Smoke
Grand Final027
Stockholm 2016Jamie-LeeGhost
Grand Final1126
Kyiv 2017LevinaPerfect Life
Grand Final625
Lisbon 2018Michael SchulteYou Let Me Walk Alone
Grand Final0

The basics

Full country name
Federal Republic of Germany
Capital
Berlin

Germany was one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 1956 apart from 1996 when its entry failed to qualify from a pre-selection round.

🇩🇪 Want to read Eurovision news in German? Go to Eurovision.de
Germany's early decades at the Eurovision Song Contest were a mixed bag; a couple of top five placings but finishing last with zero points in two contests running in 1964 and 1965. It would take Germany until 1970 to reach the top three for the first time when Katja Epstein represented the country in Amsterdam.
Germany's most successful decade at the Eurovision Song Contest was the 1980s where the country notched up six top five placings including four second places and its first victory in 1982 when Nicole won the contest in Harrogate with Ein bißchen Frieden. In 2010 Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the second time with the song Satellite.
German songwriter Ralph Siegel is one of the most notable figures in the competition having written more than 20 different entries, including Germany's first winner in 1982.
Event
Represented by
Song
PointsRank
Lugano 1956Walter Andreas SchwarzIm Wartesaal Zum Großen Glück02
Lugano 1956Freddy QuinnSo Geht Das Jede Nacht02
Frankfurt 1957Margot HielscherTelefon, Telefon84
Hilversum 1958Margot HielscherFür Zwei Groschen Musik57
Cannes 1959Alice and Ellen KesslerHeut' Woll'n Wir Tanzen Geh'n58
London 1960Wyn HoopBonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!114
Cannes 1961Lale AndersenEinmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder313
Luxembourg 1962Conny FroboessZwei Kleine Italiener96
London 1963Heidi BrühlMarcel
Final59
Copenhagen 1964Nora NovaMan Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne013
Naples 1965Ulla WiesnerParadies, Wo Bist Du?015
Luxembourg 1966Margot EskensDie Zeiger Der Uhr710
Vienna 1967Inge BrückAnouschka78
London 1968Wencke MyhreEin Hoch Der Liebe116
Madrid 1969Siw MalmkvistPrimaballerina89
Amsterdam 1970Katja EbsteinWunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder123
Dublin 1971Katja EbsteinDiese Welt1003
Edinburgh 1972Mary RoosNur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben1073
Luxembourg 1973GitteJunger Tag858
Brighton 1974Cindy und BertDie Sommermelodie314
Stockholm 1975Joy FlemingEin Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein1517
The Hague 1976Les Humphries SingersSing, Sang, Song1215
London 1977Silver ConventionTelegram558
Paris 1978Ireen SheerFeuer846
Jerusalem 1979Dschinghis KhanDschinghis Khan864
The Hague 1980Katja EbsteinTheater1282
Dublin 1981Lena ValaitisJohnny Blue1322
Harrogate 1982NicoleEin Bißchen Frieden1611
Munich 1983Hoffmann und HoffmannRücksicht945
Luxembourg 1984Mary RoosAufrecht Geh'n3413
Gothenburg 1985WindFür Alle1052
Bergen 1986Ingrid PetersÜber Die Brücke Geh'n628
Brussels 1987WindLaß Die Sonne In Dein Herz1412
Dublin 1988Maxi and Chris GardenLied Für Einen Freund4814
Lausanne 1989Nino de AngeloFlieger4614
Zagreb 1990Chris Kempers and Daniel KovacFrei Zu Leben609
Rome 1991Atlantis 2000Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben1018
Malmö 1992WindTräume Sind Für Alle Da2716
Millstreet 1993Münchener FreiheitViel Zu Weit1818
Dublin 1994MeKaDoWir Geben 'ne Party1283
Dublin 1995Stone and StoneVerliebt In Dich123
Dublin 1997Bianca ShomburgZeit2218
Birmingham 1998Guildo HornGuildo Hat Euch Lieb867
Jerusalem 1999SürprizReise Nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat1403
Stockholm 2000Stefan RaabWadde Hadde Dudde Da965
Copenhagen 2001MichelleWer Liebe Lebt668
Tallinn 2002Corinna MayI Can't Live Without Music1721
Riga 2003LouLet’s Get Happy5311
Istanbul 2004Max (Maximilian Mutzke)Can't Wait Until Tonight
Grand Final938
Kyiv 2005GraciaRun & Hide
Grand Final424
Athens 2006Texas LightningNo, No, Never
Grand Final3614
Helsinki 2007Roger CiceroFrauen Regieren Die Welt
Grand Final4919
Belgrade 2008No AngelsDisappear
Grand Final1423
Moscow 2009Alex Swings Oscar Sings!Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Grand Final3520
Oslo 2010LenaSatellite
Grand Final2461
Düsseldorf 2011LenaTaken By A Stranger
Grand Final10710
Baku 2012Roman LobStanding Still
Grand Final1108
Malmö 2013CascadaGlorious
Grand Final1821
Copenhagen 2014ElaizaIs it right
Grand Final3918
Vienna 2015Ann SophieBlack Smoke
Grand Final027
Stockholm 2016Jamie-LeeGhost
Grand Final1126
Kyiv 2017LevinaPerfect Life
Grand Final625
Lisbon 2018Michael SchulteYou Let Me Walk Alone
Grand Final0
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Official Partner
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Official Partner
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Official Partner
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