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Freundin (meaning Girlfriend in English) is a German language fortnightly women's magazine published in Munich, Germany.

Editor-in-chiefNikolaus Albrecht
CategoriesWomen's magazine
Circulation366,039 (IV/2014)
PublisherBurda Style Group
Year founded1948; 71 years ago (1948)
CompanyHubert Burda Media
Based inMunich


History and profileEdit

Freundin was established in 1948.[1][2] The magazine is part of Hubert Burda Media[3] and is published by Burda Style Group[4] on a fortnightly basis on Wednesdays.[1][5] The headquarters of the magazine is in Munich.[4][6] Nikolaus Albrecht is the editor-in-chief of the magazine of which target audience is women from the age of 25 years.[5]

The magazine started its website in 1996.[7] Renate Rosenthal is one of the former editors-in-chief of Freundin.[2]


In 2001 Freundin was the thirty-fifth best-selling women's magazine worldwide with a circulation of 605,000 copies.[8] The circulation of the magazine during the fourth quarter of 2003 was 465,418 copies.[2] During the fourth quarter of 2004 its circulation was 517,269 copies.[1] The circulation of the magazine 516,443 copies in 2010.[9] The magazine had a circulation of 366,039 copies in the fourth quarter of 2014.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Women's Magazines in Germany" (PDF). Hamburg: Gruner+Jahr. March 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Medium of the Week - Freundin revamps in bid to restore its readership". BrandRepublic. 30 April 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ John Sandford (3 April 2013). Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture. Routledge. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-136-81603-1. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "MA 2011/II: Burda still number 1". Hubert Burda Media. 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Profile". Burda Community Network. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  7. ^ Kaiser, Ulrich (February 2002). "The Effects of Website Provision on the Demand for German Women's Magazines". NBER Working Paper No. 8806. doi:10.3386/w8806.
  8. ^ "Top 50 Women's magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.

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