Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
FAS logo
description Sunday newspaper
language German
publishing company Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH ( Germany )
Headquarters Frankfurt am Main
First edition September 30, 2001
Frequency of publication Sunday
Sold edition 190,624 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Sun)
Range 0.83 million readers
( MA 2019 II )
editor Gerald Braunberger
Jürgen Kaube
Carsten Knop
Berthold Kohler
executive Director Thomas Lindner (Chairman)
Volker Breid
Web link
ZDB 2060557-2

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung ( FAS or FAS for short ) is the Sunday newspaper of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ( FAZ ). The sold circulation is 190,624 copies, a decrease of 23 percent since 2001.


Originally only distributed as a regional newspaper in the Rhine-Main area , it has been available nationwide since September 30, 2001.

In February 2020 it was announced that the newspaper should be published on Saturdays as a test due to falling sales outlets and problems with Sunday delivery in some areas.

editorial staff

Despite the common use such. B. the editorial resources with the FAZ , the FAS acts independently and has 50 additional editors.


The appearance differs significantly from the FAZ in terms of the layout , the consistent four-color scheme and its own bread- and -butter font , Janson . A distinguishing feature are the often used small illustrations at the beginning of the article, so-called vignettes , which come from the illustrator Bengt Fosshag , among others . In 2015 there was a relaunch and a more or less renaming to “the new FAS”.


The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung was able to maintain its circulation until 2012, since then it has been decreasing, as with most German newspapers . The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 4% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 7.1%. It is currently 190,624 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 77.7 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung at a glance., accessed on August 22, 2018 .
  2. FAS: Patrick Bernau and Georg Meck manage business editorial. Meedia , August 22, 2018, accessed August 22, 2018 .
  3. according to IVW ( details on )
  4. ^ Meedia : “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”: “FAZ” boss Thomas Lindner tests Saturday as an EVT ; accessed on February 16, 2020
  5. ↑ A fresh wind of reading for your Sundays! FAZ , September 2, 2015, archived from the original on February 21, 2017 .;
  6. ( Memento of the original from November 12, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. according to IVW ( online )
  8. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Sun ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  9. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )