Culture time

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Television broadcast
Original title Culture time
Logo 3sat Kulturzeit.jpg
Country of production Germany
original language German
Year (s) since 1995
length 40 minutes
genre Culture
First broadcast October 2, 1995 on 3sat

Kulturzeit is a television magazine on 3sat that is broadcast Monday to Friday from 7:20 pm to 8:00 pm; In addition to culture in the narrower sense, cultural policy issues are also dealt with.


Kulturzeit logo until 2008

On 2. October 1995 was Kulturzeit sent for the first time; Gert Scobel conducted the show.

On April 7, 2008, the program received a new logo, a new design and a new studio backdrop. On the occasion of the 3sat theme day “Imperium Romanum” on Saturday, August 23, 2008, a special edition was broadcast entirely in Latin with the title “O Tempora!”. The 15th anniversary was celebrated with a 3-hour edition entitled “Long Night of Culture”. The program presented excerpts from the past 15 years of culture and the studio hosted interview partners. On December 7th, 2012 the extra edition “Kinderkulturzeit” was broadcast, a program from the perspective of children. The show was moderated by Nina Wegener, the winner of the KiKA composer competition “ Your Song 2012”. On February 7, 2020, the robot Pepper co- hosted an edition of Kulturzeit together with TV host Cécile Schortmann .


The program is produced by an editorial team under the direction of ARD and ZDF in the ZDF studios in Mainz and shows contributions from ARD, ZDF, ORF and SRF as well as self-produced contributions.

According to ZDF, there are costs of around 30,000 euros per episode of the 40-minute broadcast.


Kulturzeit presenter Andrea Meier during the Leipzig Book Fair 2016

The magazine is moderated weekly alternately by Cécile Schortmann (since 2008, ARD ), Nina Mavis Brunner (since 2017, SRF ), Vivian Perkovic (since 2017, ZDF ) and Peter Schneeberger (since 2017, ORF ). Ariane Binder (ARD) has been the representative since 2018 .

Former moderators were Gert Scobel (1995–2007 and, alternatively, in December 2014, ARD ), Andrea Schurian (1995–1997, ORF ), Karin Müller (1995–1997, SF DRS ), Catherine Ann Berger (1997–2003, SF DRS) , Eva Wannenmacher (2003–2004, SF DRS), Ernst A. Grandits (1996–2016, ORF), Tina Mendelsohn (2001–2016, ZDF ) and Andrea Meier (2004–2017, SRF ). From July to September 2006, Max Moor took over the pregnancy replacement for Andrea Meier.

In April 2008 Katrin Bauerfeind hosted the program Baustelle Kulturzeit during the renovation of the Kulturzeit studio decoration .


Web links

Commons : Kulturzeit  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "O Tempora!" - A "Kulturzeit extra" in Latin , accessed on February 11, 2016
  2. 3sat culture time: Children's culture time - A 3sat culture time moderated by a child
  3. ^ ZDF Yearbook 2010: Culture TV with Attitude - 15 Years of "Culture Time"
  4. News programs and magazines - profiles and costs. (No longer available online.) ZDF , August 28, 2014, archived from the original on December 3, 2016 ; accessed on August 30, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. ^ "Kulturzeit extra" 2008 - All special programs of the year: [1] , accessed on February 11, 2016