World on Sunday

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description Sunday newspaper
language German
publishing company Axel Springer SE ( Germany )
Headquarters Berlin
First edition August 1, 1948
Frequency of publication Sunday
Sold edition 350,924 copies
( IVW  Q4 / 2017)
Range 0.86 million readers
( MA 2020 I )
Editor-in-chief Johannes Boie
editor Stefan Aust
Web link
ISSN (print)

Die Welt am Sonntag (abbreviation WamS , original spelling WELT AM SONNTAG ) is a German national Sunday newspaper of Axel Springer SE with headquarters in Berlin . The sold circulation was 350,924 copies in 2017, a decrease of 12.7 percent compared to 1998.


Logo until November 2015

Founded Welt am Sonntag in August 1948 in Hamburg as a supplement to the daily newspaper Die Welt with its own editorial staff. Bernhard Menne became the first editor-in-chief . In 1953 it was taken over by the publisher Axel Springer . The editorial office was relocated from Hamburg to Berlin in 2001. In 2006 the editors of Welt am Sonntag were merged with the editors of Welt and Berliner Morgenpost as well as the online editors of the three newspapers.

The edition of Welt am Sonntag on December 1, 2013 was designed by the designer Karl Lagerfeld with his own photos, texts and color illustrations. Karl Lagerfeld titled the cover sheet with The essential thing in life is to reinvent yourself . 2014 was Mario Testino co-editor in chief, in October 2015 Jil Sander co-chief editor of the series Guest Editions for the Welt am Sonntag .

Welt am Sonntag compact

Based on the content of the WamS , a compact edition shortened to 64 pages appears under the title Welt am Sonntag Compact . It was founded in 2010 based on the example of Welt Kompakt in the more manageable tabloid newspaper format . The Sunday newspaper first appeared in North Rhine-Westphalia. From January 30, 2011, Welt am Sonntag Kompakt was also available in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Welt am Sonntag Kompakt has been available throughout Germany since February 17, 2013 .


The rest of the world on Sunday was from the first quarter of 2011 together with the Welt am Sonntag compact expelled. Like most German newspapers , the two papers have lost circulation in recent years. The sold circulation fell from 401,766 copies in the first quarter of 1998 to 350,924 copies in the fourth quarter of 2017. A decrease of 12.7 percent. Since then, the circulation figures are no longer reported to the IVW .

Development of the number of copies sold
Development of the number of copies sold

editorial staff

Die Welt am Sonntag has the following departments: Germany, Politics, Foreign Policy, Economy, Culture, Sport, Life & Science and Style & Travel. In addition to its editorial headquarters in Berlin, the newspaper is represented by two regional editorial offices in Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia and an editorial office in Frankfurt am Main. Since January 2014, Stefan Aust of the publisher of the newspaper. In February 2017 Peter Huth became editor-in-chief of the newspaper. On March 1, 2019, he was replaced by Johannes Boie .

Former editors-in-chief are:


  • 2007: European Newspaper Award , European Newspaper of the Year category "Weekly Newspaper"
  • 2013: European Newspaper Award, European Newspaper of the Year category "Weekly Newspaper"
  • 2013: German Paralympic Media Award , Jürgen Bröker in the Print / Photo category for Welt am Sonntag
  • 2015: LeadAwards , in the category “Contribution of the Year” the car supplement “PS Welt” won a silver medal in Welt am Sonntag
  • 2016: Society for News Design , the articles "Terror in Ramadan", "Difficult to control" and "Chronicle of a non-waged war" in Welt am Sonntag

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. WELT AM SONNTAG on, accessed on May 6, 2018.
  2. Imprint
  3. a b Welt am Sonntag
  4. ^ "Welt am Sonntag" moves from Hamburg to Berlin, January 20, 2001
  5. Die Welt starts online offensive, April 25, 2006
  6. Luxurious WORLD AM SONNTAG: Jil Sander is co-editor-in-chief on October 25th . On:
  7. WELT AM SONNTAG compact . In:, July 24, 2017, accessed on May 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Welt am Sonntag Kompakt , February 20, 2011, p. 2.
  9. Factsheet WELT am SONNTAG 2016 ( Memento from April 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive ). In: (PDF; 422 kB)
  10. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )
  11. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )
  12. Stefan Aust's reform package for WeltN24: new departments, research offensive - but up to 50 jobs will be lost, February 24, 2016
  13. Welt am Sonntag
  14. ^ "Welt" and N24 form the multimedia editorial team, December 9, 2013
  15. Peter Huth becomes editor-in-chief of “Welt am Sonntag”, February 6, 2017
  16. Axel Springer: Johannes Boie replaces Peter Huth as editor-in-chief of Welt am Sonntag, January 29, 2019
  17. Six former editors-in-chief congratulate . In: Welt am Sonntag , August 3, 2008.