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Bild Am Sonntag

Bild am Sonntag
Logo Bild am Sonntag (Bams).svg
TypeSunday newspaper
Owner(s)Axel Springer AG
EditorMarion Horn
Founded29 April 1956; 64 years ago (1956-04-29)
Circulation1,066,330 (Q2 2016)
Sister newspapersBild

Bild am Sonntag (BamS) is the largest-selling German national Sunday newspaper published in Berlin, Germany.

History and profile

Bild am Sonntag was first published on 29 April 1956.[1] The paper is published weekly by Axel Springer AG and is a sister paper to the Monday-to-Saturday Bild. Its editor from 2008 to 2013 was Walter Mayer.[2] The new editorship is taken by Marion Horn since 2013. The paper publishes the Goldenes Lenkrad (Golden Steering Wheel) award each year.


The Bild am Sonntag as well as the Bild-Zeitung are amongst the German Newspapers with the largest losses in circulation in recent years.

During the second quarter of 1992 the circulation of Bild am Sonntag was 2.6 million copies.[3] Its circulation was 2.5 million copies in 1997.[4]

Bild am Sonntag had an average circulation of 2,023,000 copies in 2003.[5] The paper had a circulation of 2,161,502 copies during the third quarter of 2004 and 2,042,128 copies during the third quarter of 2005.[6] Its circulation was 2,014,352 copies during the third quarter of 2006,[6] and was 2,164,000 copies for 2006 as a whole.[7]

Its circulation fell to 1,873,354 copies during the third quarter of 2007 and to 1,780,934 copies during the third quarter of 2008.[6] The circulation of the paper was 1,577,764 copies in 2010[8] and 1,388,009 copies in 2012.[9] During the second quarter of 2016 the paper had a circulation of 1,066,330 copies.[10]


  • Rudolf Michael (1956-1958)[1]
  • Oskar Bezold (1958- 1960)[1]
  • Hans Bluhm (1960-1964)[1]
  • Peter Boenisch (1965-1970)[1]
  • Peter Bachér (1970-1974)[1]
  • Ewald Struwe (1974-1984)[1]
  • Willi Schmitt and Wolfgang Kryszohn (1984-1987 as co-editors)[1]
  • Willi Schmitt (sole editor 1987-1989)[1]
  • Michael H. Spreng (1989-2000)[1]
  • Claus Strunz (2000-2008)[1][2]
  • Walter Mayer (2008-2013)[1][2]
  • Marion Horn (since 2013)[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Helmut Böger, Bild, 8 May 2011, Die Story von BamS ist auch seine Story
  2. ^ a b c Personalien: Chefredakteurswechsel bei BILD am SONNTAG, B.Z./B.Z. am Sonntag und Hamburger Abendblatt Archived 17 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine Axel Springer. 10 July 2008
  3. ^ Georg Hellack (1992). "Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Report). Inter Nationes. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Frank Esser (September 1999). "'Tabloidization' of News". European Journal of Communication. 14 (3). Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "European Publishing Monitor" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Archived from the original (Report) on 10 October 2017. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "New circulation figures for the third quarter 2008". Adnative. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Helmut K Anheier; Yudhishthir Raj Isar (17 September 2008). Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy. SAGE Publications. p. 460. ISBN 978-1-4462-0261-6. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Europe Economics - consultation on VAT 2013" (PDF). EMMA. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Advertising rates Magazines 2016". Media Impact. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Marion Horn übernimmt Chefredaktion von BILD am SONNTAG" [Marion Horn takes the editorship of Bild am Sonntag]. Axel Springer AG (in German). 13 September 2013. Retrieved 2014.

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