List of German hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard rock solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The hard rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German hard rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
You can rank all of these bands, from Scorpions to Helloween.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from Germany?" and "Which hard rock bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.