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German rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good german rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top german rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. German rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all german rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest german rock bands of all time, since the most famous german rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best german rock music.

You can click on the german rock band names to see more information about that particular notable german rock group. If they're near the top of the best german rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top german rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the german rock band names themselves.

These artists, like Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Blackmail include images when available. Vote up the best artists so that they get close to the top of the list. Also, you should vote on artists like Böhse Onkelz and Silbermond, if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in german rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new german rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of german rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into german rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good german rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent german rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best german rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest german rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular german rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
irinel-pascu added Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

2
152 54
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
janolvegg added Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

3
35 19
Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Blind Guardian Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

4
50 36
Helloween is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Helloween Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

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47 34
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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44 34
Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Mark Lanzarotta added Die Toten Hosen Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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36 27
Accept is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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28 22
CAN is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added CAN Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
27 21
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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21 15
Eloy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Eloy Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive rock

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8 2
Doro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Doro

12
23 18
Neu! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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23 18
Amon Düül II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Amon Düül II Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

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15 10
Fettes Brot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Fettes Brot Hip hop music, Pop rap, German hip hop

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

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28 25
Die Ärzte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Die Ärzte Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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15 11
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

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19 16
Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Nina Hagen Band New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

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6 2
OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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14 11
Beatsteaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Beatsteaks Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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12 9
Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Alphaville Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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10 7
Cluster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Cluster Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

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15 13
Subway to Sally is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
MTNebelheim added Subway to Sally Medieval metal, Industrial metal, Folk rock

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9 7
Marius Müller-Westernhagen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Marius Müller-Westernhagen

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9 7
Die Fantastischen Vier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Die Fantastischen Vier Hip hop music, Pop rap, German hip hop

25
11 10
Herbert Grönemeyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Herbert Grönemeyer Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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10 9
Klaus Schulze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Klaus Schulze Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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9 8
Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Ash Ra Tempel Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

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9 8
Faust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Faust Krautrock, Experimental rock, Progressive rock

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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14 14
Nico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Nico Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

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7 6
The Notwist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added The Notwist Noise rock, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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7 6
Wir sind Helden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Wir sind Helden Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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12 12
Nena is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Nena Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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9 9
Karlheinz Stockhausen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Karlheinz Stockhausen Musique concrète, Opera, Chamber music

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7 7
Ideal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Ideal Neue Deutsche Welle

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5 5
Tocotronic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Tocotronic Alternative rock, Indie rock

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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3 3
Gas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Gas Intelligent dance music, Ambient music, Techno

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3 3
Phillip Boa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Phillip Boa Indie, Heavy metal

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8 9
Kraftklub is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Kraftklub Rock music

39
8 9
Grobschnitt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Grobschnitt Pop rock, Neue Deutsche Welle, Progressive rock

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6 7
Popol Vuh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Popol Vuh Krautrock, New Age, Ambient music

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6 7
Manuel Göttsching is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Manuel Göttsching

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5 6
Agitation Free is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Agitation Free Krautrock, Space rock, Experimental rock

The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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5 6
Spliff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Spliff NDW

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4 5
Slime is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
punksnotdead added Slime Punk rock

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13 16
Ton Steine Scherben is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
Ton Steine Scherben German rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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3 4
Oval is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Oval Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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3 4
Moderat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Moderat Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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3 4
Bohren & der Club of Gore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Bohren & der Club of Gore Downtempo, Indie, Experimental music

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3 4
Element of Crime is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Element of Crime Pop music, Rock music

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3 4
Fehlfarben is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Rock Bands/Artists
julian-matthias added Fehlfarben New Wave, Punk rock