Deutsche Dialekte - Linkverzeichnis
(German Dialects Link Catalogue - Paul Joyce)

University of Portsmouth


  Sprachkarte - Dialekte in Mecklenburg und Vorpommern  Includes sound files!
This excellent dialect map of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides mp3 audio files of the dialect spoken in 22 different regions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

  Niederdeutsche Sprache und Kultur in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
This guide to all aspects of Low German language and culture in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern contains amongst other things a brief history of the Low German language and a guide to Low German literature.

  In Mäkelbörg - Deutsche Welle Dialektatlas
As part of its dialect atlas, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has provided a series of articles on the Plattdeutsch spoken in Mecklenburg.

  Mecklenburgisch - Wikipedia
A brief introduction to the Mecklenburgisch dialect from the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

  The Low German Language - Mecklenburg
A brief description of some of the key characteristics of the language spoken in Mecklenburg.

  Einfach nachschlagen - Plattdeutsch  Includes sound files!
Some key Plattdeutsch terms explained in standard German by Deutsche Welle with sound files.

  Mecklenburgisches Wörterbuch
The Mecklenburgisch Dictionary (MWB) aims to depict the whole Low German vocabulary of the Mecklenburgisch dialect from the German settlement of the region in the Middle Ages to the present day.

  Pommersches Wörterbuch
This dictionary seeks to represent the language used in the former Prussian province of Pomerania in accordance with the borders of 1936.

  Plattdütsches Wörterbuch
This online dictionary of words and phrases found in Plattdeutsch in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is based on Renate Herrmann-Winter's 'Plattdeutsch-hochdeutsche Wörterbuch'.

  Plattdütsch ann Sünndag
As the title suggests, this radio programme is broadcast every Sunday on the radio station NDR 1 Radio MV.

Verbände und Vereine

  Stiftung Mecklenburg, Sachbereich Niederdeutsch
The Stiftung Mecklenburg works together with the Zentrum für Niederdeutsch in Ratzeburg to research Low German in both Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein. They have produced a number of Plattdeutsch school books to further the usage of the language.

  Volkskulturinstitut Mecklenburg und Vorpommern
This institution aims to support the usage of Low German laguage and popular culture in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

  Niederdeutsch - Landesheimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The Landesheimatverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern organises a number of national and regional activities to Low German vocabulary of the Mecklenburgisch dialect from the German settlement of the region in the Middle Ages to the present day.

  Plattdütsch Verein "Klönsnack Rostocker 7" e.V.  Includes sound files!
This Plattdeutsch association based in Rostock broadcasts a live programm every month in Plattdeutsch on the Rostocker Offener Kanal. A livestream of this can be accessed from the association's website.

  Dei Plattdütschen
This homepage of a Plattdeutsch association based in Anklam is written in Low German.

  Der Plattdütsche Verein to Rehna e. V.
Information about a Plattdeutsch society in Rehna.


  Plattdeutsche Hörprobe - Wat ist denn dat?  Includes sound files!
Read and listen to some Plattdeutsch texts from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Deutsche Welle's dialect atlas.

  Jahresringe Rostock e.V. - Plattdüütsch-Krink
A series of articles written in Plattdeutsch as it is spoken in the Rostock area by members of the association Jahresringe Rostock.

  Mekelnborgsch - De Nettelkönig
A text in Mecklenburg Low Saxon written and narrated by Hannelore Hinz.

  Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch - Uni Marburg
A collection of Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch texts collated by W. Näser of Marburg University.

  Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch - As ik noch 'n lütt'n Jung'n wer
The first of the three texts on this page is written in Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch.


  Fritz Reuter - Texte
A number of texts by Fritz Reuter, an author born in Stavenhagen, have been put online as part of the Gutenberg project.

  Fritz Reuter - Olle Kamellen VI: Dörchläuchting
Fritz Reuter's dialect texts are written in the Mecklenburg dialect of Stavenhagen.

  Rudolf Tarnow - Biographie und Texte
The author Rudolf Tarnow was born in Parchim in 1867 and wrote a number of Plattdeutsch texts, a few of which are shown on this website.


  Niederdeutsche Bühnen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
An overview of the work done by Low German theatre companies in keeping the language alive in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

  Fritz Reuter Bühne Schwerin
Based at the Mecklenburg State Theatre in Schwerin, this theatre company stages a variety of new Plattdeutsch productions every year, many of them comedies.

  Plattdütsch Späldäl to Stralsund e.V.
Formed in 1920, this theatre company in Stralsund is the only Low German theatre in Vorpommern.

  Niederdeutsche Bühne Wismar
The Low German theatre company in Wismar was founded in 1925 and performs mainly comedies in Plattdeutsch dialect.


  De Klaashahns
Formed in Warnemünde, this group sings local sea shanties.

  Lisa Kleeth
Lisa Kleeth has published a book containing the texts to 111 folk songs. A number of these are also reproduced on her homepage.

  Wolfgang Kniep
Based in Leisterförde, the author and entertainer Wolfgang Kniep has recorded a number of albums of songs written in the dialect of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He has also made regular appearances on North German radio and television.

  De Plattfööt
Since 1980, Peter Wilke and Klaus Lass from Warnemünde have made four LPs and six CDs of their Plattdeutsch songs.

  Wolfgang Rieck
The songwriter Wolfgang Rieck has been making music since 1972, either solo or as a member of other projects.

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