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Short description: German weekly business news magazine

WirtschaftsWoche Logo
Editor-in-chiefBeat Balzli
CategoriesBusiness magazine
Circulation155,085 (for the second half of 2013)
PublisherMiriam Meckel
Year founded1926
Based inDüsseldorf

Wirtschaftswoche is a German weekly business news magazine published in Germany . “Wirtschaft” means economy (including business) and “Woche” is week.

History and profile

For many years, Wirtschaftswoche was published weekly[1][2] on Thursdays, but since March 2006, this has been changed to Mondays. The editorial office is in Düsseldorf. The publisher is Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt[1] which also publishes Handelsblatt.[3]

The magazine provides business- and economy-related news.[2] Its target audience is managers and business people.[2][4] In November 2014 Miriam Meckel was appointed editor-in-chief of the weekly.[5] Under the leadership of Miriam Meckel, WirtschaftsWoche has gone through a major structural as well as design relaunch with edition 20/2015. The magazine has slightly changed its logo as part of this redesign.


In the period of 2001-2002 Wirtschaftswoche had a circulation of 187,000 copies.[1] For the first quarter of 2005 the circulation of the magazine was 183,156 copies, making it the best-selling weekly business publication in Germany.[6]

The circulation of Wirtschaftswoche was 182,603 copies in 2010.[4] Its paid circulation was 155,085 copies in the second half of 2013.[7]

According to Ronald P. Dore, Wirtschaftswoche is the main German business weekly.[8]


  • since 1971 Peter Sweerts-Sporck,
  • since 1973 Claus Jacobi and Paul C. Martin,
  • since 1974 Hans Zinken,
  • since 1978 Karlheinz Vater, Conrad Ahlers and Horst Kerlikowski,
  • since 1979 Karlheinz Vater,
  • since 1984 Wolfram Baentsch,
  • since 1991 Stefan Baron and Volker Wolff,
  • 1995–2007 Stefan Baron,
  • 2007–2014 Roland Tichy,
  • 2014–2017 Miriam Meckel,
  • since April 2017 Beat Balzli

See also

  • List of magazines in Germany


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