This thesis addresses the “Bündische Jugend” Youth Movement in Germany after the First World War. Compared to the other youth leagues the “Bündische Jugend”, which was founded in the early 1920s, was rather insignificant as far as membership figures are concerned, but its specific style appealed to so many young people that only a small number of groups was able to elude its influence. The “Bündische Jugend” has its origins in the “Wandervogel” movement, which was brought into being at the end of the 19th century and is considered the starting point of the German Youth Movement, which, until 1933, a great number of young people should participate in. Most adolescents joined the “Bündische” movement because they wanted to escape a society that they perceived as conservative and rigid, and instead join a group of peers, in which they were seeking stability and appreciation. The features of the movement are hiking trips, joint singing and dancing as well as the attempt to live a life as independently as possible. However, the problematic political and economic situation of the 1920s and early 1930s also affected the “Bünde”, and in 1933, the take- over of power by the National Socialists caused an entirely new situation for the movement. In this thesis a detailed investigation of the “Bündische Jugend” is carried out based on subject literature as well as academic sources. Autobiographies of four male members of the “Bünde” are used as academic sources. Following a theoretical part about the assessment of autobiographies as historical sources, an overview of the historical context is given. In the third part of this thesis an analysis and interpretation of the autobiographies is conducted.