Since research has given relatively little consideration to Austrian reporting about the German revolution in 1989, this diploma thesis is dedicated to this particular topic. Besides an elucida-tion of the historical context, an analysis of newspapers will be conducted. Through a qualita-tive analysis of the newspapers Die Presse, Kleine Zeitung, Neue Zeit, Wahrheit and the monthly Österreichische Monatshefte, will be examined, which kind of information the Aus-trian population received about the Monday demonstrations, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the discussion about the German reunification and the Austrian role resp. view, regarding the events of 1989. Further, it should be determined, which impressions these five media con-veyed to the Austrian population about the aforementioned historical events. The analysis of the issues published between 1/9 and 30/11/89 has shown, that the newspapers and the magazine have dealt extensively with the events in the GDR. Therefore, these media proofed to be a serious source of information for the Austrian people, although the importance of the Monday demonstrations has not been recognized immediately by the newspapers and not at all by the magazine. However, all media did report about the fall of the German Wall and the German reunification. Concerning reunification, the newspapers and the magazine not only printed the opinions of politicians and citizens, but also partly stated their own points of view. The Austrian role was especially emphasized in the reporting about the opening of the border to Hungary. While the papers reported about the predominantly positive Austrian reac-tions to the fall of the Berlin Wall, they as well pointed to the fact how divergent the Austrian opinions to the reunification of Germany had been. In conclusion, it can be said, that through all five analysed media the Austrian population received a mainly positive picture regarding the changes in the GDR during the autumn of 1989.