Barbara Schöneberger

German TV presenter, actress and singer

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Barbara Schöneberger
Barbara Schöneberger - Deutscher Radiopreis Hamburg 2016 06.jpg
Schöneberger in 2016
Born (1974-03-05) 5 March 1974 (age 48)
OccupationTV presenter, actress, singer
Years active1998–present
Maximilian von Schierstädt
(m. 2009)

Barbara von Schierstädt[1] (née Schöneberger; born 5 March 1974) is a German television presenter, actress and singer.

Early life

Schöneberger is the only child of clarinet player Hans Schöneberger and his wife Annemarie. She studied sociology, art history and communication studies in Augsburg.[2]



Since 1999, Schöneberger has hosted several shows on German television, including Die Schöneberger Show and Blondes Gift ("Blond Poison"), for which she received a Grimme Award nomination. She has also acted in a number of TV movies and hosted such award ceremonies as the Echo Award 2009.

Schöneberger was Germany's spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, held in Vienna, and for the 2016 contest, which was held in Stockholm – having earlier also presented Unser Lied für Stockholm ("Our Song for Stockholm"), at which the German entry for the contest was chosen. Schöneberger was again the German spokesperson for the 2017 contest in Kyiv, for the 2018 contest in Lisbon, for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, for the 2021 contest in Rotterdam and for the 2022 contest in Turin.


Schöneberger performing in 2007

In 2007, Schöneberger released her first studio album, Jetzt singt sie auch noch! ("Now she's singing too!"). Her second album, Nochmal, nur anders ("Again, only different"), followed in 2009.[2] In 2014 she announced her first Music Tour[3] in Germany. On 25 October 2013, Schöneberger's third album, known from radio and television, was released, which thematically revolves around her life between a television woman and a housewife, and which she also presented on stage in 2014.

On 11 May 2018, Schöneberger's fourth album Eine Frau gives Informations was released, which thematically deals with different perspectives of women in each song and pokes fun at the men's world critically, but with a wink.


In October 2018, a 24-hour radio program focused on her started, Barba Radio.[4]

Personal life

Schöneberger lives in Berlin with her second husband Maximilian von Schierstädt and has a son and a daughter.[5] She volunteers for the German bone marrow donor database and has been moderating the DKMS Dreamball several times. In 2009, she was awarded the Douglas Hope Carrier Prize for her commitment. She is also, together with her TV presenter colleague Oliver Welke, long-time ambassador for the international children's aid organization terre des hommes.[6]


Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Jetzt singt sie auch noch
("Now she's singing too")
  • Released: 2 November 2007
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Nochmal, nur anders
("One more time, but different")
  • Released: 25 September 2009
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Bekannt aus Funk und Fernsehen
("Known from radio and TV")
  • Released: 25 October 2013
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Eine Frau gibt Auskunft
("A woman provides information")
  • Released: 11 May 2018
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 72


  • 2002: Nomination for the German Television Award (Deutscher Fernsehpreis)
  • 2003: Nomination for the Adolf Grimme Prize in the entertainment / special category for "the independent, playful handling of the conventions of a talk show in the Blondes Gift series "
  • 2007: German Comedy Award as a member of the Frei Schnauze XXL ensemble (Best Comedy Show)
  • 2015: Federal Cross of Merit on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for the commitment as an ambassador for the relief organization terre des hommes for the rights of children in need
  • 2016: German Television Award for the moderation of Die 2 - Gottschalk & Jauch against ALL
  • 2016: Romy in the Show / Entertainment category
  • 2016: Goldene Henne in the category audience award entertainment
  • 2019: Horizont Award Woman of the Year in the Media category


  1. ^ "Barbara Schönebergers Ehemann und Kinder: Das ist zu ihrem Privatleben bekannt". (in German). 16 July 2020. Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Genzel, Christian. Barbara Schöneberger. Accessed 13 April 2010.
  3. ^ Barbara Schöneberger Tourdates on 24 October 2013
  4. ^ Verkaufen, Werben & (10 September 2018). "Das steckt hinter Barbaradio | W&V". (in German). Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  5. ^ Babara Schöneberger: Schlagfertig und selbstironisch Archived 13 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, accessed: 3 May 2010
  6. ^ "Barbara Schöneberger und Oliver Welke gegen Kinderarbeit / terre des hommes startet neue Kampagne mit TV-Moderatoren als Botschaftern (BILD) (Politik und Gesellschaft)". 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Chartvelfolgung / Annett Louisan / Longplay" (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Austrian Charts > Barbara Schöneberger" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Swiss Charts > Annett Louisan" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 March 2010.[permanent dead link]

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