SpongeBob Schwammkopf (English translation: SpongeBob Spongehead) is the German dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. It first began airing on Super RTL's TOGGO block from August 26, 2002 to 2009 but has since then running on Nickelodeon Germany. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Name changes/translations



Voice cast

  • Spongebob: Santiago Ziesmer
  • Patrick: Marco Kröger (Seasons 1-7), Fritz Rott (Seasons 8-present)
  • Squidward: Eberhard Prüter (Episodes 1–189, first movie), Tobias Lelle (second movie), Joachim Kaps (Episodes 190-present)
  • Mr. Krabs: Jürgen Kluckert
  • Pearl: Sabine Winterfeldt
  • Sandy: Cathlen Gawlich
  • Plankton: Thomas Petruo (Seasons 1 - 11)
  • Karen: Susanne Herrmann
  • Gary: Santiago Ziesmer
  • Mrs. Puff: Rita Engelmann (Episodes 4-182, first movie), Joseline Gassen (second movie), Sonja Deutsch (Episodes 190-present)
  • Flying Dutchman: Hans Teuscher (Episodes 13–162), Michael Pan
  • Mermaid Man: Karl Schulz
  • Barnacle Boy: Uwe Paulsen (Seasons 1-5), Hasso Zorn (Seasons 6-9)
  • Larry: Jörg Hengstler
  • Squilliam: Eberhard Prüter




Dubbed title Original title Premiere Dubbed logo
Der SpongeBob Schwammkopf Film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie December 23, 2004
SpongeBob Schwammkopf 3D The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 19, 2015



SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Titlesong / SpongeBob Schwammkopf-Intro

Painty: "Alles klar, Kinder?"
Kinder: "Aye, aye, Kapitän!"
Painty: "Geht das nicht lauter?"
Kinder: "Aye, aye, Kapitän!"
Painty: "Ohhhhhhhhhhhh..."
Painty: "Wer wohnt in ’ner Ananas ganz tief im Meer?"
Kinder: "SpongeBob Schwammkopf!"
Painty: "Saugstark und gelb und porös und zwar sehr?"
Kinder: "SpongeBob Schwammkopf!"
Painty: "Wenn der Sinn nach pazifischem Blödsinn euch steht..."
Kinder: "SpongeBob Schwammkopf!"
Painty: "Dann schwingt euch an Deck und kommt ja nicht zu spät!"
Kinder: "SpongeBob Schwammkopf!"
Painty: "Und alle!"
Kinder: SpongeBob Schwammkopf, SpongeBob Schwammkopf, SpongeBob Schwammkopf!"
Painty: "SpongeBooob Schwammkoooopf!"




SpongeBob intro German

SpongeBob intro German

SpongeBob SquarePants - 'Oh, Krusty Krab' (German)

SpongeBob SquarePants - 'Oh, Krusty Krab' (German)

SpongeBob SquarePants - 'Truth or Square' Theme Song (German)

SpongeBob SquarePants - 'Truth or Square' Theme Song (German)


  • Jürgen Kluckert also voices Benjamin Blümchen from the show Benjamin Blümchen, and the character has been referenced in the German dub of the episode "Born Again Krabs," where Mr. Krabs tells the Flying Dutchman that he is not Eugene Krabs but instead tells him that he is "Benjamin Blümchen."
  • In "Christmas Who?," Sandy tells SpongeBob about the Nativity, the Three Wise Men, and Farmhand Rupert. Farmhand Rupert was St. Nicholas' companion in German folklore.
  • In "Band Geeks," instead of a Sedan, Patrick mentions an Opel Kapitän. The Kapitän was a model of the German Opel make of car, which was manufactured from 1938 to 1970.
  • After The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, both Tobias Lelle and Joachim Kaps auditioned for the role of Squidward to replace his original voice actor, Eberhard Prüter, who died in October 2014. Both auditions were streamed online. Lelle had two auditions, in a normal voice and in a slightly more nasal one. The role eventually went to Joachim Kaps.

See also

External links

International SpongeBob SquarePants (VE)

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