SpongeBob Schwammkopf (English translation: SpongeBob Spongehead) is the German dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. It first began airing on Super RTL (TOGGO block) on August 26, 2002 but had ended on Super RTL's TOGGO block in 2009. It is currently airing on Nickelodeon Germany. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

German translations

Some of the characters are renamed except for SpongeBob, Gary, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs; Plankton, Karen Plankton, Mrs. Puff, Herb Star, Margie Star, Betsy Krabs, and Nat Peterson.


  • Santiago Ziesmer as (SpongeBob SquarePants) and (Gary the Snail)
  • Marco Kröger as (Patrick Star) (first voice)
  • Fritz Rott as Patrick Star (second voice)
  • Eberhard Prüter as Thaddäus Tentakel (Squidward Tentacles) (first voice) and Siegbert Schnösel (Squilliam Fancyson)
  • Tobias Lelle as Thaddäus Tentakel (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water)
  • Joachim Kaps as Thaddäus Tentakel (second voice)
  • Jürgen Kluckert as (Mr. Krabs)
  • Cathlen Gawlich as (Sandy Cheeks)
  • Thomas Petruo as (Plankton)
  • Rita Engelmann as (Mrs. Puff) (first voice)
  • Sonja Deutsch as Mrs. Puff (second voice)
  • Sabine Winterfeldt as Perla Krabs (Pearl Krabs)
  • Susanne Herrmann as (Karen Plankton)
  • Jörg Hengstler as Larry von Lobster (Larry the Lobster)
  • Karl Schulz as Meerjungfraumann (Mermaid Man)
  • Uwe Paulsen as Blaubarschbube (Barnacle Boy) (first voice)
  • Hasso Zorn as Blaubarschbube (Barnacle Boy) (second voice)
  • Hans Teuscher as Fliegender Holländer (Flying Dutchman) and Painty der Pirat (Painty the Pirate) (first voice)
  • Michael Pan as Patchy der Pirat (Patchy the Pirate) and Jacques Cousteau (French Narrator)
  • Hans-Jürgen Dittberner and Gerald Schaale as Potty der Papagei (Potty the Parrot)


Some of the places renamed except Bikini Bottom, Rock Bottom




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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