Die Maus

Find out about German TV’s most famous mouse!

How did the sea become salty? How do the holes get into cheese? How does the internet work, and what is chewing gum made of?

Die Maus (the mouse) has the answers to all of these questions and more!

The little orange mouse, with his clicking eyelids and brown snub nose, is one of German television’s biggest stars. He has been on TV for 50 years, and shares his adventures with a small blue elephant, a duck and other friends.

Many German adults as well as kids watch Die Sendung mit der Maus (‘the programme with the mouse’) every week. The mouse always has lots of interesting reports, cartoons and funny stories!

Die Maus

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die Maus mouse
der Elefant elephant
die Ente duck
der Freund friend



Meet die Maus! The official website has lots of games, cartoon clips and interesting reports. Make sure you don’t miss the Maus-Spots (short cartoons)!


Find out how die Maus is celebrating his 50th birthday in 2021!