Yodel and German yodelling

German yodelling is an art – and a rapture of your throat as well. Famous German yodel songs are not only known in the mountains, but as well in every major city like Munich, Berlin or Hamburg. Every Bavarian oom pah band knows to play and yodel songs like

  • Kufstein Lied (famous Tyrolian song made popular by Franzl Lang)
  • Heidi (from the children’s book and cartoon, the story takes place in Switzerland)
  • Sonnenjodler (Sunny Yodel, a yodel song written by the Bergvagabunden)

Kufstein Lied


Sunny Yodel

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Yodeling in Germany for hire from Berlin to Munich

Yodeling in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is still a popular way to sing, not only among singers and musicians working for tourists. You can hire the oktoberfest band Bergvagabunden as an entertainment show act for our events in Germany and all over the world. Especially in Munich clients from all over the world love to hear when the local musicians start to yodel at one of the event venues in Munich. Contact Bergvagabunden if you need yodeling at your corporate event or during your river cruise.

Good to know …

Yodelling, a form of singing found mainly in the Alpine region, but also occasionally in other regions of the world, whose main characteristic is the constant alternation of chest and head voice. Strings of syllables without a recognisable word meaning are used as “texts”. Originally probably a means of communication for shepherds and forest workers, yodelling only became a popular form of music with an entertaining character in a late stage. Yodelling is then often added to alpine folk songs as a form of reciprocal rhyming. The term “yodel” is not documented in Austria before the end of the 18th century; local terms include Almer (Upper Austria), Dudler (Lower Austria), Hullatzer (Styria). Musically, the yodel is anchored in the major tonal order and is usually characterised by a closely led polyphony.