Old German Fonts

old german script at a book page

Old German Font Types

The Old German script includes various fonts. These developed from the early Middle Ages to modern times. I would like to show you some typical old German print and writing scripts here.

old German typography
old German typography 2
old German typography 3
old German handwriting 1
Old German script Limp
old German script Verde
old German handwriting 6
old German running script
Old German running script around 1800
old German handwriting around 1900
old German Sütterlin script

The Sütterlin script and the Sütterlin alphabet

The last example in the list above shows the Sütterlin script. It was developed by Ludwig Sütterlin in 1911 and taught at school as a German script until 1941. Even today many great-grandparents and grandparents can still read this script. Below you see the Sütterlin alphabet:

Suetterlin-Alphabet in upper and lower case