Hello we are kurzgesagt

We make short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Time, the Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science.

Neutron Stars are some of the most strange things in the Universe. They are basically atoms as big as mountains with properties so extrem that it is mind-blowing. One sugar cube sizes pieces is as massive as Mount Everest! And if you get too close to a neutron star you are in big trouble…

Working on some designs for our new website.

We are featured in this month’s Novum design magazine. Oh, and we made the cover(s). Thanks to the nice people at Novum Mag!

Planet Earth is this solid thing you are standing on right now. In your everyday life you don’t really waste a thought about how amazing this is. A giant, ancient, hot rock. How did it come into existence and how big is it really? You will be surprised. The ground you are standing on is just a very, very small part of the big picture.

Much magnet field, such solar energy. So science. Wow. Next Video very soon.

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.

The current crisis in Iraq explained in under 5 minutes.

There is war in Iraq? Again? And the US and Iran are talking about working together? And who is this ISIS Terrorist group that is all over the news? And Religion? Oh dear… When exactly has the world gone mad again?

It is not possible to explain a complicated topic like this without simplification. We are very aware that this video is not painting a full picture of the situation. But we hope that it may lay the foundation on which you can try to do your own research and understand how horribly Fu**ed up the whole situation is.

Are you Alone?

To answer this question we have to take a look what “you” are first. What are you made of and where you stand in this universe. Are you your body? Your atoms? And how are your parts connected to the big picture?

What is the State of our Forests?


Together with our friends from Moby Digg, we made this interactive infographic about the state of our forests. Take a look and tell us what you think.

We’ll do more interactive infographic stuff like that in the future!

Because Technology!

Pluto has five moons? Well, yeah! Learn about them in this video!

Wohoo, Moon May has started – four Kurzgesagt Videos in May!

The whole Pluto System is smaller than the planet Jupiter. What the…

I love space so much.

So yeah, we did a video for Hank Green and Visually about the prison situation in the US. Creepy stuff. I wasn’t aware how screwed up the situation actually is. How can one solve such a thing?


The Beginning of Everything — The Big Bang

A beautifully animated description of what we know about the creation of the Universe, so far.
We can see most of the how, though who knows how long this can last. Does the universe build in enough time for the beings that study it, to reveal why it happened? We’ll see I guess. :D

Wow. I honestly can say that I really didn’t think someone would make a cool gif out of one of our videos one day. This is amazing. Thanks to zerostatereflex! :)

Super Secret Project. I’m not even sure if it’s cool to post this here ;)

Email chaos

Ok wow – we didn’t think so many of you would get in touch after we launched the site. We read every email and we will answer every single one but it will take a few days! Thank you guys, you are amazing!

We have a website!

Ok. What will be on this website: We’ll make some tutorials, show more previews and work in progress, think about future topics and try to sell you prints of our designs. Sorry that all this is still kind of unfinished – kurzgesagt eats up sooo much time and we are still trying to figure out how we can make this whole operation kind of sustainable. If you have FEEDBACK for the site (stuff that doesn’t work, stuff you want to see and so on) please tell us! We appreciate your feedback very much! And we’ll try to finish everthing in the next few days.


And this is my view in Illustrator. Kind of. Maybe we should have written more useful stuff before launching this website/blog but hey – we’ll see what we can do in the future.