Donaukinder (5:18)

Cover of Liebe ist für alle da

From Liebe ist für alle da and 1 other release

The song deals with an accident near Baia Mare, in Romania, which occurred on 30th Januar 2000.

Extremely heavy rainfall on 30 January caused a dam to breach, causing 100.000 m³ of water to flood a goldmine and carry with it app. 100 ton of heavy metals and sodium cyanide into the nearby river Donau (German name for the Danube). The poison was carried along the river, causing havoc in several countries; drinking water became poisoned, and people fled the rivers’ surroundings to escape the deadly poison, which quickly destroyed all life in and around the river itself.

Lots of children were obviously affected by this disaster, but the name ‘Donaukinder’ (’Danube Children’) more probably refers metaphorically to the fish in the river, seen as the ‘children’ of the Danube/Donau; the fish obviously suffered most directly the full force of this disaster and the absence of fish in the river is the most obvious consequence of the disaster. Hence, the song rhetorically asks: ‘Wo sind die Kinder?’ (’Where are the children?’). Furthermore, the German name for Baia Mare, where the breach occured, is ‘Frauenbach’, meaning ‘Woman-River’, which sustains the metaphor of comparing River/Fish to Mother/Children.


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  • BeNgEE4

    "This song is better than any other from the main LIFAD disc." [5]

    17 Sep 12:56pm Reply
  • Marquito94

    "This song is better than any other from the main LIFAD disc." [4]

    6 Mar 1:00pm Reply
  • Hawkh

    "This song is better than any other from the main LIFAD disc." [3]

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Hate69

    "This song is better than any other from the main LIFAD disc." [2]

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • hearrtsodarrk

    I <3 this song! Rammstein kicked ass in concert this year!

    25 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BlackBloodDemon

    Das hören auch viele Nichtfans^^

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Pedrogrief

    Nice song.

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Jean-esse

    Beautiful song... Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da "Disc 2" is Amazing!

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • adrynalyna

    Beautiful song, one of the best from the album.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Dj_Pavlusha

    This song is better than any other from the main LIFAD disc.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • maj3sty

    definitv einer der besten rammstein songs.. was für eine hymne!

    6 Aug 2011 Reply

    WooooooooooooOOOO sind die kinder??? Niemand weiß was hier geschehen! Keiner hat etwas geseeeeeeeehen!!!!!!!!!!1

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Harry_Potterus

    эх Рамм зажгите зензохт следущим альбомом +)

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Dundeeeee

    Ein Schauer läuft über meinen RRRücken ...

    22 May 2011 Reply
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  • pedro2212

    W0000000000ooooooooooooo000000000000OOOOOOOOOOOOOO sind die kinderrrrr?!!!!!!!!!

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Lady_Seraphine

    Grandioser Song! Eindeutig einer ihrer besten! <3

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ayekat

    @weedestmonkey: Jedes Mal, wenn ich den Song höre, läuft in meinem Kopf so ein postapokalyptischer Film im Stil von "Limbo" ( und "Lord Of The Rings" ab ^^

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • weedestmonkey

    die jungs sollten ein video für den song machen... .. und sich den ganzen quatsch vom bund der vertriebenen bezahlen lassen.

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
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