- Category : 1893-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Upheaval 2
German journalist, one of the co-founders in 1946 of Die Zeit, initially as fiction editor (Feuilletonchef) and a bit later as editor-in-chief. Today Die Zeit is the most widely read German weekly newspaper.
Originally an architect and a longtime Director of Construction (Baudirektor) in Hamburg, he was removed from this position by the Nazis in 1933, and went to Berlin, where he lived until 1945 as a translator and writer. For example, one still finds his name on current German-language editions of Igor Stravinsky's memoirs.
The book Auf dem Bauche sollst du kriechen... Deutschland unter den Besatzungsmächten (Upon thy belly shalt thou go... Germany under the Occupying Powers) published in 1958, which Tüngel wrote together with journalist Hans Rudolf Berndorff, is sometimes referred to as his "memoirs".
He died on 9 March 1970 in Bad Oldesloe, aged 76.