The 1972 German Formula Three Championship (German: 1972 ADAC Preis der Formel 3) was a multi-event motor racing championship for single-seat open wheelformula racing cars held across Europe. The championship featured drivers competing in two-litre Formula Three racing cars which conformed to the technical regulations, or formula, for the championship. It commenced on 2 April at Nürburgring and ended at Zolder on 17 September after eight rounds.
Willi Sommer became a champion. He won three races. Manfred Mohr finished as runner-up, winning the season opener and the season finale. Dieter Kern completed the top-three in the drivers' standings with wins at Nürburgring and Hockenheimring. Jochen Mass was the only other driver who was able to win a race in the season.