Short STories

Continuous and comprehensible input will help you to extend your vocabulary and improve your grammar without doing exercises. Short Stories are an enjoyable way to expose yourself to German when you have little time. Just listen and read. Every short story consists of a PDF file with the actual story, a vocabulary list German – English, vocabulary and grammar explanations and a mp3. 

You can get access to the stories by signing up as a paid member or by buying any story you find interesting as a single product through the Buy me a coffee platform. As a paying member of the GWS club, you can also read and listen online here on the website. Some stories are freely accessible for everyone. 

Beginners A1/A2

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A black alpaca wants to have white fur and then learns an important lesson from a black sheep.

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A German family takes their Egyptian au-pair to the forest where they see some interesting animals. 

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The wife of the German car manufacturer Carl Benz undertakes an adventurous journey in 1888. 

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After her husband’s suicide because of bankruptcy and debts, Marlies starts a new life. 

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Intermediate B1/B2

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Who steals oysters from the French oyster fisher Pierre’s farm? His grandson has an idea how to catch the thief.  

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Michael is happy that his 4-years-old son will stay with him for a week but unfortunately, he forgot that it’s Easter. 

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After an accident, Mona suddenly has two shadows. A man with the strange name Rachmandus tells her why.  

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Friedrich, a carpenter from the 16th century is saved by a nobleman when he’s assaulted on the road. 

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A flight is in danger when both the pilot and the co-pilot can’t do their job anymore. Can the co-pilot’s brother help?

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