Children's Stories in German

retold by The Fable Cottage

Children's stories translated into German with optional English translation and slow audio from a native German speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Enjoy!

Die drei Ziegenböcke

In this German version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, our three hungry Ziegenböcke leave the Schnee-covered mountains to find das hohe, grüne Gras in the meadow. But as they're crossing der Brücke, they hear a strange, terrifying noise...

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Jack und die Bohnenranke

Der Winter is coming. Jack goes to market to sell their Kuh, and comes back with eine Handvoll Bohnen instead of fünf Goldmünzen. Will those beans make him reicher als der reichste Mann auf der Welt?

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Hansel und Gretel

Hansel and Gretel get lost in den Wald and find a cottage made of Zitronenkekse and Bonbons. But then they also meet eine böse Hexe... Will Hansel get eaten with Karotten und Soße? Or can they come up with einen Plan?

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Henry Hühnchen

A modern adaptation of Chicken Little: In this cautionary tale, Henry Hühnchen sees a scary story on the internet. It says: DER HIMMEL STÜRZT EIN! He quickly runs to warn everyone. This story originally appeared on our sister website, The German Project.

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Herr Vogel und Frau Wal

A bird and a whale fall in love, in spite of their differences. But then the weather turns cold... An original tale for adults (and philosophical children). This story originally appeared on our sister website, The German Project.

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Cinderella is schlau und nett, but she's also sehr unglücklich. She has two selfish Stiefschwestern and a mean Stiefmutter. But she also has una gute Fee... Will she go to the Sommerball des Königs and meet der Prinz?

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