Fairy tales 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!

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El ratón de ciudad y el ratón de campo
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6:18

A bird and a whale fall in love one summer, but then the weather turns cold. If a whale can't fly and a bird can't swim, where will they live together?

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El ratón de ciudad y el ratón de campo
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6:27

Chicken Little for the Facebook era: 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.

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Der Wind und die Sonne
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4:00

The wind and the sun want to find out who is the strongest, and so they throw a whole bunch of weather vocabulary at an unsuspecting man. Told in the present tense.

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Das Mädchen und der Eiswagen
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2:05

A little girl stares out her bedroom window, longing for summer. Then… she sees an ice cream truck. A short story inspired by “The Spendthrift and the Swallow”, told in the present tense. 

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Die Stadtmaus und die Landmaus
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4:48

A Stadtmaus tells wonderful tales of city life, so the Landmaus decides to visit. But there are some things the city mouse hasn't mentioned... A short story in the present tense with a good moral for the Instagram generation.

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Der Hund und sein Knochen
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2:37

A dog finds a bone and feels like the luckiest dog in the world —until he sees another dog... A short story in the present tense with lots of question words and city vocabulary.

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Der ängstliche Löwe
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3:28

Lion is getting ready for bed, when he hears ein Geräusch. What could it be? Is it ein Monster? A short story in the present tense.

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Der Fuchs und die Krähe
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4:02

A hungry Fuchs is walking through the forest one morning when she sees unKrähe with some Käse in his Schnabel. But how can the fox get the cheese? A short story in the present tense.

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Schneewittchen
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15:38

Once there was a girl with Haut so weiß wie Schnee who was un klitzekleines bisschen more beautiful than the queen. A story of magic mirrors, multiple dwarfs, apples, and Mensch ärgere Dich nicht.

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Rumpelstilzchen
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17:16

When a rich Hutmacher tells people that his daughter can turn Heu into gold, the king makes him prove it (or be fed to the Krokodile!)

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Des Kaisers neue Kleider
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10:45

A vain Kaiser loves bragging about his own intelligence. But when a dishonest Schneider sells him some fantastic new Kleider, the emperor discovers who the real Schwachkopf is.

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Rapunzel
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12:33

A story about a girl with langen, langen Haaren who lives in a großen Turm with no stairs. But it's also about different kinds of Helden, and the things we do to live glücklich bis ans Ende aller Tage.

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Jack und die Bohnenranke
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16:06

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

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Aschenputtel
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15:18

Cinderella is schlau und nett, but she's also sehr unglücklich. Will she go to the Sommerball des Königs and meet der Prinz?

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Die drei Ziegenböcke
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10:14

Three hungry Ziegenböcke leave the Schnee-covered mountains to find das hohe, grüne Gras in the meadow. But as they're crossing die Brücke, they hear a strange, terrifying noise...

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Hänsel und Gretel
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17:01

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...

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