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Short stories, as well as other works of literature, are available for download at Project Gutenberg DE. Check the Project's English pages to see whether English translations of them are also available. When in a library, just ask the librarian.
I am not sure if it's a short story or not but the novel Momo by Michael Ende is a popular recommendation for German readers.
Der Kontrabass by Süskind is really nice read, short and simple, but if you're interested in music, it's lovely.
I just finished re-reading "der Fliegenmelker" by Rafik Shami. A serie of short stories from people living in Damascus in the 50'. Very funny, very human and easy to read. Because I read mainly during my public transit times, I prefer short stories :)
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