I'm trying to learn german and I think I would really benefit from reading short stories in german. Possibly with a translation. So do you know any good sites that can offer me that?

  • Do the short stories have to be (a) online and (b) available cost-free? – Eugene Seidel May 17 '13 at 4:26
  • @EugeneSeidel Yes that would be great. for me at least :) Or at least be available in a library! – detraveller May 18 '13 at 0:31
  • I enjoyed reading Klein Zaches, genannt Zinnober by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Not sure if it's exactly short. – bfavaretto May 18 '13 at 1:51
  • IMHO the stories by Kafka are an easy read, although it might not be your taste. – FUZxxl May 18 '13 at 23:06
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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.

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  • I am ignoring its pleading eyes for weeks now. It is shooting daggers at me from the bedside as we speak. :( – Anurag Kalia May 19 '13 at 3:05

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.

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