Learn German through stories and texts

Are you tired of boring textbooks and apps that teach you senseless sentences? Are you looking for materials that do not only teach you the language but also the culture? 

 With our books and magazines, you can study German in a fun and brain-friendly way while learning interesting facts about the culture, customs, history, and geography of the German-speaking countries. 

What you can find here:

1. Books for beginners and intermediate students:

2. Magazines with interesting articles about the German-speaking countries


3. Blog articles with free learning resources and tips for language learners:

Karina hat eine Mission

Karina hat eine Mission – Ein neues Buch entsteht

Karina hat eine Mission - Ein neues Buch entsteht Deutsch Es ist ein halbes Jahr her, seit "Johns deutsche Familie" ...
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Ein neuer Job

Ein neuer Job

Ein neuer Job Silvia has a new job in a tech start-up. She really loves the work and her new ...
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difference kennen wissen

können – kennen – wissen

Differences: können - kennen - wissen The difference between können (can, be able to) and kennen (to know) is often ...
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Der zweite Schatten

Der zweite Schatten

Der zweite Schatten After an accident in the mountains, Mona suddenly has two shadows. Then, a man with a strange ...
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Mit dem Zug fahren

German Vocabulary Beginners - Mit dem Zug fahren Vocabulary is essential to express yourself in your new language. With our ...
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Marta und Harumi kaufen ein Zugticket

Harumi und Marta kaufen ein Bahnticket

German dialogue for Beginners Marta und Harumi kaufen ein Zugticket Marta and her Japanese friend Harumi want to travel from ...
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Hi, I'm Daniela

I’m the founder of Learn German with Stories. Born and raised in Germany, I’ve also lived in various other countries such as Brazil, Hungary, Portugal and Peru. I create materials and digital products that I would like to use myself. You will like my texts and stories if you’re an independent language learner who is looking for complementary materials to a textbook or comprehensive online course you’re using to learn German. I’ve been teaching online since 2012 and saw that students who take action instead of just depending on the teacher make faster progress. Live lessons with a teacher are great to improve your speaking practice (and I do encourage you to take lessons or find a language exchange partner) but daily exposure to the language by reading and listening is just as important. Make German a part of your life by choosing materials that you love and that are suited for your level. That’s what I do with my target languages and what helps me to become fluent while enjoying the process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Very impressed with this book

I have been refreshing my college German, and advancing my comprehension and vocabulary level through online readers, books, movies etc. for 2 years. I am happy to recommend this author as one of the best sources for using this method for the level indicated. The story is interesting. The vocabulary used is “real life”. The quizzes, “new words” and cultural insights are very helpful. I enjoy the pictures of places mentioned and the clarification of similar sounding word choices for correct usage. This was a well thought out book and worth getting.

Veronica Sackevich, USA

My favourite source for learning German

The stories are concise and have a mixture of themes, some describe everyday life while the stories have interesting plots. I look forward to reading the stories and never feel overwhelmed by the content, despite being a beginner. Learning the vocabulary and grammar in the stories is made simple by the helpful bite-sized comments

Stuart Parkins, United Kingdom


I discovered Learn German with Stories through one of its books on amazon this summer (Ein Sommer in Heidelberg) and I’m grateful for that cause it was the first time I was able to read a book in German, and on top of that I really enjoyed the plot. Since then I started reading other books from Daniela and also some of her short stories in the subscriber’s library, now I’m waiting for the next magazine to finally see how’s that!

Martina Kolajová, Italy