German Fairy Tales

Read famous fairy tales stories from Germany – the best German, Bohemian and Prussian fairy tales for kids and adults!

The Raven Grimm fairy tales illustration

The Raven

A Princess is turned into a raven, and a man must neither eat nor drink to save her.

Fairy tales The Water of Life Brothers Grimm illustration

The Water of Life

A King is dying, and his sons set off to discover the Water of Life that will save him.

Fairy Tales illustration for Lily and the Lion bedtime story

Lily and the Lion

A girl marries a Lion who turns into a dove, and she must travel all ends of the earth to find him again.

fairy tales Four Clever Brothers by Brothers Grimm dragon illustration

Four Clever Brothers

Four brothers each learn a very important skill that they use to save a Princess from a dragon.

Brothers Grimm fairy tales The Turnip bedtime story

The Turnip

A young, plucky brother gifts a turnip to a king, and saves himself from his brother’s wrath with wits!

Fairy tales Clever Gretel Brothers Grimm illustration

Clever Gretel

Clever Gretel loves good food and enjoying life, and her quick thinking will keep it that way!

Fairy Tales Jorinda and Jorindel illustration birds

Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorindel loses Jorinda to an evil witch, and must find a beautiful flower to save her.

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker

A shoemaker and his wife have magical assistance from some elves every evening when they go to bed. But do the elves need help too?

Illustration for Grimm Bros fairytale Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose is under a spell – that she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a hundred-year sleep…

Illustration for Grimm Brothers fairytale Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

A king suspects that his twelve daughters go dancing every night… and a young prince takes the challenge to discover them.

Short stories for kids The Enchanted Stag illustration

The Enchanted Stag

A sister and brother escape their wicked stepmother – but the brother is turned into an enchanted stag.

Illustration for childrens fairy tale Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

The classic fairytale about a clever brother and sister, and a gingerbread house…

Illustration of girl dancing for Grimm Bros story The Six Swans

The Six Swans

A princess, to save her swan brothers, may not speak until a curse is broken.

Illustration of nixie for children's fairy tale The Four Wishes

The Four Wishes

The adventures of Matilda and her magic ball, that can make her invisible and grant three wishes.