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German Texts for Beginners

German texts for beginners to practice reading and comprehension in German language. Understanding written German is both demanding and critical. Here is one simple and enjoyable way to see how you are doing.

Experienced German teachers prepared easy articles and simple conversations in German for beginners (level A1 and A2) and intermediates (level B1 and B2) to evaluate your comprehension and leave you feeling challenged and satisfied. Just click, read, and then answer the multiple-choice questions of the associated test. Your answers get evaluated immediately, and you are ready to move on to the next exercise. It's easy, enjoyable and free.

As an added convenience, you can download and print a pdf version of all texts and exercises.

Level A1

Juliana in Deutschland155start »
Vorstellung158start »

Level A2

Tagesablauf132start »
Neu in der Stadt165start »
Meine Stadt160start »
Tom unterwegs166start »
Der Weg zur Post184start »
Mein Tag
Daily routine: Learn to talk about a normal day
225start »
Meine Familie
Presentation of family and relatives
222start »
Pläne für die Freizeit
Plans and free time activities
240start »
Die Farben218start »
Presentation of common professions and jobs
271start »
Ein Tag in Berlin
Travel report about one day in Berlin
184start »
Meine Woche
Names of the week days, habits and activities
268start »
Im Restaurant
Dialogue between waiter and customer
281start »
Lebensmittel einkaufen
Learn the names of food and quantities
239start »
Einkauf im Supermarkt202start »
In der Schule
How is the daily life in school in Germany?
201start »
Wandern in der Natur
A hike in the nature
234start »
Länder und Nationalitäten
Text about different countries and nationalities
231start »
Feste und Feiertage in Deutschland
Holidays and celebrations in Germany
260start »
How do Germans celebrate Christmas?
251start »
Am Flughafen225start »
Urlaub in den Bergen
Text about holidays in the mountains
230start »
Overview of means of transport in Germany
216start »

Level B1

Gesundheit: Beim Arzt
Dialogue between patient and doctor
161start »
Ein verhexter Tag (Brief)
Letter to a friend: A bad day
168start »
How people spend their free time
185start »
Mein Leben259start »
Woman tells about her life in Berlin
201start »
Der Körper
Text about parts of the body and organs
219start »
Learn to describe what someone is wearing
214start »
How to apply for a job in Germany?
245start »
Read about the most popular sports in Germany
284start »
Ein Tag in Köln
What to see and do in Cologne?
190start »
Ein Tag in München
One Day in Munich: What to see and do?
263start »
Ein Tag in Hamburg
One day in Hamburg: Things to do and see
253start »
Ein Tag in Frankfurt am Main
What to see in Frankfurt am Main?
288start »
Ein Tag in Heidelberg
What to see and do in Heidelberg?
262start »
Das Wetter
How to talk about the weather in German?
190start »
Die vier Jahreszeiten
Text about the four seasons (summer, winter...)
264start »

Level B2

Feste und Brauchtum in Deutschland137start »
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe147start »
Mein bester Freund
Text about my best friend
277start »
How do Germans celebrate Easter?
252start »
Ein Tag in Wien
Text about a family that visits Vienna (Wien)
292start »
Ein Tag in Salzburg
What to see and do in Salzburg?
329start »
Ein Tag in Zürich
A traveler tells about his experiences in Zurich
311start »
Ein Tag in Genf
Travel report about one day in Geneva
284start »