German Texts for Beginners

Here are some easy and engaging texts to practice and develop your German reading and comprehension skills. Written by experienced German language intitlestructors, these texts are specifically written to aid German students from the elementary and beginner A1 and A2 levels, as well as meeting the needs of the more advanced B1 and B2 level student.

Texts for beginners include simple sentences with basic vocabulary. More advanced texts feature complex sentences with relative and subordinate clauses and wider use of tenses. Our innovative teaching system clearly indicates the vocabulary level in each reading, making it very easy for any German student to choose appropriate texts for their needs.

Upon completing each reading you can test your comprehension by answering the accompanying questions. Every text is available as a printable PDF. They are ideal for German language students working on their own. They are also perfect for German teachers to use in class or as take-home exercises.

title words A1 A2 B1 ? read tested
Meine Familie (A1) 104 93% 5% 1% 1% - -
Maria und ihre Familie (A1) 151 86% 4% 2% 8% - -
Einkaufen gehen (A2) 112 83% 8% 4% 5% - -
Brief an Marion (A1) 117 82% 9% 3% 6% - -
Umtausch (A2) 115 80% 10% 8% 2% - -
Ferien (A1) 109 80% 10% 4% 6% - -
Wir sind umgezogen (B1) 127 80% 6% 9% 5% - -
Der Müritzsee (A2) 103 80% 2% 4% 14% - -
Susanne schreibt einen Brief (A1) 91 79% 9% 1% 11% - -
Frühstück (A1) 109 78% 9% 4% 9% - -
Ich bin Tom (A1) 107 78% 3% 0% 19% - -
Meine Geburtstagsfeier (A2) 159 77% 12% 4% 7% - -
Im Einkaufszentrum (A2) 124 77% 11% 3% 9% - -
In der Schule (A1) 158 77% 8% 2% 13% - -
Der Weg zum Supermarkt (A2) 110 76% 9% 6% 9% - -
Mein Tag (A2) 112 76% 9% 4% 11% - -
Meine erste Wohnung (A2) 182 74% 10% 8% 8% - -
Der Skiurlaub (A2) 114 73% 6% 3% 18% - -
Österreich (B1) 156 72% 10% 4% 14% - -
Freundinnen (A1) 100 72% 8% 3% 17% - -
Struppi (A1) 115 72% 7% 3% 18% - -
Meine Stadt (A2) 140 71% 10% 4% 15% - -
Im Ausland arbeiten (B1) 112 71% 5% 12% 12% - -
Sommerferien in Deutschland (B1) 104 70% 13% 7% 10% - -
Der Umzug (B1) 117 70% 8% 9% 13% - -
Morgen kommt der Nikolaus (B1) 96 69% 11% 3% 17% - -
Omas Geburtstag (B1) 271 69% 7% 6% 18% - -
Gesunde Lebensweise (A2) 115 68% 12% 15% 5% - -
Was will Tom? (A1) 104 67% 4% 5% 24% - -
Im Tierpark (B2) 200 66% 5% 12% 17% - -
Das Fußballspiel (B2) 205 65% 7% 11% 17% - -
Ferien in Bayern (B1) 111 64% 7% 5% 24% - -
Gemeinsame Reiseplanung (B1) 112 63% 7% 14% 16% - -
Hausputz (A2) 109 62% 12% 8% 18% - -
Lebensmittel im Müll (B2) 107 58% 5% 13% 24% - -