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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Aschenputtel View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Enjoy this animated version of the classic tale of Cinderella (Aschenputtel), wonderfully narrated by Bastian Pastewka.

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Aschenputtel [nach einem Märchen von Charles Perrault]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Ali Baba und die 40 Räuber View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Comedian Bastian Pastewka narrates this charming animated version of the classic tale "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves."

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Ali Baba und die vierzig Räuber. [nach einem arabischen Märchen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Das hässliche Entlein View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Another delightful animated fairytale, this time Hans Christian Andersen's beloved "The Ugly Duckling," again featuring narrator Bastian Pastewka. Enjoy!

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Das hässliche Entlein. [nach einem Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Das kleine Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

One of Hans Christian Andersen's saddest tales, "The Little Match Girl" tells of a homeless girl who is left starving on the icy streets one Christmas Eve. Was Andersen making an early attempt in the 19th century to raise social awareness? Watch this and decide for yourself...

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Das kleine Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern. [nach einem Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Das tapfere Schneiderlein View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Enjoy this classic Grimm Brothers Fairy tale "The Brave Little Tailor," and remember the moral of the story: Think big!

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Das tapfere Schneiderlein [nach einem Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Das Trojanische Pferd View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The xenophobic sayings "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" as well as "Never look a gift horse in the mouth" have their origins in the Homeric tale of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city of Troy. This story should read well in German, as the German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the true location of ancient Troy!

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der Froschkönig View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Check out this animated version of the classic Grimm Brothers's fairytale "The Frog Prince," with a lively narration by Bastian Pastewka.

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Der Froschkönig [nach einem Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der gestiefelte Kater View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

This very funny and very fast animated version of "Puss in Boots" is both fun and educational to watch. NOTE: This video uses antiquated forms of German such as Eure Majestät which are roughly equivalent to "Thy Majesty" in Shakespearean-Era English, but have been translated for ease of understanding into modern English. Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der kleine Däumling View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

See the tale of the Little Thumbling (sometimes called "Tom Thumb"), who wants to see the world, but discovers he doesn't like all that he finds. Based on the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault.

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Der kleine Däumling [nach einem Märchen von Charles Perrault]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der Rattenfänger von Hameln View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Yet another grim fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm with an ambiguous moral: Pay your bills or your children will be taken away from you? Brilliantly narrated by Bastian Pastewka, from the series Legendary: Tales from Around the World.

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Der Rattenfänger von Hameln [nach einem Märchen der Gebrüder (sic, Brüder) Grimm]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der standhafte Zinnsoldat View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Yet another classic Hans Christian Andersen tale with an ambivalent moral. If you love, you will always lose? Jealousy destroys even the things you love? Don't trust a goblin twice or you're a sucker? You decide!

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Der standhafte Zinnsoldat [nach einem Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Der Zauberlehrling View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Bastian Pastewka narrates the tale of the magician's apprentice, based on a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. See for yourself if there is a lesson to be learned in this classic story!

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Des Kaisers neue Kleider View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

This very entertaining animated version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" has a moral that is applicable in society and politics to this very day. And though looking good is important, that is most definitely not the moral of this story!

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
„Des Kaisers neue Kleider“ [nach einem Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German North German

This is the classic tale of rural musicians who go to the city to "make it big," only to frighten off some robbers and settle in the country instead. Okay, it is not that story, but this tale has become a symbol of the city of Bremen, despite the fact that they never actually made it there! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
„Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten“ [nach einem Märchen der Gebrüder (sic, Brüder) Grimm]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die Büchse der Pandora View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

This animated version of the classic Greek mythological tale "Pandora's Box" is narrated in a wondrous array of voices by German actor and comedian Bastian Pastewka.

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die drei Brüder View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The old folk tale "The Three Brothers" is about the meaning of work and family, as well as the treasures that are to be found in the soil. From the series Legendary: Tales from Around the World.

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die drei kleinen Schweinchen View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The classic tale of the "Three Little Pigs" has been rendered wonderfully in cartoon form by Colorland Animation with narration by Bastian Pastewka.

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Die drei kleinen Schweinchen [nach einem Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die kleine Meerjungfrau View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Poor, poor Little Mermaid! Most fairytales have happy endings, but Hans Christian Andersen decided to dash this fishy princess on the rocks... wonderfully animated and narrated by Bastian Pastewka, enjoy!

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Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

This classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea," based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, has just one weak point in the plot: wouldn't a real princess have avoided complaining to her host about an uncomfortable bed? Enjoy this wonderfully animated video narrated by Bastian Pastewka.

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[Sagenhaft: Märchen aus aller Welt]
Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse. [nach einem Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen]

Märchen - Sagenhaft - Die Schöne und das Biest View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Bastian Pastewka narrates the French folktale "Beauty and the Beast". If only all stories had such a lovely ending!

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