Read “A Christmas Carol” in German for free

One way to practise German is to read a book where you already know the story in English.

Many people will be familiar with “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and at the time of writing Amazon in Germany are offering a version of the book for the Kindle as a free download.

All you really need is an account with, and if you don’t have a Kindle – or don’t want to change yours over to the German shop – then you can use one of the apps to read the book on a tablet or even use the cloud reader for the PC.

Click on the book cover to visit the download page on

The book was free at the time of writing this article.  Please make sure that it is still being offered as such before downloading it.


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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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