Here you will find Maps of Germany and maps of cities throughout Europe. The 100 largest cities here are listed by population. Some of the most visited cities in Germany are of course Berlin, Hamburg and of course Flensburg. Each city links to a map of the city in Germany. You can read about most cities via the link on each city.
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East and West Germany


American, Soviet, British, and French occupation zones in Germany and the French-controlled Saar Protectorate, 1947. Territories east of the Oder-Neisse line were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union under the terms of the Potsdam Conference.[86]

After Nazi Germany surrendered, the Allies partitioned Berlin and Germany’s remaining territory into four occupation zones. The western sectors, controlled by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, were merged on 23 May 1949 to form the Federal Republic of Germany (GermanBundesrepublik Deutschland); on 7 October 1949, the Soviet Zone became the German Democratic Republic (GermanDeutsche Demokratische Republik; DDR). They were informally known as West Germany and East Germany.[87] East Germany selected East Berlin as its capital, while West Germany chose Bonn as a provisional capital, to emphasise its stance that the two-state solution was temporary.[88]

West Germany was established as a federal parliamentary republic with a “social market economy“. Starting in 1948 West Germany became a major recipient of reconstruction aid under the Marshall Plan.[89] Konrad Adenauer was elected the first Federal Chancellor of Germany in 1949. The country enjoyed prolonged economic growth (Wirtschaftswunder) beginning in the early 1950s.[90] West Germany joined NATO in 1955 and was a founding member of the European Economic Community.[91]

East Germany was an Eastern Bloc state under political and military control by the USSR via occupation forces and the Warsaw Pact. Although East Germany claimed to be a democracy, political power was exercised solely by leading members (Politbüro) of the communist-controlled Socialist Unity Party of Germany, supported by the Stasi, an immense secret service.[92] While East German propaganda was based on the benefits of the GDR’s social programmes and the alleged threat of a West German invasion, many of its citizens looked to the West for freedom and prosperity.[93] The Berlin Wall, built in 1961, prevented East German citizens from escaping to West Germany, becoming a symbol of the Cold War.[94]

Tensions between East and West Germany were reduced in the late 1960s by Chancellor Willy Brandt‘s Ostpolitik.[95] In 1989, Hungary decided to dismantle the Iron Curtain and open its border with Austria, causing the emigration of thousands of East Germans to West Germany via Hungary and Austria. This had devastating effects on the GDR, where regular mass demonstrations received increasing support. In an effort to help retain East Germany as a state, the East German authorities eased border restrictions, but this actually led to an acceleration of the Wende reform process culminating in the Two Plus Four Treaty under which Germany regained full sovereignty. This permitted German reunification on 3 October 1990, with the accession of the five re-established states of the former GDR.[96] The fall of the Wall in 1989 became a symbol of the Fall of Communism, the Dissolution of the Soviet UnionGerman Reunification and Die Wende.[97]

Reunified Germany and the European Union


The Berlin Wall during its fall in 1989, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background

United Germany was considered the enlarged continuation of West Germany so it retained its memberships in international organisations.[98] Based on the Berlin/Bonn Act (1994), Berlin again became the capital of Germany, while Bonn obtained the unique status of a Bundesstadt (federal city) retaining some federal ministries.[99] The relocation of the government was completed in 1999, and modernisation of the east German economy was scheduled to last until 2019.[100][101]

Since reunification, Germany has taken a more active role in the European Union, signing the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and the Lisbon Treaty in 2007,[102] and co-founding the Eurozone.[103] Germany sent a peacekeeping force to secure stability in the Balkans and sent German troops to Afghanistan as part of a NATO effort to provide security in that country after the ousting of the Taliban.[104][105]

In the 2005 electionsAngela Merkel became the first female chancellor. In 2009 the German government approved a €50 billion stimulus plan.[106] Among the major German political projects of the early 21st century are the advancement of European integration, the energy transition (Energiewende) for a sustainable energy supply, the “Debt Brake” for balanced budgets, measures to increase the fertility rate (pronatalism), and high-tech strategies for the transition of the German economy, summarised as Industry 4.0.[107] During the 2015 European migrant crisis, the country took in over a million refugees and migrants.[108]




Physical Map of Germany

Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe;[4] bordering Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria to the southeast, and Switzerland to the south-southwest. FranceLuxembourg and Belgium are situated to the west, with the Netherlands to the northwest. Germany is also bordered by the North Sea and, at the north-northeast, by the Baltic Sea. German territory covers 357,022 km2 (137,847 sq mi), consisting of 348,672 km2 (134,623 sq mi) of land and 8,350 km2 (3,224 sq mi) of water.

Elevation ranges from the mountains of the Alps (highest point: the Zugspitze at 2,963 metres or 9,721 feet) in the south to the shores of the North Sea (Nordsee) in the northwest and the Baltic Sea (Ostsee) in the northeast. The forested uplands of central Germany and the lowlands of northern Germany (lowest point: in the municipality Neuendorf-SachsenbandeWilstermarsch at 3.54 metres or 11.6 feet below sea level[109]) are traversed by such major rivers as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe. Significant natural resources include iron ore, coal, potash, timber, ligniteuranium, copper, natural gas, salt, and nickel.[4]

Constituent states

Germany is a federation and comprises sixteen constituent states which are collectively referred to as Länder.[131] Each state (Land) has its own constitution,[132] and is largely autonomous in regard to its internal organisation.[131] As of 2017 Germany is divided into 401 districts (Kreise) at a municipal level; these consist of 294 rural districts and 107 urban districts.[133]

Most of Germany has a temperate climate, ranging from oceanic in the north to continental in the east and southeast. Winters range from the cold in the Southern Alps to cool and are generally overcast with limited precipitation, while summers can vary from hot and dry to cool and rainy. The northern regions have prevailing westerly winds that bring in moist air from the North Sea, moderating the temperature and increasing precipitation. Conversely, the southeast regions have more extreme temperatures.[110]

From February 2019–2020, average monthly temperatures in Germany ranged from a low of 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) in January 2020 to a high of 19.8 °C (67.6 °F) in June 2019.[111] Average monthly precipitation ranged from 30 litres per square metre in February and April 2019 to 125 litres per square metre in February 2020.[112] Average monthly hours of sunshine ranged from 45 in November 2019 to 300 in June 2019. The highest temperature ever recorded in Germany was 42.6 °C on 25 July 2019 in Lingen and the lowest was −37.8 °C on 12 February 1929 in Wolnzach.

Berlin 3,426,354
Hamborg 1,739,117
München 1,260,391
Köln 963,395
Frankfurt am Main 650,000
Essen 593,085
Stuttgart 589,793
Dortmund 588,462
Düsseldorf 573,057
Bremen 546,501
Hannover 515,140
Leipzig 504,971
Duisburg 504,358
Nürnberg 499,237
Dresden 486,854
Wandsbek 411,422
Bochum 385,729
Bochum-Hordel 380,000
Wuppertal 360,797
Bielefeld 331,906
Bonn 313,125
Mannheim 307,960
Marienthal 287,101
Karlsruhe 283,799
Hamburg-Nord 280,000
Wiesbaden 272,432
Münster 270,184
Gelsenkirchen 270,028
Aachen 265,208
Mönchengladbach 261,742
Augsburg 259,196
Eimsbüttel 251,907
Altona 250,192
Chemnitz 247,220
Braunschweig 244,715
Krefeld 237,984
Halle 234,107
Hamburg-Mitte 233,144
Kiel 232,758
Magdeburg 229,826
Neue Neustadt 226,851
Oberhausen 219,176
Freiburg im Breisgau 215,966
Lübeck 212,207
Erfurt 203,254
Harburg 202,571
Hagen 198,972
Rostock 198,293
Kassel 194,501
Hamm 185,327
Mainz 184,997
Saarbrücken 181,227
Herne 172,108
Mülheim 171,000
Neukölln 167,248
Osnabrück 166,462
Solingen 164,359
Ludwigshafen am Rhein 163,196
Leverkusen 162,738
Oldenburg 159,218
Neuss 152,457
Prenzlauer Berg 148,878
Kreuzberg 147,532
Potsdam 145,292
Heidelberg 143,345
Paderborn 142,161
Darmstadt 140,385
Würzburg 133,731
Regensburg 129,151
Wolfsburg 123,064
Recklinghausen 122,438
Göttingen 122,149
Heilbronn 120,733
Ingolstadt 120,658
Ulm 120,451
Bottrop 119,909
Charlottenburg 119,857
Bergedorf 119,665
Pforzheim 119,313
Offenbach 119,192
Friedrichshain 117,829
Bremerhaven 117,446
Remscheid 117,118
Schöneberg 115,976
Nippes 113,487
Reutlingen 112,627
Fürth 112,025
Moers 107,816
Koblenz 107,319
Siegen 107,242
Bergisch Gladbach 106,184
Jena 104,712
Gera 104,659
Marzahn 103,768
Hildesheim 103,052
Erlangen 102,675
Witten 101,247
Salzgitter 101,079
Trier 100,129
Zwickau 98,796
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