Map of Germany


Central Europe


357,021 km²


3,757 km


2,389 km

Neighboring states   

Germany is at the heart of Europe and has nine neighbors:
Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland

Highest mountain   

Zugspitze 2963 m

Longest rivers   

Rhine 865 km, Elbe 700 km, Danube 647 km (in Germany)

Largest cities   

Berlin 3.4 million inhabitants, Hamburg (1.8m), Munich (1.3m), Cologne (1.0m), Frankfurt/Main (662,000)


From the North Sea to the Baltic Sea in the North to the Alps in the South, Germany is structured geographically as follows: the North German lowlands, the Mittelgebirge ridge, the Southwest German subdued mountains and terraced landscape, the South German piedmont and the Bavarian Alps


Moderate oceanic/continental climatic zone with frequent changes in weather and primarily westerly winds

Deutschland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schleswig-Holstein Hamburg Bremen Niedersachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Berlin Brandenburg Baden-Würrtemberg Sachsen Thüringen Nordrhein-Westfalen Hessen Rheinland-Pfalz Saarland Bayern

Map of Germany

Deutschlandkarte im Kohlfeld

Maps of Germany

Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

A topographic and an orohydrographic map of Germany as well as a map showing Germany’s administrative boundaries can be downloaded from the website of the  Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy. Please note the licensing conditions.

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.