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Map of Germany

This map of Germany highlights some of its major cities and geographic features. We also feature a satellite and elevation map that displays Germany’s unique topography and highest peak.


Germany Political Map

Germany is a country in Central Europe, known for the mountainous Alps, forested plateau, and lowland terrain in the north. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria to the southeast, Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, as well as Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. It also shares a coast with the North Sea to the northwest and the Baltic Sea to the northeast (also known as the German Riviera).


Germany Satellite Map

Approximately 33% of Germany is covered in forests, which includes the Black and Bohemian Forest. The major rivers that cut through Germany are Elbe, Weser, Danube, and Rhine Rivers. Lake Müritz in northwestern Germany occupies an area of over 110 square kilometers (42 square miles). If you don’t include Lake Constance (which spans Austria and Switzerland), this makes it the largest lake in Germany. The Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) spans the southeastern region, a UNESCO heritage site with a history of mining through the middle ages.


Germany Elevation Map

The terrain in Germany is mostly lowlands in the north. Then, it transitions from the uplands in the center to the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany. At 2,963 meters (9,721 ft) in height, Germany’s highest mountain peak is the Zugspitze. This mountain is situated at the border of Liechtenstein in the south of Germany and is part of the Wetterstein Mountains and Bavarian Alps. Three of the five glaciers in Germany are found on the flanks of the massive Zugspitze mountain peak.


Germany States Map

States are the first-level administration unit in Germany. Currently, there are 16 states (Bundesländer in German). Berlin and Hamburg are the two city-states. Similarly, Bremen and Bremerhaven combine as a third city-state. The remaining thirteen are area states, which incorporate several cities, towns, and communities. Finally, Bavaria is the largest state in Germany and occupies close to one-fifth of Germany’s land area. Also, it holds Munich, which is one of the most popular tourist cities in Germany.

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