Place Names

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This page will contain links to documents relating to German Place Names for towns and topographical features that were:-

1. Originally German and now located in other countries. e.g. Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia

Or

2. Related to German minorities located in other sovereign nations.

Or

3. German Names for towns etc in occupied territory.

Or

4. Links to German gazetteers.

Documents

This document describes the Place Names of territory given up by Germany following defeat in 1945. This principally deals with towns in East Prussia, Brandenburg, Silesia, Poznan, Pomerania and West Prussia. (File last updated 15 Jan 2010)

Any additions, corrections or suggestions should be made via the Placenames Forum


Links

German toponymy

German Names for European Towns/Cities

Alsace-Lorraine German-French Town Names

Bavarian Gazetteer

Hohenzollern Gazetteer

Prussia

Schleswig-Holstein

Westphalia

Württemberg Gazetteer

Former German Towns now in Poland, Russia or Lithuania

List of cities and towns in East Prussia

Municipalities in Sudetenland

List of historical German and Czech names for places in the Czech Republic

List of German exonyms for places in Slovakia

List of German exonyms for places in Estonia

Latvian-German and German-Latvian exonyms

German Military Geographical information about European Russia, Leningrad region

German Military Geographical information about European Russia, Karelia and Kola

German Military Geographical information about European Russia, the Volga regions

German Military Geographical information about the European Russia, Ural regions.

German Military Geographical information about Ukraine with Moldova Republic and Crimea

German Military Geographical information about Belarus

German Military Geographical information about the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Luftwehrgeographische Studie über Großbritannien

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