digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Part of a series on the
History of Germany
Coat of arms of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1950
Germany portal

After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire by Napoleon in 1806, the German-speaking remnants of the empire became organized into a conglomerate of independent kingdoms, duchies, principalities and city-states. This article lists the member states of the German Confederation of 1815–1866, the North German Confederation of 1867–1871, the German Empire of 1871–1918, and the Weimar Republic of 1919–1933.

States of the German Confederation[edit]

A map of the German Confederation.
State Capital
Empires (Kaisertümer)
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austria (Österreich)
(only western Cisleithania)
Vienna
Kingdoms (Königreiche)
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg Bavaria (Bayern) Munich
Flag of Hanover 1837-1866.svg Hanover (Hannover) Hanover
Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1803-1892).svg Prussia (Preußen)
(excluding Posen, East Prussia and West Prussia)
Berlin
Flagge Königreich Sachsen (1815-1918).svg Saxony (Sachsen) Dresden
Flagge Königreich Württemberg.svg Württemberg Stuttgart
Electorates (Kurfürstentum)
Flag of Hesse.svg Hesse-Kassel (Hessen-Kassel) Kassel
Grand Duchies (Großherzogtümer)
Flagge Großherzogtum Baden (1871-1891).svg Baden Karlsruhe
Flagge Großherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Hesse-Darmstadt (Hessen-Darmstadt) Darmstadt
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz Neustrelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg Oldenburg
Flagge Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1813-1897).svg Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) Weimar
Duchies (Herzogtümer)
Flagge Herzogtum Anhalt.svg Anhalt – from 1863 Dessau
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick (Braunschweig) Braunschweig
Merchant Ensign of Holstein-Gottorp (Lions sinister).svg Holstein Glückstadt
Flag of the duchy of Limburg (19th century).png Limburg – from 1839 N/A
Flagge Herzogtum Nassau (1806-1866).svg Nassau Wiesbaden
Flag of Lauenburg.svg Lauenburg Ratzeburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) – from 1826 Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha) – from 1826 Coburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen) Meiningen
Principalities (Fürstentümer)
Flag of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Sigmaringen.png Hohenzollern-Hechingen – to Prussia in 1850 Hechingen
Flag of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Sigmaringen.png Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen – to Prussia in 1850 Sigmaringen
Flag of Liechtenstein (1852-1921).svg Liechtenstein Vaduz
Flag of Lippe (1815-1880).svg Lippe Detmold
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß jüngere Linie.svg Reuss-Gera (Junior Line) Gera
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss-Greiz (Senior Line) Greiz
Flagge Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.svg Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Rudolstadt
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Sondershausen
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Waldeck and Pyrmont Arolsen
Free Cities (Freie Städte)
Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen
Flagge der Freien Stadt Frankfurt.png Frankfurt
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Flag of the Free City of Lübeck.svg Lübeck
States merged to form Anhalt
Flag of Anhalt Duchies.png Anhalt-Dessau – merged with Anhalt-Bernburg in 1863 Dessau
Flag of Anhalt Duchies.png Anhalt-Bernburg – merged with Anhalt-Dessau in 1863 Bernburg
Flag of Anhalt Duchies.png Anhalt-Köthen – merged with Anhalt-Dessau in 1853 Köthen
States split between Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
and Saxe-Meiningen in 1826
VlagSGA.svg Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg) Gotha
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld) Coburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Hildburghausen (Sachsen-Hildburghausen) Hildburghausen

States of the North German Confederation[edit]

A map of the North German Confederation.
State Capital
Kingdoms (Königreiche)
Flag of Prussia (1892-1918).svg Prussia (Preußen)
(including Lauenburg)
Berlin
Flagge Königreich Sachsen (1815-1918).svg Saxony (Sachsen) Dresden
Grand Duchies (Großherzogtümer)
Flagge Großherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Hesse (Hessen)
(Only Upper Hesse, the province north of the River Main)
Giessen
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz Neustrelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg Oldenburg
Flagge Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1813-1897).svg Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) Weimar
Duchies (Herzogtümer)
Flagge Herzogtum Anhalt.svg Anhalt Dessau
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick (Braunschweig) Braunschweig
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Coburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen) Meiningen
Principalities (Fürstentümer)
Flagge Fürstentum Lippe.svg Lippe Detmold
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß jüngere Linie.svg Reuss-Gera (Junior Line) Gera
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss-Greiz (Senior Line) Greiz
Flagge Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.svg Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Rudolstadt
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Sondershausen
Flag of Waldeck before 1830.svg Waldeck-Pyrmont Arolsen
Free and Hanseatic Cities (Freie und Hansestädte)
Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Flag of the Free City of Lübeck.svg Lübeck

States of the German Empire[edit]

A map of the German Empire.
State Capital
Kingdoms (Königreiche)
Flag of Prussia (1892-1918).svg Prussia (Preußen) Berlin
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg Bavaria (Bayern) Munich
Flagge Königreich Sachsen (1815-1918).svg Saxony (Sachsen) Dresden
Flagge Königreich Württemberg.svg Württemberg Stuttgart
Grand Duchies (Großherzogtümer)
Flagge Großherzogtum Baden (1891–1918).svg Baden Karlsruhe
Flagge Großherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Hesse (Hessen) Darmstadt
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz Neustrelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg Oldenburg
Flagge Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1813-1897).svg Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) Weimar
Duchies (Herzogtümer)
Flagge Herzogtum Anhalt.svg Anhalt Dessau
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick (Braunschweig) Braunschweig
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Coburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen) Meiningen
Principalities (Fürstentümer)
Flagge Fürstentum Lippe.svg Lippe Detmold
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß jüngere Linie.svg Reuss-Gera (Junior Line) Gera
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss-Greiz (Senior Line) Greiz
Flagge Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.svg Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Rudolstadt
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Sondershausen
Flag of Waldeck before 1830.svg Waldeck-Pyrmont Arolsen
Free and Hanseatic Cities (Freie und Hansestädte)
Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Flag of the Free City of Lübeck.svg Lübeck
Imperial Territories (Reichsländer)
Dienstflagge Elsaß-Lothringen Kaiserreich.svg Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen) Straßburg

States of the Weimar Republic[edit]

A map of the Weimar Republic.
State Capital
Free States (Freistaaten)
Flagge Herzogtum Anhalt.svg Anhalt Dessau
Flagge Großherzogtum Baden (1891–1918).svg Baden Karlsruhe
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg Bavaria (Bayern) Munich
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick (Braunschweig) Braunschweig
Flagge Großherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Hesse (Hessen) Darmstadt
Flagge Fürstentum Lippe.svg Lippe Detmold
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz Neustrelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg Oldenburg
Flag of Prussia (1918–1933).svg Prussia (Preußen) Berlin
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg (Sachsen-Coburg) – to Bavaria in 1920 Coburg
Flag of Saxony.svg Saxony (Sachsen) Dresden
Flagge Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe.svg Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg
Flag of Thuringia.svg Thuringia (Thüringen) – from 1920 Weimar
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Waldeck-Pyrmont – to Prussia in 1921/1929 Arolsen
Flagge Königreich Württemberg.svg Württemberg Stuttgart
Free and Hanseatic Cities (Freie und Hansestädte)
Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Flag of the Free City of Lübeck.svg Lübeck
States merged to form Thuringia in 1920
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss Gera
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Gotha (Sachsen-Gotha) Gotha
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen) Meiningen
Flagge Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1813-1897).svg Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) Weimar
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Rudolstadt
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Sondershausen

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historic_states_of_Germany — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
85776 videos foundNext > 

DIRTY SECRETS of WWII: German Prisoners (720p)

This educational historical video documentary depicts the United States captured German prisoners being managed sometime in 1942 - 1945. FOLLOW ON: ...

HISTORIC WW2 GERMAN WAR MERIT CROSS with SWORDS from 1939

The War Merit Cross was instituted on October 18TH 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords, for award to military personnel and ...

Goals and controversy in historic rivalry

Germany - England, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™: Thomas Mueller's two second half goals settled an eventful match that also saw plenty of goals and a ...

Daily routine of captured German Generals at a US-operated prison camp in Germany...HD Stock Footage

Link to order this clip: ...

HISTORIC GERMAN WAR MEDAL - RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL 1941/42 - WAR MEDAL first winter campaign in Russia

The Russian Front Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 26TH, 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia. The award was available to all ...

Hitler - The Rise (Full Film)

Hitler - The Rise of, presents A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior ...

Landsknechts - Germany's mercenary fashion icons

Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Lindybeige More videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26F99D743DDB5026 I attended a few ...

Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34

In which John Green teaches you about Nationalism. Nationalism was everywhere in the 19th century, as people all over the world carved new nation-states out ...

10 Of The Worst Terrorist Attacks In History

What are the worst terrorist attacks in history? Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg Description: Terrorism is the act of violence against a group a ...

Top 10 Creepy Places in America

Top 10 Creepy Places in America There are just too many creepy places in America for this list to be the top 10, but these 10 destinations are all near the top of ...

85776 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "List of historic states of Germany" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight