List of all cities in Germany ordered alphabetically in German and English, with translation
This page provides a list of cities in both Western and Eastern Germany. All the cities are ordered alphabetically in English and German; the list also gives an idea of the city's size and provides some details about the city.
§ How many cities are there in Germany? - Number of cities
As of 2018, there are 2'060 small and large cities in Germany, a full list of which can be found below on this page. However, localities in the country include not cities alone, but villages and towns as well; the total number of all localities in Germany is 11'042. A list of all major cities, the number of which does not exceed 100, can be found on a dedicated page of our website.
§ Cities of West Germany
The western part of the country includes the following 10 federated states (or 11, counting Berlin): Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein. There are 1'463 cities and a total of 8'386 localities in this part of the country. The western part hosts all the metropolitan cities and areas of Germany. In our list of cities, the cities of the western part of the country are marked with the letter "W".
§ Cities of East Germany
The eastern part of Germany, formerly the German Democratic Republic, includes the following 5 federated states (or 6, when counting Berlin as well): Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia. There are 596 cities and a total of 2,665 localities in this part of the country. The eastern part of the country hosts the capital of Germany, Berlin, the largest city in the country. In our list of cities, the cities of East Germany are marked with the letter "E".
A list of the federated states of Germany and their capitals and the Maps of the federated states of Germany in English and German, as well as information on the population size by federated state of Germany and the area occupied by them, can be found on a dedicated page of our website.
§ List of cities in Germany ordered alphabetically in English and German
The list offered below features all the cities of the country as of 2018 in German with a translation into English. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities, as well as what part of Germany they belong to: “W” – stands for the western part, while “E” – for the eastern part of the country.
Please note that the names of the cities quoted in Englishh may differ in different sources, due to a wide variety of rules for transliterating, transcribing or translating proper names from German.
Table 1. Cities in Germany ordered alphabetically.
|City name in English||City name in German||City size||Part of Germany||Information|
|Aken (Elbe)||Aken (Elbe)||S||E|
|Altdorf bei Nürnberg||Altdorf b.Nürnberg||S||W|
|Annweiler am Trifels||Annweiler am Trifels||S||W|
|Auerbach in der Oberpfalz||Auerbach i.d.OPf.||S||W|
In total, the list contains 69 cities with the names starting with the letter "a".
Large city (L) is a city with a population of more than 100'000 people.
Medium city (M) is a city with a population of 50'000 up to 100'000 people.
Small town (S) is a town with a population of up to 50'000 people.