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German Chronological Jurisdictions

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Confederation of the Rhein, 1806 - 1815 (Rheinbundakte) German Confederation, 1815-1848 / 1850-1866, a loose confederation of 39 states (Deutscher Bund)

Northern German Confederation, 1866-1871 (Norddeutscher Bund)

Members of the German Empire, 1871[edit | edit source]

[[Anhalt, Germany| | [[Baden, Germany| | [[Bayern, Germany| | [[Braunschweig, Germany| | [[Bremen, Germany| | [[Elsass-Lothringen, Germany| | [[Hamburg, Germany| | [[Hessen, Germany| | [[Lippe, Germany| | [[Lubeck, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany| | [[Oldenburg, Germany| | [[Preussen, Germany| | [[Reuss altere linie, Germany| | [[Reuss jungerer linie, Germany| | [[Sachsen, Germany| | [[Saxe-Altenburg, Germany| | [[Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Germany| | [[Saxe-Meiningen, Germany| | [[Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Germany| | [[Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany| | [[Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Germany| | [[Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Germany| |  [[Waldeck-Pyrmont, Germany| | [[Wuerttemberg, Germany| 

Early to 1918 (Kingdoms, Duchies, Principalities, Free Cities, etc.)[edit | edit source]

Anhalt | Baden | [[Bayern, Germany| | [[Braunschweig, Germany| | [[Bremen, Germany| | [[Elsass-Lothringen, Germany| | [[Hamburg, Germany| | [[Hessen, Germany| | [[Lippe, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany| | [[Oldenburg, Germany| | [[Preussen, Germany| (Prussia) | [[Sachsen, Germany| | [[Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany| | [[Thuringen, Germany| | [[Waldeck, Germany| | [[Wuerttemberg, Germany|

1918 to 1945/1949 (Weimar Republic to 1933, Third Reich to the end)[edit | edit source]

Note: Thuringen was formed when Reuss, Saxe-Altenburg, Saxe-Gotha, Saxe-Meiningen, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach,
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen merged in 1920.

[[Anhalt, Germany| | [[Baden, Germany| | [[Bayern, Germany| | [[Braunschweig, Germany| | [[Bremen, Germany| | [[Hamburg, Germany| | [[Hannover, Germany| | [[Hessen, Germany| | [[Lubeck, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany| | [[Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany| | [[Oldenburg, Germany| | [[Preussen, Germany| | [[Saxe-Coburg, Germany| (to 1920 - to Bayern) | [[Sachsen, Germany| | [[Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany| | [[Thuringen, Germany| (from 1920) | [[Waldeck-Pyrmont, Germany| | [[Wuerttemberg, Germany|

1949/1957 to 1990 Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany) Baden-Wuerttemberg[edit | edit source]

Bayern | Bremen | Hamburg | Hessen | Rheinland-Pfalz | NordRhein | NordRhein | Saarland (1957) | Schleswig-Holstein | West Berlin


1949 to 1990 Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic)[edit | edit source]

Note: rather than the old names, the 15 Bezirks (districts) were around the named cities. 

Cottbus | Dresden | East Berlin | Erfurt | Frankfurt (Oder) | Gera | Halle | Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz until 1953) | Leipzig | Magdeburg | Neubrandenburg | Potsdam | Rostock | Schwerin | Suhl

1990 German Reunfication:[edit | edit source]

Baden-Wuerttemberg | Bayern | Berlin | Brandenburg | Bremen | Hamburg | Hessen | Mecklenburg-Vorpommern | Niedersachsen | NordRhein-Westfalen | Rheinland-Pfalz | Saarland | Sachsen | Sachsen-Anhalt | Schleswig-Holstein | Thuringen