German City Names

German City Names


3.3: German City Names

German city names are based on many factors. Some of these factors include the origin of the German language, wars, and politics. An example of this was the name change of the East German city of Karl-Marx-Stadt. After the time when the Berlin Wall was torn down, it got its old name Chemnitz back. Common endings for towns and cities include “-stadt”, “-furt”, “-berg”, “-burg”, “-hausen”, “-ingen” and “-ow”.

When you travel around Germany, you will notice many cities and towns having a mixed background. This is true because of migration and the influence of other cultures. Some towns will have a Polish sounding name, or a French one. Perhaps some will even sound a little bit Ukrainian.

Below I have compiled a list of all the major cities in Germany. They are sorted by alphabetical order. If you are planning to travel to Germany this would be great to know. Please take a look over this chart. I am sure you will find the city you are looking for. Also remember, that Rocket German is a great program for people who want to travel to Germany.

Aachen
Augsburg
Bergisch Gladbach
Berlin
Bielefeld
Bochum
Bonn
Bottrop
Braunschweig
Bremen
Bremerhaven
Chemnitz
Cottbus
Darmstadt
Dessau
Dortmund
Dresden
Duisburg
Düren
Düsseldorf
Erfurt
Erlangen
Essen
Esslingen
Flensburg
Frankfurt
Freiburg
Fürth
Gelsenkirchen
Gera
Göttingen
Gütersloh
Hagen
Halle
Hamburg
Hamm
Hanau
Hannover
Heidelberg
Heilbronn
Herne
Hildesheim
Ingolstadt
Iserlohn
Jena
Kaiserslautern
Karlsruhe
Kassel
Kiel
Koblenz
Köln
Krefeld
Leipzig
Leverkusen
Lübeck
Ludwigsburg
Ludwigshafen
Lünen
Magdeburg
Mainz
Mannheim
Marl
Minden
Moers
Mönchengladbach
Mülheim
München
Münster
Neuss
Nürnberg
Oberhausen
Offenbach
Oldenburg
Osnabrück
Paderborn
Pforzheim
Potsdam
Ratingen
Recklinghausen
Regensburg
Remscheid
Reutlingen
Rostock
Saarbrücken
Salzgitter
Schwerin
Siegen
Solingen
Stuttgart
Trier
Ulm
Velbert
Villingen-Schwenningen
Wiesbaden
Wilhelmshaven
Witten
Wolfsburg
Wuppertal
Würzburg
Zwickau
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