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Rail transport

Railways: Diesel and electric trains and locomotives replaced steam in many countries in the decades after World War II. Many countries since the 1960s have adopted High-speed railways. ...

  • total: 40,826 km, including
  • at least 14,253 km electrified and
  • 14,768 km double- or multiple-tracked (1998)

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the major German railway company. One of the branches is DB Regionalbahn Westfalen. Germanys main train operator, the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation, also known as DB or DBAG) provides passenger and freight service via federally owned tracks. ... DB Regionalbahn Westfalen is German railroad company. ...


Since its privatization in 1994, Deutsche Bahn AG (DBAG) no longer publishes details of the tracks it owns; in addition to the DBAG system there are about 280 privately or locally owned railway companies which own an approximate 3,000 km to 4,000 km of the total tracks and use DB tracks in open access.


Rail links in adjacent countries

15kVAC albeit at 16. ... 25kVAC is one of the most common voltages used for railway electrification, usually at 50 Hz or 60 Hz depending on that countrys normal mains frequency. ... 15kVAC albeit at 16. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ... 15kVAC albeit at 16. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ... 15kVAC albeit at 16. ... 25kVAC is one of the most common voltages used for railway electrification, usually at 50 Hz or 60 Hz depending on that countrys normal mains frequency. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ... 15kVAC albeit at 16. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ... 15kVAC albeit at 16. ... This a list of the voltages, etc. ...

International passenger trains

 Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... North Holland: (Dutch: Noord-Holland) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northwest part of the country. ... Amersfoort is also a town in South Africa. ... Utrecht is the smallest province of the Netherlands, and is located in the center of the country. ... Deventer is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel on the east bank of the IJssel river. ... Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ... This article is about the city in Overijssel, Netherlands. ... Overijssel is a province of the Netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the country. ... Bentheim Castle painted by Jacob Ruysdael in 1653 Bad Bentheim (formerly Bentheim) is a city in Grafschaft Bentheim, Lower Saxony, with 15,258 inhabitants covering 100. ... Bentheim (in full Grafschaft Bentheim (County of Bentheim)) is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Weser-Ems is the most westerly of the four Regierungsbezirke of Lower Saxony, Germany, bordering the Dutch provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Rheine is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Steinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Münster is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north of the state. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Osnabrück is a city in the Westphalian half of Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80km NNW of Dortmund, 45km NNW of Münster, and some 100km due West of Hanover. ... Weser-Ems is the most westerly of the four Regierungsbezirke of Lower Saxony, Germany, bordering the Dutch provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Bünde - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Herford is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Detmold is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-east of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Bad Oeynhausen is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with a population of just over 50,000. ... Minden-Lübbecke is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Detmold is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-east of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Minden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Minden-Lübbecke is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Detmold is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-east of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Hanover (German Hannover) is the one of the four Regierungsbezirke of Lower Saxony, Germany, located in the south of the state around the city of Hanover. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Categories: Cities in Germany | Towns in Lower Saxony | Company towns | Germany-related stubs ... Braunschweig (sometimes in English Brunswick) is one of the four Regierungsbezirke of Lower Saxony, Germany, located in the southeast of the state. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... Stendal is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. ... Magdeburg was one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located in the north of the country. ... With an area of 20,447 km² and a population of 2. ... Spandau is the westernmost borough (Bezirk) of Berlin, situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and along the western bank of the Havel. ... A zoo. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Transportation in the Netherlands // Rail transport Railway tracks (2001) all standard gauge (1. ... Categories: Districts of North Rhine-Westphalia ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Wesel is a city (population about 61,689 in 2004) in Germany, located at the point where the Lippe River empties into the Rhine. ... Oberhausen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Location of Duisburg Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Düsseldorf is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the north-west of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Cologne skyline at night. ... Cologne is one of the five Regierungsbezirke of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the south-west of the country. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Nuremberg coat of arms Location of Nuremberg Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona, Czech Řezno) is a city (population 146,824 in 2002) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... Straubing is an independent city in Niederbayern. ... Old Town of Passau Passau is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North. ... Railways: total: 6,123 km (3,523 km electrified) standard gauge: 5,639 km 1. ... Position of Hamburg in Germany Hamburgs central broadway Jungfernstieg at the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 This article is about the city in Germany. ... Roskilde (population 52,572) is an ancient city in Denmark, situated in the island of Zealand, 30 km west of Copenhagen. ... Ringsted is a city and a municipality located in the middle of the Danish island of Zealand. ... Næstved is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of Storstrøm. ... Rødby is a municipality in south Denmark, in the county of Storstrøm. ... Ostholstein is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Oldenburg is an Independent City in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Ostholstein is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Neustadt (new city) is a common name for cities and municipalities in the German-speaking countries. ... Ostholstein is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 214. ... Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 Bundesländer in Germany. ... Position of Hamburg in Germany Hamburgs central broadway Jungfernstieg at the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 This article is about the city in Germany. ... Composite NASA landsat photo of Astana Astana (Kazakh, Russian: Астана), estimated population of 520,000 (2000 and growing fast), has been the capital of Kazakhstan since 1998. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Moskvá) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Kharkiv (ukr: Ха́рків; rus: Ха́рьков, Kharkov) is the second largest city in Ukraine, a center of Kharkivska oblast. It is situated in the northeast of the country and has a population of two million. ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Saratov (Сара́тов) is a major city in southern European Russia. ... Victory Square, the central place of Minsk Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск (offical spelling in Belarus), Менск; Russian: ) is the capital and a major city of Belarus with the population 1. ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronunciation: Moskvá) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 1097. ... Victory Square, the central place of Minsk Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск (offical spelling in Belarus), Менск; Russian: ) is the capital and a major city of Belarus with the population 1. ... Brest (Belarusian: Бе́расьце, Брэст | BieraÅ›cie, Brest; also known as Brest-Litovsk and in Polish as Brześć Litewski, Brześć nad Bugiem or Brześć BiaÅ‚oruski; Russian: Брест, Lithuanian: Lietuvos Brasta (litterally meaning shallows of Lithuania) is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Kharkiv (ukr: Ха́рків; rus: Ха́рьков, Kharkov) is the second largest city in Ukraine, a center of Kharkivska oblast. It is situated in the northeast of the country and has a population of two million. ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Kutno is a town in central Poland with 51,000 inhabitants (1995). ... Konin is a town on Warta river in central Poland with 82,700 inhabitants (1995). ... The Poznan is also a breed of horse. ... Świebodzin(German:Schwiebus) is a town in western Poland with 22,700 inhabitants (1995). ... Frankfurt (Oder) [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] (Sorbian/Lusatian: Frankobord) is a town in Brandenburg, Germany, located on the river Oder, on the German-Polish border, directly opposite to the city of Słubice. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... Old town of Meißen. ... With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Brühls Terrace and the Frauenkirche  Dresden? [ˈdreːsdnÌ©] (Sorbian/Lusatian Drježdźany), the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ... With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Brühls Terrace and the Frauenkirche  Dresden? [ˈdreːsdnÌ©] (Sorbian/Lusatian Drježdźany), the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ... With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... With an area of 18,413 km² and a population of 4. ... Děčín (in German Tetschen) is one of the larger cities in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic. ... Ústí nad Labem (German: Aussig) is a city of the Czech Republic, in the Usti nad Labem Region. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ... Basel (English traditionally: Basle , German: Basel , French Bâle , Italian Basilea ) is Switzerlands third most populous city (188,000 inhabitants in the canton of Basel-City as of 2004; the 690,000 inhabitants in the conurbation stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerlands second-largest... With an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants, Hesse (German Hessen) is one of Germanys sixteen federal states (Bundesländer). ... Location of Mannheim in Germany The Wasserturm (water tower), Mannheims landmark Coat of Arms of Mannheim Watershed of the Neckar River university Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... Map of Germany showing Karlsruhe Coat of Arms of Karlsruhe Karlsruhe castle at night Karlsruhe (population 282,595 in December 2003) is a city of Germany, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland, located near the French-German border. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ... Freiburg city from Schlossberg Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in the Breisgau region, on the western edge of the southern Black Forest (in German language: Schwarzwald) with about 200,000 inhabitants. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... Basel (English traditionally: Basle , German: Basel , French Bâle , Italian Basilea ) is Switzerlands third most populous city (188,000 inhabitants in the canton of Basel-City as of 2004; the 690,000 inhabitants in the conurbation stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerlands second-largest... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... This page is about the city in Italy; for other uses, see Verona (disambiguation). ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... With an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... With an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria (Germany) on the river Inn. ... With an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Kufstein is an old city in Tyrol, Austria. ... This article is about Tyrol, the region in the eastern Alps. ... Innsbruck City Center Innsbruck (population 120,000) is a city in western Austria, and the capital of the Tyrol province. ... This article is about Tyrol, the region in the eastern Alps. ... The Brenner Pass (Italian Passo del Brennero) is an opening through the Tyrolean Alps along the current border between the nations of Austria and Italy. ... Coat of Arms Bolzano (Italian) or Bozen (German) is a city in the Trentino-South Tyrol (It. ... A view of Trento from Castello del Buonconsiglio. ... This page is about the city in Italy; for other uses, see Verona (disambiguation). ...

International freight trains

While Germany and most of contiguous Europe use Standard gauge (1435mm), differences in Signaling, Rules and Regulations, Electrification voltages, etc. tend to hamstrung freight operations across borders. As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ...


Metros

Cities with metro or light rail ("Stadtbahn") systems: This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ...

 Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... The Berlin S-Bahn is a metro system operated by S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn. ... A U-Bahn train crosses the Spree in Berlin The Berlin U-Bahn, owned and operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), is a rapid transit (Metro) system consisting of 9 lines, mostly running underground, although some lines run partially above ground or are even elevated. ... Map of Germany showing Bielefeld Bielefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Bonn is a city in Germany (Population (2004 est): 313,605 ; the 19th largest city in Germany), in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine. ... Bremen lies in North Germany 50km South of the North Sea. ... Cologne skyline at night. ... Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... This article is about Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Position of Hamburg in Germany Hamburgs central broadway Jungfernstieg at the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 This article is about the city in Germany. ... The Hamburg S-Bahn is the suburban railway network serving the city of Hamburg. ... Please note this page is under translation The Hamburg U-Bahn is operated by Hamburger Hochbahn AG and belongs to the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV). ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Karlsruhe Coat of Arms of Karlsruhe Karlsruhe castle at night Karlsruhe (population 282,595 in December 2003) is a city of Germany, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland, located near the French-German border. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... Munich S-Bahn train Tunnel station Marienplatz The Munich S-Bahn commenced operation on 28 May 1972. ... Georg-Brauchle-Ring station (U1) The History of the Munich U-Bahn goes back to the early 1960s when the city was searching for a way to cut down on traffic congestion in the central parts of the city. ... Nuremberg coat of arms Location of Nuremberg Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area (German Ruhrgebiet or, colloquially, Ruhrpott) is a metropolitan area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. ... Stuttgart is a city located in southern Germany, it is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and has a population of approximately 600,000 as of June 2004. ...

Road transport

Highways: Disruptions in organized traffic flow can create delays lasting hours. ...

  • total: 656,140 km
  • paved: 650,891 km (including 11,400 km of expressways (autobahns))
  • unpaved: 5,249 km (all-weather) (1998 est.)

Autobahn (pronounced in IPA, plural Autobahnen) is the German word for a major high-speed road usually linking one or more cities and towns, similar to motorway or freeway in English-speaking countries. ...

See also

This is a list of all Autobahns in Germany. ...

Water transport

Waterways: 7,500 km (1999); major rivers include the Rhine and Elbe; Kiel Canal is an important connection between the Baltic Sea and North Sea The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe  listen?, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe, Hungarian Elba) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ... The Kiel Canal (in German Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is a 98 kilometre long waterway linking the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainlands of Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and the Danish islands. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...


Pipelines: crude oil 2,500 km (1998)


Ports and harbors: Berlin, Bonn, Brake, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cologne, Dresden, Duisburg, Emden, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Oldenburg, Rostock, Stuttgart  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... Bonn is a city in Germany (Population (2004 est): 313,605 ; the 19th largest city in Germany), in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine. ... Bremen lies in North Germany 50km South of the North Sea. ... Map of Germany showing Bremerhaven Watershed of the River Weser Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... Cologne skyline at night. ... Brühls Terrace and the Frauenkirche  Dresden? [ˈdreːsdnÌ©] (Sorbian/Lusatian Drježdźany), the capital city of the German federal state of Saxony, is situated in a valley on the river Elbe. ... Location of Duisburg Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ... Map of Germany showing the location of Emden Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... Position of Hamburg in Germany Hamburgs central broadway Jungfernstieg at the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 This article is about the city in Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Karlsruhe Coat of Arms of Karlsruhe Karlsruhe castle at night Karlsruhe (population 282,595 in December 2003) is a city of Germany, in the Baden-Württemberg Bundesland, located near the French-German border. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 113. ... Statistics State: Schleswig-Holstein District: Independent city Area: 214. ... View of Magdeburg with the cathedral, from the tower of the Johanniskirche Magdeburg, the capital city of the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, lies on the Elbe river. ... Location of Mannheim in Germany The Wasserturm (water tower), Mannheims landmark Coat of Arms of Mannheim Watershed of the Neckar River university Mannheim is a city in Germany. ... Oldenburg is an Independent City in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Rostock (slavic origin: roztoka) is a city in northern Germany. ... Stuttgart is a city located in southern Germany, it is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg, and has a population of approximately 600,000 as of June 2004. ...


Merchant marine:
total: 475 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,395,990 GRT/8,014,132 DWT
ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 181, chemical tanker 12, container 239, liquified gas 2, multi-functional large load carrier 5, passenger 2, petroleum tanker 8, rail car carrier 2, refrigerated cargo 2, roll-on/roll-off 13, short-sea passenger 7 (1999 est.)


Air transport

Airports: 615 (1999 est.)


Airports - with paved runways:

  • total: 320
    • over 3,047 m: 14
    • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 61
    • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 67
    • 914 to 1,523 m: 56
    • under 914 m: 122 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways:

  • total: 295
    • over 3,047 m: 2
    • 2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
    • 1,524 to 2,437 m: 6
    • 914 to 1,523 m: 55
    • under 914 m: 226 (1999 est.)

Heliports: 59 (1999 est.)


See also

In Germany there are two companies offering long-distance trains: Deutsche Bahn (formerly state-owned company) and Connex (a new company offering some long-distance services esp. ... This is a list of airports in Germany Civil airports Baden Airpark, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Germany, (FKB) Schönefeld International Airport, Berlin, Germany (SXF) (to be expanded and renamed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in 2007). ... License plates in Germany show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ...

External links

  • de:Liste der Autobahnen in Deutschland
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Germany Biography,info (6959 words)
Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, whose unexpectedly high demands were perceived as humiliating in Germany, as a continuation of the war by other means and a breaking of traditional post-war diplomacy that included negotiations between the victors and vanquished.
Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East.
The territory of Germany stretches from the high mountains of the Alps (highest point: the Zugspitze at 2,962 m / 9,718 ft) in the south to the shores of the North Sea (Nordsee) in the north-west and the Baltic Sea (Ostsee) in the north-east.
Transport in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
While Germany and most of contiguous Europe use Standard gauge (1435mm), differences in Signaling, Rules and Regulations, Electrification voltages, etc. tend to hamstrung freight operations across borders.
In some areas of Germany an urban railway called S-Bahn is in operation.
The port of Hamburg is the largest sea-harbour in Germany and ranks #2 in Europe, #7 world-wide (2004).
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