List of districts of Germany

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This is a list of the districts of Germany. Germany is divided into 402 administrative districts; these consist of 295 rural districts[1] (Kreise [in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein] and Landkreise), and 107 urban districts (Kreisfreie Städte and Stadtkreise [in Baden-Württemberg] – cities that constitute a district in their own right.

District Type (rural/urban) Land Capital
Aachen rural[2] North Rhine-Westphalia Aachen
Aachen urban[3] North Rhine-Westphalia
Ahrweiler rural Rhineland-Palatinate Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Aichach-Friedberg rural Bavaria Aichach
Alb-Donau rural Baden-Württemberg Ulm[4]
Altenburger Land rural Thuringia Altenburg
Altenkirchen rural Rhineland-Palatinate Altenkirchen
Altmarkkreis Salzwedel rural Saxony-Anhalt Salzwedel
Altötting rural Bavaria Altötting
Alzey-Worms rural Rhineland-Palatinate Alzey
Amberg urban Bavaria
Amberg-Sulzbach rural Bavaria Amberg[4]
Ammerland rural Lower Saxony Westerstede
Anhalt-Bitterfeld rural Saxony-Anhalt Köthen (Anhalt)
Ansbach rural Bavaria Ansbach[4]
Ansbach urban Bavaria
Aschaffenburg rural Bavaria Aschaffenburg[4]
Aschaffenburg urban Bavaria
Augsburg rural Bavaria Augsburg[4]
Augsburg urban Bavaria
Aurich rural Lower Saxony Aurich
Bad Dürkheim rural Rhineland-Palatinate Bad Dürkheim
Bad Kissingen rural Bavaria Bad Kissingen
Bad Kreuznach rural Rhineland-Palatinate Bad Kreuznach
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen rural Bavaria Bad Tölz
Baden-Baden urban Baden-Württemberg
Bamberg rural Bavaria Bamberg[4]
Bamberg urban Bavaria
Barnim rural Brandenburg Eberswalde
Bautzen rural Saxony Bautzen
Bayreuth rural Bavaria Bayreuth[4]
Bayreuth urban Bavaria
Berchtesgadener Land rural Bavaria Bad Reichenhall
Bergstraße rural Hesse Heppenheim
Berlin urban[3] Berlin
Bernkastel-Wittlich rural Rhineland-Palatinate Wittlich
Biberach rural Baden-Württemberg Biberach
Bielefeld urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Birkenfeld rural Rhineland-Palatinate Birkenfeld
Böblingen rural Baden-Württemberg Böblingen
Bochum urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Bodenseekreis rural Baden-Württemberg Friedrichshafen
Bonn urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Börde rural Saxony-Anhalt Haldensleben
Borken rural North Rhine-Westphalia Borken
Bottrop urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Brandenburg an der Havel urban Brandenburg
Braunschweig urban Lower Saxony
Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald rural Baden-Württemberg Freiburg[4]
Bremen urban[3] Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Bremerhaven urban[3] Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Burgenlandkreis rural Saxony-Anhalt Naumburg
Calw rural Baden-Württemberg Calw
Celle rural Lower Saxony Celle
Cham rural Bavaria Cham
Chemnitz urban Saxony
Cleves (Kleve) rural North Rhine-Westphalia Cleves (Kleve)
Cloppenburg rural Lower Saxony Cloppenburg
Coburg rural Bavaria Coburg[4]
Coburg urban Bavaria
Cochem-Zell rural Rhineland-Palatinate Cochem
Coesfeld rural North Rhine-Westphalia Coesfeld
Cologne (Köln) urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Cottbus urban Brandenburg
Cuxhaven rural Lower Saxony Cuxhaven
Dachau rural Bavaria Dachau
Dahme-Spreewald rural Brandenburg Lübben
Darmstadt urban Hesse
Darmstadt-Dieburg rural Hesse Darmstadt[4]
Deggendorf rural Bavaria Deggendorf
Delmenhorst urban Lower Saxony
Dessau-Roßlau urban Saxony-Anhalt
Diepholz rural Lower Saxony Diepholz
Dillingen rural Bavaria Dillingen
Dingolfing-Landau rural Bavaria Dingolfing
Dithmarschen rural Schleswig-Holstein Heide
Donau-Ries rural Bavaria Donauwörth
Donnersbergkreis rural Rhineland-Palatinate Kirchheimbolanden
Dortmund urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Dresden urban Saxony
Duisburg urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Düren rural North Rhine-Westphalia Düren
Düsseldorf urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Ebersberg rural Bavaria Ebersberg
Eichsfeld rural Thuringia Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Eichstätt rural Bavaria Eichstätt
Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm rural Rhineland-Palatinate Bitburg
Eisenach urban Thuringia
Elbe-Elster rural Brandenburg Herzberg
Emden urban Lower Saxony
Emmendingen rural Baden-Württemberg Emmendingen
Emsland rural Lower Saxony Meppen
Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis rural North Rhine-Westphalia Schwelm
Enz rural Baden-Württemberg Pforzheim[4]
Erding rural Bavaria Erding
Erfurt urban Thuringia
Erlangen urban Bavaria
Erlangen-Höchstadt rural Bavaria Erlangen[4]
Erzgebirgskreis rural Saxony Annaberg-Buchholz
Essen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Esslingen rural Baden-Württemberg Esslingen am Neckar
Euskirchen rural North Rhine-Westphalia Euskirchen
Flensburg urban Schleswig-Holstein
Forchheim rural Bavaria Forchheim
Frankenthal urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Frankfurt am Main urban Hesse
Frankfurt an der Oder urban Brandenburg
Freiburg im Breisgau urban Baden-Württemberg
Freising rural Bavaria Freising
Freudenstadt rural Baden-Württemberg Freudenstadt
Freyung-Grafenau rural Bavaria Freyung
Friesland rural Lower Saxony Jever
Fulda rural Hesse Fulda
Fürstenfeldbruck rural Bavaria Fürstenfeldbruck
Fürth rural Bavaria Zirndorf
Fürth urban Bavaria
Garmisch-Partenkirchen rural Bavaria Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Gera urban Thuringia
Germersheim rural Rhineland-Palatinate Germersheim
Gießen rural Hesse Gießen
Gifhorn rural Lower Saxony Gifhorn
Göppingen rural Baden-Württemberg Göppingen
Görlitz rural Saxony Görlitz
Goslar rural Lower Saxony Goslar
Gotha rural Thuringia Gotha
Göttingen rural Lower Saxony Göttingen
Göttingen urban[3] Lower Saxony
Grafschaft Bentheim rural Lower Saxony Nordhorn
Greiz rural Thuringia Greiz
Groß-Gerau rural Hesse Groß-Gerau
Günzburg rural Bavaria Günzburg
Gütersloh rural North Rhine-Westphalia Gütersloh
Hagen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Halle urban Saxony-Anhalt
Hamburg urban[3] Hamburg
Hamelin-Pyrmont (Hameln-Pyrmont) rural Lower Saxony Hamelin (Hameln)
Hamm urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Hanover (Hannover) rural[2] Lower Saxony Hanover (Hannover)
Hanover urban[3] Lower Saxony
Harburg rural Lower Saxony Winsen
Harz rural Saxony-Anhalt Halberstadt
Haßberge rural Bavaria Haßfurt
Havelland rural Brandenburg Rathenow
Heidekreis rural Lower Saxony Bad Fallingbostel
Heidelberg urban Baden-Württemberg
Heidenheim rural Baden-Württemberg Heidenheim
Heilbronn rural Baden-Württemberg Heilbronn[4]
Heilbronn urban Baden-Württemberg
Heinsberg rural North Rhine-Westphalia Heinsberg
Helmstedt rural Lower Saxony Helmstedt
Herford rural North Rhine-Westphalia Herford
Herne urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Hersfeld-Rotenburg rural Hesse Bad Hersfeld
Herzogtum Lauenburg rural Schleswig-Holstein Ratzeburg
Hildburghausen rural Thuringia Hildburghausen
Hildesheim rural Lower Saxony Hildesheim
Hochsauerland rural North Rhine-Westphalia Meschede
Hochtaunuskreis rural Hesse Bad Homburg
Hof rural Bavaria Hof
Hof urban Bavaria
Hohenlohe rural Baden-Württemberg Künzelsau
Holzminden rural Lower Saxony Holzminden
Höxter rural North Rhine-Westphalia Höxter
Ilm-Kreis rural Thuringia Arnstadt
Ingolstadt urban Bavaria
Jena urban Thuringia
Jerichower Land rural Saxony-Anhalt Burg
Kaiserslautern rural Rhineland-Palatinate Kaiserslautern[4]
Kaiserslautern urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Karlsruhe rural Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe[4]
Karlsruhe urban Baden-Württemberg
Kassel rural Hesse Kassel[4]
Kassel urban Hesse
Kaufbeuren urban Bavaria
Kelheim rural Bavaria Kelheim
Kempten urban Bavaria
Kiel urban Schleswig-Holstein
Kitzingen rural Bavaria Kitzingen
Koblenz urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Konstanz rural Baden-Württemberg Konstanz
Krefeld urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Kronach rural Bavaria Kronach
Kulmbach rural Bavaria Kulmbach
Kusel rural Rhineland-Palatinate Kusel
Kyffhäuserkreis rural Thuringia Sondershausen
Lahn-Dill rural Hesse Wetzlar
Landau urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Landsberg rural Bavaria Landsberg
Landshut rural Bavaria Landshut[4]
Landshut urban Bavaria
Leer rural Lower Saxony Leer
Leipzig rural Saxony Borna
Leipzig urban Saxony
Leverkusen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Lichtenfels rural Bavaria Lichtenfels
Limburg-Weilburg rural Hesse Limburg
Lindau rural Bavaria Lindau
Lippe rural North Rhine-Westphalia Detmold
Lörrach rural Baden-Württemberg Lörrach
Lübeck urban Schleswig-Holstein
Lüchow-Dannenberg rural Lower Saxony Lüchow
Ludwigsburg rural Baden-Württemberg Ludwigsburg
Ludwigshafen urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Ludwigslust-Parchim rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Parchim
Lüneburg rural Lower Saxony Lüneburg
Magdeburg urban Saxony-Anhalt
Main-Kinzig rural Hesse Gelnhausen
Main-Spessart rural Bavaria Karlstadt am Main
Main-Tauber rural Baden-Württemberg Tauberbischofsheim
Main-Taunus rural Hesse Hofheim
Mainz urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Mainz-Bingen rural Rhineland-Palatinate Ingelheim
Mannheim urban Baden-Württemberg
Mansfeld-Südharz rural Saxony-Anhalt Sangerhausen
Marburg-Biedenkopf rural Hesse Marburg
Märkischer Kreis rural North Rhine-Westphalia Lüdenscheid
Märkisch-Oderland rural Brandenburg Seelow
Mayen-Koblenz rural Rhineland-Palatinate Koblenz[4]
Mecklenburgische Seenplatte rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Neubrandenburg
Meißen rural Saxony Meißen
Memmingen urban Bavaria
Merzig-Wadern rural Saarland Merzig
Mettmann rural North Rhine-Westphalia Mettmann
Miesbach rural Bavaria Miesbach
Miltenberg rural Bavaria Miltenberg
Minden-Lübbecke rural North Rhine-Westphalia Minden
Mittelsachsen rural Saxony Freiberg
Mönchengladbach urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Mühldorf rural Bavaria Mühldorf
Mülheim an der Ruhr urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Munich (München) rural Bavaria Munich[4] (München)
Munich urban Bavaria
Münster urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Neckar-Odenwald rural Baden-Württemberg Mosbach
Neuburg-Schrobenhausen rural Bavaria Neuburg
Neumarkt rural Bavaria Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz
Neumünster urban Schleswig-Holstein
Neunkirchen rural Saarland Ottweiler
Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim rural Bavaria Neustadt (Aisch)
Neustadt an der Weinstraße urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Neustadt (Waldnaab) rural Bavaria Neustadt (Waldnaab)
Neu-Ulm rural Bavaria Neu-Ulm
Neuwied rural Rhineland-Palatinate Neuwied
Nienburg rural Lower Saxony Nienburg
Nordfriesland rural Schleswig-Holstein Husum
Nordhausen rural Thuringia Nordhausen
Nordsachsen rural Saxony Torgau
Nordwestmecklenburg rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Wismar
Northeim rural Lower Saxony Northeim
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) urban Bavaria
Nürnberger Land rural Bavaria Lauf an der Pegnitz
Oberallgäu rural Bavaria Sonthofen
Oberbergischer Kreis rural North Rhine-Westphalia Gummersbach
Oberhausen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Oberhavel rural Brandenburg Oranienburg
Oberspreewald-Lausitz rural Brandenburg Senftenberg
Odenwaldkreis rural Hesse Erbach
Oder-Spree rural Brandenburg Beeskow
Offenbach rural Hesse Dietzenbach
Offenbach am Main urban Hesse
Oldenburg rural Lower Saxony Wildeshausen
Oldenburg urban Lower Saxony
Olpe rural North Rhine-Westphalia Olpe
Ortenaukreis rural Baden-Württemberg Offenburg
Osnabrück rural Lower Saxony Osnabrück[4]
Osnabrück urban Lower Saxony
Ostalbkreis rural Baden-Württemberg Aalen
Ostallgäu rural Bavaria Marktoberdorf
Osterholz rural Lower Saxony Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Osterode rural Lower Saxony Osterode
Ostholstein rural Schleswig-Holstein Eutin
Ostprignitz-Ruppin rural Brandenburg Neuruppin
Paderborn rural North Rhine-Westphalia Paderborn
Passau rural Bavaria Passau[4]
Passau urban Bavaria
Peine rural Lower Saxony Peine
Pfaffenhofen rural Bavaria Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
Pforzheim urban Baden-Württemberg
Pinneberg rural Schleswig-Holstein Pinneberg
Pirmasens urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Plön rural Schleswig-Holstein Plön
Potsdam urban Brandenburg
Potsdam-Mittelmark rural Brandenburg Belzig
Prignitz rural Brandenburg Perleberg
Rastatt rural Baden-Württemberg Rastatt
Ravensburg rural Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg
Recklinghausen rural North Rhine-Westphalia Recklinghausen
Regen rural Bavaria Regen
Regensburg rural Bavaria Regensburg[4]
Regensburg urban Bavaria
Rems-Murr rural Baden-Württemberg Waiblingen
Remscheid urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Rendsburg-Eckernförde rural Schleswig-Holstein Rendsburg
Reutlingen rural Baden-Württemberg Reutlingen
Rhein-Erft-Kreis rural North Rhine-Westphalia Bergheim
Rheingau-Taunus rural Hesse Bad Schwalbach
Rhein-Hunsrück rural Rhineland-Palatinate Simmern
Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis rural North Rhine-Westphalia Bergisch-Gladbach
Rheinkreis Neuss rural North Rhine-Westphalia Neuss
Rhein-Lahn rural Rhineland-Palatinate Bad Ems
Rhein-Neckar rural Baden-Württemberg Heidelberg[4]
Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis rural Rhineland-Palatinate Ludwigshafen[4]
Rhein-Sieg rural North Rhine-Westphalia Siegburg
Rhön-Grabfeld rural Bavaria Bad Neustadt
Rosenheim rural Bavaria Rosenheim[4]
Rosenheim urban Bavaria
Rostock rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Güstrow
Rostock urban Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Rotenburg rural Lower Saxony Rotenburg
Roth rural Bavaria Roth bei Nürnberg
Rottal-Inn rural Bavaria Pfarrkirchen
Rottweil rural Baden-Württemberg Rottweil
Saale-Holzland rural Thuringia Eisenberg
Saalekreis rural Saxony-Anhalt Merseburg
Saale-Orla rural Thuringia Schleiz
Saalfeld-Rudolstadt rural Thuringia Saalfeld
Saarbrücken rural[2] Saarland Saarbrücken
Saarlouis rural Saarland Saarlouis
Saarpfalz rural Saarland Homburg
Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge rural Saxony Pirna
Salzgitter urban Lower Saxony
Salzlandkreis rural Saxony-Anhalt Bernburg
Sankt Wendel rural Saarland Sankt Wendel
Schaumburg rural Lower Saxony Stadthagen
Schleswig-Flensburg rural Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig
Schmalkalden-Meiningen rural Thuringia Meiningen
Schwabach urban Bavaria
Schwäbisch Hall rural Baden-Württemberg Schwäbisch Hall
Schwalm-Eder rural Hesse Homberg
Schwandorf rural Bavaria Schwandorf
Schwarzwald-Baar rural Baden-Württemberg Villingen-Schwenningen
Schweinfurt rural Bavaria Schweinfurt[4]
Schweinfurt urban Bavaria
Schwerin urban Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Segeberg rural Schleswig-Holstein Bad Segeberg
Siegen-Wittgenstein rural North Rhine-Westphalia Siegen
Sigmaringen rural Baden-Württemberg Sigmaringen
Soest rural North Rhine-Westphalia Soest
Solingen urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Sömmerda rural Thuringia Sömmerda
Sonneberg rural Thuringia Sonneberg
Speyer urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Spree-Neiße rural Brandenburg Forst
Stade rural Lower Saxony Stade
Starnberg rural Bavaria Starnberg
Steinburg rural Schleswig-Holstein Itzehoe
Steinfurt rural North Rhine-Westphalia Steinfurt
Stendal rural Saxony-Anhalt Stendal
Stormarn rural Schleswig-Holstein Bad Oldesloe
Straubing urban Bavaria
Straubing-Bogen rural Bavaria Straubing[4]
Stuttgart urban Baden-Württemberg
Südliche Weinstraße rural Rhineland-Palatinate Landau[4]
Südwestpfalz rural Rhineland-Palatinate Pirmasens[4]
Suhl urban Thuringia
Teltow-Fläming rural Brandenburg Luckenwalde
Tirschenreuth rural Bavaria Tirschenreuth
Traunstein rural Bavaria Traunstein
Trier urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Trier-Saarburg rural Rhineland-Palatinate Trier[4]
Tübingen rural Baden-Württemberg Tübingen
Tuttlingen rural Baden-Württemberg Tuttlingen
Uckermark rural Brandenburg Prenzlau
Uelzen rural Lower Saxony Uelzen
Ulm urban Baden-Württemberg
Unna rural North Rhine-Westphalia Unna
Unstrut-Hainich rural Thuringia Mühlhausen
Unterallgäu rural Bavaria Mindelheim
Vechta rural Lower Saxony Vechta
Verden rural Lower Saxony Verden
Viersen rural North Rhine-Westphalia Viersen
Vogelsbergkreis rural Hesse Lauterbach
Vogtlandkreis rural Saxony Plauen
Vorpommern-Greifswald rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Greifswald
Vorpommern-Rügen rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Stralsund
Vulkaneifel rural Rhineland-Palatinate Daun
Waldeck-Frankenberg rural Hesse Korbach
Waldshut rural Baden-Württemberg Waldshut-Tiengen
Warendorf rural North Rhine-Westphalia Warendorf
Wartburgkreis rural Thuringia Eisenach
Weiden in der Oberpfalz urban Bavaria
Weilheim-Schongau rural Bavaria Weilheim
Weimar urban Thuringia
Weimarer Land rural Thuringia Apolda
Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen rural Bavaria Weißenburg
Werra-Meißner rural Hesse Eschwege
Wesel rural North Rhine-Westphalia Wesel
Wesermarsch rural Lower Saxony Brake
Westerwaldkreis rural Rhineland-Palatinate Montabaur
Wetteraukreis rural Hesse Friedberg
Wiesbaden urban Hesse
Wilhelmshaven urban Lower Saxony
Wittenberg rural Saxony-Anhalt Wittenberg
Wittmund rural Lower Saxony Wittmund
Wolfenbüttel rural Lower Saxony Wolfenbüttel
Wolfsburg urban Lower Saxony
Worms urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Wunsiedel rural Bavaria Wunsiedel
Wuppertal urban North Rhine-Westphalia
Würzburg rural Bavaria Würzburg[4]
Würzburg urban Bavaria
Zollernalbkreis rural Baden-Württemberg Balingen
Zweibrücken urban Rhineland-Palatinate
Zwickau rural Saxony Zwickau

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country Compendium, A companion to the English Style Guide". European Commission Directorate-General for Translation (EC DGT). May 2014. pp. 47–48. 
  2. ^ a b c The districts of Aachen, Hanover and Saarbrücken have a different statute, as a Kommunalverband besonderer Art.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Although not formally an urban district, these cities have certain rights of urban districts.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Seat of the district's administration, but not part of the district (being an urban district).