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WikiProject Germany

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Wilkommen, or Welcome, to WikiProject Germany! We are a group of editors dedicated to the expansion and refinement of Wikipedia’s coverage of the Bundesrepublik, its people, its monuments and its heritage. If you wish to join us, please add your name to the members list provided here.

Should you have any questions about our project, just drop us a line on our discussion page or by contacting our project coordinators directly. If you’re lucky, you might even find some brothers in editing in the Wikipedia IRC chat (#wikipedia-en). If you speak German, you may want to also try the German Wikipedia chatroom (#wikipedia-de).

Divisions Scope

This project covers the creation and editing of articles related to the nation of Germany, its cities, counties, geography, transportation, culture, history and so on. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on Germany in a fair and accurate manner.

As of 16 August 2017, there are 104,891 articles and other project ressources within the scope of WikiProject Germany. For a more detailed overview see Germany article statistics.

A monthly top 1000 list of Germany-related popular articles is available at Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Popular pages.

  1. Get this project organized.
  2. To serve as a central point of discussion for collaboration related to Germany. Foster increased cooperation between editors in order to meet the other goals.
  3. To create the foremost reliable and accurate free-content encyclopedia of Germany in the English language.
  4. Build all Top Importance Germany Articles to Good Article status at a minimum (FA is preferred). Current progress: 11 out of of 136 meet this criteria.[a]
  5. Kill all backlogs.

Project divisions Project divisions

  • Reference and navigation - the "keys to the country" (and of key importance)
  • Cities (talk) – Cities, towns, villages and districts
  • Physical geography (talk) – Regions, parks, climate, physical features
  • Culture (talk) – Music, art, icons, mass communication
  • People (talk) – includes residents of the current nation of Germany, all its predecessors, and all those people who have resided in any of Germany's predecessor states who have shaped Germany
  • Government (talk) – Governance, as well as federal, state and local politics in relation to Germany and its predecessors
  • History (talk) – history of Germany and its predecessors
  • Photo requests (talk) – adding and requesting images of Germany.

Related groups

Task forces

Article alerts

Today's featured articles
Today's featured article requests
Articles for deletion
Proposed deletions
Categories for discussion
Templates for discussion
Redirects for discussion
Featured article candidates
A-Class review
Good article nominees
Good article reassessments
Peer reviews
Requested moves

Related Portals

For more Germany-related portals (states, history, regions, etc.) see Category:Germany portal and "Portal" lists in Germany article statistics in the sidebar.

Every member should feel free to inform the managers of these portals if they have worked on an article which they believe would be of interest to the above portals.


Barnstar of German National Merit as rendered by Antou

Our project, like the other national WikiProjects, possesses a barnstar that may be awarded to outstanding contributors to the project or members particularly deserving of recognition for some effort made for the cause of the project.

Resources Resources

Infoboxes Infoboxes

Stubs Stubs

For information on which stubs to use on Germany-related articles, see the list of stubs at Wikipedia:WikiProject Germany/Stub templates

Templates Templates

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject Germany}}
WikiProject Germany (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Germany, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Germany on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
Template placed on the top of talk pages, not on article pages
{{User WikiProject Germany}}
WikiProject Germany This user is a member of
WikiProject Germany.
Userboxes for WikiProject members, add either to the your userpage
{{User WP Germany}}
Flag of Germany.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Germany
{{Infobox German location}}
WikiProject Germany
Country Germany
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Template allowing town info to be copied directly from
{{IPA-de}} German pronunciation: [...] Template for indicating German pronunciation. See Help:IPA/German for transcription used.
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
Template to use when an article is a translation of an article on the German Wikipedia
{{subst:WelcomeGER}}~~~~ == Welcome to WikiProject Germany ==
Flag of Germany.svg

Welcome, WikiProject Germany, to the WikiProject Germany! Please direct any questions about the project to its talk page. If you create new articles on Germany-related topics, please list them at our announcement page and tag their talk page with our project template {{WikiProject Germany}}. A few features that you might find helpful:

  • The project's Navigation box points to most of the pages in the project that might be of use to you.
  • Most of the important discussions related to the project take place on the project's main talk page; you may find it useful to watchlist it.
  • We've developed a number of guidelines for names, titles, and other things to standardize our articles and make interlinking easier that you may find useful.

Here are some tasks you can do:

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any of the more experienced members of the project, and we'll be very happy to help you. Again, welcome, and thank you for joining this project!

Welcome message for new project members
{{User German Road Guru}}
WikiProject Germany/Transportation This user is a German Road Guru who can also claim themselves as a "German Road Warrior" WikiProject Germany Transportation Division Frei Fahren ist Frei Schreiben .
This Template can be for anyone who has driven on German roads and wants to claim themselves as "German Road Warriors"


External links Websites

For articles to be translated, see Category:Articles needing translation from German Wikipedia


  1. ^ Featured and Good Articles are added to form this number.