Thuringia (Thüringen) Maps
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The Thuringia (Thüringen) "Landscape" During the German Empire[edit | edit source]
Today the Free State of Thuringia is a country of the Federal Republic of Germany. During the time of the German Empire, it did not exist as a coherent territory. It was just a "landscape" or a geographical "area". The name was taken up in 1920, when seven Free States united to the state of Thuringia.
Modern Administrative Districts of the State of Thuringia (Thüringen)[edit | edit source]
Germany Nationwide Maps[edit | edit source]
- Ravenstein's Atlas of the German Empire covers Germany as it existed between 1871 and 1914. The maps and accompanying gazetteer from the University of Wisconsin Libraries can be downloaded in sections. Once downloaded, each colored map can be enlarged to show details. Localities are charted down to the parish level.
- Königliche Preußische Landesaufnahme. Kartographische Abteilung. Karte des Deutschen Reiches (Map of the German Empire). Scale1:100,000. Berlin, Germany: Königliche PreußischeLandesaufnahme, 1914-1917. (FHL film 68,814.) This map will help you find places in the former German Empire as they existed from 1871 to 1914. The detailed maps on this microfilm are in numerical order. A digital verson of this map is available on www.ancestry.com at this link. You can also search the Ancestry card catalog for the term "Ubersichtsblatt" to get to the map set.