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General Information Bayern (Bavaria)

Bayern: Historical Maps online

Bayern, 1120 - 1347, in the late Middle Ages

Bayern, 1350 - 1500, 14./15. Century

Bayern, 1517 - 1556, in the time of Reformation and Gegenreformation

  • Bayerische Teilherzogtümer und die Oberpfalz um 1500 Duchy of Bavaria and Upper Palatinate, around 1500
  • Geistliche Staaten im Zeitalter der Reformation, 1517-1555 Ecclesiastical holdings in the time of Reformation
  • Herzogtum Bayern, 1525 Duchy of Bavaria, 1525
  • Territorialstaaten auf dem Gebiet des heutiges Bayerns, 1519-1556  (1.727 KB;  2 Maps)
    Former sovereign States on the territory of current day Bavaria, 1519-1556
    (1. Map):  Deutschland zur Zeit Karls V., 1519-1556, (Germany in the times of Emperor Karl V., 1519-1556)
    see here: Duchy of Bavaria, land holdings of the Bavarian branch of the House of Wittelsbach, area of current day Upper Bavaria and Lower Bavaria. Upper Palatinate, land holdings of the Palatinate branch of the House of Wittelsbach, area of current day Upper Palatinate. Margravate Ansbach, land holdings of the Franconian branch of the House of Hohenzollern and territories of Imperial Cities (e.g. Nürnberg), current day Middle Franconia. Margravate Bayreuth, land holdings of the Franconian branch of the House of Hohenzollern and Bishopric Bamberg (ecclesiastical holdings), area of current day Upper Franconia. Bishopric Würzburg (ecclesiastical holdings), area of current day Lower Franconia. Bishopric Augsburg (ecclesiastical holdings) and others, area of current day Swabia. The Palatinate, land holdings of the Palatinate branch of the House of Wittelsbach is today part of the German Federal State: Rheinland-Pfalz - and no longer a part of Bavaria.
    Text in German:
    Herzogtum Bayern (Wittelbachische Lande, Bayerische Linie, heutiges Ober- und Niederbayern); Oberpfalz (Wittelbachische Lande, Pfälzische Linie, heutige Oberpfalz); Markgrafschaft Ansbach (Hohenzollernsche Lande, Fränkische Linie) und Reichstädtische Gebiete (z.B. Nürnberg), heutiges Mittelfranken; Markgrafschaft Bayreuth (Hohenzollernsche Lande, Fränkische Linie) und Bistum Bamberg (geistliche Gebiete), heutiges Oberfranken; Bistum Würzburg (geistliche Gebiete) heutiges Unterfranken; Bistum Augsburg (geistliche Gebiete) u.a. heutiges Schwaben, Die Kurpfalz (Wittelbachische Lande, Pfälzische Linie, ist heute Teil des Bundesland Rheinland-Pfalz),
    (2. Map):  Die Kreiseinteilung des Reiches seit dem 16. Jhr. (Hlg. Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation), the subdivision of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, since the 16. Century.

Bayern, 1745 - 1799

  • Die Lande der pfälzischen Wittelsbacher im 18. Jhr.
    Kurfürstentum Bayern (inkl. Oberpfalz), Kurpfalz, Pfalz-Neuburg, Pfalz-Sulzbach, Herzogtum Pfalz-Zweibrücken, sowie Herzogtümer Jülich und Berg
    Land holdings of the Palatinate branch of the House of Wittelsbach in the 18. Century. Electorate Bavaria (incl. Upper Palatinate), Palatinate, Duchies of Pfalz-Neuburg, Pfalz-Sulzbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken and Duchies Jülich and Berg
  • Kurfürstentum Bayern 1745 (inkl. Oberpfalz , Kurpfalz mit Herzogtümer Neuburg, Sulzbach, Jülich und Berg)
    Electorate Bavaria 1745, (incl. Upper Palatinate, Palatinate with Duchies Neuburg, Sulzbach, Jülich and Berg
  • Kurpfalzbayern, 1779 (Bayern mit Kurpfalz vereint, ohne Herzogtum Zweibrücken)
    Bavaria united with Palatinate, but without the Duchy of Zweibrücken
  • Kurfürstentum Bayern, 1789 (und auch historische Vorgängerstaaten von Franken, Schwaben)
    Electorate Bavaria, 1789, (and as well historical predecessor states of Franconia, Swabia)
  • Kurpfalzbayern, 1795
  • Bayern und Pfalz, von 1329-1799 Bavaria and Palatinate, from 1329-1799
  • Gebietsentwicklung Bayerns von 1777 -1997 Interaktive Kartendarstellung, 7 Karten,
    Territory development of Bavaria from 1777-1997, interactive map display, 7 maps

Bayern, 1803 - 1871

Note: Königreich Bayern means Kingdom of Bavaria

  • Kurpfalzbayern 1803 (ohne Pfalz),
    Kurpfalzbayern nach dem Reichsdeputationshauptschluß und dem Hauptlandesvergleich mit Preußen
    Kurpfalzbayern, 1803, (without Palatinate), Kurpfalzbayern after the "Reichsdeputationshauptschluß" and the land exchange with Prussia
  • Königreich Bayern 1806 (inkl. Oberpfalz, Franken und Schwaben. Ohne Pfalz)
    Deutschland 1806 - Das Ende des Heiligen Römischen Reiches deutscher Nation
    Kingdom of Bavaria 1806, (incl. Upper Palatinate, Franconia and Swabia. Without Palatinate)
    Germany in 1806 - The end of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation"
  • Königreich Bayern 1808/1810 (ohne Pfalz), without Palatinate
  • Königreich Bayern 1808 Nach dem Frieden von Preßburg und der Rheinischen Bundesakte mit Folgeverträgen
    After the Treaty of Preßburg and the "Rheinischen Bundesakte" with the following treaties
  • Königreich Bayern 1810 Nach den Pariser Verträgen. After the Treaty of Paris
  • Königreich Bayern 1815 (wieder inkl. Pfalz), now again incl. Palatinate
  • Königreich Bayern Besitzstand 1816 Land holdings of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1816
  • Königreich Bayern 1819 Nach dem Wiener Kongreß und seinen Folgeverträgen
    After the Vienna Congress and its following treaties
  • Königreich Bayern 1866 Nach dem Deutschen Krieg. After the German War of 1866
  • Königreich Bayern 1871 Im Deutschen Kaiserreich. Kingdom of Bavaria within the German Empire in 1871
  • North Bavaria, 1882 (286 KB)
  • Southern Bavaria, 1882 (195 KB)

Bayern, 1910, on the Military Map of Central Europe - Index Map

For the Bavarian region see the map parts where cities: Würzburg, Bamberg, Ansbach, Ingolstadt are located. The single maps are very detailed and include even the smallest places and villages. Clicking on the index map will bring up the detailed map of the chosen area. Each detail map is ca. 3-3,5 MB in size. Currently 267 detailed sheets for whole Central Europe are available for download. Index sheet of the general map of Central Europe (1:200.000, 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary).

Bayern, 1918 - 1948

  • Freistaat Bayern, 1918 In der Weimarer Republik, (inkl. linksrheinische Pfalz),
    The "Free State of Bavaria", 1918. Within the "Weimarer Republik", (incl. the Palatinate on the left side of the river Rhine)
  • Freistaat Bayern, 1948 Ein Bundesland der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
    (Seit 1920 inkl. Sachsen-Coburg und seit 1946 ohne linksrheinische Pfalz, diese ist seitdem Teil des Bundesland Rheinland-Pfalz)
    The quot;Free State of Bavaria", 1948. A German Federal State of the "Federal Republic of Germany"
    (Since 1920 incl. the former area of Sachsen-Coburg and since 1946 without the Palatinate on the left side of river Rhine. Palatinate is since then a part of the German Federal State Rheinland-Pfalz.

Bayern today

Bayern: Administrative Organization

Administrative Organization, 1808 - 1871

Note: In the past in Bavaria the German word Kreis was used to designate a larger administrative area, similar to the current day Regierungsbezirk, and has nothing to do with the current day Landkreis (County). See here also Bavaria Administrative Organization.

Administrative Organization today

  • Bayern heute, 1:2 Mio. - Verwaltungsausgabe  (246 KB) (bay_v.pdf),
    Map of Bavaria today, with all administrative details: 7 Regierungsbezirke (Administrative Districts), alle Landkreise (all Counties), Landkreisgrenzen (county borders), cities, rivers etc.

Bayern: Historical Maps for todays Administrative Districts

Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria)

Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria)

Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia)


Oberfranken (Upper Franconia)


Unterfranken (Lower Franconia)


Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate)

Schwaben (Swabia)

Bayern: The "Pfalz" (Palatinate), 1329 - 1799

Bayern: Historical Maps of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO)

The Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (BLO) is an information portal of Bavarian libraries, which combines the widespread and manifold digital resources about the History of Bavaria. The Bavarian State Library has a widespread collection of historical maps from all over the world. Some of these maps document the political, economical and area-wise development of Bavaria. The oldest maps are from the 16th century, the main part of the collection covers the 19th century. The BLO publishes on its website a selection of the most beautiful and valuable pieces from its holdings. The offered selection will be continually updated.
Maps can be enlarged. Single map parts can be zoomed and with mouse-right-click (save file) its possible to download them. Additional it is possible to order reproductions (paper, film or CD-Rom).

Bayern und Preußen, (Bavaria and Prussia), 1347 - 1948

Deutschland (Germany), 1282 - 1871, Historical Sovereign States on German territory

Religious development in Europe, 1500 - 1618

Miscellaneous Maps

Administrative Districts in the Federal State Bavaria

Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia) | Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) | Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria) | Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) |
Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) | Schwaben (Swabia) | Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) |

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