You can find on this page the old map of Germany to print and to download in PDF. The ancient Germany map presents the past and evolutions of the country Germany in Europe.

Ancient Germany map

Historical map of Germany

The ancient map of Germany shows evolutions of Germany. This historical map of Germany will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Germany in Europe. The Germany ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

From southern Scandinavia and north Germany, ancient Germanic tribes expanded south, east and west from the 1st century BC, coming into contact with the Celtic tribes of Gaul as well as Iranian, Baltic, and Slavic tribes in Eastern Europe as its mentioned in the ancient Germany map. In the 3rd century a number of large West Germanic tribes emerged: Alemanni, Franks, Chatti, Saxons, Frisii, Sicambri, and Thuringii. Around 260, the Germanic peoples broke into Roman-controlled lands. After the invasion of the Huns in 375, and with the decline of Rome from 395, Germanic tribes moved further south-west.

On 25 December 800, Charlemagne founded the ancient Carolingian Empire, which was divided in 843. The Holy Roman Empire resulted from the eastern portion of this division. Its territory stretched from the Eider River in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south as you can see in the Ancient Germany map. Under the Hohenstaufen emperors (1138–1254), the German princes increased their influence further south and east into territories inhabited by Slavs, preceding German settlement in these areas and further east (Ostsiedlung). From 1740 onwards, dualism between the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy and the Kingdom of Prussia dominated German history. In 1806, the Imperium was overrun and dissolved as a result of the Napoleonic Wars.

Following the fall of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna convened in 1814 and founded the ancient German Confederation (Deutscher Bund), a loose league of 39 sovereign states as its shown in the ancient Germany map. Disagreement with restoration politics partly led to the rise of liberal movements, followed by new measures of repression by Austrian statesman Metternich. In the Gründerzeit period following the unification of Germany, Bismarck foreign policy as Chancellor of Germany under Emperor William I secured Germany position as a great nation by forging alliances, isolating France by diplomatic means, and avoiding war. At the beginning of the German Revolution in November 1918, Germany was declared a republic.