German Confederation (Deutscher Bund): Borders of 1815

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map of the German Countries in 1815


 

  The red line shows the border of the German Confederation (Deutscher Bund) in 1815.

AT
Kaisertum Österreich   Empire of Austria (see also map of Austria-Hungary in 1918)
   The following countries of the Austrian Monarchy were part of the German Federation (Deutscher Bund) in 1815:
Königreich Böhmen Kingdom of Bohemia; oö nö Erzherzogtum Österreich Archduchy of Austria; kn Herzogtum Kärnten Duchy of Carinthia; kr Herzogtum Krain Duchy of Carniola; sb Herzogtum Salzburg Duchy of Salzburg; sl Herzogtum Schlesien Duchy of Silesia; st Herzogtum Steiermark Duchy of Styria; Markgrafschaft Mähren Margraviate of Moravia; ti Gefürstete Grafschaft Tirol Princely County of Tyrol; gg Grafschaft Görz und Gradisca County Gorizia and Gradisca; vb Vorarlberg Vorarlberg.
   Not part of the German Federation (Deutscher Bund):
un Königreich Ungarn Kingdom of Hungary; da Königreich Dalmatien Kingdom of Dalmatia; gn Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria; ks Königreich Kroatien uns Slawonien Kingdom of Croatia and Salvonia; lo ve Lombardo-Venezianisches Königreich Kingdom Lombardy and Venetia; is Istrien Istria.
   Not shown on the map:
Großfürstentum Siebenbürgen Grand Principality of Transilvania; Herzogtum Bukowina Duchy of Bukovina.
BY
Königreich Bayern   Kingdom of Bavaria
pf Pfalz Palatinate (1816 to Bavaria)
HV
Königreich Hannover   Kingdom of Hannover (until 1837 personal union with Great Britain)
bh Bremerhaven (1827 to Bremen)
PR
Königreich Preußen   Kingdom of Prussia
bb Brandenburg; kb Provinz Kleve-Berg; nr Provinz Niederrhein Lower Rhine Province; pm Pommern Pomerania; sa Provinz Sachsen Province Saxony; sc Schlesien Silesia; wf Westfalen Westfalia.
   Not part of the Deutscher Bund in 1815 but became part of it in 1848–51:
op Ostpreußen East Prussia; ps Posen Poznan; wp Westpreußen West Prussia.
SN
Königreich Sachsen   Kingdom of Saxony
WB
Königreich Württemberg   Kingdom of Württemberg
HK
Kurfürstentum Hessen (Hessen-Kassel)   Electorate of Hesse
BN
Großherzogtum Baden   Grand Duchy of Baden
HD
Großherzogtum Hessen (Hessen-Darmstadt)   Grand Duchy of Hesse
LX
Großherzogtum Luxemburg   Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (personal union with the Kingdom of the United Netherlands)
OL
Großherzogtum Oldenburg   Grand Duchy of Oldenburg: bf Fürstentum Birkenfeld; lb Fürstentum Lübeck
wh Wilhelmshaven (1853 to Prussia)
MB
Großherzogtum Mecklenburg-Schwerin   Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
MS
Großherzogtum Mecklenburg-Strelitz   Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
We
Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach   Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
AN   b
Herzogtum Anhalt-Bernburg   Duchy of Anhalt-Bernburg (1863 to Anhalt-Dessau)
AN   d
Herzogtum Anhalt-Dessau   Duchy of Anhalt-Dessau
AN   k
Herzogtum Anhalt-Köthen   Duchy of Anhalt-Köthen (1847 to Anhalt-Bernburg and Anhalt-Dessau)
BS
Herzogtum Braunschweig (Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel)   Duchy of Braunschweig
HO
Herzogtum Holstein   Duchy of Holstein (personal union with Kingdom of Denmark, 1864/66 to Prussia)
LG
Herzogtum Lauenburg   Duchy of Lauenburg (personal union with Kingdom of Denmark, 1864/66 to Prussia)
NA
Herzogtum Nassau   Duchy of Nassau
Cs   Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld   Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
(1826 personal union of Coburg and Gotha as Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Saalfeld to Saxe-Meiningen)
li Lichtenberg (1816 to Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1819 Fürstentum/Principality, 1834 to Prussia)
Ga   Herzogtum Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg   Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
(1825 extinct; 1826 Gotha to Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Altenburg was inherited by Saxe-Hildburghausen which continued as Saxe-Altenburg)
Hh   Herzogtum Sachsen-Hildburghausen   Duchy of Saxe-Hildburghausen (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
(1826 territory of Hildburghausen to Saxe-Meiningen, the line Saxe-Hildburghausen continued as Saxe-Altenburg)
Me   Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen   Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
(1826 addition of Hildburghausen and Saalfeld)
HZ
Fürstentum Hohenzollern-Hechingen   Principality of Hohenzollern-Hechingen (1849 to Prussia)
Fürstentum Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen   Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1849 to Prussia)
FL
Fürstentum Liechtenstein   Principality of Liechtenstein
LP
Fürstentum Lippe   Principality of Lippe
Rg
Fürstentum Reuß-Greiz (Reuß ältere Linie)   Principality Reuss-Greiz (Reuß older line) (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
Rs
Fürstentum Reuß-Schleiz (Reuß jüngere Linie)   Principality Reuss-Schleiz (Reuß younger line) (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
Re
Fürstentum Reuß-Ebersdorf   Principality Reuss-Ebersdorf (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
Rl
Fürstentum Reuß-Lobenstein   Principality Reuss-Lobenstein (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
SL
Fürstentum Schaumburg-Lippe   Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe
Ru
Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt   Principality Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
So
Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Sondershausen   Principality Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (see detailed map of the Thuringian countries 1815)
WL
Fürstentum Waldeck   Principality of Waldeck; pt Pyrmont
HM
Landgrafschaft Hessen-Homburg   Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg (1866 first to Hesse-Darmstadt, then to Prussia)
HB
Freie Hansestadt Bremen   Free Hanseatic Town Bremen
HH
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg   Free and Hanseatic Town Hamburg: cx Cuxhaven
HL
Freie und Hansestadt Lübeck   Free and Hanseatic Town Lübeck
F
Frankfurt    


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