Download Germany Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – States, Districts, Postal Codes and more

Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of Germany administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of Germany are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats.


  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Download Free Shapefile Data of Germany

Germany officially known as the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is the seventh largest country in Europe that borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west. The nation’s capital and largest city is Berlin.

Germany GIS Data - National Boundary
Germany National Boundary

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Download Germany States Shapefile Data

Germany comprises of sixteen states. This shapefile covers following states:

  1. Baden
  2. Bavaria
  3. Bremen
  4. Hamburg
  5. Hesse
  6. Berlin
  7. Brandenburg
  8. Lower Saxony
  9. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  10. North Rhine- Westphalia
  11. Rhineland – Palatinate
  12. Thuringia
  13. Schleswig – Holstein
  14. Saarland
  15. Saxony – Anhalt
  16. Saxony
Germany GIS Data - State Boundaries
Germany State Boundaries

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Download Germany Districts Shapefile Data

Germany is divided into 401 districts comprising of 294 rural districts and 107 urban districts.

Germany GIS Data - District Boundaries
Germany District Boundaries

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Download Germany Post Code Boundaries Shapefile Data

Germany has total of 8725 postal code based boundaries as provided in the following dataset

Germany GIS Data - Postcode Boundaries
Germany Postal Code Boundaries

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Convert Germany Shapefile to KML

You can convert downloaded Germany SHP to KML by MAPOG Tool and follow the steps for Conversion of Germany Shapefile to Kml.

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