Old Map of Southern Germany, 1967: Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria
Old Map of Southern Germany, 1967: Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria
Old Map of Southern Germany, 1967: Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria
Old Map of Southern Germany, 1967: Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria

Old Map of Southern Germany, 1967: Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria

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Unveiling a rich tapestry of topographical detail, the 'Germany - South' map, originally published in 1967 by the Polish Army Topography Service, offers a comprehensive view of the southern part of Germany. As a country map, it bears a detailed political and physical representation of the region, covering the states of Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Hesse, Bavaria, Saarland, and Saxony. The map's primary focus is the intricate interplay between political boundaries and physical landscapes, offering a unique perspective on the geographical and administrative divisions of southern Germany.

The map is noteworthy for its meticulous attention to detail and its precise delineation of political boundaries. Each state is clearly demarcated, with the boundaries drawn with precision, reflecting the cartographic expertise of the Polish Army Topography Service. The political landscape is further enriched by the inclusion of an inset of Munchen (Munich), providing a closer look at one of Germany's most prominent cities. This addition not only enhances the map's comprehensive coverage but also adds a layer of depth to its depiction of the region.

The physical landscape is also portrayed with remarkable accuracy, providing a detailed account of the region's diverse terrain. The map's detailed style captures the essence of southern Germany's varied topography, from the rolling hills of Rhineland-Palatinate to the rugged mountains of Bavaria. This portrayal of the physical landscape, coupled with the political boundaries, offers a comprehensive view of the region, making this map a valuable resource for those interested in the geographical and political landscape of southern Germany.

The 'Germany - South' map is a testament to the cartographic prowess of the Polish Army Topography Service. The map's publication in 1967 speaks to the historical context of the time, reflecting the geopolitical realities of the Cold War era. Despite this, the map's primary focus remains firmly rooted in the geographical and political landscapes of southern Germany, making it a fascinating piece for both history enthusiasts and cartography aficionados alike. The map, with its intricate details and historical context, serves as a captivating snapshot of southern Germany, as seen through the lens of a unique time in history.

  • Major Cities:
  • Munich (München)
  • Stuttgart
  • Frankfurt
  • Saarbrücken
  • Dresden
  • Mainz
  • Erfurt
  • Wiesbaden

  • National Parks:

  • Bavarian Forest National Park (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald)
  • Hainich National Park (Nationalpark Hainich)
  • Black Forest National Park (Nationalpark Schwarzwald)

  • Major Parks:

  • English Garden (Englischer Garten), Munich
  • Rosenstein Park (Rosensteinpark), Stuttgart
  • Palmengarten, Frankfurt
  • Luisenpark, Mannheim

  • Historic Landmarks:

  • Neuschwanstein Castle (Schloss Neuschwanstein)
  • Heidelberg Castle (Heidelberger Schloss)
  • Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)
  • Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), Berlin
  • Nuremberg Castle (Nürnberger Burg)

  • Historical Events (up to 1947):

  • The end of World War II (1945), leading to the division of Germany
  • The Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946), a series of military tribunals held after World War II
  • The Berlin Blockade (1948-1949), although just outside the 20-year range, is a significant event closely tied to the map's publication year.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps to see if something else catches your eye.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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