81 Cute And Funny German Town Names You Have To Visit

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 15, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Sep 06, 2022
Edited by Lara Simpson
Fact-checked by Vikhaash Sundararaj
German Town names near Berlin, Munich, and the International border are extremely popular

To know about different German place names, it is important for you to first list every state in the country on a map.

Using a map to locate every city, district, or village can be a fun activity that can help you find out why a particular locality is called the way it is. Though, in order to turn this activity into a game, it is important to know more about German place names.

Here are some of the most popular German place names for your perusal.

Old German Town Names

Germany is a country known for its supercars, amazing infrastructure, and beautiful landscapes. But did know that historically even before the country was made dark and ruthless by its dictator in World War II, Germany had a beautiful history of its own.

Today, Germany has more to offer than just supercars. Far from the hustle-bustle of the teeming large cities, there lies towns, lesser-known towns whose history is maybe older than time. Here are some of the most popular German place names: -

Gengenbach, Baden Württemberg (Germanic origin), is a beautiful town with a rich black forest area. Gengenbach, Baden Württemberg is a 13th-century town popular for its town hall with 24 windows. This town is located in a district called Ortenau.

Fussen, Bavaria (German origin) meaning ‘gorge’. This town lies close to the border of Austria. And the town also happens to be close to the alps as well.

Rudesheim am rheine, hesse (Germanic origin) is one of the most famous wine-making towns in Germany. In addition, it has some amazing holiday inns and restaurants and is considered to be an unmissable tourist destination spot.

Coburg, Bavaria (Germanic origin) meaning ‘cow borough’. The town lies in the upper Franconia region of Bavaria. Did you know? Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, was born in Coburg.

Binz, Mecklenburg-western Pomerania (Germanic origin) is the variant of Benz. It is the most famous town for its sandy beaches and luxurious hotels. You can walk across the coastal plains savoring the beautiful view.

Sellin (Germanic origin) means ‘stretch of smooth water’. Selling is most famously known for its seebruecke. It is also a popular place for destination weddings.

Goslar, Lower Saxony (Germanic origin) lies in north-central Germany. It was founded in 922 to safeguard its silver mines.

Gorlitz, Saxony (Germanic origin) meaning ‘eastern Germany. The town lies at the Polish border. Even after the violence of world war two, the town was safeguarded well, and it did not lose its beauty.

Trendelburg, Hesse (Germanic origin), the name itself has no specific meaning. However, the town attracts tourists with its old-world charm and modern fairy tale tower. One of the most popular German place names.

Bremm, Rhineland (Germanic origin), the town is home to less than 1000 people and has one of the most beautiful sceneries ever to be found.

Wismar (Germanic origin) means ‘wise or knowledgeable.’ The town lies on Germany's Baltic sea. It is also home to gothic architecture.

Naumburg (Germanic origin) has buildings and infrastructure that resembles the renaissance. It is a quiet and quaint town.

Luneberg (Germanic origin) has plenty of places for amazing food and drinks. It is also known as a university town too.

Bamberg (Germanic origin), the 14th-century town hall in Bamberg, is a UNESCO world heritage.

Friedrichatadt (Germanic origin), the town has had much of the Dutch influence. It is also known as little Amsterdam.

Brandenburg a der Havel (Germanic origin) town, is rich with historical sights like century-old town halls.

Marburg, Hesse (Germanic origin) is a university town that lies on the Lahn river’s west bank.

Mettlach, Saarland (Germanic origin) shares the borders with France and Luxembourg. It is best suited for hikers and nature lovers.

Eisenach, Thuringia (Germanic origin), the town was once a hiding place for Martin Luther's protestant priest.

Names of German places are of great interest to travelers planning a trip across the country.

Funny German Town Names

We present to you some of Germany’s great and funny towns down in the list. Believe it or not, towns in Germany are much quieter and more pleasant than cities. Its age-old history and beautiful architecture have been on many people’s bucket lists. Read on for some of the most popular German town names.

Oberammergau, Bavaria (Germanic origin), is a southwest town of Munich. The tradition of performing a passion play once a decade by its villagers is quite famous.

Wernigerode, Saxony-Anhalt (Germanic origin), the name itself has no specific meaning. If you are looking for a much-needed break, this town is perfect.

Blaubeuren, Baden-Württemberg (Germanic origin) is well known for its ancient historic charm.

Alsfeld, Hesse (Germanic origin), this town has everything to do with brothers Grimm.

Celle, Lower Saxony (Germanic origin), the history of cell dates back to 800 years.

Ahrenshoop, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germanic origin), town has 700 people. It is situated between the peninsula of the Baltic Sea and the Bodden.

Meersburg, Baden-Württemberg (Germanic origin) speaks everything about greenery. The swiss alps from where the towns lie make for a perfect weekend getaway.

Lehde, Brandenburg (Germanic origin) is known for its best hiking trails and once you are in this town you are out of pollution.

Sieseby, Schleswig-Holstein (Germanic origin) is unique in its ruralness. You can explore this countryside by boat or by bike.

Zittau, Saxony (Germanic origin) lies at the crossroads between Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic, zittau has flourished as a trading center.

Altena, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germanic origin) is popular for celebrating its heritage with a middle-age festival once a year in august.

Lindau, Bavaria (Germanic origin) possesses all the Mediterranean vibes as its quarterlies on an island.

Neuharlingersiel, Lower Saxony (Germanic origin) is most popular town for being the favorite holiday destination.

St Goarshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germanic origin) is situated in the upper middle rhine valley, and it has 2 very pretty castles.

Rheinsberg, Brandenburg (Germanic origin) is very near to berlin and its history dates back to the 14th century.

Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt (Germanic origin) was the capital of the east franconian German empire. It also has historical monuments which are UNESCO listed.

Katzenelnbogen (Germanic origin) meaning ‘cat’s elbow’. But there are other German people who claim the name also means ‘small angled bend of a river or brook.’

Sommerloch (Germanic origin) means ‘summer hole’. It is a tiny village located in Rheinland.

Drogen (Germanic origin), meaning ‘beautiful or lovely’. This town lies in Thuringian.

Linsengericht (Germanic origin), meaning ‘lentil dish’. This town lies in the hessian region.

Kuhbier (Germanic origin), meaning ‘coubier.’ The name is a Germanized form of french.

Katzenhirn (Germanic origin) meaning ‘cat brain’. The town's geographical shape resembles that of a cat's brain.

Mückenloch (Germanic origin) means ‘muegenloch’. The town has a population of 1100 inhabitants.

Todesfelde (Germanic origin) is a quaint town located in northern Germany’s Schleswig and Holstein region.

Small German Town Names

The population in the towns of Germany does not exceed more than 1000. This factor makes the town beautiful and perfect in retaining its quaint wholesomeness. Read on for some popular small German town names.

Hattingen, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germanic origin) is popular for its well preserved half-timbered houses. In addition to that, it has the most beautifully scenic background you will ever witness.

Bad Blankenburg, Thuringia (Germanic origin) is surrounded by Thuringia forest.

St Peter-Ording, Schleswig-Holstein (Germanic origin) is popular for Holstein Wadden sea national park, St Peter Ording, and other numerous wellness centers.

Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germanic origin) is well known for its river cruises. Bach is a noun used in the German language to describe a stream or river.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria (Germanic origin) meaning ‘red fortress above the Tauber river’. This town is very beautiful with its never-ending line of cafes.

Weimar, Thuringia (Germanic origin) is the town where the birth of literature has taken place. It was the home to Goethe and schiller.

Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germanic origin) is known for its fascinating hiking trails and best-tasting wines.

Schiltach, Baden-Württemberg (Germanic origin), the history of this town dates back to the 11the century. It lies in the location of the black forest.

Monschau, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germanic origin) meaning ‘pearl of the Eifel’. It is known for its popular mustard mill, which has a delightful history.

Offenburg (Germanic Origin) is an ominous-sounding name for a small town in Germany.

Pforzheim (Germanic Origin) is the name of a small town located in Germany.

Ravensburg (Germanic Origin) is a rare name of a small-town Germany.

Reutlingen (Germanic Origin) is a common name for a small German town.

Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germanic Origin) is an ominous-sounding name for a small town in Germany.

Schwäbisch Hall (Germanic Origin) is an interesting small town name.

Dachau (Germanic Origin) is the name of a small town located in Germany.

Deggendorf (Germanic Origin) is a rare name for a small-town Germany.

Dinkelsbühl (Germanic Origin) is a fascinating name for a German town.

German Town Names Beginning With H

There are various interesting German town names beginning with H. Here are some of the beautiful German town names starting with H for your perusal.

Hagen (Germanic origin) lies in the heart of North-Rhine Westphalia in the heart of Germany.

Herne (Germanic origin) in the 10th century, the village was known as haranni.

Hanau (of Germanic origin) is the town that lies in the main Kinzig Kreis. The town has an important railway junction. Indeed a popular German place name.

Hannover (Germanic origin) is a place in Germany. Particularly it is not a town but a large city.

Hildesheim (of Germanic origin) is a small little town located in northern Germany. It is known for its beautiful churches.

Homburg (Germanic origin) is a town located in Saarland. It also holds the record of being the third-largest town in the state.

Hoyerswerda (Germanic origin) is a district town in Saxony. Here the Serbian language is spoken more extensively.

Halle (Germanic origin), meaning ‘saale.’ The city is situated in northern Germany. It is known for its landmark gothic tower. Indeed a popular German place name.

German Fantasy Town Names From Fiction

Are you a fiction writer looking for absolutely cool German fantasy town names? Then worry not here down in the list; we have got you covered. It is a known fact that some amount of creativity is needed to find the right names that match the geography exactly. So here you go, check out the names for yourself.

Dursite (Germanic origin) is a popular east European town name.

Daugmune (European origin) is ominous sounding hence it is perfect for your story.

Fagerhamn (Germanic origin) the name here is very Slavic and a German-sounding place name.

Kyo serin (Germanic origin) is popular among fiction writers when it comes to the name of a German place.

Omllenor (Germanic origin) is the name that sounds sweet and amazing to every fiction writer.

Mefanas (Germanic origin), the name is a little Serbian sounding, but it goes best with many European towns.

Donauwörth (Germanic Origin) is an ominous-sounding name for a small town in Germany.

Erlangen (Germanic Origin) is the name of a small town located in Germany.

Lorsch (Germanic Origin) is a rare name of a small-town Germany.

Oldenburg(Germanic Origin) is the name of a small town located in Germany.

Osnabrück(Germanic Origin) is a rare name of a small-town Germany.

Salzgitter(Germanic Origin) is an ominous-sounding name for a small town in Germany.

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Written by Abhijeet Modi

Master of Computer Science

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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

An experienced and innovative entrepreneur and creative writer, Abhijeet holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Application from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He co-founded an e-commerce website while developing his skills in content writing, making him an expert in creating blog posts, website content, product descriptions, landing pages, and editing articles. Passionate about pushing his limits, Abhijeet brings both technical expertise and creative flair to his work.

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With a background in International Business Management, having completed his degree at the University of Hull. Vikhaash has volunteered with 'Teach For India' to help students create a monthly newsletter. In his free time, he enjoys sports and was the assistant captain of his school's hockey team. He has also gained marketing experience through an internship at Decathlon Sports India.

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