It helps when planning a trip to Germany to know just how large the country is. More than just the number of square miles, the following maps and figures will help travelers put the size of Germany into context, as it’s compared directly to the size of California, Texas, Japan and the United Kingdom. For instance, when planning to drive across Germany, it’s helpful to know that it’s roughly the equivalent of driving from San Antonio to Oklahoma City. Do keep in mind, however, that Germany has an excellent highway system, the Autobahn, and an incredible high-speed railway network that allows travelers to cross the country much faster than they would be able to in the United States or United Kingdom.
Germany is 357,168 square kilometers or 137,847 square miles
That’s about 85% the size of California (423,970 square kilometers). From north to south, Germany would stretch from Los Angeles to Redding.
Texas (696,241 square kilometers) is almost 2 times larger than Germany
Germany is just a little smaller than Japan (377,944 square kilometers)
Germany is roughly 1.5 times the size of the United Kingdom (243,610 square kilometers)
These maps were created using MAPfrappe, an online tool that allows visitors to draw an outline and overlay it on another part of the map taking projection distortion and scale into account.