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{{{German_name or name_local}}}
{{{Name or name}}}
Coordinates missing!
Coordinates Coordinates: Missing latitude
Country Germany
State {{{Bundesland or state}}}
Admin. region {{{Regierungsbezirk or region or regbzk}}}
District {{{Kreis or district}}}
Municipal assoc. {{{Amt}}}
Municipal assoc. {{{Gemeindeverwaltungsverband}}}   
Municipal assoc. {{{Samtgemeinde}}}
Municipal assoc. {{{Verbandsgemeinde}}}
Municipal assoc. {{{Verwaltungsgemeinschaft}}}
Municipal assoc. {{{Verwaltungsverband}}}
Local subdivisions {{{divisions}}}
Mayor {{{Bürgermeister or mayor}}}( {{{Partei or party}}} )
Governing party {{{ruling_party1}}}
Basic statistics
Area {{{Fläche or  area}}} km2 (0 sq mi)
 - Metro 0 [[km2]] (0 sq mi)
Elevation X–Xmax m (y–ymax ft)
  X is {{{Höhe or  elevation}}}
  Xmax optional {{{elevationmax}}}
Population {{{Einwohner or  population}}}
 - Density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
 - Urban {{{pop_urban}}}
 - Metro {{{pop_metro}}} 
Founded {{{year}}}
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate {{{Kfz or licence or  license}}}
Postal codes {{{PLZ or  postal_code}}}
Area codes {{{Vorwahl or  area_code}}}
Website {{{Website or  website}}}
{{{Lageplanbeschreibung or plantext}}}

NOTE: Omit " Image: " from any image names.

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Infobox for German cities, towns and municipalities

New infobox that combines features of de:Vorlage:Infobox Ort in Deutschland and Template:Infobox Settlement, plus a few extra things.

Syntax - German parameters

Also see English parameters in next section, or see: instructions for full syntax

List of basic German-name parameters (skip any unneeded fields):

{{Infobox German Location
|Name             = 
|German_name      = 
|Art              = 
|image_photo      = 
|imagesize        = 
|image_caption    = 
|Wappen           = 
|Wappengröße      = 
|lat_deg =  | lat_min =  | lat_sec =
|lon_deg =  | lon_min =  | lon_sec =
|Karte            =
|Lageplan         =
|Lageplanbeschreibung =
|Bundesland       = 
|Regierungsbezirk = 
|Landkreis        =  |Kreis =
|Amt = |Gemeindeverwaltungsverband = |Samtgemeinde = 
|Verbandsgemeinde =  |Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = |Verwaltungsverband = 
|Höhe             = elevation
|elevationmax     = "X-Xmax m (y-ymax ft)" Xmax is optional elevationmax
|Fläche           = 
|area_metro       = 
|Einwohner        = 
|pop_metro        = 
|Stand            = 
|pop_ref          = 
|PLZ              = 
|PLZ-alt          = 
|Vorwahl          = 
|Kfz              = 
|NUTS             = 
|LOCODE           = 
|Gliederung       = 
|Website          = 
|Bürgermeister    = 
|Bürgermeistertitel = 
|Partei           = 
|ruling_party1    = |ruling_party2  =  |ruling_party3 = 
|year             = 
|_noautocat       = 

Syntax - English parameters

Click here to see instructions for full syntax information

List of English-name alias parameters (skip any unneeded fields):

{{Infobox German Location
|name         = (or 'Name') English name of the place
|name_local   = (or 'German_name') German name
|Art          = 
|image_photo  = image file for top image (omit "Image:")
|imagesize    = width of image_photo (default 268px)
|image_caption= phrase shown beneath top image
|image_coa    = (or 'Wappen') image file of town seal
|Wappengröße  = 
|lat_deg =  | lat_min =  | lat_sec = latitude degrees/minutes/sec
|lon_deg =  | lon_min =  | lon_sec = longitude degrees/minutes/sec
|Karte        =
|image_plan   = (or 'Lageplan') image file of bottom closeup map
|plantext     = (or 'Lageplanbeschreibung') heading above bottom map
|state        = (or 'Bundesland') optional state name (can translate)
|region       = (or 'Regierungsbezirk') optional region name
|district     = (or 'Landkreis' or 'Kreis') name of district
|Amt = |Gemeindeverwaltungsverband = |Samtgemeinde = 
|Verbandsgemeinde =  |Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = |Verwaltungsverband = 
|elevation    = (or 'Höhe') meters above sea-level (converts to ft)
|elevationmax = "X-Xmax m (y-ymax ft)" Xmax is optional elevationmax
|area         = (or 'Fläche') area of location in square km
|area_metro   = area of metro part in square km
|population   = (or 'Einwohner') count without commas (as: 9250)
|pop_metro    = population of metro part (without commas)
|population_as_of = (or 'Stand') date for population count
|pop_ref      = population reference note
|postal_code  = (or 'PLZ') postal or ZIP codes
|PLZ-alt      = (not displayed)
|area_code    = (or 'Vorwahl') telephone area code
|licence      = (or 'Kfz' or 'license') licence plate code
|NUTS         = (not displayed)
|LOCODE       = (not displayed)
|divisions    = (or 'Gliederung') divisions, such as "5 burroughs"
|mayor        = (or 'Bürgermeister') name of leader
|Bürgermeistertitel = official title of leader
|party        = (or 'Partei') political party of leader
|ruling_party1= |ruling_party2  =  |ruling_party3 = 
|year         = year founded
|website      = (or 'Website') URL of location website
|_noautocat   = 

Important Features

Since de:Vorlage:Infobox Ort in Deutschland is being introduced to many German locations in the German Wikipedia, the variable fields here use the same names to make it easier for editors to import infobox information from the German Wikipedia to the English one.
For many fields, German values can be given (i.e. without translation to English) and will be displayed in English.

  • eg. By entering "Bundesland = Bayern", the infobox will display "State: Bavaria"

The variables with English names relate to features that do not exist in Infobox Ort in Deutschland.

Major new features, compared to Template:Infobox Town DE:

  • No longer need a location map for each entry. By entering the geographical co-ordinates, a map is automatically displayed.
  • Population density automatically calculated upon entry of population and area
  • Area, population density and elevation automatically displayed in both metric and imperial units
  • Auto-categorisation of entries, depending on values entered
  • Optional 2nd map (Lageplan) at bottom, to display location in more detail.

Major new features, compared to de:Vorlage:Infobox Ort in Deutschland:

  • Can give year of city foundation: places article in "Category: xxxx establishments"
  • Can display representative photo of location (a feature of Infobox Town DE, which, for some reason, was never used) (e.g. see: Cologne)
  • In addition to displaying the political party of the mayor/lord mayor/etc., it is also possible to display the ruling parties. Currently, a coalition of up to 3 parties is supported - if more are needed, please report it on the template talk page) (e.g. see: Braunschweig).


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue article across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{Start date}} (unless the date is before 1583 CE).

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes; nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please don't be overly precise.