Bronze Age Europe

1700 bc - 1200 bc

Limesfall

260

Celts

800 bc  - 6th century ad

Hunnic Invasions

350

Germanic peoples

750 bc

Battle of Strasbourg

357

Cimbrian War

113 bc – 101 bc

Migration Period

376 - 700

Gallic Wars

58 bc - 50 bc

Battle of Adrianople

378

Battle of Vosges

58 bc

Edict of Thessalonica

380

Caesar's Rhine bridges

55 bc - 53 bc

Massacre of Thessalonica

390

Roman military camps of the Rhineland

16 bc

Crossing of the Rhine

406

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

9

Sack of Rome

410

Limes Germanicus

10 - 250

Battle of the Catalaunian Plains

June 20, 451

Revolt of the Batavi

69 - 70

Battle of Nedao

454

Germania Inferior

83 – 475

Sack of 455

455

Germania by Tacitus

98

Odoacer

476

Marcomannic Wars

166 – 180

Merovingian Dynasty

481 - 751

Crisis of the Third Century

235 - 284

Francia

481 – 843

 

 

 

 

 
Early Middle Ages

493-861

Destruction of the Irminsul

772

Ostrogothic Kingdom

493 - 553

Conquest of the Lombard kingdom

773 - 774

Battle of Tolbiac

496

Massacre of Verden

October 782

Baptism of Clovis I

496

Widukind's surrender

785

Gothic War

535 - 554

Medieval knighthood

8th - 14th century

Rule of Saint Benedict

540

Carolingian Renaissance

late 8th - 9th century

Lombards

568 - 774

Viking Age

793 - 1066

Saint Boniface's missions

716 - 754

Coronation of Charlemagne

December 800

Tithe

8th - 19th century

Holy Roman Empire

800 - 1806

Donar's Oak

724

Louis the Pious

813 – 840

Battle of Tours

October 732

Battle of Fontenoy

841

Carolingian Dynasty

751 - 888

Oaths of Strasbourg

842

Pepin the Short - King of the Francs

751 - 768

Treaty of Verdun

843

Saint Boniface's last mission to Frisia

754

Treaty of Prüm

September 855

Saxon Wars

772 - 804

Hungarian Invasions of Europe

861 – 973

 

 

 

 

 
Middle Ages

900-1176

First Crusade

1095 – 1099

Louis the Child

900 -  911

People's Crusade

April – October 1096

Henry the Fowler

919 - 936

Rhineland Massacres

1096

Battle of Riade

March 15, 933

Knights Hospitaller

1099 – 1798

Liudolf's Civil War

951 - 954

Siege of Jerusalem

June - July 1099

Battle of Lechfeld

955

Guelphs and Ghibellines

1120s – 1320s

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

February 962

Concordat of Worms

September 23, 1122

Kingdom of Germany

962

Hildegard of Bingen magistra

1136

Ashkenazi Jews

11th century

Hohenstaufen

1138 - 1254

Guilds

11th century

Second Crusade

1147 – 1149

Coup of Kaiserswerth

1062

Barbarossa crowned Roman Emperor

1155

Investiture Controversy

1076 - 1122

Siege of Crema, Milan

1159 - 1162

Walk to Canossa

January 1077

Lombard League

1167 - 1250

Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor

1084 - 1105

Chivalry

1170 - 1250

Council of Clermont

November 1095

Battle of Legnano

1176

 

 

 

 

 
Middle Ages

1177-1342

Battle of Legnica

April 1241

Treaty of Venice

1177

Great Interregnum

1245 - 1452

Zinsverbot

12th - 15th century

Hanseatic League

13th - 17th century

Northern Crusades

12th - 13th century

Battle of Tagliacozzo

August 1268

Reichsheerfahrt

1180 – 1181

Execution of Conradin

October 1268

Mainzer Hoftag von 1184

May 1184

Battle on the Marchfeld

August 26, 1278

Third Crusade

1189 – 1192

Pied Piper of Hamelin

1284

Teutonic Order

1190 – present

War of the Limburg Succession

1283 – 1289

Ostsiedlung

12th - 14th century

College of Prince-electors

13th century

Fourth Crusade

1202 – 1204

Knights Templar arrests

1307

Children's Crusade

1212

House of Luxembourg

1308 - 1437

Fifth Crusade

1213 – 1221

Crisis of the Late Middle Ages

14th - 15th century

Sachsenspiegel

1220

Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor

1328 - 1347

Mongol Invasion of Europe

1223 - 1242

Declaration of Rhense

1338

State of the Teutonic Order

1230 – 1525

St. Mary Magdalene's flood

July 1342

 

 

 

 

 
Late Middle Ages

1346-1508

House of Habsburg

1438 - 1918

Charles IV King of the Romans

July 1346 - 1378

Global Spread of the Printing Press

1439 - 19th century

Black Death

1346 - 1353

Prussian Confederation

1440 - 1454

Black Death Jewish persecutions

1348 - 1350

Crusade of Varna

October 1443 - November 1444

Golden Bull of 1356

1356

Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor

1452 – 1493

Grote Mandrenke

1362

Thirteen Years' War

1454 - 1466

Western Schism

1378 - 1417

Postwesen

1490

War of the Cities

1387 - 1389

Bundschuh movement

1493 – 1517

Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War

1409 - 1411

Italian Wars

1494 - 1559

Battle of Grunwald

July 15, 1410

Ewiger Landfriede

1495

Council of Constance

1414 – 1418

Reichskammergericht

1495 - 1806

House of Hohenzollern

1415 - 1918

Northern Renaissance

1497 - 1600

Execution of Jan Hus

July 6, 1415

Swabian War

January – September 1499

First Defenestration of Prague

July 1419

Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

1508 – January 1519

Hussite Wars

July 1419 - May 1434

War of the League of Cambrai

1508 – 1516

 

 

 

 

 
Protestant Reformation

1515-1555

Ottoman-Habsburg Wars

1526 - 1791

Dunkelmännerbriefe

1515

Protestation at Speyer

April 19, 1529

Reinheitsgebot

1516

Siege of Vienna

September - October 1529

St. Peter's Basilica financing with indulgences

1517 - 1567

Marburg Colloquy

October 1529

Protestant Reformation

1517 - 1648

Augsburg Confession

1530

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

June 1519 – August 1556

Schmalkaldic League

1531 - 1547

Leipzig Debate

July 1519

Münster rebellion

1534 - 1535

Diet of Worms

January - May 1521

Society of Jesus

1540

Luther at Wartburg castle

May 1521 - March 1522

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

Luther Bible

1522

Counter-Reformation

1545 - 1648

German Peasants' War

1524 – 1525

Schmalkaldic War

July 1546 – May 1547

Twelve Articles

March 1525

Battle of Mühlberg

April 1547

Prussian Homage

April 10, 1525

Capitulation of Wittenberg

May 1547

Battle of Frankenhausen

May 15, 1525

Charles V Abdications

1554 - 1556

Badener Disputation

May - June 1526

Peace of Augsburg

1555

 

 

 

 

 
Confessionalization

1555-1678

Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years' War

1630 – 1648

Confessionalization

1555 - 1648

Sack of Magdeburg

May 20, 1631

Witch trials

1560 - 1630

Battle of Breitenfeld

September 17, 1631

Northern Seven Years' War

1563 - 1570

Battle of Rain

April 15, 1632

Eighty Years' War

1568 - 1648

Battle of Lützen

November 1632

Battle of Alcácer Quibir

August 1578

Wallenstein assassination

February 25, 1634

Cologne War

1583 – 1588

Battle of Nördlingen

September 5–6, 1634

Protestant Union

1608 - 1621

Peace of Prague

May 1635

War of the Jülich Succession

June 1609 - October 1614

Peace of Westphalia

1646 - 1648

Catholic League

1609 - 1635

Battle of Prague

July - November 1648

Second Defenestration of Prague

1618

Absolutism

1648 - 1789

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Second Northern War

1655 - 1661

Battle of White Mountain

November 1620

Perpetual Diet of Regensburg

1663 - 1806

Old Town Square execution

June 21, 1621

Franco-Dutch War

1672 - 1678

Edict of Restitution

March 6, 1629

Treaties of Nijmegen

August 1678 - December 1679

 

 

 

 

 
Kingdom of Prussia

1683-1756

Treaty of Utrecht

1713

Great Turkish War

July 1683 - January 1699

Freemasonry

1717 - present

Battle of Vienna

September 1683

War of the Quadruple Alliance

1718 - 1720

Edict of Potsdam

October 29, 1685

The Enlightenment

1720 - 1800

Nine Years' War

1688 - 1697

Katte's decapitation

November 6, 1730

Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony

1694 – 1733

War of the Polish Succession

1733 - 1738

Peace of Ryswick

September 1697

Brandenburg Gate

1734

Treaty of Karlowitz

January 1699

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia

1740 - 1786

Great Northern War

1700 - 1721

Silesian Wars

1740 – 1763

Kingdom of Prussia

1701 - 1918

War of the Austrian Succession

1740 - 1748

Prussian Army

1701 - 1919

Sanssouci

1745

War of the Spanish Succession

1702 - 1715

Kartoffelbefehle

1746

Battle of Blenheim

August 1704

Voltaire at Sanssouci

1750 – 1753

Bavarian uprising of 1705-06

November 1705 - January 1706

Diplomatic Revolution

1756

Meissen porcelain

1708

Seven Years' War

1756 - 1763

 

 

 

 

 
French Revolution

1757-1806

War of the First Coalition

April 4, 1792 – October 18, 1797

Battle of Leuthen

December 5, 1757

Battle of Valmy

September 20, 1792

Battle of Kunersdorf

August 12, 1759

Republic of Mainz

 March - July 1793

Industrial Revolution

1760 - mid 1800s

Siege of Mainz

April - July 1793

Rothschild Family

1760s

Kościuszko Uprising

1794

Weimar Classicism

1772 - 1805

Rhine Campaign of 1796

June 1796 - February 1797

Partitions of Poland

1772 - 1795

Schinderhannes' crime spree

1797 - 1803

von Steuben volunteer inspector general

March 1778

Treaty of Campo Formio

October 1797

War of the Bavarian Succession

July 1778 – May 1779

War of the Second Coalition

September 1798 – 1802

German idealism

1781 - 1831

Treaty of Lunéville

February 9, 1801

Patent of Toleration

October 13, 1781

Reichsdeputationshauptschluss

March 1803

French Revolution

May 1789 - November 1799

War of the Third Coalition

1805 – 1806

Declaration of Pillnitz

August 27, 1791

Battle of Austerlitz

December 1805

French Revolutionary Wars

April 1792 – March 1802

Peace of Pressburg

December 1805

Coalition Wars

April 1792 - 1815

Confederation of the Rhine

July 1806 – 1813

 

 

 

 

 
German Confederation

1806-1822

Battle of Leipzig

October 1813

Dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire

August 6, 1806

Battle of Hanau

October 30–31, 1813

War of the Fourth Coalition

October 1806 – July 1807

Congress of Vienna

September 1814 - June 1815

Battle of Jena-Auerstedt

October 1806

Hundred Days

March - July 1815

Berlin Decree

November 21, 1806

German Confederation

June 8, 1815 - 1866

Prussian Reform Movement

1806 - 1815

Battle of Ligny

June 16, 1815

Preußische Heeresreform

1807 - 1814

Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 1815

Treaties of Tilsit

July 1807

Holy Alliance

Spetember 26, 1815 - 1880s

Addresses to the German Nation

1808

Burschenschaften

1815

War of the Fifth Coalition

April – October 1809

Year Without a Summer

1816

Battle of Ratisbon

April 23, 1809

Wartburg Festival

October 18, 1817

Turn- und Nationalbewegung

1810 - 1819

August von Kotzebue assassination

March 1819

Oktoberfest

1810

Carlsbad Decrees

September 20, 1819

War of the Sixth Coalition

March 1813 – May 1814

Karl Ludwig Sand execution

May 20, 1820

German Campaign of 1813

1813 – 1814

Modern Police forces

1802s

 

 

 

 

 
German Confederation

1823-1859

First Schleswig War

March 1848 – May 1852

Rheinischer Karneval

1823

Baden Revolution

April 1848 - Juli 1849

Kaspar Hauser first appearance

1828

Hecker uprising

April 1848

Vormärz

1830 - 1848

Frankfurt Parliament

May 1, 1848 - May 1849

Hambach Festival

May 1832

Execution of Robert Blum

November 9, 1848

Frankfurter Wachensturm

April 1833

Frederick William IV rejected the imperial crown

April 28, 1849

Zollverein

January 1834 - 1919

May Uprising in Dresden

May 1849

Eisenbahnbau

1835

Prussian three-class franchise

1849 - 1918

Göttingen Seven

1837

Rumpfparlament

June 1849

Deutschlandlied

1841

Herbstkrise 1850

1850

Walhalla memorial

October 18, 1842

Punctation of Olmütz

November 29, 1850

Schlesischer Weberaufstand

June 1844

Dresdner Konferenzen 1850/1851

December 1850 - May 1851

Heppenheimer Tagung

October 10, 1847

Cologne Communist Trial

1852

The Communist Manifesto

February 1848

Second Italian War of Independence

April 1859 - July 1859

German revolutions of 1848-49

March 1848 - July 1849

Battle of Solferino

June 1859

 

 

 

 

 
German Confederation

1859-1871

Second Industrial Revolution

1870 - 1914

Preußischer Verfassungskonflikt

1859 - 1866

Ems Dispatch

July 13, 1870

William I of Prussia

January 2, 1861 - March 1888

Franco-Prussian War

July 1870 - May 1871

DIHK

May 1861

Battle of Sedan

September 1–2, 1870

Bismarck Minister President of Prussia

September 1862 – March 1890

Siege of Paris

September 1870 – January 1871

Second Schleswig War

February – October 1864

Centre Party

December 13, 1870

Assassination attempt on Bismarck

May 7, 1866

Founding of the German Empire

January 1871

Austro-Prussian War

June - August 1866

German Empire

January 1871 - November 1918

Battle of Königgrätz

July 3, 1866

Emperor William I

January 18, 1871 - March 1888

Vorfrieden von Nikolsburg

July 26, 1866

Armistice of Versailles

January 28, 1871

Peace of Prague

August 1866

German Annexation of Alsace-Lorraine

March 1871 – 1918

Preußische Annexionen 1866

October 1866

Constitution of the German Empire

April 16, 1871

Austro-Hungarian Empire

1867 - 1918

German General Staff

1871 – 1945

North German Confederation

1867 – 1871

Schulpflicht

1871

Neuschwanstein Castle construction

1869 - 1886

Treaty of Frankfurt

May 10, 1871

 

 

 

 

 
German Empire

1871-1890

German Colonial Empire

1884 - 1920

Kulturkampf

1871 - 1878

German West Africa

July 1884 - 1919

Gründerzeit

1871 – 1873

German South West Africa

August 1884 – 1915

Leipziger Hochverratsprozess

March 1872

German New Guinea

November 1884 – 1919

Panic of 1873

May 1873

German East Africa

February 1885 – 1919

League of the Three Emperors

1873 - 1887

Crude gas-fueled car

1886 - present

SAP Vereinigungsparteitag

May 1875

Ludwig II of Bavaria death

June 13, 1886

Congress of Berlin

June – July 1878

Reinsurance Treaty

June 18, 1887

Attentatsversuche auf Wilhelm I

May, June 1878

We Germans Fear God and Nothing Else

February 6, 1888

Anti-Socialist Laws

October 1878 - September 1890

Year of the Three Emperors

1888

Dual Alliance

October 1879

Wilhelm II, German Emperor

June 1888 – November 1918

Kölner Dom vollendet

October 1880

Old-Age and Accident Insurance

1889

Scramble for Africa

1881 - 1914

von Bismarck forced resignation

March 18, 1890

Triple Alliance

1882 – 1914

Wilhelminism

1890 - 1918

Social legislation

1880s

Heligoland - Zanzibar Treaty

July 1890

 

 

 

 

 
German Empire, World War I

1890-1914

Herero and Namaqua genocide

1904 - 1907

SPD

1890

First Moroccan Crisis

March 1905 - May 1906

Opening of the Reichstag

December 1894

Maji Maji Rebellion

July 1905 - July 1908

Nord-Ostsee-Kanal

1895

Algeciras Conference

April 1906

Kruger telegram

January 1896

Captain of Köpenick

October 1906

Platz an der Sonne

December 6, 1897

Harden-Eulenburg affair

1907 - 1909

Anglo-German naval arms race

1898 - 1914

Bosnian Crisis

1908 - 1909

Boxer Rebellion

August 1899 - September 1901

Daily Telegraph Affair

October 1908

Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch

January 1900

Mexican Revolution

November 1910 - 1920

Handelsgesetzbuch

January 1900

Agadir Crisis

April 1911

Hunnenrede

July 27, 1900

German Imperial War Council of 1912

December 8, 1912

Wandervogel movement

1901 - 1933

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

June 1914

Boxer Protocol

September 7, 1901

July Crisis

July 1914

Venezuelan crisis of 1902–03

December 1902 – February 1903

Carte blanche authorization of 1914

July 6, 1914

Herero Wars

1904 - 1908

First World War

July 1914 - November 1918

 

 

 

 

 
World War I

1914-1916

Race to the Sea

September - October 1914

U-boat Campaign

July 1914 – November 1918

First Battle of Ypres

October - November 1914

Blockade of Germany

August 1914 - 1919

Ottoman entry into World War I

October 29, 1914

German ultimatum to Belgium

August 2, 1914

Mesopotamian campaign

November 1914 - November 1918

Western Front

August 1914 - November 1918

Christmas Truce

December 1914

Schlieffen Plan

August - Septmeber 1914

German Zeppelin raids

January 1915 - 1917

German invasion of Belgium

August 4 – October 31, 1914

Chemical weapons in World War I

January 1915 - 1918

Bewilligung der Kriegsanleihen

August 4, 1914

Wire of Death

1915 - 1918

Spirit of 1914

August 1914

Second Battle of Ypres

April - May 1915

Hitler's service in the Bavarian army

August 1914 - October 191

Gallipoli Campaign

April 1915 - January 1916

Battle of the Frontiers

August 7 - September 1914

Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

May 7, 1915

Great Retreat

August – September 1914

Second Battle of Artois

May 9 – June 18, 1915

Battle of Tannenberg

August 1914

Italian declar. of war on Austria-Hungary

May 23, 1915

First Battle of the Marne

September 6–12, 1914

Italian Front

May 1915 – November 1918

German Retreat

September 9, 1914

Battle of Verdun

February - December 1916

 

 

 

 

 
World War I

1916-1918

Mines in the Battle of Messines

June 7, 1917

Introduction of Daylight saving time

April 1916 - 1918

Battle of Messines

June 7–14, 1917

Battle of Jutland

June 1916

House of Windsor

July 17, 1917

Brusilov Offensive

June – September 1916

Friedensresolution

July 1917

Battle of the Somme

July – November 1916

Mata Hari trial, execution

July 1917

Third OHL

August 28, 1916 - July 1919

Battle of Passchendaele

July 31 – November 1917

Hindenburg Programme

August 31, 1916

Adenauer Mayor of Cologne

October 1917 – March 1933

First deployments of Tanks

September 15–22, 1916

Battle of Caporetto

October 24 – November 1917

Turnip Winter

1916 - 1917

Battle of Cambrai

November - December 1917

Unrestricted submarine warfare

February 1917

DIN-Norm

December 1917

Hindenburg Line

March 1917 - October 1918

Fourteen Points

January 8, 1918

American Entry into World War I

April 1917

Januarstreik

January 1918

Return of Lenin from Exile

April 9-17, 1917

Finnish Civil War

January 27 – May 15, 1918

Nivelle Offensive

April – May 1917

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

March 1918

Richthofen's flying circus

June 1917 - April 1918

Spring Offensive

March - July 1918

 

 

 

 

 
World War I, Weimar Republic

1918-1919

Occupation of the Rhineland

1918 - 1930

Operation Michael

March 21 – April 5, 1918

Stab-in-the-back myth

1918 - 1943

Battle of the Lys

April 1918

Freikorps

1918 - March 1920

Third Battle of the Aisne

May 27 - June 6, 1918

Eight-hour day

November 23, 1918

Hundred Days Offensive

August - November 1918

Abdication of Wilhelm II

November 28, 1918

Battle of Saint-Mihiel

September 12–15, 1918

Weimar culture

1918 - 1933

Meuse-Argonne Offensive

September 26 – November 11, 1918

Skirmish of the Berlin Schloss

December 24, 1918

Naval order of 24 October 1918

October 24, 1918

Spartacist Uprising

January 1919

German Revolution of 1918-19

October 1918 – August 1919

Liebknecht and Luxemburg's execution

January 15, 1919

Kiel mutiny

November 3, 1918

Paris Peace Conference

January 18, 1919 - January 1920

Weimar Republic

November 9, 1918 - January 1933

German federal election, 1919

January 19, 1919

Proklamation Liebknecht's

November 1918

Friedrich Ebert President of Germany

February 1919 - February 1925

Council of the People's Deputies

November 10, 1918 - Februar 1919

Bavarian Soviet Republic

April - May 1919

Ebert-Groener pact

November 10, 1918

Treaty of Versailles

June 1919

Armistice of Compiègne

November 11, 1918

Formal end of World War I

June 28, 1919

 

 

 

 

 
Weimar Republic

1919-1924

Sturmabteilung

November 1921 - May 8, 1945

World War I reparations

1919 - 1932

Treaty of Rapallo

April 1922

Weimar Constitution

August 11, 1919 - March 1933

Walther Rathenau assassination

June 24, 1922

Silesian Uprisings

August 1919 - 1921

Hitler, the Nazi Party adopted Fascism

November 1922

Badehosen-Foto

August 21, 1919

Occupation of the Ruhr

January 1923 - 1925

Erzbergersche Reform

September 1919 - 1920

Gustav Stresemann chancellorship

August - November 1923

Free City of Danzig

1920 - 1939

German Rentenmark

October 1923 - 1948

Nazi Party

February 1920 - October 1945

Rhenish Republic

October 1923 – November 1924

National Socialist Program

February 1920

Beer Hall Putsch

November 1923

Kapp Putsch

March 13, 1920

Hitler in Landsberg Prison

November 1923 - December 1924

Ruhr uprising

March 1920

Roaring Twenties

1920s

Upper Silesia plebiscite

March 20, 1921

Emminger Reform

January 1924

Abwehr

1920 - 1945

Beer Hall Putsch Trial

February - April 1924

Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic

June 1921 - January 1924

Union Banking Corporation

1924 - 1942

Oppau explosion

September 21, 1921

Dawes Plan

August 1924 - 1929

 

 

 

 

 
Weimar Republic

1924-1932

Horst Wessel death

February 1930

Barmat scandal

1924 - 1925

Maginot Line

1930 - 1969

Schutzstaffel

April 4, 1925 - May 8, 1945

Präsidialkabinette

March 1930 - March 1933

von Hindenburg Presidency

May 1925 - August 1934

Brüning chancellorship

March 1930- May 1932

Mein Kampf

July 1925

German federal election, 1930

September 14, 1930

Heidelberger Programm

1925 - 1959

Deutsche Bankenkrise

1931

Locarno Treaties

October - December 1925

Hoover Moratorium

June 20, 1931

IG Farben

December 1925 - 1951

 
Harzburg Front

October 1931

Hitler Youth

July 1926 - October 1945

Hitlers Rede vor dem Industrie-Club

January 26, 1932

Germany in the League of Nations

September 1926 - October 1933

Schumacher's speech against Nazis

February 23, 1932

Schufa

1927

Hitler obtained German citizenship

February 25, 1932

AVAVG

October 1927

German presidential election 1932

April 1932

Blutmai

May 1-3, 1929

von Papen chancellorship

June - November 1932

Young Plan

June 1929 - July 1932

Lausanne Conference of 1932

July 1932

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Preußenschlag

July 20, 1932

 

 

 

 

 
Nazi Germany

1932-1933

Nazi Germany

March 1933 – 1945

German federal election, July 1932

July 31, 1932

Nazi concentration camps

March 1933 - 1945

German federal election, November 1932

November 6, 1932

Gleichschaltung

March 1933

Kurt von Schleicher chancellorship

December 3, 1932 – January 28, 1933

German resistance

1933 - 1945

Treffen Papens mit Hitler

January 4, 1933

Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses

April 1, 1933

Machtergreifung

January 1933

Gestapo

April 1933 - May 1945

Four-Year Plan

February 1933

Nazi book burnings

May 10, 1933

German re-armament

1933

Organisation Todt

1933 – 1945

Anti-Nazi boycott of 1933

February 1933

Berghof

June 1933 - April 1945

Reichstag Fire

February 1933

Reichskonkordat

July 20, 1933

Reichstag Fire Decree

February 1933

Volksempfänger

August 1933

German federal election, March 1933

March 1933

Haavara Agreement

August 1933

Day of Potsdam

March 1933

Reichstag fire trial

September - December 1933

Otto Wels' speech against the Enabling Act

March 1933

Germany’s withdrawal from the League of Nations

October 1933

Enabling Act of 1933

March 1933

German election November 1933

November 1933

 

 

 

 

 
Nazi Germany

1933-1938

1936 Summer Olympics

August 1936

Strength Through Joy

November 1933 - 1945

Anti-Comintern Pact

November 1936

German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact

January 26, 1934

Bombing of Guernica

April 1937

Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung

May 28, 1934

Hindenburg Disaster

May 1937

Night of the Long Knives

June - July 1934

Degenerate Art Exhibition

July - November 1937

July Putsch

July 1934

Blomberg-Fritsch affair

January - February 1938

Death of von Hindenburg

August 2, 1934

Anschluss

March 1938

Hitler oath

August 2, 1934

Appeasement

March 1938 - April 1940

German referendum 1934

August 19, 1934

1938-39 German expedition to Tibet

April 1938 - August 1939

Nuremberg Rally

September 1934

Sudeten crisis

May - September 1938

Triumph of the Will

March 28, 1935

Strength Through Joy Car

May 1938

Reichsautobahn

May 19, 1935

Siegfried Line

May 1938 - 1945

Nuremberg Laws

September 1935

Godesberg Memorandum

September 24, 1938

Remilitarization of the Rhineland

March 1936

Munich Agreement

September 1938

Spanish Civil War

July 1936 - April 1939

Ernst vom Rath assassination

November 7, 1938

 

 

 

 

 
World War II

1938-1940

UK, France declaration of war on Germany

September 3, 1939

Kristallnacht

November 1938

Battle of the Atlantic

September 1939 - May 1945

Cryptanalysis of the Enigma

1938 - 1945

Phoney War

September 1939 - April 1940

German Occupation of Czechoslovakia

March 1939 - 1945

Saar Offensive

September 7–16, 1939

Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

March 16, 1939 - 1945

Georg Elser bombing

November 8, 1939

German ultimatum to Lithuania

March 20, 1939

Mechelen Incident

January 1940

German nuclear weapon project

April 1939 - 1945

Norwegian Campaign

April 9 – June 10, 1940

Pact of Steel

May 1939

Operation Weserübung

April 9 – June 10, 1940

German–Soviet Credit Agreement

August 19, 1939

Manstein Plan

May 1940

Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

August 1939 - June 1941

Battle of the Netherlands

May 10–14, 1940

Operation Himmler

August 1939

Battle of Belgium

May 10–28, 1940

Gleiwitz Incident

August 1939

Battle of France

May - June 1940

World War II

September 1939 - September 1945

Battle for The Hague

May 10, 1940

Invasion of Poland

September 1939

Bombing of Cologne

May 1940 - April 1945

Bombing of Warsaw in World War II

September 1–27, 1939

Oil campaign of World War II

May 15, 1940 – April 26, 1945

 

 

 

 

 
World War II

1940-1941

German-Soviet Axis talks

October - November 1940

Battle of Dunkirk

May - June 1940

Meeting at Hendaye

October 1940

Dunkirk Evacuation

May - June 1940

Balkan Campaign

October 1940 - June 1941

North African Campaign

June 1940 - May 1943

Greco-Italian War

October 1940 - April 1941

Armistice of 22 June 1940

June 1940

Coventry Blitz

November 14, 1940

Soviet occupation of Bessarabia

June 28 - July 1940

Second Great Fire of London

December 1940

Vichy France

July 1940 - 1944

Yugoslav accession to the Tripartite Pact

March 25, 1941

Battle of Britain

July - October 1940

Yugoslav coup d'état

March 27, 1941

Kanalkampf

July 4 – August 11, 1940

Invasion of Yugoslavia

April 6–18, 1941

Adlertag

August 13, 1940

Battle of Greece

April 1941

The Hardest Day

August 18, 1940

Siege of Tobruk

April – November 1941

The Blitz

September 1940 - May 1941

Anglo-Iraqi War

May 2–31, 1941

Operation Sea Lion postponed

September 1940

Rudolf Hess's Attempted Peace Mission

May 1941

Tripartite Pact

September 1940

Battle of Crete

May 20 – June 1, 1941

Evacuations of children

October 1940 - 1945

Eastern Front

June 1941 - May 1945

 

 

 

 

 
World War II

1941-1942

Battle of Moscow - Soviet counteroffensive

December 5, 1941

Operation Barbarossa

June - December 1941

Winter Campaign of 1941-42

December 1941 - April 1942

Battle of Białystok–Minsk

June 22 – July 3, 1941

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 1941

Battle of Smolensk

July 8 – 31, 1941

German Declaration of War against the US

December 1941

Battle of Uman

July 15 – August 8, 1941

US Declaration of War upon Germany

December 1941

Battle of Kiev

August – September 1941

Hitler OKH

December 19, 1941 - April 1945

Yelnya Offensive

August 30 – September 8, 1941

Battles of Rzhev

January 1942 – March 1943

The Holocaust

1941 - 1945

Wannsee Conference

January 1942

Yellow Badge

September 1941

Atlantic Wall

1942 – 1944

Siege of Leningrad

September 1941 – January 1944

Second Battle of Kharkov

May 12–28, 1942

Babi Yar Massacres

September 29–30, 1941

Operation Anthropoid

May 27, 1942

Battle of Moscow

October 1941 - January 1942

Hitler and Mannerheim recording

June 4, 1942

Crimean Campaign

October 18 - November 1941

Schwerer Gustav

June 1942

Siege of Sevastopol

October 30, 1941 – July 4, 1942

Lidice massacre

June 10, 1942

Battle of Rostov

November 1941

White Rose

June 1942 - February 1943

 

 

 

 

 
World War II

1942-1943

Scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon

November 1942

Case Blue

June - November 1942

Operation Little Saturn

December 1942 - February 1943

First Battle of El Alamein

July 1942

Operation Winter Storm

December 12–23, 1942

Stalin's Order No. 227

July 28, 1942

Operation Koltso

January - February 1943

Dieppe Raid

August 19, 1942

Operation Iskra

January 12–30, 1943

Battle of Stalingrad

August 1942 – February 1943

German surrender at Stalingrad

February 1943

Second Battle of El Alamein

October - November 1942

Sportpalast Speech

February 1943

Operation Torch

November 1942

Battle of Kasserine Pass

February 19–24, 1943

Hitler Stalingrad Speech

November 8, 1942

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 1943 - May 1943

Case Anton

November 10-20, 1942

Battle of Longstop Hill

April 22–23, 1943

Greatest extent of Axis controlled territory

November 1942

Black May

April 29 – May 24, 1943

Tunisian Campaign

November 17, 1942 – May 9, 1943

Operation Chastise

May 16–17, 1943

Operation Uranus

November 19–23, 1942

Battle of Kursk

July 5 - August 1943

Stalingrad airlift

November 24, 1942 - January 1943

Operation Citadel

July 1943

Operation Mars

November – December 1942

Allied Invasion of Sicily

July 9 - August 1943

 

 

 

 

 
World War II

1943-1944

Normandy Landings

June 1944

Battle of Prokhorovka

July 12, 1943

Operation Overlord

June – August 1944

Bombing of Hamburg

July 26 - August 1943

V-1 flying bomb

June 1944 - March 1945

Operation Tidal Wave

August 1, 1943

Operation Bagration

June - August 1944

Armistice of Cassibile

September 3, 1943

20 July Plot

July 1944

Operation Achse

September 8–19, 1943

20 July plot related executions

July 1944

Operation Avalanche

September 9-16, 1943

Warsaw Uprising

August - October 1944

Gran Sasso raid

September 12, 1943

Axis evacuation of Sicily

August 11-17, 1944

Battle of the North Cape

December 1943

Operation Dragoon

August 15 – September 1944

Battle of Monte Cassino

January 17 – May 18, 1944

Morgenthau Plan

August 1944

Battle of Anzio

January 22 – June 5, 1944

Liberation of Paris

August 1944

Operation Margarethe

March 12-18, 1944

Jassy-Kishinev Offensive

August 20–29, 1944

Stalag Luft III The Great Escape

March 24, 1944

Allied Advance from Paris to the Rhine

August 1944 - March 1945

Crimean Offensive

April 8 – May 12, 1944

Operation Market Garden

September 17–25, 1944

Battle of Romania

April - August 1944

Battle of Hürtgen Forest

September – December 1944

 

 

 

 

 
World War II, Post-War

1944-1945

Auschwitz liberated

January 26, 1945

Schindlerjuden

September 1944

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Battle of the Scheldt

October 2 – November 8, 1944

Bombing of Dresden

February 1945

V-2 rocket

October 1944

Operation Spring Awakening

March 6–16, 1945

Operation Panzerfaust

October 15–16, 1944

Battle of Remagen

March 7–25, 1945

Volkssturm

October 18, 1944 - May 8, 1945

Ruhr Pocket

March 7 - April 21, 1945

Flight and Expulsion of Germans

1944 - 1950

Nero Decree

March 19, 1945

V-3 cannon

December 1944 - February 1945

Battle of Berlin

April 16 - May 2, 1945

Battle of the Bulge

December 1944 - January 1945

Battle in Berlin

April 23 - May 2, 1945

Siege of Budapest

December 1944 – February 1945

Elbe Day

April 25, 1945

Operation Bodenplatte

January 1, 1945

Death of Adolf Hitler

April 30, 1945

Führerbunker

January 1945

Goebbels family death

May 1, 1945

Colmar Pocket

January 20 – February 9, 1945

Flensburg Government

May 2-23, 1945

Evacuation of East Prussia

January 20 – March 1945

German surrender at Lüneburg Heath

May 4, 1945

MV Wilhelm Gustloff Sinking

January 1945

German Instrument of Surrender

May 7, 1945

 

 

 

 

 
Post-War

1945-1948

Entstehung der Länder

September 19, 1945 - 1947

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 1945

CSU

October 13, 1945

Ratlines

May 1945

Nuremberg Trials

November 1945  - October 1946

Holocaust denial

May 1945

Industriereform in der SBZ

December 1945 - 1949

Operation Paperclip

May 1945

Level of industry plans

March 1946 - 1951

Iron Curtain

May 1945

Post–World War II Economic Expansion

1946 - 1971

Trümmerfrauen

1945 - 1950s

Socialist Unity Party of Germany

April 1946 - December 1989

Berlin Declaration

June 5, 1945

Restatement of Policy on Germany

September 6, 1946

Allied-occupied Germany

June 1945 – May 1949

Hungerwinter 1946/47

November 1946 - March 1947

Wiederaufbau der SPD

June 15, 1945 - 1946

Subsequent Nuremberg trials

December 1946 - April 1949

CDU

June 26, 1945

Bizone

January 1, 1947 - June 1, 1948

Denazification

July 1945 - 1951

Ahlener Programm

February 3, 1947

Potsdam Conference

July - August 1945

Münchener Ministerpräsidentenkonferenz

June 1947

Allied Kommandatura

July 1945 - March 1991

London Big Four Conference

November - December 1947

Nuremberg Charter

August 8, 1945

Adidas company split

1948

 

 

 

 

 
Post-War, Adenauer

1948-1949

Bundeshauptstadt Bonn

May 10, 1949 - 1999

Trizone

March 1948

Grundgesetz

May 23, 1949

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - April 1952

West Germany

May 23, 1949 - October 1990

Deutsche Mark

June 20, 1948 – December 2001

Bundesrat

May 23, 1949

Berlin Blockade

June 1948 - May 1949

West German federal election, 1949

August 14, 1949

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - August 1949

Rhöndorfer Konferenz

August 21, 1949

Frankfurt Documents

July 1, 1948

1st Federal Convention

September 12, 1949

Rittersturz-Konferenz

July 8 - 10, 1948

Theodor Heuss presidency

September 1949 - September 1959

Kesselwagenexplosion in der BASF

July 28, 1948

Konrad Adenauer chancellorship

September 15, 1949 - October 1963

Parlamentarischer Rat

September 1948 - August 1949

Social market economy

1949 - present

Adenauer Präsident des Rates

September 1948

East Germany

October 1949 - 1990

Generalstreik von 1948

November 12, 1948

Republikflucht

1949 – 1990

Free Democratic Party

December 1948

German Trade Union Confederation

October 1949

Ifo Institute for Economic Research

January 1949

Bundespressekonferenz

October 17, 1949

International Authority for the Ruhr

April 1949 – May 1952

Petersberg Agreement

November 1949

 

 

 

 

 
Post-War, Adenauer

1950-1955

Lastenausgleich

September 1, 1952

Planned economy

1950 - 1990

Fernseh-Programmbetrieb

December 1952

Stasi

February 1950 - January 1990

Tagesschau

December 26, 1952

Treaty of Zgorzelec

Juliy 7, 1950

London Agreement

February 27, 1953

Berlin Palace demolition

September 1950

Wiedergutmachung

1953

Bundesverdienstkreuz

September 7, 1951

Uprising of 1953 in East Germany

June 16–17, 1953

Federal Constitutional Court

September 28, 1951

Fünf-Prozent-Hürde

June 25, 1953

European Coal and Steel Community

1952 – 2002

West German federal election, 1953

September 6, 1953

Inner German border

1952 - 1990

Child benefit

1954

Heligoland returned to Germany

March 1952

London and Paris Conferences

September - October 1954

Stalin Note

March 1952

Gastarbeiter

1955 - 1970s

Baden-Württemberg

April 25, 1952

West German accession to NATO

May 6, 1955

National anthem

May 2, 1952

Wiederbewaffnung

1955

Bonn-Paris conventions

May 26, 1952

Warsaw Pact

May 1955 - July 1991

General Treaty

May 1952

Geneva Summit

July 1955

 

 

 

 

 
EEC, Adenauer

1955-1962

Berlin ultimatum

November 1958

Heimkehr der Zehntausend

September 1955

Heinrich Lübke presidency

September 1959 – June 1969

Hallstein Doctrine

1955 - 1970

Godesberg Program

November 1959

Saar Statute referendum

October 23, 1955

Zivildienstgesetz

January 1960

Bundeswehr

November 12, 1955

The Beatles in Hamburg

August 1960 - December 1962

Conscription in Germany

1956 - 2011

Privatisierung des VW-Werkes

August 1960

Bundesnachrichtendienst

April 1, 1956

Adolf Eichmann Trial

April 1961 - June 1962

Ban on the KPD

August 17, 1956

Kernkraftwerk Kahl

June 1961

Rentenreform 1957

1957

Nobody has the intention of building a wall

June 15, 1961

West German federal election, 1957

September 15, 1957

Berlin Wall

August 1961 - August 1990

Kohlekrise

1957

West German federal election, 1961

September 17, 1961

Federation of Expellees

Oktober 27, 1957

Stand-off between US and Soviet tanks

October 1961

Death of Rosemarie Nitribitt

October 29, 1957

German-Turkish recruitment-agreement

October 30, 1961

Munich air disaster

February 6, 1958

Contergan-scandal

1961 - 1962

European Economic Community

1958 - 1993

Glienicke Bridge of Spies

February 1962 - February 1986

 

 

 

 

 
Adenauer, Erhard, Kiesinger

1962-1968

Günter Wallraff's investigative journalism

1965 - present

North Sea flood of 1962

February 1962

West German federal election, 1965

September 19, 1965

Death of Peter Fechter

August 17, 1962

Moby Dick

May - June 1966

Spiegel Affair

October 1962

Starfighter-Krise

August 1966

Élysée Treaty

January 1963

CDU-FDP coalition broke up

October 27, 1966

JFK's West Berlin Speech

June 1963

Erhard resignation

December 1, 1966

German Council of Economic Experts

August 1963

Kiesinger chancellorship

December 1966 - October 1969

Bundesliga

August 1963

Außerparlamentarische Opposition

1967 - 1968

Ludwig Erhard chancellorship

October 1963 - November 1966

Kommune 1

January 1967 - November 1969

Wunder von Lengede

November 1963

German student movement

1967 - 1968

Passierscheinabkommen

December 17, 1963

The long march through the institutions

1967

Frankfurt Auschwitz trials

December 1963 - 1965

Visit of the Shah of Persia

May - June 1967

Hamburger Abkommen

October 1964

Benno Ohnesorg death

June 2, 1967

NPD

November 28, 1964

Stabilitätsgesetz

June 8, 1967

40-Stunden-Woche

1965

Value-added tax

January 1, 1968

 

 

 

 

 
Ostpolitik, RAF, Brandt

1968-1972

Erich Honecker SED General Secretary

1971 - 1989

Rudi Dutschke shooting

April 11, 1968

2 June Movement

1971 – 1980

German Emergency Acts

May 1968

Bundesliga scandal

June 1971

Beate Klarsfeld action against Kiesinger

November 7, 1968

BAföG

September 1971

Björn Steiger Unfall

May 3, 1969

Four Power Agreement on Berlin

September 1971

Gustav Heinemann presidency

July 1969 – June 1974

Theo Albrecht kidnapping

November 29, 1971

West German federal election, 1969

September 28, 1969

ECHELON

1971 - present

Willy Brandt chancellorship

October 1969 - May 1974

Radikalenerlass

February 18, 1972

Ostpolitik

1969 - 1974

Brandt motion of confidence

April 24, 1972

Lohnfortzahlung

January 1, 1970

Steiner-Wienand-Affäre

April 27, 1972

Erfurter Gipfeltreffen

March 19, 1970

RAF May Offensive

May 11-24, 1972

Red Army Faction

June 1970 - 1998

RAF arrests

June 1-15, 1972

Treaty of Moscow

August 1970

Transit Agreement

June 3, 1972

Warschauer Kniefall

December 7, 1970

1972 Summer Olympics

August - September 1972

Treaty of Warsaw

December 1970

Munich Massacre

September 1972

 

 

 

 

 
German Autumn, Schmidt

1972-1977

Kohlepfennig

1974 - 1995

West German federal election, 1972

November 19, 1972

Gebietsreform in NRW

1975

Basic Treaty

December 21, 1972

Abduction of Peter Lorenz

February - March 1975

Guillaume Affair

1973 - 1974

West German Embassy siege

April 24, 1975

Helmut Kohl chairman of the CDU

1973 - 1998

RAF Stammheim Trial

May 1975 - April 1977

GSG 9

April 17, 1973

Helsinki Accords

July 1975

Germany admitted to the UN

September 1973

Sozialgesetzbuch

January 1976

1973 Oil Crisis

October 1973

GEZ

1976

Sonntagsfahrverbote

November - Dezember 1973

Liberalization of Paragraph 218

May 1976

Palace of the Republic

1973 - 2008

Queen Silvia of Sweden

June 1976

Treaty of Prague

December 11, 1973

Operation Entebbe

July 4, 1976

Helmut Schmidt Chancellorship

May 1974 - October 1982

West German federal election, 1976

October 3, 1976

1974 FIFA World Cup

June - July 1974

Wolf Biermann deprivation of citizenship

November 1976

Walter Scheel presidency

July 1974 – June 1979

German Autumn

April - October 1977

Death of Holger Meins

November 9, 1974

Siegfried Buback assassination

April 7, 1977

 

 

 

 

 
80s, Schmidt, Kohl

1977-1984

Oktoberfest bombing

September 26, 1980

Jürgen Ponto assassination

July 1977

West German federal election, 1980

October 5, 1980

Kidnapping of Hanns-Martin Schleyer

September 5, 1977

Bachmeier vigilante justice

March 1981

Lufthansa Flight 181 hijacking

October 13, 1977

Pershing II Protests

1981 - 1987

Operation Feuerzauber

October 18, 1977

Flick affair

1981

RAF death night

October 18, 1977

Neue-Heimat-Skandal

February 1982

Hanns-Martin Schleyer murder

October 18, 1977

SPD/FDP coalition break up

September 17, 1982

Celle Hole

July 1978 - April 1986

Helmut Kohl chancellorship

October 1982 - October 1998

Gorleben-Treck 1979

March 1979

West German federal election, 1983

March 1983

Bundesgartenschau 1979

April - October 1979

Geistig-moralische Wende

1983

Anti-nuclear movement

1970s - present

Einzug der Grünen in den Bundestag

March 29, 1983

Karl Carstens presidency

July 1979 – June 1984

Hitler Diaries

April 1983

NATO Double-Track Decision

December 1979

Milliardenkredite an die DDR

1983 - 1984

The Greens

January 13, 1980

Privatfernsehen

January 1984

Startbahn West protest

May 1980 - November 1981

35-Stunden-Woche Konflikte

1984

 

 

 

 

 
80s, Kohl

1984-1989

West German federal election, 1987

January 25, 1987

Kießling-Affäre

1984

Volkszählung 1987

May 25, 1987

Richard von Weizsäcker presidency

July 1984 – June 1994

Mathias Rust's Red Sqaure Landing

May 28, 1987

French-German reconciliation

September 22, 1984

Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

June 1987

Mit Verlaub Herr Präsident, Sie sind ein Arschloch

October 18, 1984

Honecker-Besuch in Bonn

September 7-11, 1987

Bitburg controversy

May 5, 1985

Waterkant-Gate

September 1987

Zum 40. Jahrestag der Beendigung des Krieges

May 8, 1985

Uwe Barschel death

October 11, 1987

Brokdorf-Beschluss

May 14, 1985

 

INF Treaty

December 1987

Amokfahrt von Karlsruhe

August 29, 1985

DAX

July 1, 1988

First Red-green alliance

October 1985

 

Gladbeck hostage crisis

August 16–18, 1988

1986 Berlin Discotheque Bombing

April 1986

Ramstein air show disaster

August 28, 1988

Perestroika

1986 - 1990

Philipp Jenninger speech

November 10, 1988

Chernobyl Disaster

April 26, 1986

Revolutions of 1989

March 1989 - April 1992

Federal Ministry for the Environment

June 6, 1986

Kommunalwahlen in der DDR 1989

May 7, 1989

Werner Pinzner shooting rampage

July 29, 1986

German Reunification Process

May 1989 - October 1990

 

 

 

 

 
Reunification, Kohl

1989-1990

Malta Summit

December 1989

Karl Koch death

May 23, 1989

Berlin Wall Hasselhoff concert

December 31, 1989

Love Parade

July 1989 - 2010

Burns' Day Storm

January 25–26, 1990

Palastrevolte gegen Helmut Kohl

September 11-13, 1989

East German general election, 1990

March 18, 1990

Monday demonstrations in East Germany

September 1989 - 1991

Oskar Lafontaine assassination attempt

April 25, 1990

Prager Botschaftsflüchtlinge

September 30, 1989

German Economic Merger

May 1990

40 years of the GDR celebration

October 6–7, 1989

Treuhandanstalt

June 17, 1990 - 1994

Die Wende

October 1989 - 1991

Kohl-Gorbachev meeting

July 1990

Erich Honecker resignation

October 18, 1989

German Reunification Treaty

August 31, 1990

SED Politbüro resignation

November 8, 1989

Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag

September 12, 1990

Politburo press conference

November 9, 1989

Day of German Unity

October 3, 1990

Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989

New federal states

October 3, 1990

Mielke's Auftritt vor der Volkskamme

 November 13, 1989

Einzug der PDS in den Bundestag

October 4, 1990

Kohl's Ten-Point-Program

November 28, 1989

Wolfgang Schäuble assassination attempt

October 12, 1990

Alfred Herrhausen assassination

November 30, 1989

German federal election, 1990

December 2, 1990

 

 

 

 

 
Recovery East, Kohl

1991-1993

Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots

August 24, 1992

Green Dot

1991

Petra Kelly, Gert Bastian deaths

October 19, 1992

Rohwedder murder

April 1, 1991

Arsch huh

November 9, 1992

Eierwurf von Halle

May 1991

Mordanschlag von Mölln

November 23, 1992

Lauda Air Flight 004

May 26, 1991

Asylkompromiss

December 6, 1992

ICE

June 1991

Schwarz-Schilling Rücktritt

December 14, 1992

Treaty of Good Neighbourship

June 17, 1991

Briefbogenaffäre

December 1992 - January 1993

Decision on the Capital of Germany

June 20, 1991

Amigo-Affäre

January - May 1993

Solidarity surcharge

July 1, 1991

Affäre um die Mülldeponie Schönberg

March 1993

Recovery East

July 1, 1991

Solidarpakt Ost

March 13, 1993

Hoyerswerda riots

September 17 - 23, 1991

Unterstützungsverband Somalia

March 1993 - March 1994

Panzer-Affäre

October 1991

Björn Engholm Rücktritt

May 3, 1993

Stasi Files Law

December 1991

Putzfrauenaffäre

May 1993

Maastricht Treaty

February 1992

Alliance 90/The Greens

May 14, 1993

Politburo trial

May 1992 - April 1993

Solingen arson attack

May 28, 1993

 

 

 

 

 
Privatization, Kohl

1993-1998

Schengen Area

1995 - present

 

Wolfgang Grams death

June 27, 1993

Chaostage in Hannover

August 1995

Five digit postal codes

July 1, 1993

Windhorst Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.

November 1995

Rheinhochwasser 1993

December 1993 - January 1994

Düsseldorf Airport fire

April 11, 1996

Deutsche Bahn AG

January 1994

Bonn UN-Stadt

June 1996

Schneider-affair

April 1994 - December 1997

German orthography reform of 1996

July 1996

Dagobert arrest

April 22, 1994

Castor Atommülltransporte

1996 - 2011

Berlin-Bonn Act

April 26, 1994

Ladenschlussgesetz

November 1996

Abschaffung des Paragraphen 175

June 11, 1994

Deutsche Telekom

November 1996

Magdeburger Modell

June 1994 - 2002

Herzog's Berlin speech

April 26, 1997

Roman Herzog presidency

July 1994 – June 1999

Star Alliance

May 1997

Buß- und Bettag holiday abolishment

1994

Amsterdam Treaty

June 1997

German federal election, 1994

October 16, 1994

 

Kosovo War

February 1998 - June 1999

Long-term care insurance

1995

 

Großer Lauschangriff

March 6, 1998

Deutsche Post AG

January 2, 1995

 

Eschede derailment

June 3, 1998

 

 

 

 

 
CDU scandal, Schröder

1998-2001

Leuna-Affäre

1999

Assault of Daniel Nivel

June 21, 1998

CDU donations scandal

November 1999

German federal election, 1998

September 27, 1998

CDU-Spendenaffäre Untersuchungsausschuss

December 2, 1999

Gerhard Schröder chancellorship

October 1998 - November 2005

Merkel's FAZ Artikel

December 22, 1999

Bündnis für Arbeit

December 1998 - 2003

Orkan Lothar

December 25-27, 1999

Anschlag auf die Wehrmachtsausstellung

March 9, 1999

FlowTex Scandal

February 2000

Oskar Lafontaine resignation

March 11, 1999

German Renewable Energy Sources Act

April 1, 2000

NATO bombing of Yugoslavia

March 23 - June 10, 1999

Angela Merkel CDU-Vorsitzende

April 2000 - 2018

Ökosteuer

March 24, 1999

Expo 2000

June - October 2000

Schwebebahnunfall in Wuppertal 1999

April 1999

Atomkonsens

June 2000

Bundestag move to Berlin completed

April 19, 1999

Sprengstoffanschlag in Düsseldorf

July 27, 2000

Farbbeutelanschlag auf Joschka Fischer

May 1999

Versteigerung der UMTS-Lizenzen

August 18, 2000

Schröder-Blair-Papier

June 1999

NSU murders

September 2000 - April 2007

KFOR Einsatz

June 1999 - present

Kokain-Affäre von Christoph Daum

October 2000

Johannes Rau presidency

July 1999 – 30 June 2004

Berliner Bankenskandal

March - June 2001

 

 

 

 

 
Agenda 2010, Schröder

2001-2004

Bonusmeilen-Affäre

2002

Riester-Pension

June 26, 2001

Rudolf Scharping Entlassung

July 2002

Hannelore Kohl suicide

July 5, 2001

2002 European floods

August 2002

Operation Enduring Freedom

October 2001 - present

Hartz concept

August 16, 2002

War in Afghanistan

October 2001 - December 2014

Ronald Schill im Bundestag

August 29, 2002

Bonn Agreement

December 5, 2001

German federal election, 2002

September 22, 2002

ISAF-Mandat

December 22, 2001

Rürup-Kommission

November 2002 - August 2003

Prostitution Act

December 20, 2001

German opposition to war in Iraq

November 27, 2002

Euro

January 2002

Container deposit

January 1, 2003

Vermittlungsskandal

January 2002

Ich-AG

January 2003 - June 2006

Breuer-Interview

February 2002

Agenda 2010

March 14, 2003

Kirch Group bankruptcy

April 2002

Minijob-Regelung

April 1, 2003

Erfurt school massacre

April 26, 2002

Jürgen Möllemann death

June 5, 2003

BaFin

May 1, 2002

Koch-Steinbrück-Liste

September 2003

Möllemann-Affäre

May 2002 - March 2003

Gesundheitsreform

January 2004

 

 

 

 

 
Schröder, Merkel Groko I

2004-2007

North Rhine-Westphalia state election 2005

May 22, 2005

Praxisgebühr

January 2004 - December 2012

Lafontaine left the SPD

May 24, 2005

2003 Helmut Kohl Interview released

January 2004

Niels Högel Ermittlungen

June 2005 - 2006

Schröder resignation as SPD chairman

February 2004

Schröder vote of no confidence

July 1, 2005

2004 Cologne bombing

June 9, 2004

VW-Korruptionsaffäre

July 2005

Horst Köhler presidency

July 2004 – May 2010

German federal election, 2005

September 18, 2005

Mannesmann-trial

2004 - 2006

Angela Merkel chancellorship

November 2005 - present

German Visa Affair 2005

October 2004 - 2005

First Merkel cabinet

November 2005 - October 2009

Zuwanderungsgesetz

January 1, 2005

Schröder-Gazprom controversy

December 2005

Lkw-Maut

January 1, 2005

Bad Reichenhall Ice Rink roof collapse

January 2, 2006

1 Euro Jobs

January 1, 2005

2006 FIFA World Cup

June – July 2006

Schleswig-Holstein state election

February 2005

2006 German train bombing plot

July 31, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI papacy

April 2005 - February 2013

Murat Kurnaz release

 August 24, 2006

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

May 10, 2005

Föderalismusreform I

September 2006

Sektaffäre

May 2005

Elterngeld

January 2007

 

 

 

 

 
Merkel Groko I

2007-2010

World Conference Center Bonn affair

February 2009

Cyclone Kyrill

January 2007

Konjunkturpaket II

February 2009

The Left

June 16, 2007

Archive of Cologne collapse

March 3, 2009

Duisburg massacre

August 15, 2007

Winnenden school shooting

March 11, 2009

2007 bomb plot in Germany

September 4, 2007

Karstadt Insolvency

June 9, 2009

Telecommunications data retention

January 2008

Arcandor Insolvency

September 1, 2009

Smoking ban

January 2008

2009 Kunduz airstrike

September 2009

Hessian state election, 2008

January 27, 2008

Pirate Party movement

September 2009 - 2017

Transrapid

1971 - March 2008

German federal election, 2009

September 27, 2009

Jenny Böken Todesumstände

September 2008

Nationalisation of Hypo Real Estate

October 5, 2009

Financial crisis of 2007-2008

2008

Second Merkel cabinet

October 28, 2009 - December 2013

Finanzmarktstabilisierungsgesetz

October 2008

Stuttgart 21 opposition

October 2009 - 2010

Konjunkturpaket I

November 2008

Reichsbürgerbewegung

2010

Commerzbank Teilverstaatlichung

January 2009

Odenwaldschule Abuse Cases

March 2010

Scrappage program

January - September 2009

PUA Elbphilharmonie

May 2010

 

 

 

 

 
Merkel Schw-Gelb

2010-2013

 

Guttenberg plagiarism scandal

February 2011

First Greece bailout package

May 2010

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

March 2011

Horst Köhler Interview

May 22, 2010

Energiewende

March 2011

Debt brake

May 29, 2010

Baden-Württemberg state election, 2011

March 27, 2011

Horst Köhler resignation

May 31, 2010

NSU uncovered

November 4, 2011

Berggruen bei Karstadt

June 2010

Causa Wulff

December 2011 - February 2014

Christian Wulff presidency

June 2010 – February 2012

Schlecker bankruptcy

January 23, 2012

Love Parade disaster

July 2010

Christian Wulff resignation

February 16, 2012

Neuausrichtung der Bundeswehr

2010

Joachim Gauck presidency

March 2012 – March 2017

Thilo Sarrazin - Immigration controversy

September 2010

Hambacher Forst Waldbesetzung

April 2012 - present

Abzocker Maschmeyer

September 2010

Norbert Röttgen Entlassung

May 2012

Laufzeitverlängerung der Kernkraftwerke

October 2010

Berlin Airport delayed openings

June 2012 - present

EnBW-Affäre

November 2010

Nürburgring bankruptcy

August 2012

Stuttgart 21 mediation

November 30, 2010

Achtjähriges Gymnasium

2012 - 2015

Samuel Koch Wetten dass Unfall

December 4, 2010

Annette Schavan plagiarism

February 2013

 

 

 

 

 
Merkel Groko II

2013-2016

 

Pegida

October 2014 - present

AfD founding

April 2013

Hooligans gegen Salafisten

October 26, 2014

NSU Trial

May 2013 - present

Thomas Middelhoff conviction

November 14, 2014

2013 European floods

May - June 2013

Minimum wage

January 1, 2015

Neuland

June 19, 2013

Germanwings Flight 9525

March 2015

Mali Einsatz

June 27, 2013 - present

Ramstein Air Base - Drone war control center

April 2015

Hagelsturm von Reutlingen

July 28, 2013

European Migrant Crisis

April 2015 - present

German federal election, 2013

September 22, 2013

Mietpreisbremse

June 1, 2015

FDP failure to enter the Bundestag

September 2013

Opening of the Austria route

September 5, 2015

Third Merkel cabinet

December 17, 2013 - October 2017

Willkommenskultur

September 2015

Proceedings to ban the NPD

December 2013 - 2017

Volkswagen emissions scandal

September 2015 - 2017

Michael Schumacher skiing accident

December 29, 2013

Henriette Reker assassination attempt

October 17, 2015

Edathy resignation, trial

February 2014 -2015

New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany

December 2015

Uli Hoeneß tax evasion

March 13, 2014

Passenger car toll

January 1, 2016 - June 2019

Untersuchungsausschuss NSA

March 2014 - present

Bad Aibling rail accident

February 2016

 

 

 

 

 
Merkel Groko II

2016-2018

 

Franco A.

April 2017

EU-Turkey deal

March 20, 2016

Rheinbrücke Leverkusen reconstruction

2017 - 2020

Böhmermann affair

March - October 2016

Same-sex marriage

June 30, 2017

Cum/Ex Skandal

May 2016

Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

June 30, 2017

Turkey's media purge

July 2016 - present

2017 G20 Hamburg summit

July 7–8, 2017

2016 Würzburg train attack

July 18, 2016

Air Berlin bankruptcy

August 15, 2017

2016 Munich shooting

July 22, 2016

German federal election, 2017

September 24, 2017

2016 Ansbach bombing

July 24, 2016

Einzug der AfD in den Bundestag

October 24, 2017

Petra Hinz CV scandal

August 2016

 

Jamaika Koalitions-Sondierungen

October - November 2017

2016 Chemnitz terrorism plot

October 2016

Martin Schulz Rücktritt

February 7, 2018

2016 Berlin attack

December 2016

Mitgliedervotum der SPD

March 4, 2018

Gabriel resignation

January 2017

Fourth Merkel cabinet

March 14, 2018 - present

Schulz Kanzlerkandidat und Parteivorsitzender

March 2017

2018 Münster attack

April 7, 2018

Frank-Walter Steinmeier presidency

March 2017 - present

Echo Music Prize Controversy

April 12, 2018

BVB team bus bombing

April 11, 2017

Bremer BAMF-Affäre

April 2018

 

 

 

 

 
Merkel Groko III

2018-2019

 

5G Auktion

March 2019

Bayerisches Polizeiaufgabengesetz

May 25, 2018

Klimanotstand

May 2, 2019

Diesel Fahrverbote

May 31, 2018

2019 European Parliament election

May 2019

2018 European heat wave

May - August 2018

Mordfall Walter Lübcke

June 2, 2019

Özil retirement controversy

July 22, 2018

Nahles resignation

June 2019

Bayer-Roundup Legal cases

August 2018 - present

von der Leyen President of the EC

July 2019

School strike for climate

August 2018 - present

   
2018 Chemnitz protests

August - September 2018

   
Maaßen affair

September 2018

   
Hessen Wahl 2018

October 28, 2018

   
Kramp-Karrenbauer CDU-Vorsitzende

December 2018 - present

   
Relotius Fabrication of stories

December 19, 2018

   
Hack deutscher Politiker

January 2019

   
Aachen Treaty

January 22, 2019

   
Missbrauchsfall Lügde

January 2019

   

 

 

 

 

47 2018 2019 Merkel Groko III   AKK
46 2016 2018 Merkel Groko II   2016 Berlin attack, Schulz Kanzlerkandidat, Jamaika Sondierungen
45 2013 2016 Merkel Groko II   AfD founding, FDP failure, Pegida, European Migrant Crisis, Willkommenskultur, Volkswagen emissions scandal
44 2010 2013 Merkel Schw-Gelb   Greece bailout, Debt brake, Guttenberg plagiarism scandal, Energiewende, Causa Wulff
43 2007 2010 Merkel Groko I   The Left, Financial crisis of 2007-2008, Konjunkturpaket I & II, Karstadt Insolvency
42 2004 2007 Schröder, Merkel Groko I   Schröder resignation, Schröder vote of no confidence, Angela Merkel chancellorship
41 2001 2004 Agenda 2010, Schröder   War in Afghanistan, Euro, Hartz concept, Agenda 2010
40 1998 2001 CDU scandal, Schröder   Gerhard Schröder chancellorship, CDU donations scandal, NSU murders
39 1993 1998 Privatization, Kohl   Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Post AG, Schengen Area, Telekom
38 1991 1993  Recovery East, Kohl   Recovery East, Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots, Solidarpakt Ost
37 1989 1990 Reunification, Kohl   Die Wende, Fall of the Berlin Wall, German Econ. Merger, Day of German Unity
36 1984 1989 80s, Kohl   Red-green alliance, Perestroika, Waterkant-Gate, Revolutions of 1989, German Reun. Process
35 1977 1984 80s, Schmidt, Kohl   Anti-nuclear movement, The Greens, Helmut Kohl chancellorship, Privatfernsehen
34 1972 1977 German Autumn, Schmidt   Basic Treaty, Helmut Schmidt chancellorship, Helsinki Accords, German Autumn
33 1968 1972 Ostpolitik, RAF, Brandt   Willy Brandt chancellorship, Ostpolitik, RAF, Berlin Agreement, Radikalenerlass, Munich Massacre
32 1962 1968 Adenauer, Erhard, Kiesinger   North Sea flood, Élysée Treaty, Bundesliga, Erhard chancellorship, Kiesinger chancellorship, APO, Stabilitätsgesetz
31 1955 1962  EEC, Adenauer   Bundeswehr, European Economic Community, Berlin Wall
30 1950 1955 Post-War, Adenauer   ECSC, Fernseh-Programmbetrieb, Uprising of 1953, Gastarbeiter, West German accession to NATO, Warsaw Pact
29 1948 1949 Post-War, Adenauer   Marshall Plan, Berlin Blockade, Gundgesetz, West Germany, Adenauer chancellorship, East Germany
28 1945 1948 Post-War   VE Day, Iron Curtain, Allied-occupied Germany, Potsdam Conference, Economic Expansion, Bizone
27 1944 1945 World War II   Volkssturm, Battle of the Bulge, Führerbunker, Battle in Berlin
26 1943 1944 World War II   Armistice of Cassibile, Normandy Landings, 20 July plot
25 1942 1943 World War II   Case Blue, Battle of Stalingrad, Sportpalast speech
24 1941 1942 World War II   Holocaust, Attack on Pearl Harbor
23 1940 1941 World War II   North African Campaign, Battle of Britain, Balkan Campaign, Eastern Front
22 1938 1940 World War II   Pact of Steel, Nazi–Soviet Pact, World War II, Invasion of Poland, Phoney War, Battle of France
21 1933 1938 Nazi Germany   Night of the Long Knives, Nuremberg Laws, Anschluss, Appeasement, Munich Agreement
20 1932 1933 Nazi Germany   Machtergreifung, Reichstag Fire, Nazi Germany, Gleichschaltung
19 1924 1932 Weimar Republic   Mein Kampf, Young Plan, Great Depression, Präsidialkabinette, Preußenschlag
18 1919 1924 Weimar Republic   Reparations, Hyperinflation, Occupation of the Ruhr, Beer Hall Putsch
17 1918 1919 World War I, Weimar Republic   German Revolution, Weimar Republic, Armistice, Occupation of the Rhineland, Treaty of Versailles
16 1916 1918 World War I   Battle of the Somme, Battle of Messines, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Spring Offensive
15 1914 1916 World War I   Western Front, Battle of Tannenberg, Italian Front, Battle of Verdun
14 1890 1914 German Empire, World War I   Anglo-German naval arms race, Bosnian Crisis, July Crisis, First World War
13 1871 1890 German Empire   SAP, Social legislation, German Colonial Empire, Crude gas-fueled car, Wilhelm II
12 1859 1871 German Confederation   Bismarck Minister President, Austro-Prussian War, 2nd Industrial Revolution, Franco-Prussian War, German Empire
11 1823 1859 German Confederation   Vormärz, German revolutions of 1848-49, Frankfurt Parliament
10 1806 1823 German Confederation   German Campaign of 1813, Congress of Vienna, German Confederation, Battle of Waterloo
9 1757 1806 French Revolution   Industrial Revolution, French Revolution, Coalition Wars, Confederation of the Rhine
8 1683 1756 Kingdom of Prussia   Great Northern War, Kingdom of Prussia, The Enlightenment, Frederick the Great, Seven Years’ War
7 1555 1678 Confessionalization   Confessionalization, Thirty Years War, Peace of Westphalia, Absolutism
6 1515 1555 Protestant Reformation   Protestant Reformation, German Peasants' War, Diet of Augsburg, Counter-Reformation, Schmalkaldic War
5 1346 1508 Late Middle Ages   House of Hohenzollern, Printing Press, Thirteen Years’ War, Northern Renaissance
4 1177 1342 Middle Ages   State of the Teutonic Order, Hanseatic League, Crisis of the Late Middle Ages
3 900 1176 Middle Ages   Investiture Controversy, First Crusade, Barbarossa crowned Roman Emperor
2 493 861 Early Middle Ages   Saxon Wars, Medieval knighthood, Coronation of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire, Treaty of Verdun
1 1700 bc 481 Germanic tribes   Bronze Age Europe, Gallic Wars, Roman military camps, Limes, Migration Period, Merovingian Dynasty, Francia
47 chapters, 1352 entires total, 201 key entires

 

 

 

 

Author:
Sebastian Bohnen
datapeak.net
sebastian@bohnen.ms
 
 
all data as of Sept 2019