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Last update on February 28, 2019
Written by CIA World Factbook

The facts on transportation in Germany.

Airports

Total: 549
Country comparison to the world: 13
Main airports: Aachen/Maastricht (Netherlands), Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin-Schönefeld, Berlin-Tegel, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt-am-Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Rostock, Saarbrücken and Stuttgart.

Railways

Total: 41,981 km
Country comparison to the world: 6
Standard gauge: 41,722km; 1.435 m gauge (20,053 km electrified);
Narrow gauge: 220 km; 1.000 m gauge (75 km electrified); 39 km; 0.750 m gauge (24 km electrified)

Roads

Total: 644,480 km (includes 12,800 km of motorways)
Country comparison to the world: 11

Waterways

Total: 7,467 km
Country comparison to the world: 19
Ports and terminals: Bremen, Bremerhaven, Duisburg, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Lubeck, Neuss-Dusseldorf, Rostock, Wilhelmshaven.