History | German Empire | Umfeld und Familie Wilhelm II. | Surroundings and familiy of Wilhelm II. | 02853064
History | German Empire | Kaiserproklamation in Versailles 18.01.1871 | Proclamation of the emperor in Versailles, 1871 | 00290844
History | German Empire | Wilhelm II., deutscher Kaiser | Wilhelm II. | 02849722
History | German Empire | Otto von Bismarck, 1815 - 1898 | Otto von Bismarck in Friedrichsruh | 00028244
History | German Empire | Monarchismus und Patriotismus während des Kaiserreichs | Monarchism and patriotism in Germany until 1918 | 02863778
History | German Empire | Parlamente und Parteien, Wahlen und Wahlrecht im Kaiserreich | Parlaments, parties, election and right of election until 1918 | 02841605
History | German Empire | Rollenbilder und Moralvorstellungen | Rollenbilder und Moralvorstellungen im Kaiserreich | 02871031
History | German Empire | Adel in Deutschland bis 1914 | Nobility in Germany until 1914 | 02835002
History | German Empire | Bürgertum in Deutschland bis 1914 | Middle class in Germany until 1918 | 02835193
History | German Empire | Arbeiter und Handwerker zur Zeit des Kaiserreichs | Workers and craftsmen in Germany until 1918 | 02835194
History | German Empire | Dienstpersonal im Kaiserreich | Servants in Germany until 1918 | 02835192
History | German Empire | Armut und Not in Kaiserreich | Poverty in Germany until 1918. | 02844910
History | German Empire | Frauen im Beruf bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg | Working women until World War I | 02350917
History | German Empire | Auto, Bahn und Pferd: Mobilität vor 1914 | Cars, trains and horses: mobility before 1914 | 02844442
History | German Empire | Familie in Deutschland vor 1914 | Family life in Germany before 1914 | 02836982
History | German Empire | Kindheit in Deutschland vor 1914 | Childhood in Germany before 1914 | 02871032
History | German Empire | Freizeit im Kaiserreich bis 1914 | Free time in Germany until 1914 | 02868631
History | German Empire | Hochzeit um 1900 | Wedding in Germany around 1900 | 02868632
History | German Empire | Universität und Studenten im kaiserlichen Deutschland | University and students in Imperial Germany | 02836983
History | German Empire | Schule und Ausbildung im kaiserlichen Deutschland | School and professional training in Imperial Germany | 02836984
History | German Empire | Militärbegeisterung im Kaiserreich | Militarism in Germany until 1918 | 02864280
History | German Empire | Kaisermanöver in Deutschland bis 1914 | Great manouvres in Germany until 1914 | 02840036
History | German Empire | Artillerie, Maschinengewehre, technische Truppen der deutsche Armee bis 1914 | Artillery other modern weapons in the german army until 1914 | 02840037
History | German Empire | Kavallerie im deutschen Heer bis 1914 | Cavallery in the german army until 1914 | 02840038
History | German Empire | Kaiserliche Marine bis 1914 | Germany's navy before 1914 | 02840035
History | German Empire | Wehrpflicht, Drill und Kasernenleben in deutschen Armee bis 1914 | Conscription, drill and barracks life in German army until 1914 | 02840034
History | German Empire | Modernisierung Made in Germany bis 1914 | Modernization Made in Germany | 02835206
History | German Empire | Industrie in Deutschland vor 1914 | Industry in Germany until 1914 | 02835195
History | German Empire | Land- und Forstwirtschaft in Deutschland vor 1914 | Agriculture and forestry in Germany before 1914 | 02835205
History | German Empire | Rüstungsindustrie in Deutschland vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg | Defence industry in Germany before the First World War | 02870897
History | German Empire | Bergbau in Deutschland vor 1914 | Mining in Germany before 1914 | 02868630
History | German Empire | Kommunikation und Medien im Kaiserreich | Communication and media in Germany before 1914 | 02853063
German Empire

The German Empire emerged from the Franco-German War in 1871. To demonstrate the defeated the claim to power of the new empire, Emperor Wilhelm was crowned in the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles. This provocation strained relations with France until after the Second World War. However, the guidelines of domestic and foreign policy were determined less by the Emperor and more by the Chancellor of the Reich, Otto von Bismarck. Under him the Kulturkampf took place and it was he who introduced the social laws. At the end of the year of the Three Emperors, Wilhelm II sat on the throne and dismissed Bismarck. However, Wilhelm II wanted to lead the world not only economically, but also in terms of power politics. However, this brought the Rech increasingly into conflict with other major European powers, putting it in a dangerous position in terms of foreign policy. This escalated in 1914 and led to the First World War. The defeat of Germany in 1918 also meant the end of the German Empire.


In our Special on the German Empire, you will find the picture dossiers again with short information texts and divided into the areas of politics, everyday life and society, economy and military.