Table 2

Formed regions with corresponding federal states

RegionFederal state
North–South
 NorthSchleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg, Hamburg and Bremen
 MiddleBrandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland and Berlin
 SouthBavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg
West–East
 WestSchleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland, Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hamburg and Bremen
 EastBrandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Berlin and Mecklenburg