Treaty of Versailles/Part II
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Part II. Boundaries of Germany
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UKTS 4 (Cmd. 153);  ATS 1.
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This version compiled from versions published by the Australasian Legal Information Institute, the Avalon Project (Yale University) and Brigham Young University Library.
The boundaries of Germany will be determined as follows:
1. With Belgium
the north-eastern boundary of the former territory of neutral Moresnet then the eastern boundary of the Kreis of Eupen, then the frontier between Belgium and the Kreis of Montjoie, then the northeastern and eastern boundary of the Kreis of Malmedy to its junction with the frontier of Luxemburg.
2. With Luxemburg
The frontier of 3 August 1914, to its junction with the frontier of France of the 18 July 1870.
3. With France
4. With Switzerland
The present frontier.
5. With Austria
The frontier of 3 August 1914, from Switzerland to Czechoslovakia as hereinafter defined.
6. With Czechoslovakia
The frontier of 3 August 1914, between Germany and Austria from its junction with the old administrative boundary separating Bohemia and the province of Upper Austria to the point north of the salient of the old province of Austrian Silesia situated at about 8 kilometres east of Neustadt.
7. With Poland
From the point defined above to a point to be fixed on the ground about 2 kilometres east of Lorzendorf:
the frontier as it will be fixed in accordance with Article 88 of the present Treaty;
thence in a northerly direction to the point where the administrative boundary of Posnania crosses the river Bartsch: a line to be fixed on the ground leaving the following places in Poland: Skorischau, Reichthal, Trembatschau, Kunzendorf, Schleise, Gross Koscl, Schreibersdorf, Rippin, Furstlich-Niefken, Pawelau, Tscheschen, Konradau, Johallnisdorf, Modzenowe, Bogdaj, and in Germany: Lorzendorf, Kaulwitz, Glausche, Dalbersdorf, Reesewitz, Stradam, Gross Wartenberg, Kraschen, Neu Mittelwalde, Domaslawitz, Wedelsdorf, Tscheschen Hammer;
thence the administrative boundary of Posnania to its junction with the eastern administrative boundary of the Kreis of Fraustadt;
thence in a north-westerly direction to a point to be chosen on the road between the villages of Unruhstadt and Kopnitz: a line to be fixed on the ground passing west of Geyersdorf, Brenno, Fehlen, Altkloster, Klebel, and east of Ulbersdorf, Buchwald, Ilgen, Weine, Lupitze, Schwenten;
thence in a northerly direction to the northernmost point of Lake Chlop: a line to be fixed on the ground following the median line of the lakes;
thence in a northerly direction the boundary separating the Kreise of Schwerin and Birnbaum, then in an easterly direction the northern boundary of Posnania to the point where it cuts the river Netze;
thence upstream to its confluence with the Küddow: the course of the Netze;
thence upstream to a point to be chosen about 6 kilometres southeast of Schneidemühl: the course of the Küddow;
thence north-eastwards to the most southern point of the reentant of the northern boundary of Posnania about 5 kilometres west of Stahren: a line to be fixed on the ground leaving the Schneidemühl–Konitz railway in this area entirely in German territory;
thence the boundary of Posnania north-eastwards to the point of the salient it makes about 15 kilometres east of Flatow;
thence north-eastwards to the point where the river Kamionka meets the southern boundary of the Kreis of Konitz about 3 kilometres north-east of Grunau: a line to be fixed on the ground leaving the following places to Poland: Jasdrowo, Gr. Lutau, Kl. Lutau, Wittkau, and to Germany: Gr. Butzig, Cziskowo, Battrow, Bock, Grunau;
thence to a point on the boundary of Pomerania 15 kilometres east of Rummelsburg: a line to be fixed on the ground leaving the following places in Poland: Konarzin, Kelpin, Adl. Briesen, and in Germany: Sampohl, Neuguth, Steinfort, Gr. Peterkau;
then the boundary of Pomerania in an easterly direction to its junction with the boundary between the Kreise of Konitz and Schlochau;
thence to a point to be selected in the bend of the Piasnitz river about 1½ kilometres north-west of Warschkau: a line to be fixed on the ground;
8. With Denmark
from a point on the coast of the Baltic Sea about 1½ kilometres north of Probbernau church in a direction of about 159° East from true North: a line to be fixed on the ground for about 2 kilometres;
thence to the easternmost mouth of the Nogat River at a bearing of approximately 209° East from true North;
thence up the course of the Nogat River to the point where the latter leaves the Vistula (Weichsel);
thence up the principal channel of navigation of the Vistula, then the southern boundary of the Kreis of Marienwerder, then that of the Kreis of Rosenberg eastwards to the point where it meets the old boundary of East Prussia;
thence the old boundary between East and West Prussia, then the boundary between the Kreise of Osterode and Neidenburg, then the course of the river Skottau downstream, then the course of the Neide upstream to a point situated about 5 kilometres west of Bialutten being the nearest point to the old frontier of Russia;
thence in an easterly direction to a point immediately south of the intersection of the road Neidenburg–Mlava with the old frontier of Russia: a line to be fixed on the ground passing north of Bialutten;
thence the old frontier of Russia to a point east of Schmalleningken, then the principal channel of navigation of the Niemen (Memel) downstream, then the Skierwieth arm of the delta to the Kurisches Haff;
thence this administrative boundary to the western shore of the Kurische Nehrung.
The boundaries as described above are drawn in red on a one-in-a-million map which is annexed to the present Treaty (Map No. 1). In the case of any discrepancies between the text of the Treaty and this map or any other map which may be annexed, the text will be final.
In the case of boundaries which are defined by a waterway, the terms "course" and "channel" used in the present Treaty signify: in the case of non-navigable rivers, the median line of the waterway or of its principal arm, and, in the case of navigable rivers, the median line of the principal channel of navigation It will rest with the Boundary Commissions provided by the present Treaty to specify in each case whether the frontier line shall follow any changes of the course or channel which may take place or whether it shall be definitely fixed by the position of the course or channel at the time when the present Treaty comes into force.