As a german I can say, I cannot see Germanies Landscape or urban/suburban situation beiing reflected in the "german names" maps of W:EE in any way.
- there are more hedgerows, treelines, small forests
- nearly every region has at least some bigger woods, except for the extreme north of the country (like fulda gap comes pretty much close to the south/central germany situations. except for the hills beeing in a valley o_O
- especially hills are often covered with woods
- villages are many times as big as that one in W:EE, lie VERY close to each other, often have interconnected industrial or similar areas, many small buildings, farm buildings (very common everywhere), lonely houses or villas.
- rivers, big and small, are pretty much everywhere
- large lakes are not quite common, at least not of the size you find in W:EE
- micro terrain features are everywhere. Streets often lie on "damns" or in a ditch.
- we have MANY railways
- small streets, even through fields, are way better than those you find in W:EE (you could drive very fast there)
- fields sizes differ in East- and West germany throught to different agricultural situation. In East, fields are many times the size than in the west.
- something like "swamps" is quite uncommon if not completly non-existent, especially in urban areas or near villages.
If existing, they are extremly small
- there is a church in every freaking town
- streets are annoying, but still way better than those in W:EE
- slopes are quite commonly covered with woods or fields all the time. Woods are more likely imo.
I could go on like this forever. I just say this: for a wannabe-simulator, not-know-if-its-not-only-arcade game, the maps are all but realistic and more like a very abstract arcade style maps.
Especially the symmetric setup makes me really *yawn* all the time. Balance is nowhere in this game, but in the map design... really really bad decission when it comes to me