Can I view Google Maps in a different language?

Google Maps automatically displays place names in the local language of each country. While it's not possible to change the language of the place names, you can search for some major cities and locations in a number of different languages. For example, a search for [ München ] and a search for [ Munich ] will both bring you to the same location labeled in the local language.

If there is more than one official language for a country, the option to change the language will appear in left-hand panel of the map display. You can view this map display in over 50 languages. 

For a complete list of the features available for each country, please see "Does Google Maps work everywhere?" We understand that you may want to search addresses and view directions or place names in another language, and we'll keep this in mind as we improve Google Maps.