Looking for that elusive German place??? Now there is a wonderful site at this link that can help you resolve those place name troubles in a hurry.
Meyers Orts und Verkehrs Lexikon has been put on line and not only in the digitized format, but in a easy to read format that searches for places and even has wild card capabilities. It is also able to connect you to a map of your location. Try it, you will not "like" it, you will LOVE it!