Map Guide: Himmelsdorf

A labyrinth of streets and squares, impassable for artillery and tank destroyers yet ideal for speedy breakthrough and bypass by medium and light tanks. Access roads running by the hill, with the castle that dominates the area, and along the railway lines can help you out of the impasse.


Watch the Map Guide video and read on to learn useful tips and strategies for every vehicle class, get insider tricks, and more.

Himmelsdorf—the village in the sky, as it translates to from German—is one of the oldest battlegrounds in World of Tanks. The summer map has seen millions of Tier V–X battles and remains a favorite among close-combat enthusiasts and long-range snipers alike. Fight for dominance of the mighty castle, brawl in its shadows, or take precise shots along the rail tracks. It might be a very small battlefield, but it has great potential for epic clashes.

Map Overview

Interactive image. Hover the cursor over icons on the minimap to view additional information.

A sneaky hull-down position for the northern team to surprise enemies covering the square, brawling in the Banana, or holding the hill.

Bold commanders from the south can take this position to sneak up on enemy heavy tanks.

Light Tanks
Medium Tanks
Heavy Tanks
Tank Destroyers
Self-Propelled Guns

Check the map above to see the most favorable positions for every class, as well as points of interest to gain the upper hand.

  • Look out for trouble: Speedy light tanks should actively scout the battlefield and provide vital intel for their allies, especially in the western half of the map.
  • Storm the castle: Fast medium tanks can try to conquer the hill to establish the eastern flank. But beware, as you never know who’s coming up the other side.
  • A banana split with whipped cream: The foot of the castle hill around squares E7 and F7, also known as "The Banana," belongs to those with solid armor, powerful punches, and HP to spare.
  • Window seats have the best view: The area around the center square offers plenty of advantageous positions for strong-turreted combatants.
  • Bullet trains are never late: The train tracks in the western part of the map (Lines 1 and 2) are great for sneaky assaults, sniper attacks, and surprise advancements.
  • The map to success: Always keep one eye on the minimap. The small size of the battlefield and its narrow pathways make it easy to predict enemy movements, allowing you to train pre-aiming.

Class Strategies

  • Light Tanks
  • Medium Tanks
  • Heavy Tanks
  • Tank Destroyers
  • SPGs
  • Actively scout the battlefield to provide vital intel. The center of the map consists mainly of narrow streets and tight corners that allow for quick dashes into cover.

  • Slow vehicles with high camouflage values can sneak across the train tracks (Lines 1 and 2) to spot enemy maneuvers and for surprise assaults.

  • The hill can give your team a definite advantage. Fast and semi-fast vehicles, especially with good gun depression angles, should band together to take the castle.

  • Vehicles with rigid turrets and accurate guns can take the window positions around the center square—as long as your team has control of the hill.

  • The narrow streets of Himmelsdorf are made for close encounters. Especially the area below the castle hill (squares E7 and F7), lovingly dubbed “The Banana,” is ideal for brawlers with tough frontal armor.

  • Vehicles with rigid turrets and accurate guns can take the window positions around the center square—as long as your team has control of the hill.

  • Sturdy vehicles should use the intel provided by light tanks to advance across the tracks (Lines 1 and 2) behind enemy lines.

  • Sharp shooters with accurate guns can find cover along the tracks and around squares C3 and G3.

  • Take position in squares A1 or K1 to support allied advancements across the train tracks (Lines 1 and 2), and cover the area around the castle in the east.

Find your path to victory—Roll Out!