The German football federation (DFB) will support current UEFA president Lennart Johansson when he stands for re-election later this month.
French legend Michel Platini is challenging Johansson for the position, while the Swede is looking to retain the post he has held since 1990.
“The DFB supports Lennart Johansson, a person we consider contributes to stability,” DFB president Theo Zwanziger said in a statement to Kicker.
Zwanziger warned that regardless of the outcome, UEFA could still be faced by a “division” over the direction in which the European game is headed.
“That would be negative for football in Europe and for the weight of UEFA in talks with the European Union on important matters,” he said.
“We still have to convince European political institutions and governments that sport plays a role in bringing people together and does not revolve solely around money.”
The representatives of the 52 European football federations will decide the vote later this month.