Scotland women were unable to recover from three first-half goals by Germany in a friendly in Essen.
After a scoreless opening half-hour, the hosts moved ahead when Lena Goessling fired past keeper Gemma Fay.
Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi then scored twice in quick succession just before the break.
The striker rolled the ball into the net for Germany's second and added another with a powerful close-range effort.
Anja Mittag and Svenja Huth tested Fay in the second half while Carline Weir threatened for the Scots late on.