ZIP Codes for Germany

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In Germany, postcodes were introduced in 1941. Originally, they were composed of two digits and were used for parcel and packet services. Independent postal code system was developed in 1962 and 1965 in the Federal Republic in the GDR. Only in 1993, the two systems were connected to form a single, uniform system and  so the five-digit ZIP code was introduced. This represents the first data on the postal codes for cities and villages.

5 digit ZIP Code of  France, Netherlands and Sweden represented a model for the ZIP Code in Germany. The reason for introducing a new postal code was to parcel distribution automation. This way there was created the basis for sorting centers and also beginning with this time the letters were delivered in just two steps command. The modern system has enough reserves for new ZIP.

German postcode system

The first digit of the CAP defines the German zone and the second number represents the region. These two numbers are also mentioned as a postal region. In a routing region there are 20-200 numbers distributed for the conductive areas, which are in turn assigned to each municipality.
The first digit "0" represents the eastern part of Germany, near Leipzig, Halle, Jena. The number "1" represents Brandenburg and Berlin to the Baltic Sea. ZIP code beginning with "2" is assigned to the area around Hamburg, Lüneburg, Bremen, on the North Sea. Number "3" represents the central part of the Federal Republic: Hanover, Braunschweig, Magdeburg, Kassel to Marburg and Fulda. The number "4" is used in Osnabruck, Muenster, Duisburg and Essen. Areas near Cologne, Bonn, Aachen begin with "5" and Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mannheim and Saarbrücken with "6". Heilbronn Stuttgart, Freiburg and Offenburg have the number "7", parts of Bavaria Monaco, Rosenheim, Augsburg and Ulm, begin with the digit "8"  and Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Würzburg and Erfurt begin with conduct "9".

Find a postal code of Germany

Below you will find the main postal codes for Germany: Berlin postcode is comprised between 10115 and 14199, for Monaco the postal codes are comprised between 80331 and 81929, Hamburg’s postal code is between 20095 and 21149 or 22041. Instead 22769 or 27 499 represent the zip codes from Frankfurt to change then from 60306 to 60599 and from 65929 to 65936. If the city you are looking for is not listed, then please use the code search lap.

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