This is a very detailed database with data of Germany postal codes. The database provides the zip code data as follows:
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The Germany Zip Code list covers all cities and it includes:
When it comes to the German postal codes then starting from a bit earlier can be amazing. So, let’s have a brief overview of history of German postal codes here:
Germany introduced its very first postal codes on 25th July, 1941. Initially, the system of postal code was based on a two-digit system that was initially applied for the parcel delivery system. However, later on it was used on entire mail deliveries. • In 1962 the two-digital postal code system was replaced with a four-digit postal code system in West Germany. Whereas a postal code system with spaces was introduced by the Federal Republic, that was left for the postal system of East German after a reunification. • The German Democratic Republic has a code system that utilized entire codes that were starting from 1 and 9 for East Germany only.
Before reunification, both the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany were using a four-digit postal code system. Following a transitional arrangement with reunification from 1989 to 1993 the West side postal codes were prefixed with W such as W-1000 (for Berlin) 30, in Western cities postal districts were separate from postal codes customary and in east postal codes with O.
Currently, numeric, 5-digit postal codes have been used in Germany since 1993. From 1990 to 1993, the former four-digit postal codes prefixed with O for Ost and w for West was used. However, the West German kept some numbers unused until later East integration. In the 1990s, it was decided that this is the time to recreate a completely new system where larger cities and towns will be divided into multiple postal code areas and the companies getting a lot of mails could also get assigned private code. This helped them in creating a system where the number of zeros in the postal code of a city could not identify the size of the cities anymore.
Later on, post boxes were managed to arrange in racks containing multiple dozens of them. While, each of these racks were being identified by specific postal codes. The 1993’s German postal code system is containing geographical on the first two levels, for example, 10 is a zone in inner Berlin city while, 1 is indicating North East Germany. The current system is completely an updated one as per 1993’s modification.