What Are Some Prominent German Postal Codes?


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German postal codes consist of five digits attached to a postal or street address for sorting out mails and parcels. Some prominent German postal codes are those for its nine major geographic regions.

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Germany is one of the first countries to introduce postal codes which are also known as ZIP codes. Before reunification, West Germany prefixed the letter W to a four-digit postal code while East Germany used the letter O, for "ost" or "east," to its own set of four-digit postal codes. Other prominent German postal codes are for its major cities such as Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and Dusseldorf in addition to Koln, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Nuremberg.

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