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FAQ - Mailing a letter to Germany

How do I correctly address mail being sent to Germany?

German addresses differ from American and Canadian addresses in two respects: the house number comes after the street name and the post code is before the city, thus making them very similar to British addresses.

It is customary to leave a space between the Street and the line with the Post Code and city.

Name of Recipient
Street name, number

Post Code, City

So, a typical envelope would read:

Johannes Schmidt
Mozartstr. 9

67677 Enkenbach

Str. is the German abbreviation for Straße, or street, and is sometimes written as part of the street name and sometimes as a separate word.