In Germany, letters are mainly delivered by Deutsche Post, parcels also by other companies (DHL, UPS, GLS, Hermes, etc.).
Website of Deutsche Post: www.deutschepost.de (only in German!)
If you send and/or receive packages regularly, it is recommended to use a DHL parcel station (Packstation). This service is free of charge and independent from opening hours. The usage of these stations has become widespread in Germany and offers the convenience of informing the recipient via email or text message when their shipment has arrived.
Registration and further information here.
- Bahnhofsplatz 2 (Ulm city centre, main office)
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m., Sat: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
- Gartenstraße 20 (Neu-Ulm city centre, main office)
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., Sat: 9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
You can find more information on branches, points of sale, DHL parcel shops, mail boxes and parcel stations under https://standorte.deutschepost.de/Standortsuche
If you type in a city, postcode or street name, you will find the nearest post offices, parcel stations and the like. Many branches are located in supermarkets or retail stores. If you need help, you can always ask the staff for assistance.
Postage of Deutsche Post
- Postcards: domestic: €0.45, international: €0.90
- Letters: domestic from €0.70; international from €0.90 (depending on size and weight)
- Parcels and small parcels starting at 4,99 € within Germany (online price)
Stamps can be bought at every post office and at automatic vending machines.