When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)
Herrn ["to Mr." (form of address)] Eberhard Wellhausen [name] Wittekindshof [institution / company name] Schulstrasse 4 [street address] 32547 Bad Oyenhausen [postal code + city/town] The German Postal Service prefers that you no longer prefix the numeric postal code with the letter(s)-based country code. GERMANY [country]A PO Box ("Postfach") type of address:
Firma ["company"] Wellhausen [company's name] Postfach 10 01 65 ["PO Box" + its number] 32547 Bad Oyenhausen [postal code + city/town] GERMANY [country]The Deutsche Post website has a lot of advice for making your mail machine-readable for speedy and accurate delivery, but I think much of it may be less important when mailing internationally. Some of this advice is translated and summarized in Addressing a Letter in Germany (English Language Instructions.)
ABB Flexible Automation GmbH [company name] Grüner Weg 6 [street address] 61169 Friedberg [postal code + city/town.] GERMANY [country] ABB Lackieranlagen GmbH [company name] Schorbachstrasse 9 [street address] Postfach 260 [PO Box number] This letter will probably be delivered to the post office box, because it occurs lower in the address. 35510 Butzbach [postal code + city/town.] GERMANY [country]
Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from Germany are at the International Postal Rates Page.
See Finding An International Address / Address Search.
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