Briefzentrum – A Postal History Collection

A Briefzentrum (English: Letter center) is a district center for the processing of letters for Deutsche Post. Before 1993, there were more than 1,000 centers for the processing of letters.

With the introduction of the new postal codes in Germany, 83 different district centers were built between 1994 and 1998. In 2003, Briefzentrum 42 (Wuppertal) was closed. Since then, there are only 82 district processing centers.

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The processing centers are organized by size, which is determined by the number of letters processed daily:

  • S: 450,000-750,000
  • M: 750,000-1,500,000
  • L: 1,500,000–2,250,000
  • XL: 2,250,000–3,000,000
  • XXL: 3,000,000–4,500,000
  • IPZ: 3,000,000-5,000,000 (International Center)

Postal Code

Region

Location of Center

Size

Operational Since

01

Dresden

Ottendorf-Okrilla

L

1996

02

Bautzen

Bautzen

S

1996

03

Cottbus

Cottbus

S

1998

04

Leipzig

Schkeuditz

XL

1996

06

Halle (Saale)

Hohenthurm

L

1995

07

Gera

Gera

M

1997

08

Zwickau

Reinsdorf

M

1997

09

Chemnitz

Chemnitz

M

1995

10

Berlin-Zentrum

Berlin-Tempelhof

XXL

1997

12/ 15

Berlin-Südost

Schönefeld

XL

1996

13/ 16

Berlin-Nord

Hennigsdorf

L

1996

14

Berlin-Südwest

Stahnsdorf

XL

1996

17

Neubrandenburg

Neubrandenburg

M

1998

18

Rostock

Roggentin

M

1996

19

Schwerin

Schwerin

M

1997

20/ 22

Hamburg-Zentrum

Hamburg

XXL

1997

21

Hamburg-Süd

Hamburg

L

1996

23

Lübeck

Lübeck

M

1996

24

Kiel

Kiel

L

1996

25

Elmshorn

Elmshorn

M

1997

26

Oldenburg

Oldenburg

M

1997

27/ 28

Bremen

Bremen

XL

1996

29

Celle

Celle

S

1997

30/ 31

Hannover

Pattensen

XXL

1996

32/ 33

Herford

Herford

XL

1996

34

Kassel

Kassel

M

1995

35

Gießen

Langgöns

M

1997

36

Fulda

Eichenzell

M

1998

37

Göttingen

Göttingen

M

1997

38

Braunschweig

Braunschweig

L

1996

39

Magdeburg

Sülzetal

M

1996

40

Düsseldorf

Langenfeld

XXL

1997

41

Mönchengladbach

Mönchengladbach

M

1996

42

Wuppertal

Wuppertal

L

1998–2003

44

Dortmund

Dortmund

L

1997

45

Essen

Essen

XL

1997

46/ 47

Duisburg

Duisburg

XL

1996

48

Münster

Greven

L

1994

49

Osnabrück

Osnabrück

M

1996

50

Köln-West

Frechen

XXL

1997

51

Köln-Ost

Köln

L

1996

52

Aachen

Aachen

M

1996

53

Bonn

Troisdorf

L

1996

54

Trier

Trier

M

1998

55

Mainz

Mainz-Hechtsheim

M

1998

56

Koblenz

Koblenz

M

1996

57

Siegen

Freudenberg

M

1998

58

Hagen

Hagen

L

1997

59

Hamm

Werl

M

1997

60/ 61

Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

XXL

1996

62

Frankfurt am Main

Flughafen Frankfurt am Main

IPZ

1997

63

Offenbach am Main

Offenbach am Main

L

1997

64

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

M

1998

65

Wiesbaden

Mainz-Kastel

L

1996

66

Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken

L

1996

67

Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen

L

1997

68/ 69

Mannheim

Mannheim-Käfertal

L

1996

70/ 71

Stuttgart

Waiblingen

XXL

1997

72

Reutlingen

Reutlingen

L

1997

73

Göppingen

Salach

M

1997

74

Heilbronn

Heilbronn

M

1997

75

Pforzheim

Pforzheim

M

1998

76

Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe

M

1996

77

Offenburg

Offenburg

M

1998

78

Villingen-Schwenningen

Villingen-Schwenningen

M

1997

79

Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau

L

1996

80/ 81

München

München

XXL

1998

82

Starnberg

Starnberg

M

1998

83

Rosenheim

Kolbermoor

M

1998

84

Landshut

Landshut

S

1998

85

Freising

Flughafen-München

L

1998

86

Augsburg

Gersthofen

M

1996

87

Kempten

Kempten

S

1998

88

Ravensburg

Weingarten

L (M)

2010 (M from 1997-May 2010)

89

Ulm

Neu-Ulm

M

1998

90/ 91

Nürnberg

Nürnberg

XXL

1997

92

Amberg

Ebermannsdorf

M

1996

93

Regensburg

Regensburg

M

1998

94

Straubing

Straubing

M

1994

95

Bayreuth

Bayreuth

M

1996

96

Bamberg

Bamberg

M

1997

97

Würzburg

Würzburg

L

1996

98

Suhl

Suhl

S

1998

99

Erfurt

Erfurt

L

1996

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