5-digit postal code Germany

This German postcode map depicts the boundaries of all 5-digit postal code areas in Germany. This German postal code system is developed by the German national postal service (Deutsche Post) to divide Germany into different areas. With this system each German region gets a unique code and locations can be found easily.

Postal codes in Germany are known as Postleitzahlen. The 5-digit postal code system of Germany was introduced in 1993. Four years after the reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. Before that time, Germany had a 4-digit postal code system.


This map depicts the boundaries of the 5-digit postal codes or districts within the country of Germany. These 5-digit postal codes are the highest level in the current postal code system of Germany. The official 5-digit postal code contains the following characters and features

  • 1xxxx: The first digit represents a specific German area or region. 1 represents the regions Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and parts of Saxony
  • 10xxx: The second digit represent a region. 10 features the region Berlin.
  • 10115: The last three digits feature a certain town, commune and group of delivery district. 115 features Berlin-Mitte.


The current postal code (postleitzahl) range of Germany (DE) is: 01067 – 99998. The lowest 5-digit postal code (01067) starts in Dresden. A city in the east of Germany. The highest postal code (99998) is located in Körner and Weinbergen. These cities are located in central Germany.


SourceGermany Postal Service (Deutsche Post)
Year of coverage2017
FormatCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML

Variables in this dataset

When you purchase this dataset, you will receive data that draws all postal code areas on the map. Furthermore, you also get the following features:

  • 5-digit postal code
  • The place that belongs to that particular psotal code area
  • The county where the postal code is located
  • The federal state

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