A Briefzentrum (English: Letter center) is a district center for the processing of letters for Deutsche Post.

HistoryEdit

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.

SizeEdit

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)

List of Letter Processing CentersEdit

 
Map with Letter Processing Centers in Germany
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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