Bundesrepublik - Where is it?

Old May 4th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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Bundesrepublik - Where is it?

I have an address that ends with Bundersrepublik and a mail code. Is this Germany? Thanks for your help.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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Yes, but it should probably also have a mail code that begins with DE followed by the zone numbers. And if you were going to send a letter, it would be wise to add Germany to the address, just for the information of the U.S. postal folks.
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Most likely Germany, though it could be Austria as well.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 01:40 PM
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I've got a zip of 73446. Looking at USPS, it says I should have
1. Name
2. Street Address
3. City and Zip
Country

All in Caps. So, Wayne, is DE the abbreviation for Germany?
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Yes, DE stands for Germany and your address might look something like this, assuming the zip you gave is from the place in question:
Name
Street
DE-73446 and city name
Germany

If mailing from the U.S., I wouldn't bother using the Bundesrepublik terminology. Austria's postal codes would begin with an A followed by typically 4 or 5 digits.

I assume you must have a city name. If so, what is it?
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Old May 4th, 2004, 01:56 PM
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Well, I can't tell. I don't want to write the entire address here but if you would e-mail me I would sincerely appreciate your help. My address is:

[email protected]
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Well, a quick yahoo search on Germany 73446 says that it is Oberkochen, home of the Karl Zeiss company.

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Old May 4th, 2004, 02:38 PM
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Thanks Rex. Figured it out.
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You're welcome.
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Germany is simply D, not DE. And you don't need it. Just write the postal code in front of the city name and Germany under that.
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Remember that it is correct to put the street number AFTER the name of the street when addressing a letter to a person in Germany:

An
Herrn Walter Zeiss,
Stuttgarterstrasse 25,
D-73446 Oberkochen
GERMANY

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You can skip the D altogether, it is not necessary. (It's used to differentiate German post codes from, say, French or Italian codes that follow the same pattern).

"Bundesrepublik" actually means "Federal Republic". It usually only means Germany, and it was used in the past to differentiate the Federal Republic (West) from the Democratic Republic (East). As for Austria, while it is technically also a "Bundesrepublik", it calls itself just "Republik" (that's the official name too).
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Yes, Bundersrepublik is the old terminology for Germany and DE is the abbreviation for Deutschland. Nowadays, you can just write someone directly in say 14059 Berlin, Germany (where my sister lives). I always put the country name in CAPS below the city and city code line.
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