Postage to Germany

Get a price for sending a letter or parcel to Germany with Royal Mail

International Tracked & Signed

Added peace of mind for sending important or valuable items
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

International Tracked & Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 7.00
Online from £ 7.00

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.75

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.80
Online from £ 10.10

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.80
Online from £ 10.10

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International Tracked

Tracked to delivery point for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50
  • Online prices now 10% lower

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.90
Online from £ 6.90

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.65

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 9.90
Online from £ 8.75

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 9.90
Online from £ 8.75

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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.85
Online from £ 1.85

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.25

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.85
Online from £ 5.15

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Buy online and print the label at home, or go to a Post Office®

Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.60
Online from £ 1.60

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.20
Online from £ 3.20

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.05
Online from £ 5.05

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 5.05
Online from £ 5.05

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Customs and Brexit - Germany

From 1 January 2021, the UK is no longer part of the EU’s single market and customs union and new rules apply. The UK extended the rules which only applied to non-EU postal items before, to include items received from the EU. Similarly, the EU now treats postal items from the UK as it did non-EU items before. This means there may be changes to how you send and receive items from abroad.

As of 1 July 2021, items imported to the EU with a value of €22 or less became liable for VAT.

For more information on how to send goods to EU countries more effectively click here.

You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

 
Prohibited and Restricted items to Germany

Prohibited items are forbidden and must not be sent.
Restricted items are allowed under certain conditions.

Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary so please check the criteria carefully. 

Please ensure that you follow the below guidelines before sending your items to Germany

  • Royal Mail prohibits and restricts certain categories of items, please click here to check that your item is allowed within our network. 
  • Each post around the world must follow the Universal Postal Union (UPU) rules applicable to letter post and postal parcels regarding prohibited and restricted items. To identify whether your item is allowed, please visit Article 19 which contains a detailed list of items that are not admitted in the International mail flow here.
  • The destination country also set their own rules around which items are prohibited and/or restricted. To check that your item is allowed to be sent to Germany please visit the UPU Country specific list here and scroll down to Germany.
  • You can also use the UPU CDS search function here.  

Please note: Specific Country restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for any clarification please contact the destination country’s trade, postal and customs authorities as appropriate. Royal Mail have no control over UPU and Country specific restrictions regarding prohibited and restricted items and it is your responsibility to check whether your items are allowed.

These items are classified as ‘dangerous’ and prohibited by Royal Mail: 

  • Aerosols 

  • Perfumes or aftershaves 

  • Nail varnish, polish or gel 

However, business account customers only can send these items to Germany using International Business Tracked with Signature

Please see the conditions in the International Business Parcels user guide.pdf, 2.64 MB 

You can speak to your account manager about this or find out more about an International Business Parcels Account.

Remember to use the correct address format

Germany has strict conditions for address formatting. You must: 

  • Put the house number after the street name 

  • Put the five-digit postcode before the town name, on the same line 

  • Please write 'GERMANY' in capital letters on the last line of the address.

If the address is incorrectly written your item may be returned without a delivery attempt being made. 

Example: 

Mr P Kunde
Langestr. 12
04103 LEIPZIG
GERMANY

To help facilitate customs clearance, it is recommended that you provide recipient contact details (email address and/or phone number) so that recipients are contactable if any information is missing or incorrect. Contact details should be provided within the electronic customs data or in the case of a CN23 on the physical declaration. To ensure this information is protected do not write these contact details separately on the outside item.

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