A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

Data Location


The Postcodes are provide by Deutsche Post AG, a formal state owned, now private Company. The Postcodes can be accessed via an online Service https://www.postdirekt.de/plzserver/ However the underling datasets are not available for download and are not free of charge. Geospatial data (polygon vectors) are available from unofficial sources: here https://datahub.io/dataset/postal-codes-de/resource/1f25cb5a-8810-40f1-9fc1-5cef0163ebd3 or here https://download.geonames.org/export/zip/

Reviewer comments

We have not identified any significant change in access to postal data in Germany for 2015.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   walter palmetshofer
Last modified   Fri Sep 25 2015 14:33:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)