Notes & Explanations On Address
Sometimes you might want to embed my phone number in my
address, in case of unexpected delivery difficulties: Post/
Customs extra import tax), Delivery problems whatever.
(Sometimes I do the same when sending stuff abroad,
then even if the address is wrong, & it goes to a
neighbour, that neighbour can easily phone correct
recipient). ((Best not give full international +49 89
xxxxxxxx as some locals (in every country) are too limited
to recognise international phone numbers.
You may need to remove the space between Holz & Str
before some deficient map
will work. (Germans often ram lots of
words together, discarding all spaces, making it a lot
harder to find seperate words in dictionaries. They call
the resultant impediment to look up & learn words
`proper' German grammer ;-) )
You'll need number in street, phone or email me for
Germans use a ü (U umlaut) to spell München
, but for the rest of
the world, clueless & uninteressted in Umlauts, dont
just ignore those annoying dots (natural first tendency of
use the standard German convention of convention swapping
"ü" for "ue".
A Post code belongs where the "xxxxx" bit is.
- If you'r travelling to meet me, you don't usually
- If you've emailed me to arrange to post something,
I'll have mailed you the postcode.
- If you need the postcode, you can find it in other
places or I'll tell you.
- I don't give it here as identity theft fraud is
increasingly common, let's make it just slightly harder
for `them'. Not much admittedly, but if we all make data
just a bit harder to harvest, (or even plant the
odd bit of deliberately false info ?), it'll slow
fraudsters down, (though not stop them).
The German Post Office
does Not require that you include ( Bayern
),) but it does
no harm, & I think it adds human information, (&
also adds a failsafe fallback in case a digit get
obfuscated ), (Just as I also appreciate seeing a full USA
State name rather than some 2 letter mnemonic I probably do
Sure most people know Germany is in Europe but there's
probably a few in USA & other places too. After Paris
Texas, nothing surprises ;-) & it gives me a place to
hook to link to the EU web site
is an ever more important regulator of European business
Posting goods to me from outside the European
Be aware that customs might hold the goods until I
collect them & pay a fee, travelling to pay the fee
in person is time consuming, & causes delay too, so
to at least ensure I know the package is awaiting
delivery, help the customs not have an excuse not to
inform me its waiting, by embedding my phone number on
the address, where they can't fail to see it.
Posting goods from me to you