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The Cheapest Next Day Delivery in the UK

Send today from £1.99* (ex VAT)

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Send a Parcel to Germany

Sending a parcel to Germany with ipostparcels is so easy; you can book your parcel as soon as you’ve registered, which takes only a few minutes. Our drivers will collect your parcel from your home or work on a day of your choosing. Any parcel you send to Germany with ipostparcels comes with free online tracking via your unique shipment number and £50 free contents cover as standard.

Top German Facts:

  • The name for Germany in the German native language is Deutschland.
  • The capital of Germany is Berlin.
  • In 2018, the total population of Germany was 82,850,000.
  • The national dish of Germany is Sauerbraten - a meat hotpot.

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2019 German National Holidays

Tuesday - 1 January

New Year’s Day

Friday - 19 April

Good Friday

Sunday - 21 April


Monday - 22 April

Easter Monday

Wednesday - 1 May

Labour Day

Thursday - 30 May

Ascension Day

Monday - 10 June

Whit Monday

Thursday - 3 October

Day of German Unity

Wednesday - 25 December

Christmas Day

Thursday - 26 December

Boxing Day

*Public holidays in Germany may affect our estimated transit times.

Send a Cheap Parcel to Germany

Delivery to Germany starts at £9.99* (ex VAT) or £8.74* (ex VAT) if you rop off at depot (saving £1.25).


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*Prices quoted in the above table are based on parcel dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm with depot drop off and contents cover of £50 for ipostparcels. ipostparcels quick quote prices exclude VAT. ipostparcels prices include a depot drop off discount of £1.25. Prices are correct at time of publishing (16.04.19)

Parcel delivery options

Germany is one of our most popular European destinations; we help hundreds of customers every week deliver parcels there quickly and safely. We offer delivery services by road and air, with prices that we believe to offer the best value-for-money service currently available.

To all cities including; Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Bremen and more…


DHL Parcel connect

DHL Parcel connect delivery to Germany starts from £9.99* (ex VAT) or £8.74* (ex VAT) if you drop off at depot (saving £1.25) and your parcel will be delivered within 2-4 days.

Europe-wide road service: Fully tracked delivery to the local in-country DHL ServicePoint or locker.

This parcel delivery will be an end-to-end DHL delivery.

  • Electronic signature or confirmation of delivery
  • Pre-delivery notification by email for your recipient
  • Delivering Monday – Saturday
  • Delivery to the in-country DHL ServicePoint and locker box network
  • Recipient can re-route the parcel to an alternative address Max dimensions 120 x 60 x 60 Available to residential addresses

Max dimensions 120 x 60 x 60 and up to 25kg

Available to residential addresses

Road Economy

Road Economy delivery to Germany starts from £21.99* (ex VAT) or £20.74* (ex VAT) if you drop off at depot (saving £1.25) and your parcel will be delivered within 2-3 days.

Europe-wide road service with proof of delivery - perfect for larger parcels or business addresses.

  • Proof of delivery
  • Online tracking

Max dimensions 120 x 80 x 80 and up to 25kg

Available to residential and business addresses

Extended cover available up to £1000

Worldwide Air

Worldwide Air delivery to Germany starts from £20.38* (ex VAT) or £19.13* if you drop off at depot (saving £1.25) and your parcel will be delivered within 2 days.

Worldwide air service for urgent and time-sensitive parcels - signed for delivery to your recipients door.

  • Proof of delivery
  • Online tracking

Max dimensions 120 x 80 x 80 and up to 25kg

Available to residential and business addresses

Extended cover available up to £1000

How long does it take to deliver a parcel to Germany

Your parcel will be delivered within 2-4 days and you can ship up to 25kg with max dims of 120 x 60 x 60cm.

Customs information when sending a parcel to Germany

It’s your responsibility to ensure your parcel’s contents are allowed into Germany - failing to do so may result in extra charges, the parcel being returned or possibly even destroyed. Avoid this by making sure you don’t send anything on the restricted or prohibited list. You should also take care to package the parcel carefully.

If this sounds like hard work, don’t worry, we’ll help automatically generate any documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form.

More information on shipments into Germany from within the EU is available on the Central Customs Authority website.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for Germany.

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UK restrictions when shipping to Germany

As with all deliveries outside the UK, there may be certain restrictions around what items you can and cannot send. Therefore you should check the contents inside are allowed into Germany.

We advise our customers take a look at the current restrictions on shipments on the German Customs website to ensure compliance with the items that can’t be sent. Some examples of items you can’t post include:

Restricted and Prohibited Goods


Illegal and dangerous



Foods of animal origin

Drugs/medications Currency

Foods of non-animal origin

Chemicals Rough diamonds

Unsafe foods

Weapons and explosives Products from engangered species

Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.

Sending Food to Germany

Whilst you can send food to Germany, you should be aware of a few restrictions:

  • Food MUST have a shelf life of at least 6 months
  • Anything homemade or not in the original manufacture packaging will not be accepted
  • Food MUST contain a food label, listing the ingredients
  • Any food that has been opened, tampered will be prohibited

Sending Gifts to Germany

Many of our customers will send gifts to Germany for celebratory occasions such as birthdays. It’s important you clearly declare your goods, as they will go through rigorous checks at customs – being clear will ensure they know the contents of the parcel.

Sending eBay goods

If you are a seller in the marketplace, such as eBay and you need to send goods to Germany – we can help. Having an account with us, means you can retrieve a quote of the cost of shipping before your list your items.

Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.

How to package parcels to Germany

Although Germany doesn’t seem far from the UK, we still advise you take care with packaging, especially when you are sending fragile items by courier. Your parcel will travel through a number of depots with automated sorting machines so be sure to pack your items well and use cushioning material inside your parcel to help protect the contents from damage.

We’ll transport parcels from 0.5kg up to 25kg in weight, 80x80x80cm max in size. We recommend you use a strong and sturdy outer box when sending your package and don’t overfill it, regardless of the dimensions of your parcel. For further advice, take a look at our handy international packaging guide for tips.

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How safe will my parcel be?

Sending a parcel with ipostparcels, part of DHL Parcel UK means you’ll have access to DHLs global network – DHL are also one of the biggest and most trusted couriers in the world. When you send with us you get full access to our online track and trace tool at and can manage your delivery in just a few clicks. We obtain a proof of delivery on every International shipment and also provide £50 contents cover as standard, on every International parcel you send. You can even upgrade the level of cover on your parcel up to £1000 if you are sending more valuable items.

We will provide you with a one hour collection window for one of our DHL Parcel UK drivers to collect your parcel from your registered address or you can drop off at one of our 50+ DHL Parcel UK depots and save £1.25 on every parcel you send.

We always ensure your parcel is in great hands, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your parcel arrives with your recipient in the way you want:


  • Make sure your parcel does not contain any prohibited items – this could result in your parcel being destroyed, returned back to you and any cover being invalidated. See our terms and conditions for more information
  • Ensure the safety of your parcels contents by making sure it is properly packaged as waterproofed - your parcel will be handled at several points throughout its journey so securely packaging and sealing your parcel is key to a successful delivery.
  • Do not use black plastic wrap on the outside of your parcels. Unfortunately automated scanning machines cannot read it and it will result in your parcel being refused on collection/drop off or being returned back to you – incurring a fee.


Germany is closer than you think with our door to door parcel delivery from the UK. Just register with us – it only takes a minute – and choose the delivery option that suits you best.


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