Fast and Affordable Delivery to Germany

Parcel to Germany

Express and Economy shipping to Germany from only £12.20

£50 free cover as standard* *excluding Hermes deliveries

Collection or drop-off at a local shop anytime

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Send bulky or heavy items weighing up to 1,000kg

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Cost of delivery services to Germany

Great rates on delivery to Germany

Whether you're sending a parcel to Berlin or need to make a delivery from Manchester to Munich, ParcelHero can save you time, effort and money. As experts in international courier services, we know just what it takes to ship a parcel to Germany from anywhere in the world, and how to make sure you get a good price for it.

With next day delivery services from the UK to across Germany, ParcelHero works with the world's leading courier services to ensure that you get great prices for express and economy delivery, and on imports too – our cheap next day delivery from Germany to the UK makes it simple to import at a moment’s notice.

Because ParcelHero works with the biggest names in parcel delivery, you know that your package is in the best possible hands. But thanks to our partnerships with couriers like UPS and DHL, we also help you get the best prices, with savings of up to 60%. That's how we offer all the benefits of shipping your parcel with a premium courier at an economy price.


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Clearing German customs

Like with any international shipment, parcels sent to Germany will have to clear customs before they can enter the country. If your package is being sent to Germany from within the EU, you won't have to worry about this thanks to the EU's free movement of goods, but if you are shipping from outside the European Union, you will have to pay duties and taxes. This is only the case for goods worth more than €150 - if the contents of your parcel are worth less, then you don't need to pay.

There are also some restrictions on what you are allowed to import into Germany. For example, any World War II memorabilia or media that denies the holocaust is highly restricted, just like weaponry or fireworks. If you’re planning on sending cologne to Cologne, think again - it's considered a hazardous substance and requires a specialist shipping partner. For more information and to see a full list of goods that are not allowed, have a look at Germany's Customs page.

Importing goods from Germany

Germany has plenty of culture and manufacturing to offer, so it's only natural to want to bring some home with you. As with shipping in the other direction, you shouldn't need to worry about duties and taxes, as both the UK and Germany are currently a part of the European Union.

Doing business in Germany

According to the World Bank, Germany is one of the easiest countries in the world to do business in - and with over 90% of the economy made up of Small to Medium Businesses, there are plenty of opportunities for small companies looking to expand. In fact, Germany is the UK’s largest European export market, and offers plenty of growth for UK businesses. Some of the UK’s most popular exports to Germany include:

  • Vehicles
  • Machine engines and pumps
  • Electronic equipment

If you would like to sell online to Germany - marketplaces like Amazon and eBay are particularly popular - there is plenty of advice to be found. Resources like our partner Exporting is Great can help you find business opportunities in Germany, while the UK Government has put together an extensive guide to exporting to Germany. If you’ll be sending high volumes to Germany, look into opening a business account with ParcelHero to get extra savings.

German postal address format

In Germany, postal addresses are in the following format:

  • Herrn John Smith [Recipient]
  • Ebenböckstraße 18 [Street name and address]
  • 81241 München [Postcode and town]

In Germany, post codes are five digits. The first digit relates to the district of the destination address, while the other four specify the area within that location. The word Straße means street. When sending from Germany to the UK it’s useful to note that the German for ‘United Kingdom’ is Großbritannien.

Sending holiday gifts to Germany

Although the German Christmas Markets are famous worldwide, they're not the only thing to consider when sending gifts to Germany for your holiday of choice. Like anyone else, couriers don't work on public holidays, so deliveries around these times may take slightly longer. Plan ahead if you need to get a gift to Germany in time for Christmas or other public holidays.