Facilities are readily available.
There are many Internet cafes all over the country. Large
Internet access centres exist in most main cities. Hotels
also provide facilities. ISPs include Data
Stamps are available from hotels, slot machines and post offices.
A 5 figure postal code is used on all internal addresses.
Poste Restante mail should be addressed as follows: recipient’s
name, Postlagernd, Hauptpostamt, post code, name of town.
Post office opening hours are: Monday-Friday
0900-1800 hrs, Saturday 0900-1200 hrs. Smaller branches may
close for lunch.
The most influential dailies include the Die Welt,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Süddeutsche
The most widely read of the weekly publications are Der
Spiegel and Die Zeit. Some new or
revamped newspapers, such as Berliner Kurier,
have emerged out of eastern Germany and are competing well
with western German papers. Most major English newspapers
and international magazines are also available in Germany.
World Service and Voice
of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies
change and the most up-to-date can be found online.
Telegrams can be sent during opening hours from all post offices.
Telephone - land line
IDD is available.
dialing code is 49
National and international calls can be made from coin or
card-operated telephone booths. Calls can be made from post
offices. Cheap rate applies Monday-Friday 1800-0800 hrs and
all day Saturday and Sunday. Discount phonecards from private
companies can be bought from shops and kiosks.
international code is 00
Services number 112
GSM 900 and 1800 networks cover the whole country. It is illegal
to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving.