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POSTAL SERVICE IN DÜSSELDORF
The postal service has been partially deregulated. The major company people have long turned to for most of their postal requirements is called Deutsche Post. The former monopoly offers many services including automated package collection stations. Mailboxes are placed across town and a red dot found on some of them signifies a more regular collection interval.
Mail delivery is available from several companies that offer their services to businesses large and small, hence some letters such as bank statements or utility bills may be delivered by them.
Packages handed over at a post office are delivered by their subsidiary DHL. Alternative operators include Hermes, UPS, GLS and others.
A useful service for those who move to a new home in Germany or relocate abroad is the forwarding of mail for six months, which can also be extended.
Amateur philatelists and writers who enjoy sending letters and packages with special edition stamps, Sondermarken, have a relatively small choice and should specifically ask for them at the counter. A larger selection is available at the central post office. Some come with an extra charge which is donated to a charitable or non-profit cause.
By Vincent Green, Jun 17 2020
Hopping on a bicycle, to discover quieter city districts and nearby villages can be enjoyable and most rewarding. Bike paths weave their way across most of Düsseldorf, along the banks of the Rhine and on to outlying regions.
A great way to get to know Düsseldorf is to take an inspiring and rewarding walk, allow impressions to cause a pause, interact and allow details to remain more memorable. Admiring quaint side streets, strolling the promenade, the riverside or numerous woodlands bring joy to the soul.
Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version.