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Area code zones in Germany
Area code zones in Germany

Area codes in Germany (German: Vorwahl) have two to five digits. In addition, the prefix digit 0 must be dialed when calling from within Germany, and must be omitted when calling from abroad. When calling via fixed networks within the same area, the area code is not required. In general, shorter area codes are assigned to larger cities, and longer area codes to smaller towns. Private telephone numbers are usually inversely long: those in larger cities have seven or eight digits, while those in smaller towns may have as few as three or four digits. The first digit (after the leading zero) is determined by region: area codes beginning with 2 are found in the west, those with 3 in the east, those with 4 in the north, those with 5 in the north central part, those with 6 in the south central part, those with 7 in the southwest, those with 8 in the south, and the 9s are found in the southeast.

Prefixes starting with 01 are special numbers, such as mobile telephones (015, 016, 017), shared cost services (0180), televoting numbers (013), and 010 for dial-around services. The former codes 0130 for free phone numbers and 0190 for premium-rate numbers are moved to 0800 and 0900 to meet international standards. 0700 is used for personal national phone numbers.

General prefixes

01

Prefix 01 is used for special numbers, and is not tied to a geographic area.

010

011

012

013

014

015

016

017

018

019

02

020 – Western Ruhrgebiet (Essen and surroundings)

021 – Düsseldorf and surroundings

022 – Cologne and surroundings

023 – Dortmund and surroundings

024 – Aachen and surroundings

025 – Münster and surroundings

026 – Koblenz and surroundings

027 – Siegen and surroundings

028 – Wesel and surroundings

029 – Sauerland (Meschede and surroundings)

03

All of former East Germany and Berlin

East Germany was using +37 before the reunification. After reunification, East Germany was merged into the existing (West) German numbering plan. Since all areas except 03 were already used, all of former East Germany needed to be merged into 03, causing numbers and area codes in the 03 area to be longer than those in the rest of Germany: Many area codes in the 03 area are 5-digit while the maximum in the rest of Germany is 4 digits

030 – Berlin

031 – Test numbers for carrier selection

032 – Non-geographic numbers

033 – Brandenburg

0330 – Oranienburg and surroundings

0331/0332 – Potsdam and surroundings

0333 – Angermünde and surroundings

0334 – Strausberg and surroundings

0335/0336 – Frankfurt (Oder) and surroundings

0337 – Luckenwalde and surroundings

0338 – Brandenburg an der Havel and surroundings

0339 – Neuruppin and surroundings

034 – Leipzig and surroundings

035 – Dresden

0350 – Pirna and surroundings

0351 – Dresden

0352 – Meißen and surroundings

0353 – Finsterwalde and surroundings

0354 – Calau and surroundings

0355/0356 – Cottbus and surroundings

0357 – Hoyerswerda and surroundings

0358 – Görlitz and surroundings

0359 – Bautzen and surroundings

036 – Thüringen

0360 – Mühlhausen/Thür. and surroundings

0361 – Erfurt

0362 – Gotha and surroundings

0363 – Nordhausen and surroundings

0364 – Jena/Weimar and surroundings

0365/0366 – Gera and surroundings

0367 – Saalfeld/Saale – Ilmenau – Sonneberg

0368 – Suhl and surroundings

0369 – Eisenach and surroundings

037 – Chemnitz and surroundings

0371/0372 - Chemnitz and surroundings

0373 - Freiberg and surroundings

0374 - Plauen and surroundings

0375/0376 - Zwickau and surroundings

0377 - Aue and surroundings

038 – Rostock and surroundings

0381/0382 – Rostock and surroundings

0383 – Stralsund/Greifswald and surroundings

0384 – Wismar and surroundings

0385/0386 – Schwerin and surroundings

0387 - Parchim and surroundings

0388 - Grevesmühlen and surroundings

039 - Magdeburg, Neubrandenburg, and surroundings

0390 - Salzwedel and surroundings

0391/0392 – Magdeburg and surroundings

0393 – Stendal and surroundings

0394 – Halberstadt and surroundings

0395/396 – Neubrandenburg and surroundings

0397 – Anklam and surroundings

0398 – Neustrelitz and surroundings

0399 – Waren and surroundings

04

040 – Hamburg and surroundings

041 – Further surroundings of Hamburg

0410 – calling areas immediately bordering Hamburg

0411 – currently unassigned

currently unassigned (was Hamburg)

0412 – Elmshorn and surroundings

0413 – Lüneburg and surroundings

0414 – Stade and surroundings

0415 – Lauenburg and surroundings

0416 – Buxtehude and surroundings

0417 – Winsen and surroundings

0418 – Buchholz and surroundings

0419 – Kaltenkirchen and surroundings

042 – Bremen and surroundings

0420 – Oyten and surroundings

0421 – Bremen and surroundings

0422 – Delmenhorst and surroundings

0423 – Verden and surroundings

0424 – Syke and surroundings

0425 – Eystrup and surroundings

0426 – Rotenburg and surroundings

0427 – Sulingen and surroundings

0428 – Zeven and surroundings

0429 – Ottersberg and surroundings

043 – Kiel and surroundings

0430 – Raisdorf and surroundings

0431 – Kiel and surroundings

0432 – Neumünster and surroundings

0433 – Rendsburg and surroundings

0434 – Laboe and surroundings

0435 – Eckernförde and surroundings

0436 – Oldenburg and surroundings

0437 – Fehmarn and surroundings

0438 – Lütjenburg and surroundings

0439 – Nortorf and surroundings

044 – Oldenburg and surroundings

0440 – Brake and surroundings

0441 – Oldenburg and surroundings

0442 – Wilhelmshaven and surroundings

0443 – Wildeshausen and surroundings

0444 – Vechta and surroundings

0445 – Varel and surroundings

0446 – Friesland and surroundings

0447 – Cloppenburg and surroundings

0448 – Westerstede and surroundings

0449 – Friesoythe and surroundings

045 – Lübeck and surroundings

0450 – Kastorf and surroundings

0451 – Lübeck and surroundings

0452 – Plön and surroundings

0453 – Lauenburg and surroundings

0454 – Salem and surroundings

0455 – Bad Segeberg and surroundings

0456 – Neustadt and surroundings

not assigned

not assigned

not assigned

046 – Flensburg and surroundings

0460/0461 – Flensburg and surroundings

0462 – Schleswig and surroundings

0463 – Glücksburg and surroundings

0464 – Kappeln and surroundings

0465 – Sylt

0466 – Niebüll and surroundings

0467 – Langenhorn and surroundings

0468 – Föhr

047 – Bremerhaven and surroundings

0470 – Sandstedt and surroundings

0471 – Bremerhaven and surroundings

0472 – Cuxhaven and surroundings

0473 – Nordenham and surroundings

0474 – Loxstedt and surroundings

0475 – Otterndorf and surroundings

0476 – Bremervörde and surroundings

0477 – Freiburg and surroundings

0479 – Osterholz-Scharmbeck and surroundings

048 – Heide and surroundings

0480 – Dithmarschen and surroundings

0481 – Heide and surroundings

0482 – Itzehoe and surroundings

0483 – Neuenkirchen and surroundings

0484 – Husum and surroundings

0485 – Brunsbüttel and surroundings

0486 – St. Peter-Ording and surroundings

0487 - Hohenwestedt and surroundings

0488 - Friedrichstadt and surroundings

0489 - Town and surroundings

049 – Emden and surroundings

0490 – Wymeer and surroundings

0491 – Leer and surroundings

0492 – Emden and surroundings

0493 – Norden and surroundings

0494 – Aurich and surroundings

0495 – Rhauderfehn and surroundings

0496 – Papenburg and surroundings

0497 – Esens and surroundings

05

050 – Nienburg-Wunstorf-Springe and surroundings

051 – Hannover and surroundings

052 – Bielefeld and surroundings

053 – Braunschweig and surroundings

054 – Osnabrück and surroundings

055 – Göttingen and surroundings

056 – Kassel and surroundings

057 – Minden and surroundings

058 – Uelzen and surroundings

059 – Lingen (Ems) and surroundings

06

060 – Northern and eastern surrounding of Frankfurt am Main

061 – Rhine-Main Area, Southern Hesse

062 – Rhine-Neckar

063 – Palatine

064 – Central Hesse

065 – Moselle, Eifel, Hunsrück

066 – Greater Fulda, Eastern Hesse

067 – Rhenish Hesse, Eastern Hunsrück

068 – Saarland

069 – Frankfurt am Main, Offenbach am Main

07

070x/071 – Stuttgart and surroundings

072 – Karlsruhe and surroundings

073 – Ulm and surroundings

074 – Rottweil and surroundings

075 – Oberschwaben

076 – Freiburg and surroundings

077 – Südschwarzwald

078 – Offenburg and Nordschwarzwald

079 – Schwäbisch Hall and surroundings

08

080

081

082 – Augsburg and surroundings

083

084

085

086

087

088

089 – München

09

Remark

These area codes were changed in February 1997 in order to allow service 0900 numbers:

090

091

092

093

094

095

096

097

098

099

See also

References