Düsseldorf is the capital city (598,686 end 2013) of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Historically, a District in the Rheinland province of Prussia. It was an important railway station, with train mounted post-offices (Bahnpost) since 1852. The city counts 50 boroughs, split in 10 Districts.
- 1 Postmarks in Unified Germany
- 2 Postmarks in Federal Republic of Germany
- 3 Allied Occupied Germany
- 4 Postmarks in German Empire (1872-1945)
- 5 Postmarks in North German Confederation (1868-1871)
- 6 Postmarks in Prussia Rheinland province
Postmarks in Unified Germany
Postmarks in Federal Republic of Germany
Allied Occupied Germany
RPD Düsseldorf, PLZ 22a, was in the British Zone of occupation.
Machine Cancel (22) DÜSSELDORF 1 oo dated 28.2.46.-19 correctly franked with 12 Pfennig to pay the Distant Letter rate of the 1st rate period on its last day. Rates doubled on March 1st.
Postmarks in German Empire (1872-1945)
Since 1 January 1872.
Oberkassel (Limburgish: Ueverkassel) is a part of Düsseldorf's district 4, with a population of about 17,000 inhabitants. Oberkassel lies on the west side of the river Rhine. The Oberkassel Bridge between Düsseldorf-Heerdt and Düsseldorf was opened in 1898. Heerdt (with Oberkassel, became a part of Düsseldorf in 1909.
Rath is a borough (16,975 inhabitants in 2000) in Düsseldorf District 6, near the airport, northeast of the city center. In 1909 Rath together with Unterrath and Lichtenbroich were incorporated into Düsseldorf at their own request.
Postmarks in North German Confederation (1868-1871)
Postmarks in Prussia Rheinland province
Kreis DÜSSELDORF used a Postal code 359, capital of the District.
Kaiserswerth is one of the oldest parts of the City, located in the north and next to the river Rhine. Kaiserswerth has about 7,000 inhabitants. A borough in the 5th District, known for the Kaiserpfalz ruins. In 1174, Friederick I Barbarossa moved the Rhine customs collection to Kaiserswerth - hence the name. It joined the city in the 1929 reform.
The KAISERSWERTH post office used a code 697, Kreis Düsseldorf.