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Current rates: a standard airmail letter (2 sheets of paper, envelope) to the US costs DM 3. An airmail postcard costs DM 2. In order to send packages, you need to go to a post office. Several rates (according to size and weight) and restrictions apply. No joke. Some years ago, the German post office even introduced their own rulers to measure the letters and packages. As a rule, airmail packages are quite expensive. Some articles can be sent bookrate or surface mail. Always inquire beforehand, or you can get an unpleasant surprise.