Post barge

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Postkahn with deliverer Jutta Pudenz (2006)
Colored wood engraving after a drawing by Werner Zehme (around 1897, 17.5 × 25 cm)

The Post Kahn is since the end of the 19th century, at the latest in 1897, a one-time mailing middle of Deutsche Post (or their predecessors) in the Spreewald community Lehde . Letters are delivered here by boat from spring to autumn (April to October). In the winter months, deliveries are made to letter boxes that the residents have set up on the land side, by post bicycle or car.

The current ship's barge is made of aluminum and is painted in the post colors yellow and black. It is also the smallest Postbank branch, and a number of other postal products (including postage stamps) can also be purchased from the deliverer. In addition to delivering letters and parcels, the deliverer is also responsible for emptying the post boxes.

Since motorized barges are forbidden in the Spreewald, locomotion is carried out with the oar rod (called pack ). On the eight-kilometer route, the delivery person currently drives to 80 households, 20 summer apartments and three mostly full letterboxes from excursion restaurants on working days.

Post barge deliverer

  • 1979–1981: Frank Lehmann
  • 1981–1990: Peter Meier
  • 1991 to October 7, 2011: Jutta Pudenz (representative: Frank Lehmann and since 2006 Andrea Bunar)
  • since April 2, 2012: Andrea Bunar


In 2005, Deutsche Post honored this exceptional delivery option with the issue of a special postage stamp from the Post: Letter delivery in Germany series . The stamp to the value of 55 euro cents was published on August 11, 2005. The design comes from Professor Dieter Ziegenfeuter from Dortmund.

For the opening of the Spreewaldkahn delivery , there is a special cancellation of the post.

As early as 1991, on the occasion of the Postage Stamp Day , there was an issue with a historical image.

Other postal vehicles and types of postal delivery

Other vehicles for transporting mail on the water are the mail ship , the mail boat and the post launch . Other postal vehicles are in the list of postal vehicles .

Other one-off types of delivery at Deutsche Post are the Watt deliverer, who brings mail from Pellworm to Hallig Süderoog twice a week , and the mountain deliverer with the yellow postal skis in the mountains.


Web links

Commons : Postkahn  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. An ambassador for the Spreewalddorf. Most photographed postman in Germany is retiring . In: Der Lehdsche Fährmann: Information from the association for the preservation and promotion of the Spreewalddorf Lehde e. V. issue 1/2012, p. 3
  2. ^ Jutta Pudenz: Post deliverer per Kahn iR; Retrieved May 1, 2012
  3. New postwoman arrives in the boat . In: Berliner Kurier , April 3, 2012
  4. Jan Gloßmann: Andrea Bunar is the new Lehdsche Kahn postwoman. Start of the first delivery season without Jutta Pudenz / Lübbenau proud of tradition . In: Lausitzer Rundschau , April 4, 2012
  5. On the way with the “Watt Postman” . ( Memento of the original from September 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /