Standard letter templates in German (Musterbrief)

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Dear all,

 

I found a website which has Musterbriefe (standard or example letters) written in German which can be used to base your own letter on, i.e. for:

 

Wohnen ((ver)mieten, Haus kaufen/bauen, umziehen)

Private Anlässe (Kaufverträge, Geburtstag, Weihnachten, Zitate usw.)

Arbeitsrecht (Kündigung, Abmahnung, Zeugnis)

Steuern (Aufschub, Widerspruch)

Internetdienstleistungen (Webdesign-Vertrag, Provider-Vertrag, Domainübertragung)

Geschäftlich (Mahnung, Mängelanzeige, Storno)

Handy (SMS-Sprüche, Musterkündigung Handy-Abo )

Sonstiges (Organspende, Musterbriefe von Amnesty International)

 

It's called Mustertext Portal.

 

This may be of interest to those of you who cannot write German or who need help with such letters. If you have anymore tips/links, please post them here!

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Hey that seems pretty useful there. I often find myself trying to find out which is the usual way to write A or B. Thanks for the info.

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Recently I found a musterbrief for changing bank details that goes something like this:

 

 

Your Name

Street and House number

Postleitzahl Town

 

Telefon :

Telefax :

you@emailaddress.de

 

DD. MMMM YYYY

An:

Name of the recipient

Street and House number

Postleitzahl Town

 

Änderung meiner Bankverbindung

zum Vertrag Nr. ??? ??? ???

 

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

 

hiermit teile ich Ihnen zum oben angeführten Vertrag meine neue Bankverbindung mit. Bitte vermerken Sie sich diese ab sofort für alle Zahlungen und Geldflüsse.

 

Meine neue Bankverbindung lautet:

Bank: _________________________

Kontonummer: _________________________

Bankleitzahl: _________________________

 

Bitte bestätigen Sie mir den Eingang dieses Schreibens kurz schriftlich,

 

mit freundlichen Grüßen

 

___________________

There's more here www.forium.de and if you're interested in learning more about writing letters in German then have a look at www.musterbrief.net.

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Can anyone help with some text for ending utility agreements (water, electricity, gas etc)

I just need a simple termination of services as of date xxxx ... but my German is not good enought to pen something together.

The links to the sites above unfortunately didn't include any suggestions for utilities.

Thanks in advance.

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"Hiermit kündige ich fristgerecht zum xxxx mein Vertrag mit Ihnen für Wasser, Elektrizität und Gas".

 

You would need to give them the meter readings or get someone round to do that for you so you should perhaps put in there

 

"Die entsprechenden Ablesungen werde ich am xxxx vornehmen und Ihnen per Brief zukommen lassen". Die Endabrechnung können Sie an

folgende Adresse schicken ..."

meaning

 

I will take the corresponding meter reading on xxxx and inform you via post. Please send the final bill to the following address...

 

Hope that helps. You could try calling if it is the Stadtwerke - I think they have people who speak English and you may be able to do it all on the phone to save you the hassle..

 

Good luck and happy move.

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9 hours ago, LorenzoD said:

Which other templates should I add?

Life certificate?

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