1. PTT Archive
  2. Research

On site

Our reading room is equipped with WLAN, photocopier, microfiche and microfilm device and a reference library. Please contact us before your visit so that we can prepare the archive documents for you in the reading room. Dossiers can be ordered straight to the reading room via the archive database. We will send you a confirmation e-mail.

Copies are possible according to our tariff list (available in german or french) and if the documents are in a good conservational condition. Photographs without flash can be taken free of charge.


Our archive is a subject to the Federal Act on Archiving. This means that the records are protected for 30 years and personal data for 50 years. If you are interested in viewing files that are still within a protection period, you can submit a request for access to us. We will be happy to advise you.

Our terms of use (available in german or french) apply to the handling of the historical documents at the PTT Archive.

Opening hours by appointment:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.