[OT beyond any repair] House numbers

Otto Stolz Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 17:19:26 +0100

John Cowan had written:
> [...]  House numbers[...]: the least-significant
> (numeric) bit tells you which side of the street the house is on,

Same here (southern Germany). Odd numbers on the left, even numbers
on the right hand, when you look up the street (from small to
larger numbers).

Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> here the numbering always starts on the end of the road which is
> nearer to the center.

Same here. I guess, it's rather "nearer to the post-office".

I recall that at Hamburg (northern Germany) I found it different,
some years ago.

Best wishes,
   Otto Stolz