Going postal

GOING POSTAL: Munich has dozens of post offices run by the German postal service (Die Post) spread throughout the city.
For many visitors, the most convenient branch will be the office just opposite the main entrance of the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) at Bahnhofplatz 1. That's the entrance through the lobby hall, across from the train platforms.

This branch has long opening hours, open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. Post offices are co-located with one of Germany’s biggest banks, the Postbank, so you can get some cash here too.

Having something sent to you in Munich

If you want something sent to you in Munich but you don’t know where you’ll be staying, you can have it addressed to the post office and it’ll be left there until you pick it up.
This is called the post restante service and actually operates in most countries around the world. The letters or packages for you should be addressed with the words “Postlargernde Briefe/Sendungen, Bahnhofplatz 1, 80074 Munich, Germany”. That’ll get it sent to the post office opposite the Main Train Station. You’ll need a passport or some other form of ID to pick it up.

Sending letters, postcards, packages

You can buy stamps from post offices, and from funky little automatic machines outside them. It costs 65c to send a postcard anywhere within Europe, a square €1 anywhere outside of it. Standard-sized letters should cost about €2.
Germany’s mailboxes are done in a good old reliable yellow. Sometimes there’s one slot for local letters and another for all other destinations, which should have “andere PLZ” written on it.
Click here to see a map of where the post offices in Munich are. It also gives information on opening hours and services available.

This is the logo for the Postbank.

This is the Postbank's mortgage and financial services branch.

The is Die Post (German postal service) logo.

It's in cahoots with the DHL express delivery service.

This word "Geldautomat" shows there's an ATM or Cashpoint inside.

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