The Munich Tourist office has two locations. The Hauptbahnhof (main train station) tourist office is open Monday through Saturday 9–8 and Sunday 10–6. The Tourist office in Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) in Marienplatz is open weekdays 9:30–7:30, Saturday 9–4, and Sunday 10–2.
For information on the Bavarian mountain region south of Munich, contact Bavarian Tourism (www.bavaria.us).
As well as tourist offices, a great way to start your Munich visit is to go to Infopoint in Alterhof's Münchner Kaiserburg, a comprehensive information center for all museums and palaces across Bavaria.
Infopoint Museen Bayern, Münchner Kaiserburg. In addition to information on Bavarian museums and palaces, you'll find a vaulted cellar where two short films (also in English) play, one about Munich’s history, the other about Alter Hof. To get here from Marienplatz, walk 180 yards down attractive Burgstrasse and through Alter Hof's tower. On the right is Infopoint. Another 100 yards will take you to the Münzhof entrance, and another 50 to the Residenz Theater, next to the Residenz. This walk is an incredible introduction to 1,000 years of history. It's open Monday–Saturday 10–6. Alter Hof 1, Altstadt, Munich, Bavaria, 80331. 089/2101--4050; www.muenchner-kaiserburg.de.
Munich Tourist Office—Hauptbahnhof. Come here for maps, flyers, event information, tours and sightseeing information, or even to book a hotel. Assistance is available in English. The office is open Monday to Saturday 9 to 8 and Sunday 10 to 6. Hauptbahnhof, Bahnhofpl. 2, Ludwigsvorstadt, Munich, Bavaria, 80335. 089/2339--6500; www.muenchen.de.
Munich Tourist Office—Rathaus. Come here for maps, museum flyers, and information about sightseeing tours. Assistance in English is available. Ticket sales to performances and events have moved around the corner to Dienerstrasse. Still within the Rathaus building, the ticket shop is across the street from Dienerstrasse 20. The office is open weekdays 9:30–7:30, Saturday 9–4, and Sunday 10–2. Marienpl. 2, Altstadt, Munich, Bavaria, 80331. 089/2339--6500; www.muenchen.de.