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Munich - Receive and Hold a Package

Hello - my wife and I are travelling to Munich and we bought tickets that will be shipped to us via UPS. We're worried we may not receive them in the US before we leave, so we're trying to figure out if we can have them shipped somewhere in Munich like a UPS Customer Care Center to hold until we arrive and can sign for them. We're not staying at a hotel, and in person pick-up and will-call is not an option. Has anyone come across this issue before? Thanks in advance!

Posted by
9110 posts

Have you already left or something?

UPS takes about four days. UPS Express takes two.

Have you talked to UPS?

Posted by
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We have not left, this is happening in April, but they are not able to ship until 6 days before we will be leaving US. The only doubt we have about making it here is going through US customs. We haven't dealt with that directly, but have heard it can delay the delivery. We are just trying to find as foolproof a way around that if possible. And yes, we are reaching out to UPS as well.

Posted by
18527 posts

I might help to know:

What kind of tickets?

If not a hotel, where are you staying. In your car? On RR station benches?

Posted by
3 posts

FC Bayern tickets, and airbnb apartment. Apartment does not have a desk to sign and hold packages.

Posted by
693 posts

There used to be something called poste restante - in other words, the letter or package would be held at a designated post office or the main post office until you pick it up. In Germany/German the expression is "Postlagernd" - laying at the post office. I don't know if this option still exists but you could check on it with the apartment renter perhaps? I do know that postal services have been curtailed quite a bit in Germany. - - - - Just checked the German Post Office website and it seems the service still exists and that they hold international mail for up to four weeks; pickup is on weekdays only. This website has a link to post offices if you know the "Postleitzahl" = Zip Code for one near your apartment. Here is the link to the website: http://www.deutschepost.de/dpag?xmlFile=1012872. I speak and read German, if I can be of further help.