Staff at the smaller visitor information offices might not speak English. Many offices keep shorter hours than normal businesses, and you can expect some to close during weekday lunch hours and as early as noon on Friday. Almost all German cities and towns have an Internet presence under www.cityname.de, for example www.berlin.de. The Internet portal Deutschland.de has lots of information about the country's best-known sights, as well as those that are often overlooked.
German National Tourist Office. New York, New York. 212/661–7200; www.germany.travel.