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Marienplatz

Marienplatz
Town Hall and Marienplatz, taken from St. Peter's Church, Munich

Marienplatz is the central square in the heart of Munich; from here, you can explore many old and wonderful buildings, churches and landmarks. Marienplatz houses the Mariensäule, the Marian Column topped with the golden statue of Virgin Mary, and it is also home to the Old and the New Town Hall of Munich.

The tower of the New Town Hall houses the Glockenspiel, a beautiful carillon that is over 100 years old. Come here at 11am or Noon to hear the Glockenspiel chime and watch the 32 life-sized figures reenact historical Bavarian events. Look out for the golden bird that chirps 3 times to mark the end of each show.

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Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienplatz
Address: Marienplatz, 80331 München
Tags: Munich, Glockenspiel, Old Town Hall, New Town Hall


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