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Glockenspiel im Rathausturm, Munich
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You'll find Glockenspiel im Rathausturm, a century-old glockenspiel and its animated wooden characters, mounted on the Neus Rathaus building. Watch it chime and re-enact stories from the 16th century, a lovely experience that lasts about 15 minutes. Admire the mechanism's intricate construction, consisting of 43 bells and 32 life-size characters. Make sure to stay until the golden rooster chirps, marking the end of the show. Take a look at our Munich itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Glockenspiel im Rathausturm and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This glockenspiel is the best in my opinion and even better than Rothenburg and Prague and attracts hundreds if not thousands of visitors. The place looks lovely during the Christmas markets and I rec...  more »
  • I covered this with my Neues Rathaus review. It is definitely must see. The figurines only come out about three times a day. We saw them at 11am. Not sure of other times. 
  • Is simply part of, if you are in Munich. Not only the Bell game, but also the many people spellbound looking upwards. Who has time should look twice at the Bell game, once facing upwards, the second time just people watch, is almost even better. Insider's Tip: Before in the Café glockenspiel there coffee the chimes from the fifth floor opposite enjoy and.
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  • Does this area get crowded well before 11am and 12noon? Yes. Is it mainly tourists and gawkers? Again yes. Is it worth it? Definitely! Make sure you check the time that it's been going off, as I've heard it sometimes changes with the seasons, and will go off twice in a day, other times its just at 11am. I highly suggest doing the Free Tour that meets and leaves from here, or at least have someone that knows whats going on tell you about it. The music and the bells are gorgeous in themselves. But what really gets you is the story going on in the little windows. And they are literal stories. There's a knight joust, and a party, and all sorts of different weird things, that all have a place in Bavarian history! It really helps to truly bring it alive if you know a little bit of the backstory, but even if you don't its amazing to see.
  • Absolutely stunning building at photograph at anytime in the day. My wife and I went quite late at night to avoid the big crowds in the day, that's btw the best time to go if you want to take some nice photos without having hundreds of people in your photos. Amazing views, must visit!!!
  • At 11,12 and 5 the figures begin to dance. The top half is about the marriage of Duke Wilhelm V and a jousting match. The bottom half is the Cooper's dance to show the citizens that the plague was over. Apparently it's the 3rd most underwhelming tourist attraction. If you think about the time that it was made in, it's nice for the time.
  • It replicate the traditional Schäfflertanz introduced in 1517 during a big plague epidemic. As a tourist you should have a look at it at 12 O'clock. Often very crowded, especially in the summer time
  • Beautiful places, best enjoyed during week to avoid tourist crowd