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Glockenspiel im Rathausturm, Munich

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Tip. the show is at 11 am, 12 pm and 5 pm. with all going on we were unable to do ahead research and did not know the time of the show. Because of this the first time we came was 2 pm and did not want...  more »
  • This is a much better and more interesting version tan that found in Salzburg. The moving figures really makes this stand apart.  more »
  • This works on the hour but not sure if it is every hour. The full display lasts approximately 15 minutes. Really quite quaint and the building architecture is very intricate. Worth a look.  more »
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  • Interesting to see the clock motion. Very pretty architecture of the "new" town hall. He clock movement try to tell a story. Fun thing to do.
  • Not much to to Marienplatz Square except for the Glockenspiel which put on a mechanical show which includes two knights jousting at 11:00 and 5:00. It's pretty much a tourist destination and is good for people watching while sipping on a beer.
  • .....Absolute Must visit when in Munich! Its definitely worth the wait, we were with a Tour group that knows the times so we got here before the rush! Its noteworthy to see that this very old piece of working equipment is well maintained and taken care for.......A Must visit when in the area!!...
  • The clocktower is amazing, the figures dancing is also pleasant to see. The square will get really crowded right before the shows (11am, 12pm & 5pm)
  • Absolute tourist thing to do. Shows at 11 and 12. Stand against the back wall of shops to save straining your neck for so long. Don't bother recording it, just enjoy it in the moment as people clap and cheer. Stay until after the bell toll for the final animation!