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. Plan your Glockenspiel im Rathausturm visit and explore what else you can see and do in Munich using our Munich route website .
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  • August 18, 2017
    It was very nice the Carillon by close to listen to, it is already an attraction on the Marienplatz
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  • August 18, 2017
    The clock is definitely something worthy to wait. Since there were quite some people in the square, we started waiting from ~11:45. The clock actually started the show at around 12:05 and lasted prett...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Fantastic and object of attention. But don't forget the magnificent building which is located and which is a real Marvel. And well worth the spend some time and watch it carefully.
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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!

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