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Marienplatz, Munich

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Soak up the local culture at Marienplatz, the city's main public square since 1158. Today, the square is dominated by the Gothic city hall, which you'll find on the northern side. Ages ago, markets and tournaments were held in this square, which is named after a Marian column standing at its center. The column was built in 1638 in honor of the Virgin Mary, a sign of gratitude for the end of Swedish occupation. Note the city hall's clock tower, which was inspired by the medieval tournaments once held here. It features 43 bells and 32 life-size figures. The bells chime several times a day, and some of the figures dance, prompting passers-by to stop and check their watches. The 85 m (280 ft) tower is open for visitors. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Munich holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Marienplatz and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nice area with great shopping and lots of restaurants. Many streets are pedestrian only which is nice to just stroll around in the afternoon. 
  • This square is the symbol of an entire city ... fascinating, majestic and a little mysterious. By day, many with the upturned nose to see itself move the figurines of music box ... At night then it is simply spectacular. Impossible not to visit!
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  • Love this city and Marienplatz is the heart of it. We will be back soon. Everything is within walking distance and with subway right there as well you can get anywhere quickly, including the Hofbrauha...  read more »
  • Lovely architecture and stors (expensive). The old and the new are combined in an harmonious way. The fatmers market araund the corner was the highlight for us. Its a great place to buy hand made suveniers and to try wine and cheese.
  • In addition to beautiful architecture and lovely cafés right opposite the impressive "Rathaus", as you turn the corner, you can find the most wonderful open-air market filled with colourful, fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious local products as well as French wines and cheeses and stunning pieces of traditional craft to bring home as a souvenir!! ...this is a great place!
  • Best Place for Families, Couples, Singles. Excellent food, Beer,Wine. This city has so much to offer. Olympia Park, Oktoberfest, Christmas Markets, Biergarten,Spielzeug Museum, Deutsche Museum, Englischer Garten, Castles and Churches. München ist die Weltstadt
  • Main place to visit at Munich. Take at least half a day to lose yourself in the streets. If you like history, I recomend you a guided historic tour. Also a great place for shopping. If you have time, there are very good local (non turist) restaurants where germans go for lunch on small streets nearby.
  • Visit at 1700 to witness the spectacular glockenspiel. Very crowded square with a lot of tourists. Take a walk around the Altstadt or the old city which has a grandiose feel. See the august Rathaus
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