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Marienplatz, Munich

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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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  • Great go there!!! Place very. tourist attractions badhe. To see both the historical part that shopping malls
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  • Marienplatz is must if you pass for Munich, impossible not to visit! There are many shops and some place to eat. Marienplatz underground station is right in the middle of the square.
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  • The Marienplatz is a beautiful square in the heart of the city centre of munich with a beautiful buildings and fountains. Try to visit the square at 12.00 - 13.00 o'clock when the carrilion is playing...  more »
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  • An excellent place to enjoy your day. Visit the Church. Click pictures with beautiful architectural buildings and towers. The place has stores with variety of shoes, purses, jewelry, fashionable clothes etc. Price ranges from moderate to high. Visit multiple shops as you will get great discounts for the same product. Then eat, drink and relax.
  • The plaza was beautiful and the noon clock display was amazing. As I understand it the clock display is scheduled for 11 am and noon for the tourists. The clock and moving figure display starts on time and continues for approximately 10 minutes. Each level of the clock "performers" separately. There is a little surprise as the clock's jousting knights perform that amazes the watching crowd that gathers 5-10 minutes before the clock strikes.
  • A plaza with some amazing structures around it. It has metro station just below it. Perfect place to start a visit in Munich as you can easily reach other places by metro.
  • Best place to be in Munich. Its the center, it's the heart of where everything happens. It can get crowded on the weekends but it is amazing. The street next to it has Hofbrauhaus and several other breweries. This is a must for Munich!
  • The main and most popular market area for locals and tourists! Lots of brands, stores, restaurants, coffee shops and everything you could imagine... Great ambience and shopping atmosphere !

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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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