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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. Make Marienplatz part of your personalized Munich itinerary using our Munich trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • went a Europe trip one of the best city I visited great food a lot to do need time here very friendly 
    went a Europe trip one of the best city I visited great food a lot to do need time here very friendly  more »
  • This is a huge plaza with the town hall which has the famous glockenspiel. That is a great sight to see. There are restaurants and shops on the plaza and many in the adjoining blocks. 
    This is a huge plaza with the town hall which has the famous glockenspiel. That is a great sight to see. There are restaurants and shops on the plaza and many in the adjoining blocks.  more »
  • Don't miss this vibrant, historic old centre of Munich. There are beautiful buildings, restaurants, shops, churches, cafes and of course, the delightful glockenspiel. Many interesting stories are... 
    Don't miss this vibrant, historic old centre of Munich. There are beautiful buildings, restaurants, shops, churches, cafes and of course, the delightful glockenspiel. Many interesting stories are...  more »
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  • I only spent one day in München but we saw beautiful churches and historical buildings. I was totally overwhelmed by all the different spices, which was available at some particular shop we visited. It was awesome to go to all the different Shopping Centers. Unfortunately that was my day in München but will definitely return for a longer period to discover more interesting places.
  • City Streets to room around. Nice to shop around the city center. All the brands shops are also available . Lots of options to eat drinks. You can enjoy your evenings in bar, pubs and restaurants. You can enjoy city architecture as well. If you new to the city then it’s must visit.
  • An absolute must do if you are traveling to Munich. It's easy to get to with the underground train, U2 blue line. And there is a special surprise of you there at 12 noon. There are lots of tourist things to see, buy, taste, and do Ina and around the area. It's mostly wheelchair accessible. Highly recommended
  • My favorite Christmas market! Huge pretzels and the best Gluhwein. We always purchase Our own mug at the different markets as a souvenir! Then each Christmas we take them Out and can remember our trip and the ambience of the Christmas markets. Everything is decorated with lush thick greenery. So cozy and delightful! You will never regret visiting Marienplatz
  • Typical medieval, Gothic architecture in the heart of the old city of Munich. If there was no Corona pandemic, we could have enjoyed the Christmas market too, I guess.. But, OK, inevitably all roads lead to this cute, lively square

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