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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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  • Very busy, jovial Marienplatz Square is a must see! I visited in September 2019 and there was lots of Octoberfest Celebrations going on - ladies in the drindl and men in their lederhosen. The square.....  more »
  • This is the most popular and busiest square in Munich. The surrounding buildings and churches have lots of history. Always lots of people here and the area is full of energy.  more »
  • Wow what a great city. We wondered around for such a great time. We enjoyed the town and tried to take in as much as we could . We enjoy the building but we looked up what to do and where to go.  more »
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  • The center of the city. An iconic building. A spot where you can see a lot of tourists. Filled with history and plenty of restaurants. The rustic building with the iconic pillar is a perfect spot for the photo ops. There is a train station right at this spot which makes the commute easy.
  • A wonderful outdoor market with plenty of vendors and a variety of products. Excellent hot wine and freshly roasted nuts. It is conveniently located downtown and is safe to wonder about with police both visible and undercover.
  • Fantastic plaza, open public space full of life. Tons of things to see and do, for us was a great experience. Nearby you have fresh food, shopping places and so on. Lots of tourist and historical places to visit. Very recommended!
  • It is one of the major landmarks of Munich. It gives you the real European feel and an introduction into Munich's history. It is also home to the largest shopping street in Munich, and is always bustling with culture.
  • This is the main attraction in München and its a very nice place with many tourists. One can start exploring the city center from here. The Christmas Market is also nice to visit.

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