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Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Munich

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You'll find Rathaus-Glockenspiel, 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 Rathaus-Glockenspiel visit and explore what else you can see and do in Munich using our Munich route website.
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  • In Munich it's definitely worth being at Marienplatz for the glockenspiel show. The town hall (Rathaus) is a beautiful building and it would be a shame to miss the famous glockenspiel! 
    In Munich it's definitely worth being at Marienplatz for the glockenspiel show. The town hall (Rathaus) is a beautiful building and it would be a shame to miss the famous glockenspiel!  more »
  • The Rathaus - Glockenspiel is in the heart of Munich in a wonderful looking building. This building is the town hall, the Glockenspiel starts at 12.3 pm and the show of figures twisting & rotating... 
    The Rathaus - Glockenspiel is in the heart of Munich in a wonderful looking building. This building is the town hall, the Glockenspiel starts at 12.3 pm and the show of figures twisting & rotating...  more »
  • Watch the old figures twirl and rotate to the glockenspiel music in Marienplatz. Touristy but needs to be seen! 
    Watch the old figures twirl and rotate to the glockenspiel music in Marienplatz. Touristy but needs to be seen!  more »
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  • I was thinking it is a church but it turns out that it is a city hall. When you come to Marienplatz, this structure will meet you. You should definitely go to the top of the city hall. You will see charming view.
  • Going up in the bell tower was super easy. We purchased the tickets online using the QR code and went up in the elevator with no wait time. At the top we were alone. We did this just before 7pm. The views are hands down worth the price of admission.
  • Figurines of Bavarian history that plays like a small scene every day from March till October at 11 a.m. 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Bavarian royalty, sword and horses duel with medieval knights and the legendary Bavarian dance are what you will witness for 6 minutes during this historical show. don't miss it when you pass in Mariensplatz.
  • Visited on 15 Jun 2022.. beautiful landmark and stunning architecture design.. listen to the chime of the bells, its worth your time 😊
  • Beautiful neo gothic clock tower in the heart of old Munich. Definitely worth coming to see, but come early. The show only goes on twice a day at 11am and 12 noon. Definitely a fun treat and when in a city that is so expensive, being able to see something for free is always cause for relief.

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