"Take a stroll down the..." Marienplatz Tip by NineMiles

Marienplatz, Munich: 23 reviews and 26 photos


Favorite thing: Take a stroll down the Marienplatz.

Fondest memory: As much of a tourist trap as it seems, we enjoyed watching the clock tower when it struck the hour. I'm not sure I can explain it, but this is a 10-minute event. The clock chimes a song while life-sized figures spin around in the center of the tower. I've heard that someone had the opportunity to actually ride on one of the mechanical horses, just like a merry-go-round, but that could have been a rumor.

To be honest, I don't even know the name of this building. I want to say it was the Glockenschpiel -- I know that must be misspelled (someone please tell me the real spelling). But I can't be sure what it was called. I just know it was a great site to see. The picture is of the back of the tower.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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