"neues rathaus" Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall Tip by doug48

Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall, Munich: 93 reviews and 166 photos

  neues rathaus
by doug48

the neues rathaus, (new town hall), is a beautiful neo-gothic building built between 1867 and 1908. the building is decorated with interesting sculptures and gargoyles. the most famous feature of this structure is the glockenspiel. mechanical figures represent the schafflertanz, (cooper's dance) which was performed in medieval times to ward off the plague. the glockenspiel operates at 11:00, noon, and 5:00 PM daily. an interesting historical note, the neues rathaus became the old rathaus in WWII. the altes rathaus (old city hall) was destroyed during the allied bombing of munich and was re-built after the war.so today the neues rathaus is the oldest in munich.

Address: marienplatz
Directions: central munich, altstadt. u-bahn: marienplatz
Phone: +49 89 23300
Website: http://www.muenchen.de/int/en/sights/attractions/new-town-hall-neues-rathaus.html

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  • Written Sep 26, 2006
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