Neues Rathaus (New town hall), Munich
Don't miss the Glockenspiel (Carillon).
Every day at 11 am, 12 am and 5 pm, you can watch the Glockenspiel in the 80m-high tower of the Neues Rathaus. It displays two events that happened on this spot: the marriage of Wilhelm V to Renata von Lothringen in 1568, and the first Schäfflertanz (coopers' dance) of 1517, intended to cheer people up during the plague. This dance is still held every seven years, next in 2005.
Don't miss the 'Glockenspiel' on Munich's 'Marienplatz'. Everyday at 11 a.m. including 'Schäfflertanz'.
Inside that building you will find the tourist information (http://www.munich-tourist.de/) or just ask one of our new rikschamen and -women to take you around.
Fondest memory: Biergarten, Viktualienmarkt, Kocherlball, Isarfloßfahrt, Maibaumwache, Feldkirchner Blaskapelle.
Fondest memory: I really liked wandering around the Altstadt area, even though the weather was abysmal the last time I was there, there are quite a few nice little coffee shops and cafes to dive into out of the rain. I took a fancy to this little statue - to me they were just as graceful as the much lauded carillon dancers on the Rathaus.
Favorite thing: Watch the Glockenspeil! It goes off twice a day... at 11:00 and 2:00 I think. It is so beautiful. And also go to the Haffbrauhaus. Its a classic! If you are fortunate enough to be in Munich in late September, you CANNOT miss Oktoberfest! That was one of the funnest nights of my entire trip!
Favorite thing: Neue Rathaus, or 'new Townhall', absolutely dominates the Marienplatz. It is a nice tall building, but it looks in mysterious way much older than Alte Rathaus, 'old Townhall', just some houses away. This picture tries to demonstrate actual size of town hall and the way it dominates the square. More pictures of and information about Neue Rathaus you will find in a special travelogue.
Favorite thing: .. and here is the Glockenspiel -- the dolls dance at the music from the tower (11am, noon, 5pm, 9pm). The whole thing lasts about 10 minutes... On the second time the dolls go around, you can watch them 'fight'.
Favorite thing: I loved being able to just relax and people watch here. Everyone was very friendly to me (especially on the subway) so I got around with no troubles at all. That left me with plenty of time for lots of relaxing to do.
Favorite thing: The famous clock in Munich...I'm sure almost every visitor to Munich sees this clock. ;) We only stopped here for a quick visit before moving on to the next place though so we didn't really get to spend much time in the square...
Favorite thing: See the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) and Marienplatz, the heart of Munich. The automated mechanical figures in the Town Hall dance daily at 11 AM.
RATHAUS of Munich (here You see the 'Männleinlaufen'!)
Fondest memory: Directly at Marienplatz (together with Fish-well)
Favorite thing: Here is the Neue Rathaus, where that cute clock (Glockenspiel) with the music and dancing dolls move at certain times of the day. there is a tourist information office right next to it.