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Altes Rathaus / the old townhall
The old townhall was built in 1474 by Jörg von Halsbach, also called Ganghofer.
He combined an old tower of the citywalls with a gothic hall. It was rebuilt several times and replaced by the new townhall at the end of the 19th century.
In WW II it was destroyed by bombs.
After the war it was reconstructed and houses a nice collection of toys inside the tower.
The museum is open daily
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The Old Town Hall is located in in Marienplatz just to the left when facing the New Town Hall. It was built in the 15th century and was badly damaged during World War II. The tower that you see in this picture was rebuilt in the 1970s to the specifications of the architect who redesigned it in 1462 (it was originally built as a watchtower in the 12th century before the Old Town Hall was built) and today houses a toy museum (Spielzeugmuseum).
Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall)
The Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) is nestled on the end of the Marienplatz. The tower that you see today was rebuilt in the 1970s to repair war damage, but is true to its form in 1462. There is a toy museum on the premises, and check out the strange contraption mounted underneath the archway.
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The centre of Munich. The picture shows the Alte Rathaus which you can go into and climb up to the top for a great view of Munich. We spent more time in other areas of the city but the centre was lovely
Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall
This is The Old Town Hall, even though many seem to mix it with the New Town Hall, probably because the new one looks older ;)
The Old Town Hall was built in the 15th century but just like so many other significant buildings in Munich, it was nearly destroyed in the WW II but rebuilt after the war.
Nowadays it serves also as a Toy Museum which was really charming so do pay a visit inside as well. Note the clock on the wall outside, it's special too.
the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall)
On the north side of Marienplatz is the Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) built in 19th-century Gothic style.
Each day at 10:30am, and also at noon and 5pm in the summer, the Glockenspiel on the facade stages an elaborate performance, including a miniature tournament, with enameled copper figures moving in and out of the archways.
Nice statues on the walls are a mix between a geko and a bat.
It's possible to climb the 55 steps to the top of its tower (an elevator is available) for a good overall view of the city center.
The New Town Hall was built between 1867 - 1909 in Flanders Gothic style. It is in the Marienplatz which is a large square with lots of cafes. – a great place for a coffee and seeing the glockenspiel!
Old town-hall and Carillon...
Old town-hall and Carillon (Altes Rathaus und Glockenspiel)
The Carillon (Glockenspiel) chime at 1100, 1200, 1700 and 2100 daily (1100 and 1200 only, in winter), the 43 bells are accompanied by mechanical marionettes that perform scenes from Munich's history.
This is the Altes Rathaus (old...
This is the Altes Rathaus (old city hall) situated next to the New City Hall. It is actually rebuilt after it had burned down many many years ago. Also shown is the golden statue of the patrion of Munich and the namesake of the square. Both are anchors of Marienplatz.
GLOCKENSPIEL / CARRILION
EVERY DAY AT 11 AM NOON , 5 PM , YOU CAN SEE THE FIGURES MOVE AND HEAR THE CARILLION , SO A LOT OF PEOPLES STAY IN FRONT OF THE TOWNHALL AND LOOKS AT THE MIDDLE OF THE BUILDING .
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The old city hall is located on the eastside of Marienplatz almost beside the new city hall. Presently the office of the city council.
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Old town hall
This has been built in late 15-century . It has been severely damaged during WWII and now it is completely restored.
Munich's Gothic town hall at Marien Platz.
View from the tower
Get to the top of the tower in the town hall and witness a magnificent panorama of Munich, elevator costs 2 euros.
Altes Rathaus (Old Town House)
At the same square of the New Town House, in Marianplatz, this beautiful building was build at 1474. Its gothic tower is today a toy museum.
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