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
The beautiful old town hall was built in 1474 and rebuilt after the war in its original state. The building with its tower (which used to be a city gate and it now home for the toy museum) is very plain (at least compared to the new town hall) and I kinda like that style. Outside you will find a statue of Juliet (Romeo's Juleit ;) which is a present by Munich's twin town Verona.
The Old Town Hall is tucked away shyly in the eastern corner of Marienplatz. It's much less precocious a building than the extravagent newer model, instead making do with a pale, austere Gothic tower to impress those who pass underneath it. The original of this building was built back in the 15th century, but was then rebuilt in an exacting replica after its destruction by a fire caused by lightning. The old town hall now houses the Spielzeugmuseum (Toy Museum).
The Old Town Hall looks considerably newer than the New Town Hall because it was rebuilt according to original plans and images after heavy bombardment in WWII. The original plans were by Jorg von Halspack, constructed between 1470-80. The adjacent tower was rebuilt in 1974. The tower houses on four floors a toy museum and can be climbed for view of the city. The main building is typical Gothic with a high vaulted wooden roof with decorated beams.
Located also at Marientplatz and just opposite of the New Town Hall,you'll see the Altes Rathaus or Old Town Hall.
This beautiful building was built in 1,474.Also can be visited and all Marientplatz is a very nice place to have a break and see all nice places around.Here also you'll find some snack bars,cafeterias,bars and restaurants,but be careful because a drink here can cost you doble that in other place in the city,as is usual in touristy places!.
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).
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.
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 Altes Rathaus is located in the Marienplatz a few steps away from the Neues Rathaus (for me the new one looks like the old one a visaversa). Inside the Altres Rathaus is a toy museum which has a cheap enterance fee and definately worth the price of admission. It's great for kids, and history buffs as the pieces reflect the time era (from toys of the elite to black mistral style to war propoganda). You'll climb a winding staircase to 4 different rooms each on a different level. There's also views of the city from the top. There's a small giftshop at the lowest floor and an employee that is happy to answer any possible question.
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.
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