Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall, Munich

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    Neues Rathaus.

    by chiara76 Written Sep 25, 2007

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    It is neo-gothic building from 1867-1909 years. Its front elevation is very rich with the details. There is also a tower with the clock with the machinery. You can see the dancing and playing figures at 11 a.m , 12.00 a.m and 5 p.m. on this clock.

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    by culgharper Written Sep 9, 2007
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    The New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus is a huge building in Marienplatz square with six courtyards. We didn't tour it but it was cool to look at the architecture of this highly decorated 19th century building. The facade has many sculptures and also has the fourth largest chiming clock in Europe on it. It is near many other attractions, shops and restaurants. WOrth the visit.

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    by Kajser-MK Written Aug 18, 2007

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    New Town Hall

    Located in the old City This is Gothic monument and it is most recognizible monument in Marienplatz.
    As I read it took 42 years to complete it , and in the first time it was a little controversial since many Munichers find that it is too tall (85 meters) even that the tower will might eclipse the majestic silhouete of the Catedral . It is a pitty we haven't made it to the top, since locals say that there are fantastic panoramic views fro there.

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    Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 6, 2007

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    New Town Hall

    The most famous landmark of Munich next to the Frauenkirche, dominating the Marienplatz, looks like it came right from the High Middle Ages ... yet it was built in the 19th century and only finished in 1919. This so-called "pseudo-historical" architecture was very popular then. The real Old Town Hall is only a few metres apart.

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    Glockenspiel

    by sylina Written Nov 2, 2006

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    Here you see one symbol of munich. Neues Rathaus with the glockenspiel. People gathering at the square for the chime on 11am and 12. The figurines circle around with a harmonious ring. On the side of Marienplatz is a nice foutain worth to stop for a while. There are many shops and fruitbooths around this area too. I acutally got a nice bracelet there which I am wearing right now. :) If you feel a bit tired after wandering around, there are many pavement cafes where you can enjoy watching ppl.

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    by doug48 Written Sep 26, 2006

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    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.

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Apr 11, 2006

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    Munich - The Fasad of Neues Rathaus

    The central part of New Rathaus, that was constructed in three stages in 1867-1909 under direction of George Hauberisser, is the 85-meter tower. The building of the New Town hall is in style of Neo Gothic. A facade of the building with extent about 100 meters figures and decorate ornaments of the Bavarian dukes, princes, kings, allegories, legendary characters and sacred. Courtyards are arranged by an example of court yard of Gothic Castles.

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    Amazing Gothic Architecture

    by poons Updated Mar 10, 2006

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    Fantastic looking Gothic building - amazing amount of detail to look at. Building began in 1867.

    Has a really sweet Glockenspiel which chimes a few times a day.

    We hung around (over a beer of course) to catch the chimes at mid-day - haha was really cute but don't worry too much if you miss it ! It is not that spectacular.

    See pic. 2 to see the pure delight on the face of Rasmus !

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    Glockenspiel

    by fishandchips Updated Feb 1, 2006

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    At 11am, 12 noon & 5pm every day in summer, this clock puts on a 20 minute show that, in my opinion, does get boring rather quickly. It has two separate acts which celebrate two events from Munich's past. The first lot (the colorful dancers) are doing the Schafflertanz, the dance of the coopers. This is in memory of the end of the plague in 1517. The 2nd "act" is jousting knights reenacting a famous tournament that was held for the royal wedding that took place in Marienplatz in 1568.

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    by codrutz Updated Oct 31, 2005

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    Rathaus (Town Hall)

    Probably the most known place in Munich, where all city routes starts and ends. This is the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), with it's clock which chimes and moves the statues every day at 11am and 5pm. Architect Georg Hauberrisser built the Town Hall between 1867 and 1909. The building reaches a height of about 100 meters.

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    Look up!

    by TempNomad Written Aug 4, 2005

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    We missed it. Not the Rathaus, that's hard to miss. But we missed the 5 PM show of the Glockenspiel. We also missed the morning shows. Darn! We did get to admire the Flemish Gothic style, however. Ah well.

    At the bottom of the Rathaus is the main tourism information center. Make sure to stop in for booklets or tickets for tours and concerts.

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    Neues Rathaus by night!

    by Roeffie Written Jun 15, 2005

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    Neues Rathaus by night!

    Unfortunately I only have this picture by night, because of the fact that it was being restored at the moment I was there during the daytime.

    Architect Georg Hauberrisser built the Town hall between 1867 and 1909. The building reaches a hight of about 100 meters.

    The townhall is covered with statues of many Bavarian Dukes, Kings, and other aristocracy as well as some saints and mythical figures.

    Each day at 11.00 and 17.00 hrs. the bells of the carrillon play there songs.

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    THE NEW TOWN HALL

    by Hosell Written Apr 2, 2005

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    The New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus,was built in 1,867 to 1,908.It is an impressive gothic builiding and is located at Marientplatz aswell.The building facade and belltower is just awesome,take a look inside the building also,.Sometimes there are some very good and interesting expositions inside,also has a small bar behind,and some public toilets.

    If you are here,then don't miss the: Rathaus-Glockenspiel or Tower Clock,this is also another of most importants events in the city.You will see all small figures in motion of that clock everyday at 12 p.m and from May till October at 5 p.m. really it is awesome the movements and sounds of the clock.As you will see ,Marientplatz is crowded at this time,so go few minutes in advance if you want to see it well and can get a nice place to see it!.

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    Glockenspiel.

    by smschley Updated Mar 19, 2005

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    At the famous Marienplatz in Munich, there is the famous Glockenspiel. It is located in the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus, which dominates Marienplatz. The Glockenspiel is over 100 years old, in 1904 it was placed in one of the towers of the nearly completed Neues Rathaus, or New City Hall.

    If you happen to be in Marienplatz at the right time you are in for an amazing treat. The square will fill with the sound of the carillon in the Glockenspiel. It plays twice or three times a day, at 10:30am, noon, and 5pm. As the folk music chimes ring out, doors open and brightly hued mechanical figures of enameled copper emerge and begin to dance. The Glockenspiel has two separate acts which celebrate two events from Munich's past. The colorful dancers are doing the Schaefflertanz or Dance of the Coppers which commemorates the end of the plague in 1517. The other "act" is a miniature tournament of knights jousting. They are reenacting a famous tournament that was held for the royal weddings that took place in Marienplatz in 1568.

    If you wait in long enough, you too can enjoy a spectacular view from an observation tower by taking an elevator to the top. An interesting bit of its history is that after World War II, Munich was in ruins. The figures of the Glockenspiel were battered and badly needed a new coat of paint. An American soldier donated some paint for the tattered figurines and was treated to a ride on one of the jouster's horses high above the happy crowd that had come to see the refurbished Glockenspiel. Not something I’m brave enough to do, but then I never fought in a war.

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    From the top of St. Peter's Church

    by chuying Written Feb 28, 2005

    At night, view from the top of the St. Peter's church close to the New Town Hall. The top terrace is very narrow and icey in the winter...it has just a bit over 300 steps, admission is about 3 euro you can have panoramic view of the city.

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