Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall, Munich

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    The Glockenspiel

    by sswagner Written Jan 12, 2005
    Glockenspiel

    This will be found on the tower of the Neuesrathous in the Marienplatz. The display comes to life on certain hours of the day. You will see dancing figures and a joust to commemorate events that took place hundreds of years ago. along with the animation of the figures, the sound of the chimes will fill the square. While this may not be the only Glockenspiel in Europe, it is perhaps the best one.

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    Neo-gothic Town Hall

    by 15ilikestuff Written Jan 6, 2005

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    Neues Rathaus

    The Neues Rathaus (new town hall) takes over a fourth of Marienplatz. The building is large and impressive though is partially covered in soot (like many European monuments). At 11:00 AM (why 11, I have no idea) crowds gather to hear the glockenspiel and watch the mechanical puppets dance and act out a short play (which its been doing for a hundred years). Here's the problem: its way up high so it could be hard to see. Also, don't set your hopes too high, this is entertainment from 100 years ago. The whole thing lasts 12 minutes-ish, and as it proceeds, the crowd dwindles down. Periodically it will pause, which tricks onlookers to leave because they assume its over (and they are bored). Nonetheless, it impressive technology for the day, and the neo-gothic structure will definately make you look it over for a couple minutes.

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    New City Hall

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 11, 2004

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    Not as new as you would think by looking at its name, but from the 19th century. I have seen too many wonderful Belgian creations in this style to be thoroughly impressed by this one, but it is nevertheless nice. The courtyard housed the "Lion parade", a spin-off on the Cow parade, when we were there. You can also climb the tower for a city view. At 11.00 and noon, tourists crowd Marienplatz to look at its famous carillion.

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    New town hall at the Marienplatz

    by chancay Written Oct 5, 2004

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    the Marienplatz with all the buildings around is really impressive. There are the new and the old townhall...where the new town hall is definetly the most demanding building here, filling out one whole side of the plaza. The building was constructed in the 19th century.

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  • New Town Hall

    by sabsi Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    Neues Rathaus

    The Neo-Gothic town hall is definitely one of the most impressive buildings in Munich. It's located at Marienplatz and thousands of tourists have a look at it every day. Its hard to take nice pictures of big impressive buildings on small squares with tourists blocking the view though ;-)

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    the innercourt of the Townhall

    by globetrott Written Sep 2, 2004

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    the innercourt of the new townhall

    It takes just a few extra minutes to walk into the main innercourt of the New townhall and have a look for the great open, neogothic staircase.
    The whole building has 6 innercourts, but this is the most beautiful one the architect Hauberrisser built between 1867 and 1908.

    In summer there is a garden-restaurant as well beeing totally in the shade, and even on a sunny day you may easily get a seat, as it is rather unknown by the tourists !

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    The dragon on the New townhall

    by globetrott Written Sep 2, 2004

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    a dragon on the townhall

    Take a closer look for the many great sculptures and gargoyles on the facade of the new townhall.
    This great dragon, obviously trying to climb up the townhall might easily be overseen, but in my opinion it is a really great idea by the architect.

    You may see it on the corner of Marienplatz and Weinstrasse ( leading towards Theatinerstrasse and Odeonsplatz)

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    New Townhall / Neues Rathaus

    by globetrott Written Aug 24, 2004

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    The new townhall seems to be a gothic building, but in fact it was built between 1867 and 1908.
    Make sure, you will not only see it from outside, but also walk into the innercourt with the great neo-gothic staircase and a nice garden-restaurant.
    In the cellar of the townhall you will find one of the best restaurants of Munich - the "Rathauskeller"

    The best place to take a pic of the new townhall is St.Peter church again !

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    House of Rats

    by DirtyRudy Written Jul 12, 2004

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    Rathaus of Munich

    The Rathaus is one of those other stops along the way in Munich. The Rathaus is German for city hall, and like its name suggests, it's filled with hundreds of rats.

    Just kidding! There's not much to do at the Rathaus, really, but stick around and wait until the clock tower strikes the hour for an hourly show!

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    The New Town Hall

    by Tannenzaepflee Written May 20, 2004

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    New Town Hall

    If you are at the Marienplatz (Centre of Munich)
    you have a great view to the New Town Hall
    with its nice facade. There you find also the Tourist Information. Go there and take a map of munich (costs about 0,30 €). It gives you a good overview about munich.

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    Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)

    by Leipzig Updated Mar 15, 2004

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    Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)

    Unbelievable that this is the new Town Hall, isn't it? Looks older then the old one but it was only built between 1867 and 1909 in Neo-Gothic style. It is over 90 m (300 ft) in length and its the tower is around 79 m (260 ft) in height.
    You can take an elevator to an observation point in the tower. Unfortunately the tower is closed in winter.

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    Neues Rathaus

    by Maggies Written Feb 29, 2004

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    The neo-gothic new City Hall was built in late 19th century... at first it looks like real old gothic building though.
    The famous Glockenspiel, where the natural size figures play 3 times a day, is right in the middle on its facade.

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    Neues Rathaus (New City Hall)

    by dcwizard Written Feb 26, 2004

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    Neues Rathaus and Glockenspiel

    The Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) dominates the northern side of the Marienplatz. It was built in stages in the late 19th Century, starting with the neo-gothic brick and sandstone section along Dienerstrasse, then the limestone façade which moves toward Weinstrasse and is in the style of Flemish city halls. You could spend hours studying all of the figures of the Guelf and Wittelsbach rulers which ornament the building. Take time to see the beautiful inner main courtyard.

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    Neues Rathaus

    by diageva Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Neues Rathaus Carillon

    The "New" Town Hall is a incredible building at the most important square of Munich ... Marienplatz of about one century ... The facade its ... wonderful ... full of ....sculturs and gargoyles.
    At the center of the it you can see a green part ... where you can see figures ... a carillon ... that works 3 times a day ... at 11, 12 and 17h ... a big clock with figures of natural sizes that represent a part of Munich history ... tens of tourists are concentrated there to see the carillon at the hours in which it works ... what I used to do was to look at the tourist faces .. its funny see how their faces smiles at any movements or clocks of the carillon.

    A MUST DO ... is to get up the tower of the Town Hall for the magnificant view you have from there .... in clear days you can see the mountains (this tower have lift ... not as Peterkirche)

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    Marienplatz

    by Joemidwest Updated Feb 8, 2004
    Revolution

    A main tourist spot. Everyone from the area gathers to watch as the characters revolve and the clock sounds. I believe this only happens twice a day now. I was here back in 1970 and it seemed more often.

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