The Town Hall, in late Gothic Style.
The Glockenspiel is justly famous and much photographed
The Fire engines and the crane are present due to extreme winds the previous night which made the Christmas tree unstable.
I.m not sure whether it was fixed or taken down.
It was the 3 January andi left early the next morning. When I returned to Munich it was after the 6 January and all Christmas decorations were gone.
The Rathaus belltower clock has a lot of puppets that at noon start dancing. A curious show that attract a lot of people. Everybody stops, nose-up, watching the spectacle, too bad that if it snows, it will do directly in you face!
The town hall. Big gothic building, dominates one of the big squares in Munich. Has a huge clock which at 11am 12 noon and 9pm comes to life. Basically all the figures spin around and two knights joust. My wife who has been to Prague reckons the one there is better, having never been there myself, I thought it was pretty good. Go through the main entrance under to clock and you find yourself in a big courtyard. Look up to see the collection of figures and gargoyles decorating the walls
The central tower of the Neues Rathaus comes alive during the summer at the hours of 11 and 5 when the Glockenspiel's knights on horseback and folk dancers revolve to music 280 ft above the Marienplatz. The knights represent a tournament held on the mariage of Duke William V and Renate of Lorraine in 1567.
You have to see the Glockenspiel which is located at the Marienplatz. The building is called the Rathaus which I believe is the city hall. The Glockenspiel is a clock and several times a day music will begin to play and the figues of the Glockenspiel will tell a story. It lasts for about 1/2 hour if I remember correctly but it is so enchanting.
New Town Hall (Neues Ratheus)
This 19th Century building dominates the Marienplatz Square. This building is a great site that offers the photographer some great pictures. Take time to enjoy this great building in this fantastic square and dont forget about the Glockenspiel.
The Glockenspiel on the Neues Rathaus in Marianplatz.
The Glockenspiel or chiming clock is located in the center of the tower of the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall). Daily at 9am and 11am the Glockenspiel swings into action performing there rirtual display of dancing and jousting.
Go see the Glockenspiel in the Marianplatz. Visit the famous Hofbrauhaus for some real German dancing and very large steins of beer.
Everyone who visits Germany's Munich should go to see the Hofbrauhaus. It's a part of visiting Munich. Very crowded at Oktoberfest so if you like crowds then you will love it. I went after it was over.
That's the tower of the town hall, a lift will take you to the viewing platform for just (10/2011) 2Euros 50. All the times I've visited Munich this was the first time up there for me.
Good views of the city and surroundng areas.
The New Town Hall is one of the central happening places in Munich. The large square in front is filled with people, and there were several live presentations on a temporary stage while we visited. The tower with its double level Glockenspiel is the highlight, but the neo Gothic style building is impressive.
The new town hall.This gothic looking building is the centre of town.There is an information store at the front of the building which can be very helpful for the tourist.A number of the walking tours start from here as well.It can very crowded and a bit of a tourist trap in the middle of the day.
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.