Marienplatz - Marienplatz information and pictures

Marienplatz (Mary's Square) is the best known plaza in Munich. It is always a very busy place with lots of tourists. On one side is the splendid (Neues Rathaus) New City hall building and across the plaza is located the (Altes Rathaus) Old city hall.

The building of New city hall (Neues Rathaus) looks older because of the gothic architecture but was actually built between 1867 and 1909. Its main tower is 85 m high. The basement is occupied by a large restaurant called Ratskeller.

The Glockenspiel or carillon is the famous clock of the New City Hall. People can hear it chime at 11, 12 and 5 o’clock every day. The first time the clock chimed was to mark the end of the plague in 1517.

At the center of Marienplatz is the large column of St. Mary (Mariensaule). On the top is a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary. It was erected in 1638.

The Old city hall (Altes Rathaus) was built between 1470 and 1480.

How to get to Marienplatz: U-bahn and S-bahn: Marienpl
Marienplatz Munich
New City Hall (Neues Rathaus)
Marienplatz Munich Old City Hall
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Marienplatz Munich St. Mary's Column
Marienplatz St. Mary's Column

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Ben says:
Lived on the Frauenstradfe, Hackenstradfe and Agnesstradfe for years. The Agnestradfe was in a neighborhood called Schwabing. Very interesting: artist colonies, avant guarde, that sort of thing. The building that always stopped me in awe and I literally visited nearly every day was the Theatinerkirche on the Theatinerstradfe. It's on or near the Odeonsplatz if I recall. Well worth a look. You may also want to take a day trip to the Tegern See (Tegern Lake) which approaches the surreal in alpine, central European beauty.Also, not to go to the Deutsches Museum would be a big mistake.