Marienplatz - Marienplatz information and pictures
(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.
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
New City Hall (Neues Rathaus)
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Marienplatz St. Mary's Column
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