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Marienplatz, Munich

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Soak up the local culture at Marienplatz, the city's main public square since 1158. Today, the square is dominated by the Gothic city hall, which you'll find on the northern side. Ages ago, markets and tournaments were held in this square, which is named after a Marian column standing at its center. The column was built in 1638 in honor of the Virgin Mary, a sign of gratitude for the end of Swedish occupation. Note the city hall's clock tower, which was inspired by the medieval tournaments once held here. It features 43 bells and 32 life-size figures. The bells chime several times a day, and some of the figures dance, prompting passers-by to stop and check their watches. The 85 m (280 ft) tower is open for visitors. Make Marienplatz part of your personalized Munich itinerary using our Munich trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The central part of Munich with a big pedestrian area & a ton of restaurants & shops. Touristic but every one needs to see it once. Great cathedral & you also need to see it’s clock ringing at least o...  more »
  • Central square with views of the municipality of Munich; Beautiful building with an important Gothic facade adorned with flowers and with a clock with music box and imposing figures. Nearby is the cathedral is Munich's shopping street
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  • Lively place with street artists performance! Place for beer and yummy food! Victuals market of fresh fruit veggies flowers and cheese are a favorite tourist attraction. The beautiful historical buildings on this square make for some great pictures and beautiful ambience! Also lots of fancy brands! Must visit!
  • Lovely, lively and amazing place to visit. One gets to see a lot of history and culture here. There are some good coffee shops and restaurants around. Its crowded on most times of the day with a lot of foreign visitors.
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