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Marienplatz
Marienplatz

Marienplatz

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza
Ranked #1 in Munich things to do
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Marienplatz 1, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Marienplatz is a bustling square located in the center of Munich, and is characterized by the Gothic-style New City Hall on the square's north side. A large column of Saint Mary, known as the ... Read more
Mariensäule, sits in the middle of the square and depicts a golden statue of the Virgin Mary perched atop a crescent moon. Visitors flock to Marienplatz to see the Glockenspiel in the New City Hall come alive: every day at a specified hour, the sculpted characters re-enact two stories from the 16th century.

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Barcelona

Lovely historical town center - the plaza is bustling with people and next to a food market.

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Muntinlupa

Marienplatz and its main square was amazing, it's just hard not to fall in love with European architecture, this was my Sister and I's first time in München, so we definitely could not miss coming here and seeing it for ourselves, as should you if you get the oppurtunity.

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Cleveland

Awesome .., best place to have solace peace of mind ... with musicians playing songs !!!

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Lincoln

Located with the Glockenspiel. This area is beautiful and covered in tourists. Make sure to check out the near by food shop and eat their schnitzel and fries!( best fries i have ever had!).

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Local from Munich

The Marienplatz is a Munich must see! Great place to meet up with friends grab a bight to eat and experience some history and culture

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Elkton

The city center in Munich surrounded by restaurants, shops, churches and other government buildings. The famous Glockenspiel chimes at the hour.

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Jakarta

A must visit when you're in Munich! Lots of attraction, shops, foods, everything!

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Vancouver

The main central square of Munich is a lively place with many shops & restaurants close by. Hundreds gather here daily to see the glockenspiel.

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Los Angeles

If you're in the mood to stroll outside and browse a few shops, this is a great place to start. Lots of stores and a smattering of old historical buildings as well. On Sundays, don't expect much (other than food establishments) to be open. It's a nice relaxing time to walk and enjoy music from all the street musicians though!

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Interlaken

This twelfth century bad boy is named after Mary’s column ‐ erected to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation, back in the days when neutrality wasn’t all the rage, and also to honour the Virgin Mary who was charged with guarding Munich against cholera epidemics!

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Paranaque

Simply magical specially during the christmas season where you have colorful and lively christmas markets all around. I was here too during the height of the World Cup and the fun and excitement was right here at Marienplatz.

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Foster City

I love the area around Marienplatz square. From the train station its about a nice 10 minute walk east, passing all the shops along the shopping street to get there. At Marienplatz, you will see the clock tower Glockenspiel, which chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century.

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Santa Clara

Marienplatz (Mary's Square) is the main public square in central Munich. This is the heart of the city filled with cathedrals, bars, restaurants, shops, and beer gardens. All the main tourist attractions are based here.

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Reading

The main square in the centre of Munich. Worth seeing for the Glockenspiel on the Rathaus

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magnificent new town hall! place is full of street artistes (very good) and buzzling with life!

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Longmont

Marienplatz is basically the heart of Munich. The focal point is probably the new town hall, which has an extremely elaborate clock that draws crowds every morning for its elaborate display. Most of the main beer houses are around Marienplatz, including the Hofbrauhaus.

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New York City

This is the main square in Munich where the Glockenspiel is located. Surrounds by great buildings, restaurants, rathskellers, cafe's, and chocolate shops. When I was there, an anti-war rally was going on...which I as an American found rather interesting being in Germany...

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Hoboken

Absolute must if you are into shopping. There are all kinds of stores in the surrounding areas to buy things! Enjoy the scenery and architecture as well.

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The Chicagoland Area

The Marienplatz is the main tourist attraction in all of Munich with the Glockenspiel automated giant clock with characters life size.

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Local from Munich

THE touristic place of Munich. If you're there, you should go at 12 o'clock and listen to the famous carillon. Furthermore, there are many possibilities to go shopping.

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