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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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  • It is one of the most important and beloved Munich and deserves to be enjoyed in peace. Therein lies the beautiful town hall and to pick up a good panoramic view of the square I recommend climbing to the Bell Tower of the Church of San Pedro.
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  • Beautiful location and with typical German architecture. But it is crowded and a picture good demand time and patience.
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  • Great views & close to the bear houses, where many tourists like to go (not my cup of tea, but good to observe the culture). Too much public smoking wherever you walk ... Munich needs to do more to fight for clean air.
  • An amazing experience during Christmas. Tons of amazing little shops and stands everywhere. It was a one-in-lifetime chance for me to be there and it did not disappoint. The people were so nice. I would love to come back.
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