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November 17, 2007
From journal Munich - A City For Everyone
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
March 16, 2007
From journal Exploring and Enjoying Munich
by Ed Hahn
Hong Kong, China
February 23, 2006
From journal Melancholy Munich
August 23, 2003
From journal Munich Sparkles
June 30, 2002
From journal Munich, Bavaria
October 29, 2001
Marienplatz is a magneto - all tourist roads lead to this square. I returned to the square twice while walking in random directions :) Townhalls, both old and new are located here, and besides that, Marienplatz is a place where main shopping streets meet. The square becomes especially crowded three times a day, when clocks in a Townhall's tower are ringing with a small show (Clocks are known as Glockenspiel), but it is hard to say when there are no people at all on the square, because of the centric location and the fact that the tourist information office can be found on the ground floor of the Townhall. Read more about Townhalls on a specific page!
From journal Bavarian Capital
July 27, 2001
Hundreds of people gather at Marienplatz at 11am every day, and also at noon and 5pm between May and October, in front of the Glockenspiel to watch the elaborate mechanism with colorful dressed figurines move to traditional Bavarian folk dances.
In the Middle Ages, the Marienplatz was known to be the center for business and commerce. Today it is brimmed with Munchners, tourists and numerous street performers, from man lying on bed of nails, to dancing clowns and string quartets playing Mozart.
The last four weeks before Christmas, the Marienplatz becomes a huge Christmas market with crafts people dressed in colorful outfits selling tree ornaments and typical German food. The Christmas market here is considered to be second only to Nuremburg.
From journal Munich and other towns on the Romantic Road
Williams Lake, British Columbia
September 10, 2000
From journal Five days in Munich (Munchen)