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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #40 of 173 Attractions in Munich
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The sound emanating from this collection of 43 bells can be heard throughout downtown Munich.
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Indianapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a few days in Munich and spent an afternoon wandering around and saw the Glockenspiel performance. Yes, it's touristy and yes, the locals glare at you while you watch the characters "dance" but it's fun and free. The Glockenspiel isn't the only thing to see - the Rathaus has a restaurant that we wished we had stopped at,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Glockenspiel is refreshing in its quaintness. It was a pleasure to look up and enjoy the magical moments. Do not rush out of the Marienplatz after viewing. Relax, walk around the square, enjoy the food, the beauty of the buildings, and the atmosphere of this section of Munich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The square outside the Town Hall becomes super crowded as the time arrives to watch the performance. As far as I know, it occurs twice in a day and changes throughout the seasons of the year! You should definitely not miss seeing it, worth seeing it at least once!

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Hossegor, France
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

After all I'd heard about the Glockenspiel Clock I was expecting big things. It was a bit disappointing. I'd appreciate it more for the history than the actual "show" of the bells and the characters, which was the part I was looking most forward to. It is still a cool display but don't set the bar too high. Also be... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On my first trip to Munich, seeing the Rathaus and Glockenspiel were at the top of my list. Unfortunately we weren't in the Marienplatz at the right time to see it in action as we were on the way to Oktoberfest. This visit, I was determined to see and hear it and the timing worked out perfectly. Although it wasn't... More

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Gevgelija, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

(Die Rathaus) is a thing u can not miss while in munich. Perfect location and easy to get there by metro.

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Porter, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place was packed with things to do and look at. The food was good and the views were great. I would recommend seeing this if you are in Germany

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can't really miss the Glockenspiel when you go to Munich as you had to walk through Marienplatz to reach the very city center. There were so many people when we went that we could not see the whole thing but it was worth walking by anyway. Impressive architecture.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Munich is one of my favourite cities to visit any time of the year, although it's very special around Christmas, but the glockenspiel always attracts huge crowds all eagerly waiting to watch one of the performances ( 11am all year) and even after watching this many times, I still look up with the rest. The whole area around Marienplatz has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the middle of busy Munich you can take a few minutes to stop in front of the old Rathaus at 11am am listen to the Glockenspiel bells toll. Then look to the tower where the animated characters move and spin to tell their stories of Kings, Queens, knights on horseback and jesters while the Glockenspiel chimes its music like... More

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