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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

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Address: Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Description: The sound emanating from this collection of 43 bells can be heard...
The sound emanating from this collection of 43 bells can be heard throughout downtown Munich.
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Amid the hustle and bustle

We patiently waited until the hour of reckoning. Munich is lovely and this is one of the iconic bits of the city. Very cute.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Baden, Canada
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Baden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We patiently waited until the hour of reckoning. Munich is lovely and this is one of the iconic bits of the city. Very cute.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We just happened to be there one morning when the display was going though its motions. While these displays (we have seen half a dozen of them throughout Europe) may have been spectacular 100 years ago they don't hold the fascination now. You will enjoy the pleasure of being part of a crowd that watches an average display from quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Worth seeing this if only for the novelty that it's not every day you see this sort of craftsmanship in public. Make sure you get there at the right time, although it goes for quite a while and goes round at least twice, so if you hear it from a distance and think you've missed, rush over as it may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There is a interesting story according the build of it.The Priest hade no money and workers to build it so he made deal with the Devil.After finishing the Cathedral Devil should take the souls of the present people that day.He helped in building the Cathedral and came to the Priest after 20years but the reply was that its not finished.He... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Well.. it's worth looking at when you're there at the right time, but at the end of the day it has to be said that it's much easier and better to see if you just look up a video of it on youtube. Worth going to for a picture of thousands of people holding their phones, tablets, cameras and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I got to watch the Glockenspiel do its famous dance while getting a tour of Munich courtesy of Ozzy. Quick tip: If you're staying at the Wombat's hostel, definitely catch the OzTour...worth every second! A few days later, I climbed the tall tower opposite the Marienplatz and was treated to the show once again from on high. The audience outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Interesting Is nice to visit The glockenspiel is so fantastic today the building is the Rathaus ( City hall)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visited the Glockenspiel am Rathausturm almost by accident after attending a Congress in Munich. The square, the Marienplatz, is surrounded by wonderful shops facing the old town hall. The best time to visit is at 11am. The sights and sounds are beautiful to see and hear. I visited in September 2014 when the weather was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I'm writing this review a few months after the fact, but we happened to be here on a day where the clock played a longer show. We walked from the central station to Marienplatz and visited a couple of the old churches along the way. Really... walking is the way to go, you see so much! We then sat at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

See the glockenspiel at 11 or noon. Fascinating display in the center of Marienplatz. One of the must do sights in Munich. Go have lunch at the Rathskeller after.

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