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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

Address: Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #35 of 152 Attractions in Munich
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The sound emanating from this collection of 43 bells can be heard throughout downtown Munich.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The sound emanating from this collection of 43 bells can be heard throughout downtown Munich.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Eureka, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful building, great attraction to watch in a beautiful city. We were there at 11 in the snow and it was a great 10 minte show, love the bells around the square.

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chesaning
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's hard to explain the experience of an "Old World" town square to someone from The States. The lights at night and history transport you through time. My husband and I found ourselves visiting several times.

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111 reviews 111 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a must see while in Munich! It is right in the main old town square and happens only a few times per day, so check this when planning out your day.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I'm sure it's impressive particularly given how old it is, however it's incredibly hard to see and hear. Cool to see, but it's not going to change your life.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There are those reviewers here who clearly were less inspired by the Glockenspiel at Marienplatz then I was. This has always been a bucket list item for me, and one that I never anticipated seeing. During the Christmas market time I felt it to be spectacular, as it begins its action after the toning of the bells. Yes, I know... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We purposely went to the Glockenspiel as we had heard it was spectacular, especially when the bells chimed. The bells were two minutes late at midday and then the action started. There are two rows of characters that turn with the chiming of the bells, then the famous cuckoo is supposed to do its thing. It flapped its wings twice... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We just happened to be in Marienplatz at 11am, just before the clock chimed, and, quite frankly, it was a waste of time. The bells were lovely to listen to, but they went on for ages and we didn't need to be standing there staring up at it with the rest of the crowd. Of the two levels of the... More 

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