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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #30 of 152 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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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Marienplatz has a lot to offer aside from the endless shops and food. The Beautiful Glockenspiel. When the large crowd gathers you know it's almost time for the carved figures to turn, dance and entertain as they spin around the upper tower like a cuckoo clock. I beleive the times for the showings are 11:00 and 3:00 but I would... More

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Calgary, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I just love the sound of the bells, the building is so beautiful, and it's right in the centre of a great area to just walk around. We had to wait a few hours to see show as it didn't happen every hour, but it's easy to waste time in that area. If you go, there is a street just... More

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Colorado Springs
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What an enjoyable experience on a mild March, Sunday morning. Be sure to be on time, as the performance starts precisely on the hour. We watched the 12:00 noon one. The architecture on this magnificent old building is worth seeing also. Be sure to learn some of the history before going, so that you can enjoy the experience even more... More

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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

it has beautifull architecture its full of people everyone is taking photos i love the spirit of this place you should definitely visit this place and see the dance :)

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The architecture of the building is impressive enough but 3 times a day, the town hall comes to life with a little display of glockenspiel music and animated wooden characters that look like something from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It all goes on a little bit too long but it's very sweet and if you're in Munich then you should... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It may be a bit overrated, and the show goes on much longer than you think it will, but it's one of the icons of Munich, so why wouldn't you see it? Take a camera with a zoom so you can see the glockenspiel properly.

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Houston, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went here on March 25th and saw the show at 5 pm. It was snowing and cold at the time but it was worth seeing the show. I would recommend this show to anyone while in Munich.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Make sure to stay after most tourists have gone and watch the rooster at the top crow three times. Pathetic fellow but for some reason I liked him best. The glockenspiel performs at 11am, 5pm and I have forgotten when else. You could order beer and a pretzel at the cafeteria opposite the Rathaus and chill there and watch.

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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews 211 reviews
104 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Historic and very pretty, the Glockenspiel am Rathausturm is a must do when visiting Munich. Located in the main square of the city (Marienplatz), be there before 11:00am to enjoy it. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Lovely building. I only wish I could have heard the bells. Apparently they only sound twice a day. Be sure to check the times.

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