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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #40 of 159 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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Livingston, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Ah, the Glockenspiel. A ten minute viewing in which the first five or so minutes consist of awkward bell ringing followed eventually by the the slow moving characters. The most impressive part of it all was seeing all the people in the area stop what they're doing and gather to watch. Overrated? I think so, but I'm not complaining. It... More

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You can't come to Munich and NOT visit the Glockenspiel. At 11 am the figures in the clock dance to a song and it lasts for a few minutes. Trust me, this is something you can't miss!

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Munich is busy, but stopping to see the Glockenspiel during the day is a fun tourist thing to do. If you take the elevator inside to travel to the inside of the spire you must pay a few euros. OK. But you must buy the ticket from a woman with absolutely no manners whatsoever who works behind the glass at... More

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a must see while in Munich. I wouldn't say you'll be overwhelmed but there is nothing like this in the US so it's worth seeing. The mechanized show is entertaining and then you go have a beer at one of the many establishments within a 2 minute walk.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is so underwhelming we now describe all other overrated occasions as a Glockenspiel Moment -( if you have small children they may find it interesting but really do yourself a favour take them to see the water fountain instead)

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Berlin, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was great actually viewing the Glockenspiel with about 600 other tourists. Our students were very excited and took lots of photos. The area around the Glockenspiel was convenient for shopping and eating.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had heard Munich's Glockenspiel had been rated the second most underwhelming attraction in Europe and now I know why! It it a nice building to see, but after about 5 minutes you'll be ready to move on!

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Wallyford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went there with my family on my trip to Munich and decided to go to the glockenspiel before lunch, expecting it to be really cool. It was the complete opposite. Don't have high expectation of it. The building itself and the marian platz is outstanding but the the show itself is a complete let down. The bells start ringing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Attraction is neat to see, but don't get you expectations overly high for it is not especially exciting. However, it is a neat thing to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This Glockenspiel (musical clock) on the main spire of the New Town Hall (Neues Rathouseturm) in Marienplatz (in the centre of Munich) has been performing its little show at 11am, 12pm and 5pm every day since 1908, to the crowds who gather below. The main feature of the Glock consists of two bands of 32 lifesize figures, each re-enacting a... More

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