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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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How amazing was it to stand in front of the Glockenspiel. It is beautiful and the area surrounding it was stunning.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

How amazing was it to stand in front of the Glockenspiel. It is beautiful and the area surrounding it was stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stand in front of this fantastic piece of architecture there are no words to describe it, everyone who visit Munich should definitely come here, the visual spectacle is free and during the winter, especially near Christmas the atmosphere is absolutely idyllic. The lights of the square Marienplatz make this spectacular panorama unforgettable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The show displayed by the clock tower is a masterpiece and the plaza below is lively with shooing, cafes and buzzing with people. This is a must see on any visit to Munich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Apparently this only goes three times a day. We heard the bells and rushed over to see it. It was still several minutes before it started. It was longer than I thought it would be. Very cute.

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Ja, it is one of the beauty of the City and it is very near to Railway station. From here you can walk every where in the city attractions. Near by there is shopping center, Market, Hotels where you can eat Traditional "Byrisches" Meals "schweine-braten and Knödel" "Schweinshaxen" etc.. Good Byrishes Bier and so..... When you visit once in Munich... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The glockenspiel in the town hall is based on the wedding of Renata von Lothringen and Wilhelm V. which was held in the Marienplatz in 1568. Below is the Schäfflertanz which celebrates the dance of the coopers at the end if the plague of 1515 - 1517 which showed the city was safe. In the evening around 9 pm there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Christmas in Munich, Germany was amazing. The Christmas Mart was going on and lots of pretty things to see and lots of different foods to eat. We ate some goulash made with deer meat and it was great. Munich is a great place to be at Christmastime. Seeing the Glockenspiel running was so interesting and fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The carillon only operates a couple of times per day, so it is best to find out when is is due to perform, it lasts several minutes and is a nice story. There will be huge crowds waiting with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you in Marienplatz, you're not going to miss seeing this building. It's hard to ignore because of its remarkable architecture and the way it dominates the plaza. But, I would not twist my schedule around just to see the glockenspiel's movements and hear its sounds. If you're there when it goes off, sure, wander over and take a look.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's one of those things that you really only need to see once, and you'll understand once you've watched it. It's a few minutes long and in Marienplatz, so it's not out of the way.It's interesting for the first minute, but you keep wondering when it'll end...

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