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Glockenspiel am Rathausturm

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Address: Marienplatz, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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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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A nice event and fascinating it still works so brilliant

For 10-15 min you hear the bells ringing in nice harmony and after a while the figures are starting to move. First the highest and then the lower one. The first had a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Molndal, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The glockenspiel is overrated - the architecture is interesting but the chiming isn't very good (and it apparently hasn't been tuned in many years). It's mildly fun to watch the figurines rotate but they're so high up it's not that easy to see and it's still underwhelming.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One stop you should make in Munich. The Glockenspiel plays it's music and figures move round and round at 11:00 AM and noon every day. Bring a camera and zoom in on the action. There are lovely cafes on the square, have a coffee and cake and people watch to rest your feet. This is a regulars stop on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Turn up at 11.00 or midday to listen to the glockenspiel and watch the court jesters and jousters dance around the King and queen just after the clock strikes.

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Coffs Harbour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a treat to be enjoyed by the whole family. It attracts large numbers of people but it is a beautiful amd magica; experience.

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Port Washington, NY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It happened to be very hot when we were there, and the crowds were kind of heavy. But it did not take anything away from the architecture which was just amazing, and what you would expect to see in this city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the top of the hour, the Glockenspiel plays music as the characters move around in a choreographed dance you will not see anywhere else in the world. It meshes old world charm with a modern world that will leave you mesmerized.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For 10-15 min you hear the bells ringing in nice harmony and after a while the figures are starting to move. First the highest and then the lower one. The first had a small surprise so the audience made a big whouw-sound. Check the time when it is ringing though it is not every hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can read the reviews, mine included, for the Marienplatz and New Town Hall and get the idea...it's gorgeous, it's a square in the center of everything (shops, restaurants, beer halls) and it's a must if you are visiting Munich. Read up on the story behind the Glockenspiel performance and be sure to be there one, or more, of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Check the timings that have the specially extended minutes of the Glockenspiel "show". There will be many people crowding near the Glockenspiel so you can't be wrong if you want to find it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We planned our day around joining the thousands of people who crowded in the Marienplatz to watch the noon production. Honestly, about 10 minutes into it, our boys (8 and 10) were bored. They didn't appreciate the beauty, culture, or history. We left early before the crowd.

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