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Marienplatz serves as Munich's city center with a variety of historic town hall structures and shopping markets. At the center of the square, the Mariensaule, the column of St. Mary, exhibits a statue of the Virgin Mary and the "four putti" symbolizing the city's triumph over war, pestilence, famine, and heresy.

Visitors flock to Marienplatz at 11 am, 12 noon, and 5 pm each day to watch the famous animated Glockenspiel (carillon) in the New Town Hall made of 43 bells and 32 figures. The best views of the show can be found on the top floor of the Hugendubel bookstore and the Cafe Glockenspeil.

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As the heart of old town Munich, Marienplatz possesses the charm of a historic square and a trip up the Neues Rathaus tower offers the best panoramic views of Munich, on clear days you may even catch a glimpse of th Alps. From markets to churches, the iconic symbols of Munich are all easily accessible from the "Marienplatz" subway station.

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Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 588 Reviews

Explore Munich with a 24h or 48h ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and hop off at conveniently located stops ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $19.05

Private Tour: Munich Old Town Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore Munich Old Town by foot on a 2.5-hour private tour, and see the city’s historical highlights! As you walk between sites, hear fun facts and history ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.91

Munich Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 Reviews

Bike Munich to make the most of its wide open parks, elegant plazas, meandering riverbanks, beer gardens and winding medieval alleyways. Bike paths are the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.48

Munich Ghost Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Prepare to be spooked on a ghost tour of Munich! Your two-hour walking tour will introduce you to Munich’s dark side, uncovering the city’s medieval past when ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.05

Munich Segway Tour During Oktoberfest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

While you’re in Munich for Oktoberfest, take a few hours’ break from the festivities to see the city’s major attractions on an afternoon Segway tour! Cruising ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.94

Munich Super Saver: City Bike Tour plus Bavarian Beer and Food Evening

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Sightsee by bike in the morning and swig beer in the evening, on a Munich Super Saver tour that combines two best-selling experiences at a discounted price! ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.16

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