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.
Such a convenient way to see the city. I saved the Royal Palace for the end of the day, that allowed me time to take a walking tour in the morning at the Marienplatz stop,which I also recommend doing. There is a tour office right under the clock,actually there are tour guides all over the square. Study the pick up times for each stop to make the best of your time, and make sure you know the last pick up time for the day.
Was lovely, staff were very friendly and helpful.
Really worth recomending!!!!
Iain was an amazing guide, he was full of information that ranged from historiacial fact, sarcastic commentary, to local fun stuff. He knew so many tourist stops as well as local hideouts.There was plenty of time to explore Munich's outskirts. Great length and plenty of breaks with the opportunity to have a drink stop.
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.