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Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)

Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)

Marienplatz 15, Munich, 80331

The basics

Learn about Munich’s history during a visit to the Old Town Hall, whose structure is known for its architectural style shift from baroque to Gothic, after the building was bombed during World War II. Exploring the interior, you'll see a frieze of Munich’s multiple coats of arms and the Grand Hall decorated with the figures of Erasmus Grasser’s "Moresca dancers." The landmark is a popular stop during city tours, including walking tours and bike tours.

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Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
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US$148.74 per adult
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Fun and Informative
My tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the city, and he made sure I had a good time.
Rebecca_C, Nov 2022
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Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

Well worth the time and money
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Well worth the time and money
Kirk_B, May 2023
Munich: 5 Top Churches and Old Town with Private Guide
Marriage was awesome..very knowledgeable.. entertaining and really made sure we were taken care of. English, German, Spanish and French are here spoken languages. Highly recommend.
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Viator always helps make our travels memorable!
Sandra_S, Nov 2022
Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
We loved our time in Munich, although it was limited since we were just passing through. We booked a walking tour of Old Towne Munich and it was wonderful! Viator comes through for us every time! Our group was so pleased with our excellent guide and our absolutely wonderful bus driver, Joseph. Viator always exceeds our expectations, and always provides us with fantastic experiences that highlight our travels. Thank you, Viator for helping make our travels memorable!
Munich old town tour
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Munich old town tour
bradley_L, May 2022
Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour
Liana was an excellent guide who showed us many old town Munich sites and churches. She tailored the tour to our interests and was very knowledgeable and interesting. She shared a lot of facts about the city and sites. She was very personable and friendly. Great tour.
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Things to know before you go

  • The Munich Old Town Hall is a must-see attraction for architecture buffs, history fans, and families seeking educational opportunities.
  • Kids may be interested to visit the on-site toy museum, home to a variety of toys from different points in history, including model trains, dolls, and tin toys.
  • The Old Town Hall is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Don’t miss the nearby Hofbrauhaus for a traditional German beer hall experience.
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How to get there

The Old Town Hall, overlooking Munich's central square, is at Marienplatz 15, and can be reached by taking the subway to the Marienplatz stop. It's near other popular Munich attractions, including St. Peter’s Church.

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Trip ideas

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When to get there

The most popular time of year to visit Munich is during the summer months; travelers looking to sidestep the crowds may want to plan a trip during the shoulder season, in the spring or fall. In addition, one of the busiest times of year is during the annual Oktoberfest celebrations at the end of September and early October—join the revelry or plan around the event.

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A long history

First mentioned in city records in the year 1310, the Old Town Hall has centuries of history. A gate located beneath the tower was the entrance to the walled city of Munich during the medieval period. After almost complete destruction during World War II, the landmark was rebuilt in its current form.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)?
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