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That day in Munich was rainy so we couldn't walk around so much, but inspite of that, 'cause was Oktober fest :-) Munich was crowdy with happy people (most because of so much beer :-) ) . We had just few hours free so we tasted really good bavarian beer in labirynth of pubs under Marienplatz and inspite of boring rain i enjoyed in view of beautiful neo-Gothic Town Hall, The Neues Rathaus (New City Hall), which dominate at Marienplatz. The monumental, 79 meters high city hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style to alleviate the overcrowded Alten Rathaus nearby.

The square is also dominated by the Mariensäule, a golden statue.
Marienplatz
It was erected in 1638 by the Elector Maximilian I after Munich was occupied by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War. The column was built to remind the plague of 1634 in which 7,000 residents died. Before these plague Munich had 20,000 inhabitants only.

At 11 each day,and also 12 and 17 o'clock in summer, you can watch the famous Glockenspiel or carillon. The figures perform the Schlaeffertanz or cooper's dance, which was originally performed in 1517 at the Marienplatz to commemmorate the end of the plague. On top of the dancers, figures hold a tournament, which was originally held in 1568 at the wedding of Wilhelm II and Renata von Lothringen in 1568. The Glockenspiel exists since 1903, but the original cloks have been replaced by a music tape. Unfortunately we had no luck to enjoy to hear and see this in September (some other time :o)

This was short but nice rainy day in Munich and hope to come again for little longer because Munich deserve that.




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Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
Marienplatz
pubs under Marienplatz
pubs under Marienplatz
pub under Marienplatz
pub under Marienplatz
detail , Marienplatz
detail , Marienplatz
west gate
west gate
west gate, detail
west gate, detail
west gate, detail
west gate, detail
west gate, detail
west gate, detail
hello from Octobar fest :-)
hello from Octobar fest :-)
bavarian hat :-)
bavarian hat :-)
sightseeing bus
sightseeing bus
one more sightseeing bus
one more sightseeing bus
Munich
photo by: AleksandraEa