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September 26th, 2004 – by: kristinasub
The square is also dominated by the Mariensäule, a golden statue.
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 The Glockenspiel exists since 1903, but the original cloks have been replaced by a music tape.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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