The Munich Glockenspiel


The Glockenspiel is on the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) on Marienplatz square in old town Munich. It was one of our favorite sites during our visit to the popular square.

The Glockenspiel chimes a tune as the colorful, little figurines spin and dance. There’s even a pair of jousting knights on horseback that really gets a cheer from the crowd when one knight is unexpectedly knocked back on his horse.  The movement and dancing lasts almost ten minutes and ends when the solitary rooster on the top of the Glockenspiel crows.

The Neues Rathaus was build in the late 1800s so the Glockenspiel has been entertaining visitors for well over a century.  Quite the legacy for the designers and craftsmen who envisioned and constructed this now famous site in central Munich.

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