01 November 2013

Visiting The Rathaus Glockenspiel In Munich

What is a Glockenspiel, you might ask? It is a famous attraction in the town centre in Munich, Germany. This big clock with chimes tells  several stories of a royal marriage, jousting stories,  and a folk dance called Schäfflertanz (coopers' dance) which all became part of Munich's folklore.  The last to top of the attraction is the chirping of a golden bird which signifies the end of the show.

The Glockenspiel plays every 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. every day. I'm so happy that my family and I managed to watch the whole performance. It was a good 12-15 minutes show and we all loved it.


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The Rathaus Glockenspiel is in the heart of Marienplatz. It is easily accessible by train via Hauftbahnhof or directly at Marienplatz S-bahn station.

If you are visiting Munich, this place is a must. Do add it in your itinerary.

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21 Comments:

At November 2, 2013 at 7:25 AM , Anonymous musings on meanderings said...

wow! this sure is one amazing view to behold. now i have another reason to visit Germany one day! :)

 
At November 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM , Blogger fallenrhainnes said...

Thanks sis, i will indeed add this to my must see when i get to Germany.. I just wish i can really go there! hehe!

 
At November 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM , Anonymous Mai said...

This is a very interesting clock. That's not an easy thing to build with the 32 life-size mannequins. Lucky are those like you who have witnessed those performances.

 
At November 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Fernando Lachica said...

I envy you for visiting this structure....congratzzz...very beautiful indeed!

 
At November 5, 2013 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Rye Yhanne said...

Visiting historical places is what my husband and I love to visit and Germany is included on my travel bucket lists. :)

 
At November 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Blogger papaleng said...

Gosh this is one place I like to visit.

 
At November 5, 2013 at 11:18 PM , Blogger nova hedges said...

wow!!! you have a picture of one of the cities spots...another for you and your daughter to cherish.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM , Blogger Candyz Nikka said...

Wow! It’s a beautiful architecture with a fun entertainment. Thanks for sharing the view.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 3:09 AM , Anonymous kulasa said...

I would certainly love visiting Germany and Glockenspiel from your description and photos look so fascinating! The show am sure will make my kiddos delighted! ♥

 
At November 6, 2013 at 5:15 AM , Blogger betchai said...

very lovely and intricate architecture, I am not sure if I will be able to visit Germany or Munich someday, so many places to see, and I am always aching to adventure and explore nature,Though I so love visiting historical sites and am amazed with architecture and engineering, but usually, I visit them only as a side trip of a major nature adventure trip if it is nearby. So, hopefully, someday, when I find a "nature is calling me" place in Germany.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 5:16 AM , Blogger betchai said...

PS..... I am happy enough seeing the amazing architecture through you :)

 
At November 6, 2013 at 8:11 AM , Anonymous Chubskulit Rose said...

World traveler ka talaga sis, I wonder when I could see Munich as well hehehe.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous lencilicious said...

It's a big WOW for that structure. I will definitely add this to my list of places to visit in Munich.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Gene said...

Lovely architecture, as expected from European cities.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM , Anonymous Anna said...

Amazing structures, simply breathtaking, it's like I'm taken to another time.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM , Anonymous lencilicious said...

You make me miss traveling out the country. I hope I can plan one or two next year.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Jessica Cassidy said...

Wow! What a beautiful tourist attraction that is in Germany Sis :-) I am sure that the big clock reminds everybody with the special occasions or moments happened during a special hour or day :-) I would love to visit Germany or any Europe countries someday :-)

 
At November 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM , Anonymous Rcel said...

Ah... Germany-- a very longed place to travel! Thanks for sharing these nice snaps, sis! You look so lovely in that photo up there. I think your hair is kinda different? :)

 
At November 6, 2013 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous Chubskulit Rose said...

Para lang kayong magkapatid sis! May pinagmamanahan ang kagandahan ng anak.

 
At November 6, 2013 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Ria Cervantes said...

Thanks for your lovely comments everyone. It is indeed a nice place to visit and hang around during colder season. There are other nearby places to visit like the Teddy Bear Museum and Rathaus.

 
At November 24, 2013 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Lainy said...

YOu are very well traveled Sis! I am so inggit! Nagpagupit ka ba? It suits you so well! You look fabulous!

 

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