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

  • musings on meanderings

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

    November 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • betchai

    PS….. I am happy enough seeing the amazing architecture through you 🙂

    November 6, 2013 at 2:15 am Reply
  • betchai

    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.

    November 6, 2013 at 2:15 am Reply
  • kulasa

    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! ♥

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Candyz Nikka

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

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • nova hedges

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

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • papaleng

    Gosh this is one place I like to visit.

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Rye Yhanne

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

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Fernando Lachica

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

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Mai

    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.

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • fallenrhainnes

    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!

    November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am Reply
  • Jessica Cassidy

    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 🙂

    November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • lencilicious

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

    November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • Anna

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

    November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • Gene

    Lovely architecture, as expected from European cities.

    November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • lencilicious

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

    November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • Chubskulit Rose

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

    November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm Reply
  • Chubskulit Rose

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

    November 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Rcel

    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? 🙂

    November 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Ria Cervantes

    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.

    November 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm Reply
  • Lainy

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

    November 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm Reply
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