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Your trip-tipp from Düsseldorf Airport

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Heribert Pohl

Opening hours:

1 October - 30 April: Mon-Fr. 10:00-17:00; 1 May – 1 October - 30 April: Mon-Fr. 10:00-17:00; 1 May – 30 September: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00

Address:

Marienplatz 8

Transport:

U-Bahn Marienplatz

E-Mail:

rathaus@muenchen.de

Phone:

+49 89 23300

Rates and features:

€2.50 for adults, children up to 18 years €1, children under 6 have free admission

Attraction

New Town Hall

The New Town Hall was built in the late 19th century to replace the old Gothic administration building on Marienplatz. This masterpiece of Gothic Revival was built by the architect Georg von Hauberrisser. The delicate style of the facade and the ornate main tower are the hallmarks of the building. In 1906 all sections were finally complete the brick and limestone building complex was ceremonially dedicated.
The six inner courtyards, regal halls, gallery and vaulted cellar are all worth seeing. The colourful stained glass windows depict interesting anecdotes from the history of the city. The Town Hall Tower is a total of 85 metres high and is crowned by the Münchner Kindl, a figure by the artist Anton Schmid. The tower is also decorated with the 43-bell Glockenspiel clock, which can be heard daily at 11am and noon, and in the summer at 5pm. The figures of the Glockenspiel perform a jousting tournament and the Schäfflertanz at the wedding of Duke Wilhelm V. of Bavaria.
In the New Town Hall, you can also visit the cellar, which is comprised of a rustic vaulted ceiling and paintings by Heinrich Schlitt. Here you can sample delicious food from Bavaria, including delicacies such as veal sausage, pretzels and meat loaf. You can climb to the top of the tower during the day and enjoy the magnificent view over the Marienplatz.