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 SchΓ€fflertanz (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.

  • musings on meanderings November 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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

  • betchai November 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    PS….. I am happy enough seeing the amazing architecture through you πŸ™‚

  • betchai November 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    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.

  • kulasa November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am

    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! β™₯

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

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

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

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

  • papaleng November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Gosh this is one place I like to visit.

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

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

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

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

  • Mai November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am

    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.

  • fallenrhainnes November 6, 2013 at 2:16 am

    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!

  • Jessica Cassidy November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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

  • lencilicious November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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

  • Anna November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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

  • Gene November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Lovely architecture, as expected from European cities.

  • lencilicious November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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

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

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

  • Chubskulit Rose November 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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

  • Rcel November 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    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? πŸ™‚

  • Ria Cervantes November 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    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.

  • Lainy November 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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