Munchen: Spielerker am neuen Rathaus.

W.R. WoodWorking

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kirxklox said:
Looks to be a little COLD when those pictures were taken?

Do you have the description of the lower part of the Clock Tower?
Yes. This is called marienplatz. OR St. Mary's Square. The square was originally known as Schrannen but it was renamed Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) as a way to ask Virgin Mary to protect the town from a cholera epidemic. It was the center for everything in the town. .WR:thumb:



 

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well I ended my post a little soon, I was going to put in what I know(which is very little) about the clock itself. and building that is in the picture.
New Town Hall
The square is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). The monumental, 79 meters (259ft) high town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style to alleviate the overcrowded Altes Rathaus nearby.
The antimated part of the tower is called Carillon
At 11, 12 and 17 o'clock each day, visitors can watch the famous Glockenspiel or carillon. The figures perform the Schläffertanz or coopers dance. which was origanlly performed in 1517 AD at the Mareinplatz to commemorate the end of the Plaque.
 

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