Marienplatz, Munich Germany

photo by: Euroangel

Marienplatz is one of Munich’s landmark. I had been here three times already. The last time I visited here was last September 24 during the greatest and biggest Oktoberfest Celebration. Me and my husband thought of walking around the old city before going to Theresienwiese where the famous Oktoberfest is usually held.

I love this place and I love Germany. Cheers!!…visit Germany too especially during Oktoberfest. For sure you have a lot of fun!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

photo taken by my dear husband

Marienplatz (en: Mary’s Square) is a central square in the city center of Munich, Germany since 1158.

In the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in this city square. The Glockenspiel in the new city hall was inspired by these tournaments, and draws millions of tourists a year. Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. It is home to Munich’s Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus).

It’s a gothic council hall and ballroom and tower, which have been reconstructed. The New City Hall was built 1867 – 1909 in Flanders gothic style; its facade, over 300 feet in length, features strikingly elaborate stone ornamentation. Its 260-foot tower with carillon is, with the nearby St. Peter’s Church and the twin towers of the Cathedral, one of the most distinctive features of the city’s skyline.” explains muenchen.de, which also ranks Marienplatz as one of the top ten sites in Munich.

The pedestrian zone between Karlsplatz (Stachus) and Marienplatz is a crowded area with numerous shops and restaurants. The Marienplatz S-Bahn and U-Bahn station, an important transportation hub, is located below the square. (courtesy of Wikipedia …. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienplatz)

 
 

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