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Town Hall Clock

Local name: Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Located inside: New Town Hall

Bells in the New Town Hall in Munich is a mechanical staging from 1908. It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-size forms. Every day at 11.00 and 17.00, as well as at 12.00 in the summer, he plays two stories from the 16th century. It consists of two levels at which these stories are presented.

The upper part of the staging tells the marriage of the local prince Wilhelm V, who founded the world-famous Hofbräuhaus with Renata Lorraine. In honor of the lucky couple, a skirmish with life-size knights on horses representing Bavaria and Lorraine is presented. Each time the Bavarian knight wins.

After him the next lower and second story, the dance of coopers. According to myths, 1517 was the year of the plague in Munich. It is said that coopers danced in the streets to bring new vitality to bad temper. Coopers remained loyal to the prince, and their dance symbolized perseverance and loyalty to power in difficult times.


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    Town Hall Clock map
    Marienplatz 880331 Munich , Germany