Munich’s Spectacular City Square

Furrylittlegnome spent her final day on vacation in the southeast German city of München or Munich – the capital of Bavaria.  Other than a stop at the local Petit Bateau to buy pajamas, she really did not know what to expect.  What would the middle of this city of 1.3 million people look like?  Would it look like Paris?  Would the city center look like Amsterdam? The answer? It kind of reminded gnome of Brussels.  Here’s why.The New Town Hall in Munich, GermanyThe New Town Hall.  The name is ironic because the building looks rather old.  It is the biggest attraction in Marienplatz – the city square.  It took forty-two years to build.   Completion was in 1909.
Munich New Town Hall's Carillon
Marienplatz in Munich A special treat for furrylittlegnome. A carillon is atop the bell tower. With forty-three bells and thirty-two figures, visitors are treated to a show at various times throughout the day. The bells rang on this day at noon.Carillon at Marienplatz in MunichLooking to the right is The Old Town Hall.  Dating back to the fourteenth century, this spectacular building once served as the home of the city government.  Now?  It is actually a toy museum.
The Old Town Hall in Munich Germany
The Old Town Hall in Munich Germany Sure, typical souvenirs can be found everywhere around here – the steins, the magnets, the flags.  However, in back of the New Town Hall is Kustermann – one of the best kitchen stores furrylittlegnome has ever set foot in.  What did she purchase?  Some fantastic kitchen timers that look like this.
One thing to remember readers is that this magnificent square has been rebuilt.  It was almost totally destroyed in World War II.Marienplatz in Munich

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2 Responses to Munich’s Spectacular City Square

  1. julespaige says:

    Wonderful photos again, Gnome. Thank you for allowing us to travel with you in our arm-chairs.

    Safe travels on your return trip. Just watch the weather. Here in PA today we’ve dark skies with tornado warnings. I was actually going to shut down a bit ago but while it is still raining, it has gotting about fifty shades lighter. I suppose doing some house chorse wouldn’t hurt…

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    I Nominate you for a Special Bouquet of Awards – 3 Nominations

    please accept it and oblige

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