Marienplatz in Munich
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In the centre of Munich, in Bavaria, there is a square that was founded in the Middle Ages, in 1158 to be precise. At that time, it was the scene of tournaments and various festivities. It was the nerve centre of the town. Life was organised around this place. Over the centuries, Marienplatz has become one of the most important places in Munich. Numerous monuments contribute to the square's fame. Like the town hall and its carillon, which rings at noon and 5 p.m., animating characters from medieval daily life in the neo-Gothic tower, which rises to 260 feet. The town hall, built between 1867 and 1909, is truly one of the city's attractions. Its façade has elaborate stone features, spanning over 300 feet. Together with the two cathedral towers and the neighbouring church, this building is a landmark that attracts millions of tourists every year. The name Marienplatz was given to the site in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years' War. It refers to the Marian column in the centre of the square, the Mariensäule. The column is topped by a golden statue of the Virgin Mary resting on a crescent moon. A pedestrian zone, located between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz, gives rhythm to life around the activities of numerous shops, bars and restaurants. There is frequent entertainment here, with the characteristic Bavarian art of living. A visit to Marienplatz is a must when visiting Munich. The size of the buildings, the spectacle of the carillon, everything makes this diversions unforgettable. And the locals are so good at telling you about the history of their city. Munich, in many people's minds, is the beer festival. Of course, this is a major event, but there is more to it than that. You might as well take advantage of your stay in Bavaria to discover the charms of the city of Munich and its surroundings.