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“Bit overrated, good for an evening out”
Review of Marienplatz

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Small-Group Munich and The Third Reich Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 314 things to do in Munich
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This prominent public square, the largest in Munich, still stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.
Los Gatos, California
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“Bit overrated, good for an evening out”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Marienplatz is a commercial area with trendy shops, restaurants and walking streets. We visited one Sunday evening and were a bit underwhelmed. The area is dominated by chain stores and restaurants and seemed to lack character. There are many other areas in Munich with more local color, good food and excellent German service.

Visited June 2014
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This place is amazing..has it all: shops,beer halls, bars, restaurants, street food, street entertainers, historical buildings (old city hall etc..), Dalmyers, subway access, people and energy everywhere!

Visited August 2013
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Erie, PA
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“The center of excitement in Munich”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Street performers, tour groups, and shoppers converge here. Grab an ice cream, see the glockenspiel, and move on.

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“The centre of town”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Marienplatz (Mary’s Square) is the central square in Munich, with a golden statue of Mary on a pillar in its centre, the Old Rathouse (Town Hall – a white building with stepped roof) down one end, and the New Rathouse (a Gothic pile with the famous Glockenspiel on its central spire) on one side. The Tourist Office (with free maps) is under the main spire of the New Rathouse. There’s an S-Bahn and a U-Bahn train station below the square, with escalators to both. You can read the history of Marianplatz elsewhere, but the main point I want to make is that it’s a central focus if you want to get around Munich. From Marienplatz, you can walk to the three main shopping streets leading to the three remaining old gates into the Old City (down the Tal to Isartor, down Rosenstrasse and SendlingerStrasse to Sendlingertor, and down Kaufingerstrasse and Neuhauserstrasse to Karlsplatz. You can also easily reach the Viktualienmarkt and the other sites in Munich on foot. It’s an easy walking town, and its centre is Marienplatz.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Love the glockenspeil”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Take the time to take in this classic munich site. If you get to the platz early enough you can grab a table at one of the beer gardens and enjoy the show with a seat and a cold beer.

Visited June 2014
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