The reason I chose Munich and Paris is that my mom recently was there and I was interested in learning more about them. Marienplatz, named after Mariensäule, is the town center of Munich. It has been Munich’s main center since 1158. It survived World War I and II. It is 85 meters tall. It’s is also known as the New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus. Mary’s Column is a Marien column right next to the town hall. It was erected in 1638. It was made to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Year’s War. Now, back to Marienplatz. Today, the Marienplatz is dominated  by Neues Rathaus, which is one of Germany’s most distinctive buildings.  There is a famous Glockenspiel at the top of the building with 40 bells that chime at 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 5:00pm.  Marienplatz is also home to many beautiful churches and markets.  Auf  Wiedersehen!

What is your favorite characteristic of Neues Rathaus?




Neues Rathaus

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5 thoughts on “Marienplatz

  • 04/10/2016 at 12:11 am

    Dear Ethan,
    I absolutely love the history behind such magnificent structures like the Marienplatz. It is impressively beautiful. Can you imagine the amount of work it would take to construct this New Town Hall? I can imagine how amazing it is to hear the 40 bells chime. Perhaps we can see if there is a recording to listen to these bells actually chime. I think that would be my favorite characteristic of Neues Rathaus. What is your favorite characteristic Ethan?

    Happy trails,
    Mrs. Fordyce

  • 04/21/2016 at 1:03 am

    Hi Ethan,
    From the first time I saw your blog, I was totally blown away. I can tell how other people viewing you blog would be so astonished by all your hard work that you have put into your blog so far. By the way, thanks for the interesting information about Marienplatz, and Munich. I am very looking forward to keep up the good work and do your best on the Student Blogging Challenge!

    Thomas Pierce

    • 04/30/2016 at 1:37 am

      Dear Thomas,
      Thanks so much for the gracious comment. I hope you’ll continue to follow my blog!
      From, Ethan

  • 04/22/2016 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Ethan I liked your post because Paris must seem fun with bunches of markets and goodies there.I wish I could go to Paris someday it be AWESOME!!! I wonder how many different places you have been through out the world?


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