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Marienplatz in Munich is a must-see destination for any traveler. This historic square is the heart of the city, and the best time to visit is during the Christmas market season when the square is transformed into a winter wonderland. Trust me, you won't want to miss it.

Interesting things to know about Marienplatz

  • The square is named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its center in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years War.
  • The famous Glockenspiel, a mechanical clock with moving figures, is located on the New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) on the Marienplatz.
  • It was the site of the Royal Palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria until the 19th century.

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