4 NEW TOWN HALL
After all that food, it’s time to take a walk. Leave the restaurant, turn right, and in less than a minute you will see the cathedral-like New Town Hall, built at the end of the 19th century. Pay € 1.50 ($1.70) for an elevator to the viewing platform of the 278-foot tower, and enjoy the view of the old town (October-April open Mon-Fri 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; MaySeptember 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM). Don’t miss one of the biggest tourist draws – a two-tier glockenspiel (or carillon) located halfway up the tower with 43 bells and 32 mechanical figures. The characters rotate, accompanied by the musical chimes, with the upper tier re-enacting a tournament held during the wedding of Duke Wihelm V and Renata of Lorraine in 1568. The lower part shows the Coopers’dance, performed after the terrible plague in 1517 to encourage the citizens to come out of their houses. The show runs for 15 minutes daily at 11:00 AM, noon, 5:00 PM (MayOctober), and 9:00 PM for the night show called Angel of Peace Rings. Marienplatz 8, 80331 München. south; and to the east is Residenz Theatre, next to the National Theatre.