4 NEW TOWN HALL

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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.

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