New Town Hall Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany - Encircle Photos

3 New Town Hall Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany

The year is 1568. You are invited to the wedding of William V, Duke of Bavaria, and Renata of Lorraine. Join the crowd of tourists who gather below the New Town Hall tower twice a day (three times daily in the summer). As music rings out from the belfry, 32 life-size figures begin encircling the newlyweds. Among the celebrators are jousting knights, trumpeters, jesters and members of the royal court. The second act of the glockenspiel portrays barrel makers (schäefflers) performing the shepherd’s dance (schäfflertanz). In 1517, these guild members danced to signal the end of the plague. The must-see show lasts about 12 minutes.

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Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany

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