Sunday 26 May 2013 -
New Town Hall, Munich
Ther pride of Munich.
This imposing Neo-gothic edifice reflects the bourgeois pride of the early 20th century. The carillon, located behind the oriole window in the tower, are known throughout the world: the enamelled copper characters do their dance three times a day at 11 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. (from November to February, no carillon at 5 p.m.). There is a fine view of Munich from the 88m tower.
The new town hall was erected in three stages between 1867 and 1908. Hauberisser, an Austrian architect from Graz, completed the neo-gothic edifice in brick and small stones with six interior courses. The facade is adorned with many historical figures. A little sparrow (Münchner Kindl) on the top of the tower, watching over the town, evokes the time of Munich's foundation.
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