One of Munich's main hubs, Marienplatz has always been a central point of the city—both culturally and geographically. In the Middle Ages, the square was often used to hold festivals and markets. As time moved on, it became a cultural and political focal point with both the Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) and New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) built on its periphery. There's also a Glockenspiel that's located in the tower of the New City Hall; while it may sound a bit strange, it is very much a symbol of Munich and a must-see for anyone visiting the city. It puts on a show at 11am and noon year-round, and at 5pm from March to October. Just off the square, there are many shops and restaurants that cater to English-speaking travelers.
*Be sure to go up into the towers of the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) to catch a spectacular view of the town.
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