Waiting for the Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich
While München’s New Town Hall in Marienplatz has very impressive gothic architecture, most tourists come for the Rathaus-Glockenspiel show. Since 1908, the three times a day show has entertained passers-by telling its two stories. Two stories that make no sense to this backpacker.
On the main spire, the show features 43 bells & 32 figures and tells a story about the man who founded the famous Hofbräuhaus, the other is called Schäfflertanz, where in 1517 dancing in the streets distracted people from the plague. It is very intriguing to me that at some point, someone felt compelled enough that these stories needed to be told over & over again. It is still very cool that they did though.
Waiting for the Rathaus-Glockenspiel show at München New Town Hall. Taken by James Miller in September, 2010.