The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) hosts the Munich government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration. In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.

The town hall was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style. It covers an area of 9159 m² having 400 rooms. The 100 meters long main facade towards the Marienplatz is richly decorated. It shows the Guelph Duke Henry the Lion, and almost the entire line of the Wittelsbach dynasty in Bavaria and is the largest princely cycle in a German town hall. The central monument in the center of the main facade between the two phases at Marienplatz above the guard house, is an equestrian statue of Prince Regent Luitpold. The bay of the tower contains statues of the first four Bavarian kings.

The main facade is placed toward the plaza, while the back side is adjacent to a small park (Marienhof). The basement is almost completely occupied by a large restaurant called Ratskeller. On the ground floor, some rooms are rented for small businesses. Also located in the ground floor is the major official tourist information.

The first floor hosts a big balcony towards the Marienplatz which is used for large festivals such as football championships or for concerts during the Weihnachtsmarkt. Its main tower has a height of 85 m and is available for visitors with an elevator. On the top thrones the Münchner Kindl. The Rathaus-Glockenspiel, performed by an apparatus daily at 11am, 12pm and 5pm, is a tourist attraction.

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Marienplatz 8, Munich, Germany
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Founded: 1867-1908
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Stefano Bianchi (2 years ago)
Amazing place!
Manar Al Ghazali (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. Perfect place for sightseeing and friendly people
Ali (2 years ago)
Must see
Rhena Sobhan (2 years ago)
An Iconic places of interest to visit. Enjoy the architect and also there's many street performance artist here! If you want to do some shopping, the famous shopping street is only right beside the town hall.
Benedict Uy (2 years ago)
This is such a beautiful building that is located in the Marienplatz. There is so much to see on the building that it is hard to focus on one single thing. The Glockenspiel is the clocktower of this building. There are a few shops around the base of the hall including an information center. The entrance is just under the Glockenspiel and you are able to head up the Glockenspiel for a small fee. It was quite a nice place with what looks like a large history behind it.
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