Munich Walking Tour: In Marienplatz

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On Sunday, October 9th, I went on a three-hour walking tour in Munich. Not only was the tour free — organized by Sandeman’s New Europe Tours — I got to learn a lot about Munich’s history. The tour started in Marienplatz (as shown in the picture above) and ended only a few blocks from Marienplatz.

There is so much history that dates back to the Roman Empire, so I am just going to share some of the highlights. The photo above features the Munich Rathaus (city hall) in Marienplatz. This building, with it’s gothic-style architecture, looks as though it was built during the Middle Ages. The interesting thing is; it was actually built between 1867 and 1908 by an architect by the name of Georg von Hauberrisser.

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The picture above shows part of St. Mary’s Statue. Warriors surround the statue, fighting valiantly, protecting Mary from beasts that try to attack her.

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