New Town Hall

The New Town Hall lies in the northern part of Marienplatz, in the heart of Munich city. Standing tall at 79 meters, it is known in the German language as the Neues Rathaus.

This Flemish Neo-Gothic style structure was conceived and built by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser between the years 1867 and 1909. The New Town Hall hosts the city government which is inclusive of the offices of the mayors, the city council, and also a part of the administration.

Munich, New Town Hall building in Marienplatz

Munich, New Town Hall building in Marienplatz

Previously, the municipality that shifted over here in the year 1874 was situated in the Old Town Hall. The sheer size of this building that covers 9159 square meters and consists of 400 rooms never ceases to amaze tourists.

A large restaurant called Raktskeller occupies the basement of the New Town Hall, whereas some of the rooms in the ground floor are rented to small businesses. The ground floor also contains the office of the tourism information department.

The big balcony on the first floor is often used for large festivals like concerts and football championships. Tourists can avail of an elevator to go to the top of the main tower and view the breathtaking landscape of the city from there. Do not miss the Rathaus-Glockenspiel that chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century at 11 am, 12 noon, and 5 pm.

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