From Regensburg, I set out for Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian alps. I had to change trains in Munich, and since I had a Bayern ticket, which gave me unlimited travel in Bavaria for one day (including the Munich S-Bahn), I decided to duck into Munich for a few hours.

From the Munich train station, I took the S-Bahn two stops to Marienplatz, the central square of the city. Unsurprisingly, it was packed with tourists.

This is the new town hall, built in the Gothic revival style.

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Every day at 1100 and 1200, these figures move around the clock tower to the accompaniment of a mechanical glockenspiel.

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This is the column of St. Mary.

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In the Heiliggeistkirche, there is an installation entitled "Garden of Eden 2014" featuring lots of trees and paper birds.

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Finally, this is the zodiac clock tower on the old town hall.

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I would have spent longer in Munich, but the weather was nice, and I really wanted to get to Garmish-Partenkirchen so I could get in some hiking before nightfall.

By Ross in Travel on Mon 04 August 2014. Tags: Germany


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