Neues Rathaus (New City Hall) and chimes

In the heart of most German cities there is a square – in Munich it can be heard every afternoon from quite a distance. At Munich’s Marienplatz is the neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (New City Hall), which is renowned for its chimes. Weighing seven tonnes in total, and well hidden in the spire – spectators only get to see the bay with its figurines. 32 figurines in total play scenes from Munich’s municipal history to spectators, who gather like clockwork.

The chimes always play four melodies, which change monthly.
The chimes play daily at 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon and in the summer season from March to October also at 5.00 p.m. At 9.00 p.m. there is a two-minute show in two side bays – when, amongst other things, the night watchman makes his first round.

Der Marienplatz in München - 4 Sterne Hotel Rothof in München

City tours


At Marienplatz one is right in the middle of the action and can embark on a shopping spree, a stroll through the city or take a motorized tour. In addition to the classic sights, Munich’s alternative scene has tours for all interests – we’ve picked out a few highlights for you


Mystical Munich

What’s with the monkey at the Alter Hof (Old Court)? How was it possible to prevent the devil from destroying the “Old Peter”? And why should one look deep into the eyes of Saint Onuphrius? The city tour leads you to selected mystical sites in the old part of the city and reveals the Bavarian Capital from its legendary side.

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Places of change

Alternative city walks through Munich, e.g. on the themes of food, fashion or socioecological transformation.

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Discover fine cuisine

With Weis(s)en Stadttvogel, one can get to know Munich through its cuisine – e.g. with a tasting tour of the Viktualienmarkt or a round of treats through the historical city centre with Pfennigmuggerl rolls and beer-tasting. Also available: A night watchman’s tour through Munich after sunset.

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Segway tour of Munich

Not on foot and not in a car. With a Segway, you’ll become acquainted with Munich in no time flat and a circuit on the electric two-wheeled vehicle is simply fun. There are meanwhile plenty of providers from whom it is possible to hire just the vehicles or book a guided city tour as well.

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Hey Minga

Far off the beaten path with a VW van and groups of no more than eight persons. It’s all about municipal building developments, new cuisine trends, the alternative scene and, in a nutshell, good times. The tours are four hours long, with a compact version only taking two and a half hours, and there are special seasonal trips at Christmas and Oktoberfest.

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Tram 19

Tram 19 also runs not far from Marienplatz, passing many further tourist attractions on its route. For the price of a regular fare, you get to see many sights from Stachus and the Botanical Gardens to the Maximilianeum.

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from the hotel to Marienplatz

The fastest way to get to Marienplatz is with public transit. From Hotel Rothof, take the U4 bound for Westendstrasse and get out at Odeonsplatz, where you take the U3 in the direction of Fürstenried West. You’ll be at the Marienplatz stop within 20 minutes.


Of course, you can also get to Marienplatz by car.
There are seven car parks located around the square:

Parkhaus am Marienplatz (P07), Rindermarkt 16, 80331 Munich
Parkhaus Schrannenhalle (P08), Prälat-Zistl-Str. 3, 83301 Munich
City-Parkhaus am Färbergraben (P10), Färbergraben 5, 80331 Munich
Parkhaus an der Oper (P03), Max-Joseph-Platz 4, 80539 Munich
Parkhaus Oberanger SERVIPARK, Oberanger 27, Angerhof, 80311 Munich
Parkhaus am Hofbräuhaus (P04), Hochbrückenstr. 9, 80331 Munich
Parkhaus Pschorr (P11), Altheimer Eck 16, 80331 Munich