Munich Stopover11

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/munich-stopover11 Thank you! The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of above 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 5.8 million people Marienplatz square is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). The monumental town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style.

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Munich stopover 11

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Marienplatz and Frauenkirche

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Munich (München) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of above 1.5 million. Marienplatz, the true heart of Munich is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus).

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Its main tower has a height of 85 m and is available for visitors with an elevator

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Munich Banners with the colours of Munich (left) and Bavaria (right) with the Frauenkirche in the background

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Black and gold—the colours of the Holy Roman Empire—have been the city's official colours since the time of Ludwig the Bavarian, when it was an imperial residence

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With their dramatic, all-action poses, the putti from the Mariensäule (Marian Column) rank among the Early Baroque period's most important works of art

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Putti fighting with Pestilence represented by the cockatrice, Column The Mariensäule

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Marienplatz square is dominated by the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus). The monumental town hall was built between 1867 and 1909 by Georg Joseph Hauberrisser in Flemish Gothic style. The almost 100-meter-long main facade on Marienplatz is richly ornamented in neo-gothic style and shows almost the entire line of the house of Wittelsbach in Bavaria.

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The New 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 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.

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The main facade is placed toward the plaza, while the back side is adjacent to a small park (Marienhof). 

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Mechanics of the carillon

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View to the entrance to the assembly hall

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New town hall, the Main Courtroom

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Fresco von Wilhelm von Lindenschmit (1829-1895)  in the Main Courtroom

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Law Library in the New Town Hall

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Nibelungen

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Nibelungen

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The often overlooked  Ratskeller   in the basement serves traditional food and drink to all, not just to the political elite of the city council. Consisting of both large, open rooms and tiny, intimate nooks, like every good German restaurant have a giant beer barrel in the middle

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The basement is almost completely occupied by a large restaurant called Ratskeller

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From the Ratskeller visitors can reach the  Prunkhof  (the main courtyard, off Marienplatz) and look across to the spiral-staircase tower ( Wendeltreppenturm  ), which is adorned with figures representing the four stages of life, from infancy to old age

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Between the tower and the entrance to the Ratskeller is the  Kassenhalle , which features cultural exhibitions throughout the year. It's also possible to ascend the hall's 85-meter-high tower for a rewarding view of the city and the Alps to the south

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Rathausgalerie - Kunsthalle

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New Town Hall (Munich), banking hall, sculpture of the city treasurer – Georg von Hauberrisser

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