Munich's main square: magnificent Marienplatz
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Marienplatz square in Munich

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Marienplatz : Munich's magnificent main square

Mary is the Patrona Bavariae, the patron saint of Bavaria, and Marienplatz with its towering St. Mary's column is the oldest and most central square in the heart of Munich. At the centre of the pedestrian area, it provides a setting for a number of major events and is the ideal base from which to explore the city.

The square is dominated by the neo-Gothic New Town Hall with its imposing facade and the sound of the delightful carillon in the town hall tower. Close by are some of Munich's most exclusive shopping streets, markets and beer gardens, as well as the trio of famous city gates – Isartor, Sendlinger Tor and Karlstor.

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