Monday, November 28, 2011

DE-1136861

This official from Germany is only one of the many cards i've received today. What a great way to start the week :D

© Fotoverlag Huber

DE-1136861, sent by Veronika.

Munich's Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), at the northern part of Marienplatz, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. It hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration. In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.
It was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style. - in:
wikipedia
The crowning glory of the Neues Rathaus is its world-famous "glockenspiel", the fourth largest in Europe. Each day at 11 am, noon, and 5 pm, the nearly life-size figures of the clock give a performance for the crowds who gather on the Marienplatz to watch. Guests can view two presentations - a re-enactment of the 1568 wedding of Duke William V and Renate of Lorraine, complete with a jousting match; or a rendition of a dance called the Schäfferltanz, first performed to mark the end of the plague in 1517. At night, guests will see a night watchman blowing his horn and the guardian angel of Munich bestowing a blessing on the city. - in: http://www.aviewoncities.com/munich/neuesrathaus.htm

1 comment:

vanessaspostcards said...

This is a nice card from my city Munich! I love this square!!