The Glockenspiel at the Rathaus in Marienplatz is quite the tourist attraction, it goes off at 11am, 12pm, and 5pm. We had a weird day where we ending up in the area at 4:30pm having not eaten lunch yet so heading up the Cafe Glockenspiel opposite the Rathaus. The Cafe was really quiet which was surprising given the number of people gathering down below to watch the show.
There is a 15minute build up of very a-melodic glockenspiel music before the characters start to rotate. It’s impressive, given how it’s now over a hundred years old, that it still works so well. It tells the story of the the 16th century marriage of Duke Wilhelm V who founded the Hofbrauhaus beer hall. But in all honestly it’s not the most exciting performance!