Altes Rathaus

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Altes Rathaus information

Munich , Germany
Getting there
Ubahn: Marienplatz
Sbahn: Marienplatz
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The eastern side of Marienplatz is dominated by the Altes Rathaus. Lightning got the better of the medieval original in 1460 and WWII bombs levelled its successor, so what you see is really the third incarnation of the building designed by Jörg von Halspach of Frauenkirche fame. On 9 November 1938 Joseph Goebbels gave a hate-filled speech here that launched the nationwide Kristallnacht pogroms.

Today the church houses the adorable Spielzeugmuseum , with its huge collection of rare and precious toys from Europe and the US.