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The Town Hall of Munich, the capital of Bavaria🔵⚪️. One of the attractions for tourists thanks to its beautiful Neo Gothic🦇 architecture, the 100 meters long main facade towards the Marienplatz which is richly decorated🌸 and the most important one the Rathaus-Glockenspiel, which means in German the clock game of the town hall.
Swipe to see the little puppets inside the clock!🕓🤥 The top half of the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V to Renata of Lorraine. In honour of the happy couple there is a joust with life-sized knights on horseback representing Bavaria and Lothringen. The Bavarian knight wins every time, of course🎠⚔️
This is then followed by the bottom half and second story: Schäfflertanz (the coopers' dance). According to myth, 1517 was a year of plague in Munich. The coopers are said to have danced through the streets to "bring fresh vitality to fearful dispositions." The coopers remained loyal to the duke, and their dance came to symbolize perseverance and loyalty to authority through difficult times⏳