Dating back to the 12th century, Marienplatz was founded by Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria. It was used to be home to medieval markets, celebrations, and tournaments.
Perhaps the most beautiful and popular attraction in Munich, Marienplatz aka Marien Square is located in the heart of this historic city. There are many attractions here such as the New Town Hall, Clock Tower, Historic Buildings etc. Marienplatz (en: Mary’s Square, i.e. St. Mary, Our Lady’s Square) is a central square in the city centre of Munich, Germany. It has been the city’s main square since 1158 The best time to visit is 11 AM or noon especially if you want to hear the Glockenspiel bell ring. As well as see a re-enactment of historic Bavarian events by 32-lifesize figures.