A stone's throw from the Old Town Hall, it takes up an entire side of the Marienplatz

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New Town Hall

Over-the-top neo-Gothic

Munich's current city hall, called the Neues Rathaus, is a grandiose Gothic Revival structure which takes up an entire side of Old Town's Marienplatz, (a square which also includes the much smaller Old Town Hall at its eastern side). The growth of the city and its government in the 19th century was such that new quarters were needed, and so in 1874 the government was transferred to this behemoth 85 metres (279 feet) high, built in elaborate Neo-Gothic style that has become one of Munich's most recognisable buildings. Parts are open to the public; for example, you can take a lift up to the top of its tower for some impressive views out over the city.

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