Munich, Germany. For all the many reasons to come to this town (I arrived two days after the end of the Oktoberfest) one of the highlights is seeing the Rathaus-Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz.
The building itself is certainly not like town halls in the USA. At least not like the ones I worked in. This is day 18.
There they wait. Folks standing around waiting for the 'top of the hour'.
The city and town square are quite impressive, as seems to be the norm in this country. This statue of the virgin Mary, the Mariensaule (1638) was the first column to be erected north of the Alps. The statue itself dates to 1590 and used to be in the Frauenkirche. You can see the two domes of the church on the left.
It is not like I have not seen an animated clock before. Yet, there I was along with the rest of the crowds, craning my neck to watch the jousting and dancing. And I do mean crowds. I busied myself by drinking coffee and eating a German pastry while waiting.
I did take a video of the clock, but this one on YouTube is much better than mine. The picture of the bird at the end is mine.
On my Bucket List: Guatemala