Marienplatz translated as ‘Mary's Square’ is the central square in Munich, Germany. The square has been the main square of the city since 1158. The square was named after the Marian Column was erected in the square in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish invasion. Over the years the square became a place for locals to socialise, tournaments and markets were held on the square. Today the square is still a place where socialising is encouraged with festive markets held on the square which is dominated by the new and old city halls.
The city's U-Bahn and S-Bahn run underneath the Marienplatz and the square is served by a station of the same name. It is at the ‘Marienplatz’ stop you should get off with the S-Bahn 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 lines stopping there as well as the U-Bahn 3 and 6 lines.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is open all day and is a public square so it is free to enter. The city’s Christmas Markets are situated on the square in November and December.