the Glockenspiel in the centre of the Neues Rathaus
the marvelous figures spring into action at 11am, 12pm, 5pm, 9pm.
start of the tournament
The figures perform the Schläffertanz or cooper's dance, which was originally performed in 1517 at the Marienplatz to commemorate the end of the plague. On top of the dancers, figures hold a tournament, which was originally held in 1568 at the wedding of Wilhelm II and Renata von Lothringen in 1568. The Glockenspiel exists since 1903, but the original clocks have been replaced by a music tape.
the procession proceeds
showing the banners
the horses approaching for the joust
second time around
Short Video of the Jousting
Short Video of the Dancers
after the dance, ready to rest till next performance
Mariensäule (Mary Column)
erected in 1638 to celebrate the removal of Swedish forces
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