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Munich Old Town Hall Uploaded: 03/09/14 7:05 PM GMT

Image: Munich Old Town Hall

The building that has been known as the Munich Old Town Hall, since the 19th century, a gothic design, was built between 1470 and 1480. The 55-meter-tall (180 foot) tower is visible from a number of spots in the city. The tower is actually older than the building proper as it was built in the 12th century as part of Munich's fortifications. Today, the Old Town Hall houses a fun toy museum (Spielzeugmuseum).

Small Parterre Uploaded: 03/08/14 1:43 PM GMT

Image: Small Parterre

The world-famous Mirabell Gardens were built along a north-south axis and oriented towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the Salzburger Dom cathedral. The original gardens were re-modelled according to plans by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach under the reign of Prince Archbishop Johann Ernst Thun in 1689. The "Small Parterre" captured in this photo, is the part of the Mirabell Gardens just along the backside of the Mirabell Castle. It is directly attached to the Grand Parterre and also bears a fountain in its core: a Pegasus statue that was transferred to this location in 1913, previously it had been part of a horse well in front of the Mirabell Castle. For "The Sound of Music" fans; the place where Maria and the Trapp children sing "Do-Re-Mi".