Then we hit the Marienplatz, the main square, to see the famous Glockenspiel on the Neues Rathaus (new town hall). We had a little time to kill, so we rode the elevator to the top of the town hall tower. I bet the view would be incredible during nice weather, because it was pretty remarkable even with the overcast and rainy skies. After we made it back to ground level, we walked out into the rain to see the Glockenspiel - we heard the bells ring and watched the dancers twirl and the knights joust on their horses. I remember really enjoying the Glockenspiel back in 2007 but this time, not so much. Maybe it was the fact that we were getting soaked in the blowing rain. It just wasn't quite as impressive.
The next morning we left the hotel before 7:00 to return the rental car and catch our flight back to the States. We had switched our flight to two days earlier than initially planned, so we didn't have seats already assigned. I was worried we'd all end up in middle seats, but somehow we were given seats all together, in bulkhead. It was so much better than expected - lots of legroom. Thank goodness for small blessings!