Just off Marienplatz is the Peterskirche, locally called 'Alter Peter', where for €1.50 I climbed the 303 steps (I counted them) in twists and turns to the top, and a superb view – slightly higher than the view from the Altes Rathaus tower, and not as busy, apparently, although I believe the Altes Rathaus has a lift (which is a bit wimpish). The sun was pretty strong by now, and there were good views of everyone enjoying it around the tall pillar of the Mariensäule and the Fischbrunnen [Fish Fountain] down below in Marienplatz – another reason to choose the tower of Alter Peter rather than the Neues Rathaus is that these views would be looking towards the south and some pretty strong contrast.

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