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Town Hall

Rathausmarkt, Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg-Altstadt)
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Ranked #5 of 142 attractions in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Government Buildings
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Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Not just a landmark for Hamburg, but really a very beautiful and impressive building. The square in front somehow failed to live up to its full potential, especially in the evenings, when it's fairly deserted.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very Nice building on the outside and inside, You can get guided tours of the rathause, but if you dont want to you can just walk in and have a quick look around.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This amazing building reminded me to my home town's major's building. The door handles and the walls have also had Hamburg's symbol. Stunning place, must see. There are tours every hour and entry fee is very reasonable. One of my favourites!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice area with plenty of central bars and cafes around it. The building itself is typical German architecture. Very impressive and a good photo opportunity.

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Alexandria Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As a free city run by its bourgeoisie, Hamburg developed a reputation for being a bit sober-sided in its public buildings, but you would never know it from this place. Built in the last decades of the 19th century, the builders set out to emulate the opulence of the Renaissance. The result is an architectural showpiece which looks much older... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is well worth the time to book the tour and adjust your schedule to the tour's availability. I would say our guide's English skill was not the best and when members of our group asked her questions there was many times she didn't have the answer. Despite that the guide had enough information to fully describe the beautiful building... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Rathaus in Hamburg has been restored and kept to original design, which was the inspiration for some in the GB, including Manchester, maybe! Great photo opportunity, and you will see the memorials in the square outside too. The trees in the square are pol larded in typical German style. Just a short walk to the Alster for lovely lake... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Hamburg Rathaus (Town Hall) is a beautiful building in the heart of the city. The square extends to the water, and there are many swans nearby that give the area some extra charm. There is a street along the water with many shops and cafes, and I'd recommend having a coffee and cake with a view of the Rathaus. I... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Fantastic sightseeing in and around this amazing grandiose building. The exterior is splendid and the interior has a lot of heritage to take in. We went on a Tuesday and there were no guided tours available. It would be fantastic to go on a tour through the building if possible. Look up when they operate. The area in and around... More

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Lyon, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The city hall is not very ancient, however is really immence! And the square around it too. Good to make photos.

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