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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

Address: Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0241/4-32-73-10
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Aachen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I didn't get the chance to see the inside, not least because it was a weekend but I think it provides typical architecture of German city halls.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Aachen Rathaus is quite pretty, it has several romos for meetings and a special room in the upper floor where there is a Charlemagne Price granted every year to people that work to improve European Unity. Only some parts of the lower floor are remains of Charlemagne's castle, the rest was rebuilt later on. There are also some paintings of... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

To be honest, I am not impressed by Aachen's architecture, but the town hall is a piece of history that really impressed me! It's not too big, so about 30-40 minutes is enough. It's very well-kept. Definitely worth the €3.

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Ankara, Turkey
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stumbled upon here while walking around and it was a sight to see with all the remnants of the Christmas decorations and a grand open space in front of us. It was a lovely sight and a must see during Xmas times, I believe also in spring time it must be beautiful.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Aachen Rathaus is very impressive and the history behind it makes it mandatory. The view of the cathedral from the other side of the plaza makes the best picture ever. Make sure you don't miss the ground floor rooms, the room that shows the WWII damage and reconstruction is really interesting.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Although the front of this impressive building was rather obscured by the Christmas Market, it is clear that it is a lovely town hall. Quite grand architecturally and a credit to the town. It seemed possible to see the interior but unfortunately we didn't have sufficient time.

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited this whilst at the christmas markets. Lovely old building which you can look round. Well worth a visit at any time. Looks particularly good at night when lit up.

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Wangaratta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed visiting the Town Hall. Very beautiful, ornate building in central market square. Very good amenities and definitely worth a visit,

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This has wonderful architecture! My group and I were able to go in and tour the Charlemagne exhibit which was superb.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Rathouse has been heavily restored following earlier fire and bomb damage but still retains elements of the earlier 1330 building and is a very pleasing building. There is an interesting collection of replicas of ancient Imperial coronations and a good collection of artwork including Napoleons portrat.

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