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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

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Address: Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0241/4-32-73-10
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a must when in Aachen

impressive building with monumental stairs and beautiful, painted halls inside, that can be visited for a small fee some of them. Anyway it worth a visit and there is a fully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

impressive building with monumental stairs and beautiful, painted halls inside, that can be visited for a small fee some of them. Anyway it worth a visit and there is a fully equiped free of charge toillette in the basement.

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Biberach (Riss), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing piece of history. I was there for the 1200 anniversary of the death of Karl the Great, so the Rathaus was probably busier than normal. But I would highly recommend for the fact that so many emperors were crowned here and be beautiful murals on the walls.

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Irbid, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a Huge building in Aachen near the dome , built in the 14th century , it looks marvelous and has lots of restaurants and cafe's around , i didnt go in though so cant comment on that

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I paid the €3 to get in as I had a lot of spare time and judging from the outside I thought that the inside would be worth seeing. Unfortunately, it was really nothing special. I spent 10 minutes inside but if you are time poor I'd give this a miss.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lots of history to take in . Not a lot to see but lots to read - used for weddings and these appear to be open to everyone - saw two whilst there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Five Euro seems to be a standard admission for this North Rhine region here in 2015. Sometimes that seems steep and simetimes it seems a bargain. If you go to enough 5-Euro sites, it seems to balance out. We didn't spend for admission today -- time was too short -- but we peered in, and I realky wish we did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The building is lovely from the outside, but a bit of a disappointment inside. The great hall on the top floor is impressive but an empty space. When we went, we were told that a part could not be visited due to an event, and peeping through the door it looked like the most interesting part of the building. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came here with my two young children and were pleasantly surprised. We had access to most rooms and there were enough exhibits and information signs to keep you interested. Plus, it gives you a good view of the cathedral. We paid €10 for a family ticket and I think it was worth it as the children enjoyed climbing up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The building has a diversity history and the way its exterior changed throughout the time is worth seeing. There's not too much to see inside. The halls and rooms are very interesting, though; to imagine what it all used to be like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Built during the 14th century, Aachen Rathaus was repeatedly damaged and restored, until it was almost completely wiped by the Russians during WWII. What you see is an example of “anastylosis” to its extreme extent: only a small percentage of the building is “original”, the vast majority being new material. Impressive from the outside, it is not worth the 5... More 

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