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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #4 of 26 attractions in Aachen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This building has a lot of history and makes an interesting visit. They have some very nicely decorated halls and rooms. The downside was, is that the visit is quite short. Unfortunately there is not a lot to see and don’t think you will be spending hours here. But still, it gives a nice view of the Aachener dom.

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New York
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345 reviews 345 reviews
85 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Museum in City Hall was open until 9:00 so I took an hour after work to see it. Its extremely well put together and offers terrific historical ethnographical lesson about a very important town in the crucial development of this part of Europe

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Bilbao, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Step into a historic place related to the founder of the biggest empire after the Romans. We visited during the week of the opening of a special exhibition and the first floor was not accessible. The ground floor was free and maps in various languages available at the entrance, alongside an information desk with helpful attendants. Here you will see... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The rooms throughout city hall were very impressive and interesting. I followed along with the self guided brochure that was given to me when I paid the entrance fee. One of the rooms also had a very informative video that showed city hall during World War II. The entrance also has a view nice view of the market.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

we only managed to see the outside due to a visit from the president of the EU. There was no pre-warning of the closure, just a closed notice on the door. The building is quite spectacular but needs a good clean to be able to see the detail.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This building is nice from outside but brilliant from inside. Very nice and impressive rooms, paintings and exhibitions.

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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127 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

An old and prominent building from the first half of the 14th century with beautiful details, and the crowning of the buildings around the market. Regular there are weddings here, with of course a picture pf the people on the beautiful stairs to the town hall, which is always fun to watch for bystanders. Part of the Rathaus is the... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When I went to visit my friend in aachen.We went to many places. But the rathaus is my favorite since in forms the centre of the city. The street across rathaus is the city shopping area where you could get starting from the famous german breads to channel scents..Since it forms the centre the Deutsche bank ATM Is very close...Worth... More

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DC Metro
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

In Aachen for a school exchange program with my son. Got to be inside to see the beautiful paintings on the wall that commemorate Charlemagne (and met Aachen's mayor). Great views of the Cathedral.

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Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Euro 5 per person, with the usual discounts for groups, kids, etc, gets you into city hall for a good look around. Allow about an hour and a half and if you read the brochure, watch the short film clip and pay attention you get a nice dose of European history. You can also breeze through all areas in 30... More

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