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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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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

On the square in front of the Rathaus there are small metal 'stations' where you can see how the Rathaus was build and restored over the centuries. Very nice building, with rich historical background. The symbol of Aachen. No entrance fee.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Really interesting museum with English audio guide, giving a great idea of what the Charlemagne phenomenon is all about. Worth booking a combined ticket with other bits of the Charlemagne route

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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366 reviews 366 reviews
94 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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247 reviews 247 reviews
132 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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