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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 #4 of 47 things to do 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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

you cannot ignore the beauty of this building. In this building, you embrace the art and history. It has an amazing view to the dom from a specific angle

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Here was exposed initially the lance of LONGINUS the roman centurion who pierced the body of JESUS with his lance ,which was made from libian cedar cover with gold.During the second war,the lance was moved in VIENNA,due to fear of HITLER.The lance is now in HOFBURG PALACE WIEN.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The building is very tall, and it's square-shaped front makes it look imposing. On the front there's statues of various German kings through the ages. Inside has tourist information at the front desk. Further inside, there's some large halls to inspect and paintings of old German personalities.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was not what we expected. Where we come from Local council buildings are not real place to visit but this Rathaus has a display of the history. It is well worth the visit as it does reveal some of Aachen's history very interestingly. I love the large paintings and the fact that a wedding was happening whilst we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I'm still in awe. This building is huge and the architectural design is simply fascinating. I didn't know it was the city hall, I thought maybe its a national historical museum but it might as well be because of its incredible design. Too bad we didn't get to see the inside but outside and having my picture taken in the... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Aachen is a beautiful city full of history. The architecture is simply amazing, right in the middle of the city square. Christmas time is a great time of year to visit because of the Christmas Market rated second best in Europe.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Rebuilt form the original Charlemagne palace, its beautiful building, which makes you wonder how was it possible to build a structure like that hundreds years ago! Great landmark!

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

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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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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