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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Nice old building with some history attached

The Rathaus (City hall) was built on the ruins of Charlemagne's old palace, a part of which remains integrated into the structure - Granus Tower (no public access). While you can... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Rathaus (City hall) was built on the ruins of Charlemagne's old palace, a part of which remains integrated into the structure - Granus Tower (no public access). While you can tour an eclectic mix of rooms inside I found the information sparse and poorly organized. In the end, I did not regret climbing the three floors but people with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went with a German friend on a guided tour. While my German language isn't too good, the guide spoke extremely clear and not rushed. I found I was able to understand many of the stories he related. If your German isn't too bad, I highly recommend the tour. The guide pointed out a lot of the history, and how the... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just stroll around the outside, It's the architecture & the statues that are spaced through the side areas of this building that are amazing. It was near closing time so we didn't have time to view the interior.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Building is a marvel from the outside. Costs 3 euro to enter. To be honest there's not much to see inside. There are 7 rooms in total but can be done in 15 minutes. Nothing really special inside.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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

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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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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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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