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Rathaus

Marktplatz 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #7 of 79 attractions in Basel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the statues in this building. They were awesome and so different I liked them a lot! It's located right by the main trolley stop and has many food, flower and produce carts.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a market located in front of this rathaus that provides some nice local food and crafts. The rathaus itself stands out because it is all red, but it looks really interesting and you can get some nice photos of it. The square has a lot of buildings that look nice and actually make it look really appealing to... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's gothic, it's covered in paintings, and it's very very RED... that's Basel town hall! An astonishing building that tells of civic pride and confidence in the middle ages. Don't miss the lovely and funny details in the paintings and the stonework!

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The decorations of this building are worth a look, and it is worth looking further than just the view from the street. A few old relics tempt you to stay and wander a little longer.

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virginia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a beautiful Gothic building painted red. It has served as the city hall. The exterior is restored in the style of the 1600's. The interior is painted with frescos. The exterior is painted with allegorical figures. It overlooks the marketplace below and the many trains and buses operating on the car free street. It's ornate clock still signal... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is in the market square and was standing out from the surrounding area. The artwork was great and enjoyable to the eyes. We also managed to see it during the sunset which changes the colours so they were more intense.

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Eijsden, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I arrived in Basel on a Sunday. I went for a walk in the city and suddenly I saw this nice building. As I didn't have anything planned (to visit or see), it was a great surprise!

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Atlanta
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54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The 500 year old Basel Rathaus (City Hall) at Martktplatz dominates the scene with it's red color and highly decorative Art Nouveau images. Used by local government, this one of Basel's stand out buildings to see. There are many interesting details to take in both on it's outside facade and inside. Everything from ornately painted walls with scenes to carved... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is a prominent building at Marktplatz. From the outside it is pretty but is prettier on the inside. Pamphlets at the side of the entrance has good information about the building.

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Haute Savoie, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Magnificent building . It was built during the Roman era and has a beautiful roof with a small golden tower.

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