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Rathaus

Marktplatz 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #7 of 77 attractions in Basel
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
49 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Scotland
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A very nice building, walked past and rode the tram past several times. Didn't get a proper look inside though.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Really beautiful architecture - worth looking round. At Xmas the was a beautiful tree. The frescos and the brightly painted walls make this a fascinating place to visit.

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