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Address: Marktplatz 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0041-0-61-267-8654
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Good architecture

There isn't too much to see here so you don't have to set aside much time to visit. It's still worth a visit. The colours and architecture of the building are wonderful. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Keisha W
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London
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London
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't too much to see here so you don't have to set aside much time to visit. It's still worth a visit. The colours and architecture of the building are wonderful. There are also very interesting statues. The musicians playing in the courtyard add to the experience.

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Thank Keisha W
Lincoln, California
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this building very interesting. We were out walking on the main street through town. Without a guide it even catches your eye. What is it. A church? A Synagogue? A Holy Place? No it's the Rathaus, (the City Hall) with offices the newspaper and other businesses.All the statues and frescoes and gold steeples, it stands out and is... More 

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Rheinfelden
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119 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place full of history, try to get here with a guide or buy a tourist guide where you can read the history.

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Thank Analola
N.Ireland
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185 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building really stands out as it is so colourful sitting right in the market square. You can go inside and see the wall paintings, carvings and statues. Well worth a visit.

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Thank N_IrelandFranco
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique architecture, a very outstanding building on the square that you won't miss. I went there on Monday and it's not open, not sure if it's open for visitors at all.

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Thank May W
Brisbane, Australia
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144 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rathaus is located in the Marketplace in the centre of town. We walked inside the front gates to get some pictures of the surrounding walls which were fabulous renditions of medieval life. Make sure you go up the stairs to the right and take further pictures of the interior courtyard.

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Thank DifromBrisbane
Frankfurt, Germany
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172 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's actually very small place and I would hope that they open more doors for people to look in. It's still worth your while since you are already in the center of the city... The little farmers market near by is awesome. We bought some yummy cheese and salami... Yummy!!!

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Thank ShalomMK
Foothill Ranch, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled to Basel for business and spent the weekends as a tourist. Didn't find much not to love - loved the farmer's market in front of the Rathaus and the oh-so-convenient trams that I could just jump on and go anywhere.

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Thank Attafox
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was open, courtyard, and i could go in and have a look at the splendid murals inside. Could have more doors open tough

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Thank seth i
Zurich, Switzerland
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314 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The City Hall is the seat of the government of the Canton of Basel-City and is well worth a visit to admire the hand painted walls of this historic building. Photographs and pictures just do not do it justice. A must see and easy to get to by tram or foot.

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