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Rathaus

Marktplatz 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #9 of 79 Attractions in Basel
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Richmond Hill, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well restoured building. Nice place to take pictures. There is a Sat market in front of Rathaus, where you can try many local delicacies.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This unique City Hall building stands out among the row of buildings at Marktplatz square .The brick red walls with colourful facades is striking , the decorations were done in the style of Art Nouveau.Walk into the atmospheric courtyard for more works of art andromantic arcades .The City Hall has been located in this place since the 14th century .Guided... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is such a colorful building with tall towers and it certainly sits apart from all the other buildings here in the old town. Take a look inside at the courtyard as there are statues, paintings and other colorful works of art along the walls all for free viewing. There are tours offered at certain times of the day and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The detailed artwork on the walls .. and archictecture were a total surprise once inside. Lovely to have washroom facilities inside

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I loved this building. You must be able to deal with stairs and cobblestone surfaces to completely enjoy this building. Not handicapped friendly. Don't just look from outside. Beautiful and ornate inside too.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing building which is so old. It was so great to see it and try to figure out its age based on roman letters;) luckily there was numbers not so far away. Must see

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very unusual town hall building, definitely worth a visit to appreciate the artwork and stonework in this building. Not sure if there is any access inside as there was not enough information. There is also a free public toilet here.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

At Markplatz, this building stands out, amazingly nice dark red with nice paintings, and a gold tip on top. Just beside Freire Strasse and so when we were there on Saturday, the market at Markplatz was in full swing, with lots of things to eat (bratwurst was good !)

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice building looking from outside. When I went inside it was closed but courtyard is open all the time.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From the outside, it looks like a very interesting building; inside it's just a building with some statues. The most interesting part are the paintings on the walls.

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