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Address: Marktplatz 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0041-0-61-267-8654
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One of the nicest building in Basel

First time I came here in Basel, it does not have any famous historic building but the Rathaus was something worth to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

First time I came here in Basel, it does not have any famous historic building but the Rathaus was something worth to visit.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth visiting while in Basel. I found the restoration to be little over done. Resulting in a old building that looks newly painted.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Rathaus is just amazing, if you go to Basel it's a must see, parking nearby so even if you are on business and just for the night in Basel, drive by or walk by, you won't regret it.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Rathaus is gorgeous! It was originally built in the early 1500's shortly after Basel joined the Swiss Confederation, and it is still used as the city hall today! It recently underwent some major restoration in honor of its 500th birthday. The entire building, outside and in, is decorated with paintings and carvings that make reference to Basel's history, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I must when in Basel. The exterior is stunning but go into the courtyards to see the murals. I nice farmers market is usually just in front with food, produce and flowers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It immediately attracts you by the different designs and the colours that have been used building that. When I went there it was closed so there was not much to see except for wonder around in the stairs but even so it was beautiful! Go there when it is open! It won the TOP THINGS TO DO IN BASEL Travellers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Well worth a look outside and inside at least the court past the iron gates. Frescos on all the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Throughout my travels, I have seen many a rathaus. This one by far is the coolest. The bright colors and fantastical artwork make the building something fun to behold and explore.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Rathaus has the dual meaning in Basel of townhall and red house and both apply. When I visited the council chambers weren't open so this review only applies to the exterior. The town hall is set on the market place and there is a bustling market on a Saturday. The exterior is very highly decorated both on the facade and... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Being Easter weekend, this was a quiet place to visit, but we loved being able to look in the council chambers and visit the public areas. Very interesting history of how the building was constructed over the years.

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