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Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Limmatquai 55, Zurich, Switzerland
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Given so many wonderful architectural and historical gems in the old town, the Rathaus takes a back seat when planning the sites one would want to highlight. We saw it anumber of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Given so many wonderful architectural and historical gems in the old town, the Rathaus takes a back seat when planning the sites one would want to highlight. We saw it anumber of times as we walked by or sat at Storchen's outdoor bar area having an afternoon refreshment. Sorry to say it doesn't get a lot of attention.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were not able to go inside as it was a weekend and closed. We were looking specifically for it as a friend of ours was married there years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If it was not noted on my map of attractions, I might not have noticed it easily. The building is a nice but there is nothing particular about it. I heard one can attend the sessions, but at the time I visited no sessions were there so for me it was just a building and not an impressive one.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The place where the parliaments of Zurich town (city parliament) and Zurich Kanton (canton) meet. On Monday it is the representatives of the canton, on Wednesday the local city parliament. And you can stroll in and visit the session from the balcony on the top floor, once you passed the security at the entrance. Worth a visit during sessions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

the sessions of the parliaments are open to the public (levels: Canton and City of Zurich, Mondays and Wednesdays): worth a short visit to feel the "spirit" of Swiss democraty :-) - but you need some German language skills or some locals to translate the essentials (be aware of the fact that they speak a local German dialect! - nice... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It's not a noticeable building. I actually passed it,and not knowing what it was-the tour guide actually pointed it out lol.I mean its nice,old building, nothing special comapred for example to The Rathaus of Basel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Its nice to see an old building still in its original use...If you ask nicely , they will show around with pleasure if no business is taking place. It is also based in a particularly nice area of the old town.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Townhall is located on the right-side of the Limmat. This house hosts the cantonal parliament and the Zurich city Parliament. Open sessions of the Parliament are held on Monday and Wednesday. On the entrance level, there is a bust of Rudolf Brun, the first mayor of Zurich. A very nice gentleman allowed me access to view one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed only 2 days but we are lucky to see a lot and this is one of those , Rathaus was part of the medieval town that was located on the Limmat’s right side. It was the government seat until 1789. Since the early part of the 19th century it had housed both the city’s municipal government and the cantonal... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

gorgeous old zurich bldg on limmat - townhall - very quaint!

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