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Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Limmatquai 55, Zurich, Switzerland

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place of power in a Renaissance building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I don't believe there is anythnig special about the Rathaus. I'd much rather you spent time at the churches and the old town.

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