City Hall Aachen
City Hall Aachen
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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ianwebb75
London, UK1,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The town hall is the stunning old palace of Emperor Charlemagne. Beautiful pictures and portraits adorn the walls, the main ballroom is stunning with the Crown Jewels. The town hall is worth a visit when in Aachen.
Written October 18, 2020
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Darren D
Texas813 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We spent a day in Aachen, and we were grateful that so many things to see were near each other, including the city hall building. The many historical rooms are beautiful and well maintained. From a number of windows, one can look across the town square to see the beautiful cathedral. City hall was extra special to see during Christmastime, with extra lighting and a large Christmas tree.
Written December 26, 2022
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,783 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Another European city, another impressive town hall (Rathaus). The one in Aachen is imposing and hundreds of years old. It's near the amazing Aachen Cathedral which does make it pale into insignificance a tiny bit but I'd still go out of my way to see it.

Trust me, check it out. It's a beauty.
Written July 31, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The town hall of Rathaus is hard to miss as it's right in the old town and part of the Charlemagne Route. It's a put much of the facade is under covers dues to renovations, but what you can see is pretty. Even by the standards of Gothic architecture, the facade is adorned with an incredible number of statues. Inside you can see a painting of Charlemagne and two paintings of Napoleon and Josephine in the main hall.
Written September 15, 2019
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Robert I
Toronto, Canada224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
We had a banquet in the great hall—fun to eat in the same room as German royalty did. It is a beautiful chamber. The acoustics are excellent (we had music too!). A beautiful building in and out.
Written July 26, 2019
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Lisa P
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
The Rathaus is built on the foundation of Charlemange's palace. The Coronation Hall has a great display (replicas) of the " so called sword of Charlemange"' and the imperial crown and orb of Otto 1. Over the centuries, at least 30 kings were crowned here. Another focuses on Aachen during WW 2. Yet another shows how the building has changed over the centuries. It takes about a half
hour to tour and costs 5 Euro. We went on a Saturday, so we were unable to tour the White Room, due to a wedding. The ladies that collect the entrance fee offered this tip- visit during the week. It is less crowded and you are less likely to encounter closed rooms.
Written June 8, 2013
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Patricia F
Bedale, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
An amazing and beautiful building in the historic centre of this very interesting city and very near the cathedral.
Written October 14, 2022
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands3,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The city hall is a very grand architecture and well preserved. During the summer months, there is a small beach created in the front of the city hall for people to enjoy and children to play in the soft beach sand.
Written August 11, 2020
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Irena S
Albania86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Love this city! It was like being part of this city. It was a stunning building and the sorrounded and plaza as well. We took a stroll around the Christmas market and we enjoyed the time there. It was a beautiful market. The buildings and the architecture is wauuw. If you are somewhere around or in cities nearby Aachen, you must go there

Hope helped you ;)
Written December 21, 2019
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ancas15
185 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Was only able to see the exterior since we were at the Christmas market. Would definitely want to come back and see the interior
Written December 11, 2019
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