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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

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Address: Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 241 4327310
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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interesting starting point for historical exploration

Great way to start exploring Charlemagne and his history. The building is interesting, and the explanations and guide book are very informative. Plus it's open on Mondays when the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johanna B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to start exploring Charlemagne and his history. The building is interesting, and the explanations and guide book are very informative. Plus it's open on Mondays when the museums are closed!

Thank Johanna B
Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Rathaus is a step back in time. This imposing building dominates the square. Be sure to see it at night as it is beautifully lit. We "self guided" our own tour using "The Town Hall Brochure" that we received at the entrance desk. Price per person, 6 euro, non audio. Reading our way through took about 30... More 

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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rathaus is a beautiful building from the outside, which of course makes you curious about the inside. While the inside was also beautiful, we were still very disappointed. They charge 6 euro per person (no discounts for the elderly, only for students) and all you get to see are empty rooms. No or very little explanation of what you... More 

Thank M0rrighan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see from the outside while in Aachen. It is extremely close to the cathedral. The inside visit isn't bad but only OK but not too expensive and worth doing if you have 15-30 minutes to spare. They have some very nice free toilets accessible without going into the museum. There is a nice small bar/restaurant attached... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

well preserved, ideal for tourist who loves history. just very close to cathedral. in front are coffee shops where you can enjoy the sun

Thank Shams_kmg
Aachen, Germany
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Your trip or experience of Aachen is not complete without a visit to the Rathaus Aachen. Rich in history and the architecture is amazing.

Thank Wayne I
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Aachen City Hall dates from the mid 14th century. It's a beautiful example of the architecture from that period. It's near the cathedral in Aachen. There is a popular Christmas Market here in December.

Thank Sam L
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

A huge place right near the Aachen Dom you shouldn't miss. Photography is allowed but only without the flash. There's a lot of beautiful artwork here, and the upper floor is a sight to behold. Just a huge ballroom-type room that makes you want to dance. And I hate dancing, so that says how incredible I thought it really was.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Just lookinh from the distance you can tell it's an excellent work for a building. I love the gothic architecture, it always makes me think how they made it possible centuries ago when structures are done by hand.

Thank Aimorosa
Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This building is in front of a square and is rather large. It looks quite old and the construction is ornate and interesting. It's easy to imagine people meeting for centuries in front and in the building. It looks very German.

Thank LostALot22

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