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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

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Address: Markt, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0241/4-32-73-10
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This was a very interesting place to visit. It contained a lot of information about the bombing of WW2 and the reconstruction of Aachen. In one of the rooms you are able to watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting place to visit. It contained a lot of information about the bombing of WW2 and the reconstruction of Aachen. In one of the rooms you are able to watch a video with head phones. It was quiet there no fighting with other tourists to see things. There are toilets down stairs that are free. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning architecture, superb building which also takes your breath away when lit up at night times. Nice to see people sitting outside it and to see it when eating at the restaurants in the main square. Impressive history and collections to view (jewels). In the city center itself, it's very vibrant with lots of people of all ages out and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always having wanted to visit the other city (apart from Frankfurt) where coronations took place, I followed the guided tour (in German) with great interest, It was amazing to see Habsburg portraits in this location!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafes and pubs in large courtyard area. Well maintained older buildings. Lovely place to eat or drink outside

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Able to purchase GPS audio guide which was very useful for this beautiful building. You need photo ID of some kind to leave after purchasing audio guide. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Lots of history - thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magnificent building in the heart of what remains of the old town centre. Great area to sit and people watch from one of the many bars in the locality

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I entered the square where the Rathaus was located, I was immediately attracted to it. Its Gothic facade was so beautiful! I wanted to know more about it. I was told that it was originally build in the 14th century. However, a fire destroyed most of the Rathaus in 1883. The city of Aachen offered a contest among the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Hi, really nice building located in the city centre. Good bars and restaurants around it. Building itself is wel preserved and looks like time hasn't been around it. Haven't been into the building, I saw that it was possible. Pretty impressive

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Beautiful building that has seen its share of history. We didn't have time for the full tour, but stepped inside to see a couple of the rooms, one including important portraits of Charlemagne, Napoleon, and Josephine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

If in the area the Rathaus is a nice place to stop and visit. The upstairs room has a lot to offer in its beautiful designs and sculpture.

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