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Rathaus Aachen (City Hall)

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

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After a stunning facade? This is your building!

It's so nice to sit and just look at the beautiful facade of the Aachen Rathaus. We never tire of it. Such history. And the statue of Charlemagne in front adds even more charm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Annette B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's so nice to sit and just look at the beautiful facade of the Aachen Rathaus. We never tire of it. Such history. And the statue of Charlemagne in front adds even more charm, character and history. What more can one ask for?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is €5 per person which I found a little expensive for what you actually got. You walked through 5 rooms with a short paragraph of information...not what I was expecting. There are some beautiful views across to the Dom.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely terrific area around the Rathaus fir the Aachen Xmas market, atmospheric with. A great range of Xmas market stalls, lots of opportunity to purchase personalised gifts, food, gluhwein , Xmas decorations etc etc. Aachen has character atmosphere and is very easy to reach via the railway system. There is so much to see that a day trip for Xmas... More 

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Bordelum, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

on the old cellars of the town hall you can be prepared for a fine dining experience. An amuse geule and a wide ranging menu of high quality German food, friendly and goo service Peter

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Rathaus only has about 4-5 rooms open to the public which you can enter for 5EUR. However, that being said as a former palace they are rather spectacular. I would recommend this as a short 0.5-1hr activity whilst visiting the rest of the town centre. Particularly if you need a pause to get out of the rain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Very nice building, but if you are going without a tour guide, there isn't much information given. There are 4 rooms open to the public and one big hall upstairs. It is a nice place to visit if you have time, but not essential when visiting Aachen.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The imposing building is full of history and a definite place to see when in Aachen. Tours were taking place in German when we visited, so we took ourselves round and found each room had a description of its use. In English. Audios were also available. Apart from the history of the building there are videos telling of the war,... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

If you are there, try to make the guided tour. We spent there 2 best hours in aachen. Very professional guide, amazing stories, with deep and wide knowledge.

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Rathaus in Aachen is example of an old German architecture. Perfect to visit during Summer. There are coffeeshops , Aachen Dom nearby. If you are a pokemon go player then this is where you should be.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

A fantastic example of the old German architecture. It is nice to take in on a sunny warm day, but my preference is when the weather is cool, the Christmas market is in full swing. It just has a special glow at that time of year.

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