Kiel Rathaus Paternoster

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Kurt M
Chicago, IL49 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Before leaving on our Baltic cruise, we did some research on things to do in Kiel, and one of the recommendations was to look up the Paternoster in the Rathaus (City Hall). It took a little searching on our part to find it (one has to go in on the "other" side of the building--not the main entrance), but we did. We actually bumped into a worker coming out of the building and asked about it; she was kind enough to take us to where it was. There are probably very many of these open-air people conveyors still in operation, and it was kind of fun to take a trip on it. It is basically a series of compartments that loop around non-stop. One simply steps in/out when the compartment reaches the floor one desires. We actually stayed on all the way to the top and were able to experience the flip over to the other side. An amusing 10 minutes.
Written September 3, 2014
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George Meredith
Windsor, Canada1,067 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
On the main square of Kiel is the Rathaus, or city hall. This is an interesting historic building that was built before the first world war and is said to have survived the war undamaged. It was damaged in the second world war and later repaired. Outside its really beautiful and you can also tour the building. Be sure to see the clock tower. You can take an elevator to the top and enjoy the panoramic views.
Written September 29, 2016
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allanriley9
Mandurah, Australia776 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Having seen the Town Hall previously we headed there to see it zgain, the building is all scaffolded and sheeted over unfoftunately so not very picturesque. Maybe next time?
Written May 21, 2018
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randykiel23
Tucson, AZ123 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Pateroster is an old fashion lift/ elevator in the old town hall. You simply step on, get to the floor you need to get to and then step off, no doors, always moving never stopping, as I said, you step in and step out. It's fun.
Written August 23, 2017
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joe s
Warwick, NY1,718 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
The City Hall of Kiel was built for a much larger City and that is why it is so impressive.
With Germany's loss in WW2 Kiel's prominence as the HQ of the German Navy declined and it lost population.The building is a hidden treasure with it's spacious marble halls, statues, art work and fixtures. The is a small but impressive room that is dedicated a memorial to Kiel's victims of the holocoust, Unless you appreciate fine archetecture you may consider this just another government building with business being conducted as usual. There were no tours (at leat while I was there) in fact folks seemed surprised that I was walking around taking pictures with no other reason for being there.So if you're interested you'll have to find your own way around, find knowledgable people and ask a lot of questions. My favoite attraction was the hop on-hop off elevator. This turn of the century building was one of the first with a "lift" but the lift has no doors and doesn't stop. You jump on and jump off.
The entrance has an impressive rotunda and two paintings comemeration of the construction of the edifice.There are also some magnificent statues and vases as well as beautiful wooden cielings.If you appreciate art, history, or archetcure put it on your list of stops. If you requie entertainment don't bother, it's not for you.Good News - It's Free.
Written April 29, 2017
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Amr A
Egypt493 contributions
Dec 2015
The Rathaus is a historic biulding one of few that survived world War I bombings. In the basement or lower level there is a good restaurant. There is an elevator ride to be tried.
Written December 9, 2015
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Dennis S
Waynesville, NC173 contributions
May 2015
We happened open it while walking through town looking at the sights. The lobby is austere, but the art makes it well worth a look. The old fashion elevator is also quite interesting.
Written July 9, 2015
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium26,822 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Kiel, City Hall “Billing Jugendstil” The City Hall (‘Rathaus’ in German) on Rathausplatz is a listed building designed by Jugendstil architect Hermann Billing (1867-1946), built between 1907 and 1911. The tower was modelled on Italian campaniles, like St. Mark's in Venice but the tower in Kiel is higher. In 2000, part of the city offices moved to the former Oberpostdirektion at Andreas-Gayk-Strasse (called New City Hall or ‘Neues Rathaus’).

There is a viewing platform on top, accessible by elevator but the tower is presently clad in scaffolding because it is undergoing restoration and can’t be visited.

Unfortunately we were in Kiel on a Sunday, so we couldn’t have a peek inside.
Written June 13, 2017
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frank e
Fountain Hills, AZ43 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
This "whatchamacallit" has to seen but supposedly not ridden. Luckily we don't know German so we tried it and then we were informed it is for employees only. This is a good rule and you'll realize why once you try it. Does anyone have a casualty list? Don't miss touring the whole building. Good art, historical pictures, Kiel sailing posters and city partner picture posters.
Written September 19, 2015
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972Keith
Macclesfield, UK46 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
I attended a wedding at the Standesampt (Registry Office); the Town Hall (Rathaus) looked very olde worlde from the outside.
Written June 25, 2015
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