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Address: Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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+41 61 267 86 54

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Beautiful building

You can just walk into the courtyard and marvel at the beautiful decoration. You can't miss the building - it is red with gold and so very distinctive. The inside courtyard... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can just walk into the courtyard and marvel at the beautiful decoration. You can't miss the building - it is red with gold and so very distinctive. The inside courtyard features murals, sculptures, fountain etc. Not huge and won't take more than 15 mins to study everything it has to offer but you really must see it. And it... More 

Thank TheFabFour18
Gouda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a colorful building! We joined a guided tour (in German only) for 5,- for 45 minutes with a great friendly guide and lots of photo opportunities.

Thank DutchLassie70
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice and impressive building with a special color and full of paintings inside, in the middle of the market square.

Thank Panos_and_family
Dundalk, Ireland
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is right in the centre of the old town and only takes a few minutes to view. There are great murals on the walls and the iron work on the openings in the front is lovely.

Thank Maurs78
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside is fabulous- but its only when you go inside the courtyard and look up that you realise the magnificence of this building. Don't be afraid to go into the little eception area on the left hand side- catch a ride in the lioft or alk up 4 stories and out onto the balconies of the interior courtyard and... More 

Thank hengeangel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully restored building, with impressive wall-paintings, definitely worth a quick visit. Recommend

Thank Igor K
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

One of the most interesting thing when you visit Basel Rathaus is that you can see from where mayor works and even see he working if you go in a weekday. It is normal for Basel people, but for some other cultures it looks odd. Anyhow it is really nice!

Thank Bernardo G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

On route back from Colmar to England stopped off in Basel and had a walk through the city, had a quick look in the Rathaus. Set off a huge square the building is ornate of full of interesting architecture well worth a visit if in Basel even signed the guest book!

Thank Paul E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I love to spend some time looking at the wall paintings of this building. They are indeed impressive. There is also a market right in the square in front of it during the mornings till lunch time. I strongly recommend the fresh pasta to cook at home or the local cheese to taste local ones or French ones as well.... More 

Thank Alessandra F
Houston, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I was drawn to the city hall by the very colorful façade of the building, which was very distinct from all the surrounding architecture. Located right at the center of old town Basel, and a short walk from the Rhine river, Rathaus is very easy to spot. On the day of my visit, entry into the open courtyard was free,... More 

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