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Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Limmatquai 55, Zurich, Switzerland
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Town hall by the river

The Rathaus is directly on the Limmatquai on the Limmat and was built in 1694-1698 in the Renaissance style. This quarter of town was named for the town hall. The length of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
R K
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rathaus is directly on the Limmatquai on the Limmat and was built in 1694-1698 in the Renaissance style. This quarter of town was named for the town hall. The length of the visit is about 15 minutes.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I bought a Zurich Card, there's a guide told me I could use Zurich Card for visting Town Hall. I followed a woman to enter the building. When I entered, it's quiet, doesn't look like a tourist place. Another lady come out from an offie, nicely suggest me to go to the other building across the bridge. I realized even... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A building that is a "must see" for lovers of architecture. It is unfortunately only open a few hours on select days of the week for visitors. Some events are held in this location (outside the normal public opening hours), so check the tourist information site for details.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We attended a Concert in the old town hall. A beautiful building. Pretty scenic area. Glad we went as it is about to have major renovations.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Town Hall or Rathaus is a nice little structure near the Limmat river in Zurich. While there are many other imposing buildings in the vicinity, this one seemed no less majestic itself.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is a nice artistic building and indeed there are quite a few in Zurich. Good place to visit, had plenty of fountains and the view of the water looks good towards the evening. Many shops and restaurants close by too

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I really love this area. The buildings are painted with colorful paints, even they put decorations or paintings in the facade. I love the alleys with unique signboard for every restaurants or shops. There are many restaurants and shops around here. Also, there are a lot of water fountains. There are also some historical sites you can find around here.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a neat building in that it is built over the river - but that is about it. There are much more interesting buildings right across the road in the old part of town - your time would be better spent exploring those instead.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

The place was just walking distance from my hotel so went to have a look. It was old design but very attractive

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

If you want to see a Swiss wedding party getting ready to celebrate their family/friends, then you will be able to witness it for free, outside the Town Hall. Right next to it is the Fraumunster with the famous Chagall windows.

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