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Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Limmatquai 55, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41432596811
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Nice building...

... but one of many. Late renaissance style, it is built on pillars on the Limmatt river, that makes it a bit special. And also very prominent on the Limmat outlook up from the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lilliputz
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

... but one of many. Late renaissance style, it is built on pillars on the Limmatt river, that makes it a bit special. And also very prominent on the Limmat outlook up from the lake. Being also quite different in style from most of the buildings along the river, this subtracts from its appearance, IMO. However, taken by itself, it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful town hall. You can walk inside and take a look for free. For being over 500 years old, this building is in great condition. The statues on outside are of the king and queen who paid for the buildings and in the middle was Mary holding baby Jesus but later changed to a lady holding a sword after the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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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Thank Gorgeous49
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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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