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Townhall dominates Hamburg with its impressive architecture and stately presence. It's one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Constructed in the late 19th century, the colossal building features 647 rooms and houses the senate and parliament of Hamburg. Admire the building's elaborate Neoclassical facade with marble statues and inscriptions. Then, head inside to tour the Main Hall and central courtyard free of charge. You can take a tour of the entire building for a small fee. To visit Townhall and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The story of the bulding is exciting, and the way it has been brought back to life is a real tribute to the people of Hamburg. The doors and tapestries as amazballs, and I could get lost in the detail...  more »
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  • Do not skip a visit to this beautiful building when in Hamburg. It is stunning inside and out. The fountain in the courtyard is gorgeous. One of my favourite buildings worldwide  more »
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  • Visiting this building really is a must if you're in Hamburg. It's striking from the outside but the tour of the interior is where it really shines. The tour is extremely good value considering the length and the rooms you get to see. Plus, it's all explained by a very knowledgeable guide. It far exceeded my expectations but having been I can see that the review score for this attraction really stacks up.
  • The Rathaus was absolutely gorgeous, and made all the more beautiful by the Christmas decorations and Christmas market taking place just in front of it. It was all lit up at night, even with red lights as santa flew in across the sky over the market. Their Christmas market was spectacular, and my favourite one by far in hamburg. Lots of booths, delicious food, and beautiful lights. Don't skip this at Christmas time!
  • Architecturally, what an amazing building! I wasn't going to visit inside until I read some of the reviews. During the time I was there, I could only see the grand hall and courtyard. Take time and read the information on the wall about city facts and government. Also take a few minutes and sit in the courtyard and enjoy the peacefulness and architecture.
  • So gorgeous in here guys, architectural so historical and amazing places, if you go to hamburg you must in here, you can take a picture in here and you can share to all people if this place so amazing
  • Wonderful building. Magnificent bold big interiors reminds me french palace from Hausmann time. Gold, marble, priceless wood, crystal chandeliers and big paintings. Lady who made English tour was fantastic- relaxed informative and funny! I love staircases and big Festsaal with wooden celling. And so good price - only 4 euros.

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