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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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  • Rathaus is the city hall of Hamburg and a major landmark of the city. Its architecture is truly inspiring and mesmerizing to every visitor. There is a large public square outside the Rathaus where I found people engaged in different activities such as exercising and strolling. Inside the Rathaus were several sculptures and also a restaurant/cafe bar.
  • Amazing. I had a great time there. That was easy to follow even without tour guide.
  • can be accessed by the train. Theres good food around and a great view
  • The center of the city, filled with lots of shops. The townhall itself is really pretty
  • Definitely have a look there if you want to understand the Hamburg past and present. This is a wonderful historic building with beautiful artwork and intricate carvings throughout.

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