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Town Hall (Rathaus), Heidelberg

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#9 of 13 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
Government Building Historic Walking Area
Get at the heart of the city's decision-making at Town Hall (Rathaus), the landmark 19th-century city hall that watches over the city center. The building is easily recognizable by its 112 m (367 ft) center spire, robin's egg-blue roof, and intricate Neo-Renaissance architecture. Built over 40 years by a team of seven architects, the structure's style reflects the economic state at the time--of wealth and prosperity--and represents one of the few completely preserved historical buildings in the city. Some of its 647 rooms are still used for official purposes today, but the lobby is open to the public and is yours to explore. See Town Hall (Rathaus) and all Heidelberg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Heidelberg family vacation planner.
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  • I went ahead of this building several times during the days that I stayed in Heidelberg. However, until I started to consult my guide of travel I didn't know that this was the City Hall. It is a very nice building and however goes completely unnoticed, since all the old town of Heidelberg is a real treasure and it is difficult to make a building stand out for their beauty. It is located in a privileged location, on the back of the Cathedral of Heidelberg, on the market square of the completely surrounded by bars, restaurants and terraces.
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  • City Hall is located on the Grote Markt. Basically cities in Europe is Center of the city where City Hall. So when tourism is probably always passes in front of the City Hall. I think in a magnificent building truly historic City Hall.
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  • Another building in Heidelberg's altstadt which is sadly quite plain for the area and a German Rathaus. It is currently operating as the tourist information office.  more »

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Most of the city's lodging is centralized near Altstadt, the Old Town. Here cafes, shops, and tourist sites line the cobbled streets. Many of the guesthouses here work hard to retain the area's historical feel.
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