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Rathaus, Basel
(4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Admire the colorful motifs on the facade of the bright red Rathaus. City hall since the 14th century, this 500-year-old building features illustrations of people and events marking the city's eventful past. Walk the courtyard in front of the building to see more paintings of the past, and enjoy the seasonal farmer's market. Note that entry into the building itself is limited to specific hours, so check the website for hours and updated tour schedules prior to your visit. The city offers tours in German at particular times. Use our Basel trip itinerary planner to visit Rathaus on your trip to Basel, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • So you walked through a small interesting city of Basel... and you must say: not all roads lead to Rome, but also to this magnificent place. From here explore Basel, that is fun!
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  • Beautiful historical building with quite an elaborate artwork. Pictures speak for themselves (I hope you agree) 
  • Interesting, unusual old building with lots of character in the centre of Basel. Worth a look around. We were in Basel on a Sunday and wandered around the courtyard etc. 
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  • A town hall as it should be: open, inviting and I was served so far always nice and competent. Thank you to all staff for their job.
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