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Rathaus, Basel

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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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  • On route back from Colmar to England stopped off in Basel and had a walk through the city, had a quick look in the Rathaus. Set off a huge square the building is ornate of full of interesting architec...  more »
  • Basel is besieged - by industry, by banks, through non-transparent chain of shops... But here in the very centre of the city near the river Rhine is the historic town hall, where there are still all the subtleties of the history of the last 500 years. There's time, also the adjacent marketplace is another highlight.
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  • A fun attraction for children. There is even a statue of gośća ktury ałgusta built raurica ròwnie.
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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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