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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 builder app to visit Rathaus on your trip to Basel, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful building, lovely to just sit on a bench and take it all in...the entire old city of Basel is beautiful  more »
  • A very nice town hall. Located in the centre and easily accessible by public transport. Beautiful courtyard. Sightseeing tours are offered.
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  • The town hall in Basel is beautiful and stands out from the other buildings due to the red brick. Inside in the court-yard, it is beautifully decorated. It is actually possible to visit both during th...  more »
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  • Beautiful building in the center of the Basel old town. The art pictures on the walls of the city hall is truly beautiful. If you ever visit Basel you should definitely go to this place and see for yourself how beautiful it is. When you Walt through the old town you cannot oversee it.
  • One of the attraction of the city, undoubtedly has a great art and sculpture work inscribed inside of it and on its wall and rooftop. Moreover being the town hall, there is a senate assembly hall with a fantastic royal and majestic atmosphere. To visit the senate hall's charm, you need to take permission in advance.
  • It’s an artistic masterpiece well preserved. Visited with a friend residing in Basel town itself. It’s his nth visit still found something new in this place. Do come in the morning or in the evening the harsh sunlight during the summer noon spoil the photos. You can easily spend half an hour or more depending on your artistic as well as historical interests. If you are in Basel you must come and enjoy this place period!!!
  • Wonderful eye catching venue. Its as important for Basel as Eiffel Tower for Paris of Statue of Liberty for NYC. Its a must see object for real tourists. Come here and you will feel like in a time machine travelling back in time 1000 years.
  • Perfectly preserved town hall, full of ornaments and beautiful details, entrance in the hallway is free, there are many tourists visiting it, it's easy to find and also a great spot for gorgeous photos :) Every recommendation for visiting this outstanding object
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