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Rathaus

Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 267 86 54
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Impressive ancient city hall

Great architectural detail. Brilliant geometric pattern with varied colorful tiles. Be sure to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lois_Ottobot
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Interesting facade

You need to look up to notice it. It is worth a few minutes of gazing. Then it is time to move on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
giffenk
via mobile
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Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Altstadt
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+41 61 267 86 54
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"city hall"
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"beautiful building"
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"red building"
in 22 reviews
"inner courtyard"
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"market square"
in 19 reviews
"swiss confederation"
in 5 reviews
"inside the building"
in 11 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 9 reviews
"old town"
in 33 reviews
"eye catching"
in 6 reviews
"christmas tree"
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"nice paintings"
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"visit inside"
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"interesting history"
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"great architecture"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great architectural detail. Brilliant geometric pattern with varied colorful tiles. Be sure to go inside the gates and up the stairs. Beautiful murals.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You need to look up to notice it. It is worth a few minutes of gazing. Then it is time to move on to the next.

Thank giffenk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time through the square and I missed the Rathaus as I was too busy looking at the market stalls in front of it. Coming back I was able to see the the true wonder of this facade, colourful and character full.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning red bricked building, when you go in there are some amazing details & designs in the building. We did see some people on tours looking around the building but you could simply go yourself & just read up on the history. Very unusual looking...More

1  Thank Jowilson00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully authentic historic town hall situated in the main square, surrounded by markets and some of the best shops, cafes and landmarks in the city. We didn’t take a tour as we didn’t have time, there wasn’t much information available about the building upon...More

1  Thank leahcs1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Basel for a few days as an extension of a Viking River Cruise #myvikinglife Basel is a lovely City with several not too be missed sites. This was one of them. Please take advantage of Basel’s public transportation system. It is safe,...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I’m in Basel i seem to be surprised when I run across this unique building. Strikingly red and it’s façade, it’s inside courtyard is adorned with statues and paintings that speak to the history of this very old town. Worth a quick stop...More

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting my friend in Basel and she took me to do some sightseeing in the town... Rathaus is located very much in the city so while we were strolling and doing some window shopping I went and saw this place. it is wheelchair...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in a business Trip on Baselworld, so it is not far away from the Fair,however worth seeing. Sometimes there are local food selled

Thank Marina D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very historic and interesting place to visit. You can get some great pictures while taking in the sights.

Thank Ken Q
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