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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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  • Saw this place from the outside only, then later while on a walking tour went into the courtyard with a guide and learned a lot about the building and it history.  more »
  • It's a good idea to visit one of the most popular sites in the city of fun and travel in beautiful weather and not come with a car with no parking and a high fine
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  • The City hall of Basel, it is hard to miss when you enter the town square, the Bright building is impossible to miss, and once you step inside then the real viewing begins. One of my favorite places to visit when i'm in Basel.
  • The most beautiful city hall in the world!!! Rathaus Basel, Such a charm of The city! I am telling you. Basel, Switzerland has the most beautiful city hall I have ever seen. The iconic red facade and amazing wall art. It almost feels romantic!! :)
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