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Rathaus: Tours & Tickets

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Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a day trip to Basel we had the delight of seeing the Rathaus in brilliant sunshine. It is spectacular and the golden turret was dazzling. The whole facade is amazing. A sight not to miss if visiting Basel.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the centrepiece of Marktplatz reached by many trams ( 6/8/10/11//16/17 pass through here ) Its a stunning building in a lovely platz with its market and other shops and leads onto the Old Town district. The rathaus at night is even more beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GRAHAM C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history and art with political activities of today unknown to me beforehand. The colourful wall paintings and statues surprised as well as curious ornaments inside the building.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juntta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful atractions that Basel has to offer. The public transportation was slightly problematic to get there, however, when we arrived to location was totally worth it. Impressive!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 315irinap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove into Basel and parked just around the corner from Marktplatz. Walking around the corner to see this incredible, bright red, decorated by frescoes, building was jaw dropping. The colours, the decorations are unique. Spent quite a bit of time looking at the details...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Rathaus is definitely worth a visit. It is on a busy square which on itself is not so special. The Rathaus is. Characteristic from the outside!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to the BA strike my alternate flight got me to Basel very early and my cruise company gave me a city tour of Basel and lunch. I got to see the amazing city hall building. It is beautifully ornate on the outside which is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most impressive buildings around, loved the colours and there was a man in the courtyard playing violin, it was beautiful

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank eliatkinson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Basel Hotel in old town which is only a block from the original city hall that has been preserved amazingly. Without the tour, which is worth partaking in, you can walk right in from the open square and tour around seeing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Richard G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can enter the main area for free where the walls are decorated with murals and great views of the tower. You can also do tours, but we didn't do that. Recommended

Date of experience: September 2019
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