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Huge building

I have not entered the building; however, passed on it. Huge building in the center of the small... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Beautiful building

Lovely building in the center of town, with market in front and multiple tram stops. Did not go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen M
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Marktplatz 9, Basel 4001, Switzerland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Amazing painted walls inside and out. Red hue with very large murals - I haven't seen this sort of decoration before. Ask the concierge to let you up onto the 3rd floor so you can see the roof too. Also visit the market in front...More

4  Thank paulspod
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Once you locate the Rathaus, it is easy to use it as a central point for the city. Unfortunately, the tours are spaced erratically and not always in the language you would like. We were only able to look at it from the outside, inside...More

3  Thank Kelley W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have not entered the building; however, passed on it. Huge building in the center of the small city. next to the main tram station. From this street there are a lot of restaurants and convenience stores.

Thank NadierMady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building in the center of town, with market in front and multiple tram stops. Did not go inside.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A jewl of middle age architecture beautifully restored and centrally located in the middle of the market square

Thank Flint C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one for the most beautiful public buildings of the Switzerland! It deserves a visit to admire its architecture.

Thank Antonis K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a guided tour of the tow hall in English when my parents visited Basel. Totally worth it the 30 min.

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This short 30 minute tour in English is very well done. There is a lot to see and you can only do it with a guided tour. Very inexpensive.

Thank glaciaglaze
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This again is an amazing building ,architecture is fab ans some of the artwork great.Again free to wander round ,fountain in side for drinking water which is quirky.

Thank mariaherlihy6
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The market place of Basel is pretty neat. You can walk a bit into the courtyard of the town hall to see the paintings at the wall. On some days they have a market on the place where you can buy swiss cheese and other...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Rathaus is a red historical building with its walls painted fill of murals and located in the Marktplatz, a square with shops and eateries large and small. Small vendors in the square add color to the scene. It is accessible by the city's trams,...More

Thank KC C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

As I work in Government, I like to visit government or council buildings. This one is open on the first floor and you can walk in. It is beautiful. I didn't do an inside tour, but a lovely building right on the main shopping street.

Thank orlandotraveler2018
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