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“Nice paintings within, a great location on the Limmat and friendly staff.”

Town Hall (Rathaus)
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Small-Group Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour of Zurich's Old Town
Ranked #48 of 209 things to do in Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Nice paintings within, a great location on the Limmat and friendly staff.”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The Townhall is located on the right-side of the Limmat. This house hosts the cantonal parliament and the Zurich city Parliament. Open sessions of the Parliament are held on Monday and Wednesday.

On the entrance level, there is a bust of Rudolf Brun, the first mayor of Zurich. A very nice gentleman allowed me access to view one of the large rooms which houses a large meeting table, paintings on the walls and ceilings and a ceramic stove. On the next level up, I was able to view the paintings and intricate designs on the ceiling in the foyer area.

There are no fees to view the limited area of the building. The exterior is very nice as it is anchored onto the Limmat with views of the flowing river and the left bank.

This hall can be viewed when touring other attractions in the area and it is accessible for the physically challenged.

Visited September 2013
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“City's Symbolic Monument”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed only 2 days but we are lucky to see a lot and this is one of those , Rathaus was part of the medieval town that was located on the Limmat’s right side. It was the government seat until 1789. Since the early part of the 19th century it had housed both the city’s municipal government and the cantonal government. The town hall built here in the 17th century replaced an earlier one that had dated back to the late 1300s. The building has a late Renaissance architectural style with a Baroque ceremonial hall... Just walk along the Limmat River, you'll see most of the attractions..!

Visited July 2013
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“gorgeous old zurich bldg on limmat”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

gorgeous old zurich bldg on limmat - townhall - very quaint!

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“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

I don't believe there is anythnig special about the Rathaus. I'd much rather you spent time at the churches and the old town.

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