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Town Hall, Basel

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Admire the colorful motifs on the facade of the bright red Town Hall. 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 Town Hall on your trip to Basel, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • An old building but wonderfully restored. The facade is extraordinary, with many paintings and other gilded ornaments. The interior can be visited during guided tours. 
    An old building but wonderfully restored. The facade is extraordinary, with many paintings and other gilded ornaments. The interior can be visited during guided tours.  more »
  • With its standout red sandstone façade it is an architectural jewel. A centrepiece in the popular square, it has an esteemed history. Replacing an earlier one destroyed in the 1356 earthquake, it is....  more
    With its standout red sandstone façade it is an architectural jewel. A centrepiece in the popular square, it has an esteemed history. Replacing an earlier one destroyed in the 1356 earthquake, it is....  more »
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  • In the midst of the Old Town, and right in Marktplatz, nobody can miss this extremely eye-catching building with an impressive red facade and an amazing decoration. Today the City Hall is the seat of the Basel government. Free entry.
  • Stunning historical landmark! Very clean and well kept, and there’s always something fun going on around it. A must-see in Basel.

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