Town Hall, Basel - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

About Town Hall

The Rathaus (City Hall) was replaced by the new building after the major earthquake to restore the former seat of government. It was after Basel joined the Swiss Confederation that the front of the building was redone with a new structure within the Marktplatz Piazza.

The completion of the entire City hall has taken centuries, with works done by various artists over the years, like at the beginning of the 17th-century the city hall was extended and artist Hans Bock decorated the façade. In the 1900s the building was further extended. 

An astonishing design, the mix of art and architecture of the Rathaus is part of its history. This magnificent chamber of Politics attracts tourists from all over the world. The council chamber, the stunning inner courtyard, romantic arcades and the tower along with The crenellation being adorned by coats of Basel and 11 members of the original Confederation. The City Hall is an important heritage site for Basel and one of the top tourist places in Basel.

Best time to Visit- July - September
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