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Rathausplatz 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to see. Take time to look at the details as some of the carving on the building and they are sure to make you smile. During your visit you probably will see someone getting married when you stroll by.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

One of the oldest city halls in Germany, the town hall sits on top of an even older Roman Praetorium which is now buried. Parts of the building date back to eleventh century with later additions making it a mix of architectural styles. The entrance...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We toured by on a Saturday and there was a continual stream of newly weds filtering out of the building. It was interesting to see the various architecture styles as you walk around the building.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Rathaus has several buildings and style of architecture so you might not think they are all connected. The older tower has many carvings with ties to Roman times when Cologne was part of the Roman empire. I wish I would have study this before...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Entry is free, and at one level it is just a town hall. But the space is magnificent. The paintings are very interesting, the sculpture fascinating, and the Christmas tree was superb.

Thank 508anon
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a very nice town hall and when you walk around you see some great features in the design and architecture. The clock is great and the building is a fine example of this historic area of Köln. It’s well,worth a visit and great...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We were doing our own walking tour of Cologne and were looking out for the town hall but walked right past it because it was covered up due to restoration. Excavations are also taking place in front of the town hall. There is some interesting...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Visiting the Christmas market and they were open for business, so we went inside and toured the ground floor. Very interesting art piece hanging from the ceiling and excellent, free WC.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The Historic Town Hall is a wonderful landmark building that is one of the most recognisable in Cologne. Located on the site of the ancient Roman Praetorium and has over 900 years of history attached to it. Located on the Innenstadt between Rathausplatz and Alten...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 2 December 2017

we did see this and the history was interesting, is adjacent to the cathedral so was very convenient .

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