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The Pateroster is an old fashion lift/ elevator in the old town hall. You simply step on, get to the floor you need to get to and then step off, no doors, always moving never stopping, as I said, you step in and step out....More
The paternoster is an old wooden elevator which used to be a great tourist attraction. During my visit this summer I found out that the paternoster is only to be used by employees of the Kiel city hall. There are big signs on every floor...More
Kiel, City Hall “Billing Jugendstil” The City Hall (‘Rathaus’ in German) on Rathausplatz is a listed building designed by Jugendstil architect Hermann Billing (1867-1946), built between 1907 and 1911. The tower was modelled on Italian campaniles, like St. Mark's in Venice but the tower in...More
The City Hall of Kiel was built for a much larger City and that is why it is so impressive.
With Germany's loss in WW2 Kiel's prominence as the HQ of the German Navy declined and it lost population.The building is a hidden treasure with...More
On the main square of Kiel is the Rathaus, or city hall. This is an interesting historic building that was built before the first world war and is said to have survived the war undamaged. It was damaged in the second world war and later...More
This "whatchamacallit" has to seen but supposedly not ridden. Luckily we don't know German so we tried it and then we were informed it is for employees only. This is a good rule and you'll realize why once you try it. Does anyone have a...More
Basically an elevator. But instead of a single car that goes to the floor required, it is a series of open cars (no front doors) that make a non-stop, continous circle. One simply hops on and off at the desired floor.