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Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)

  • Karmarschstr. 42 Map It
  • Hannover
  • Building/Architectural Site
  • Altes Rathaus, Hannover, The Fairy-Tale Road, Germany, Europe.

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Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

It took nearly 100 years, starting in 1410, to build this gabled brick edifice that once contained a merchants' hall and an apothecary. In 1844 it was restored to the style of about 1500, with its exceptional Gothic gables and the ornamental frieze. The facade's fired-clay frieze depicts coats of arms and representations of princes, and a medieval game similar to arm wrestling using only the fingers. This marvellous picture above the outer right arched window in the Schmiedestrasse can only be seen by following the "red line" around the Old Town Hall. Inside is a modern interior with boutiques and a restaurant.

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Karmarschstr. 42, Hannover, Lower Saxony, 30159, Germany

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Published 04/23/2016

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