Fodor's Expert Review Berliner Rathaus

Mitte Government Building

Nicknamed the "Rotes Rathaus" (Red Town Hall) for its redbrick design, the town hall was completed in 1869. Its most distinguishing features are its neo-Renaissance clock tower and frieze that depicts Berlin's history up to 1879 in 36 terra-cotta plaques, each 20 feet long. Climb the grand stairwell to view the coat-of-arms hall and a few exhibits. The Rathaus has a very inexpensive, cafeteria-style canteen offering budget lunches. The entrance is inside the inner courtyard.

Government Building

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Rathausstr. 15
Berlin, Berlin  10178, Germany


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Rate Includes: Free, Weekdays 9–6

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