Hamburg, Germany is home to many beautiful, historic sites. Rathaus, the city hall or town hall is the seat of the government of Hamburg and as such, the seat of one of Germany’s 16 state parliaments.
The Rathaus is located in the Altstadt quarter in the city center, near the lake Binnenalster and the central station. This historic building is synonymous with the culture, history and people of Hamburg.
Rathaus was constructed in 1886 through 1897, and city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for Hamburg’s parliament and senate (the city’s executive).
The building includes 647 rooms, which is more than those at Buckingham Palace, and is capped by an ornate clock tower. There is a public square in front of the Town Hall that is used for numerous civic and cultural events and features memorial tributes to poet Heinrich Heine, composer G.P. Telemann, and the casualties of World War I. Rathaus is open to the public and tours are offered that last about 35 minutes.
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