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Kiel Rathaus Paternoster

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Address: Rathaus (townhall), Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Nice building with interesting lift

Very pleasant to walk around. There are good toilets. People wait in the corridors to do town business. The lift is slow-moving, without a door and doesn't stop. Fascinating to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elga K
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant to walk around. There are good toilets. People wait in the corridors to do town business. The lift is slow-moving, without a door and doesn't stop. Fascinating to ride.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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 repaired. Outside its really beautiful and you can also tour the building. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The Rathaus is a historic biulding one of few that survived world War I bombings. In the basement or lower level there is a good restaurant. There is an elevator ride to be tried.

2 Thank Amr A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

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 casualty list? Don't miss touring the whole building. Good art, historical pictures, Kiel sailing posters... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Beautiful construction outside and inside. The elevators are really cool to take a ride on. The square in front of it is big and has the Olympic Flame.

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We happened open it while walking through town looking at the sights. The lobby is austere, but the art makes it well worth a look. The old fashion elevator is also quite interesting.

1 Thank Dennis S
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

I attended a wedding at the Standesampt (Registry Office); the Town Hall (Rathaus) looked very olde worlde from the outside.

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Read about this on Trip Advisor and had to find and ride it. Took pictures from one of the top floors. I bet in USA OSHA would have closed this down!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Before leaving on our Baltic cruise, we did some research on things to do in Kiel, and one of the recommendations was to look up the Paternoster in the Rathaus (City Hall). It took a little searching on our part to find it (one has to go in on the "other" side of the building--not the main entrance), but we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

A paternoster is an elevator (lift) consisting of a string of open compartments moving non-stop slowly in a loop up and down inside a building. Passengers step on or off without the compartment stopping. Not really your usual tourist attraction but if you're looking for something different, it's one of the few of its' type open to the public. Most... More 

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