This mural at the tower of the old town hall displays a compilation of seals and coat of arms related to Munich. The dates tell when each emblem was in use. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was the domicile of the municipality until 1874. Today it serves as a building for representative purposes for the city council in Munich.
The city hall of Rostock dating back to the 13th century is an interesting mixture of Brick Gothic and Baroque architecture. The Baroque porch was built in front of the Gothic wall in the beginning of the 18th century.
The old town hall on the Old Market Square dates back to 13th century. It is the landmark of the city and one of the most important secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic architecture. I was especially impressed by the huge show facade.
Unfortunately it was pretty rainy during my visit in Bonn. I got a nice photo of the city hall though. Many years ago I watched a ‘Rathaussturm’ here. Have you already heard about this carnival tradition? In the end of the carnival period the carnival revellers supported by a female guard ‘take over the power’ at the city hall for a few days.
The castle-like New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) of Hanover (Hannover) was built during the era of Wilhelm II in eclectic style. It was opened in 1913. Inside a very special elevator, which followed an arched course was in operation until November 2007.
The old town hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its location on an artificial island in the Regnitz River and for the fine painted façade created by Johann Anwander.