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Rathaus, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Having seen the Town Hall previously we headed there to see it zgain, the building is all scaffolded and sheeted over unfoftunately so not very picturesque. Maybe next time?

2  Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Pateroster is an old fashion lift/ elevator in the old town hall. You simply step on, get to the floor you need to get to and then step off, no doors, always moving never stopping, as I said, you step in and step out....More

2  Thank randykiel23
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The paternoster is an old wooden elevator which used to be a great tourist attraction. During my visit this summer I found out that the paternoster is only to be used by employees of the Kiel city hall. There are big signs on every floor...More

Thank knp044
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Kiel, City Hall “Billing Jugendstil” The City Hall (‘Rathaus’ in German) on Rathausplatz is a listed building designed by Jugendstil architect Hermann Billing (1867-1946), built between 1907 and 1911. The tower was modelled on Italian campaniles, like St. Mark's in Venice but the tower in...More

1  Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Kiel Rathaus Paternoster or townhall of kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, pasternoster refers to a historic elevator inside. Manufactured in 1958

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

The City Hall of Kiel was built for a much larger City and that is why it is so impressive. With Germany's loss in WW2 Kiel's prominence as the HQ of the German Navy declined and it lost population.The building is a hidden treasure with...More

2  Thank joe s
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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.

Thank Elga K
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...More

3  Thank jfarlam
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
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...More

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shwetindia
27 May 2018|
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Response from Matthias H | Reviewed this property |
It is an old fashioned lift you just walk in and leave without doors. It has a number of cabins with run in a circle and everyone is scared what happens when it turns, do I fall on my head?
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Response from Kurt M | Reviewed this property |
Basically an elevator. But instead of a single car that goes to the floor required, it is a series of open cars (no front doors) that make a non-stop, continous circle. One simply hops on and off at the desired floor.
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