The Römerberg is the most beautiful square in Frankfurt. Steeped in history and bursting with attractions, it is the must-see sight of this wonderfully diverse city.
During the 12th century the Römerberg firmly established itself as the epicenter of German importance, drawing merchants and visitors from all over Europe. Throughout the succeeding centuries the significance of the Römerberg to a flourishing Frankfurt was underlined by the construction of Zum Römer, Frankfurt’s first city hall, where emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were crowned. This historic square has been beautifully restored since its partial destruction during World War II and offers a fascinating glimpse into Frankfurt’s rich history. The Römerberg’s other attractions include the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, the Fountain of Justice built in 1543, Alte Nikolaikirche, a small gothic church and the Ostzeile, a row of six picturesque half-timbered houses that are reconstructions of the medieval originals.