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Römer, Frankfurt

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Architectural Building Landmark
The 15th-century Römer has served as Frankfurt's city hall for nearly 600 years. The building's major tourist attraction is its best-known room--Emperor Hall--on the second floor. This was the setting for the coronation banquets during the Holy Roman Empire. One of the city's major landmarks, this medieval building once belonged to the wealthy Romer family. They sold it to the city in 1405. The entire three-story complex occupies about 10,000 sq m (108,000 sq ft), with nine buildings encircling six courtyards. The front of the building, featuring the city hall's main entrance, faces a large public square. You can see a vast collection of 19th-century portraits of emperors here. Look especially for works by renowned artist Eduard Von Steinle. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Frankfurt holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Römer and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I loved this area of the city. Old buildings, the city hall and a couple of shops and cafes. Beautiful architecture.  more »
  • The old town centre, although Frankfurt this largely conditional expression. Interesting ensemble of buildings on the perimeter of the square.
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  • Cute buildings and some nice cafes and restuarants. Also nice to stroll down the riverfront. Not far from good shopping, but the shopping in the main square area is very touristy and full of tchotchke...  more »
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  • Absolutely love this place. I have been coming here since 1979. Last visit was 2015. So beautiful and historic. Many of the facades were rebuilt after 1945, but it remains a center of German history, dating back to Roman times.
  • Brilliant building in Frankfurt. Should be on your to see list if you're in the city. Near a underground station.
  • Lovely place in the city centre, the medioeval hauses were rebuilted but in a way it seems they're real and you can feel the ancient spirit of the place. There are a lot of lovely restaurant nearby and a touris office and gift shops.
  • Good place for people who want to sit in some cafe and resterant but not recommand to people who want to see and take photo here. It's not worth for it.
  • This is the beautiful part of Frankfurt. Several souvenier shops and tipical german restaurants.

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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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