Römer

As a medieval building in Frankfurt am Main, the Römer is a prime landmark of the city of Frankfurt. The Römer has also served as the city hall for about 600 years. It was sold by the Römer merchant family along with that of the Goldener Schwan to the city in the year 1405, as it then got converted to that of a city hall.

The Römer, presently is used for many purposes as it gets used as a civil registration office, as one can spot the wedding rooms at the first level as well as the second floor found at the Haus Lowenstein.

Frankfurt, Römer

Frankfurt, Römer

The building complex of the  Römer has undergone many extensions over the years, as eleven houses get connected to one another. The exterior façade of the buildings bring out Germany’s and Frankfurt’s history to light, and the balcony was an addition made in 1900, as it gets used as that of a public stage for sporting events and state visits.

The Römerhalle and Schwanenhalle are the oldest of the rooms that serve as two halls, as they have stood the test of time for about 600 years. The best-known room belonging to Römer is the Kaisersaal or that of the Emperor Hall that gets spotted above the Romerhalle found on the second floor, as the Kaisersaal is a significant tourist attraction.

Frankfurt Römer square

Frankfurt Römer square

Visitors can also come across 19th century portraits pertaining to all the emperors at the Kaisersaal, as it includes works of Ferdinand III and Steinle of Albert.

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