Are you seeking a glimpse of historical European architecture?
Or do you you like old town squares and the atmosphere that comes with it?
Dom Roemer is in the middle of Frankfurt and is the most well known location as the old town of Frankfurt.
The Old Town is known as Altstadt and is the historic centre of Frankfurt. Older style buildings can be found in and around Römer Square.
Naturally the attractions of Römer Square, such as cobble-stone square, the statues, the Altes Rathause (Old Town Hall), the churches St Bartholomaus and Paul’s Church (catering to the top two religions of Germany) make it a magnet for tourists, yet don’t let that deter you.
The River Main is about hundred metres away, there are museums and art galleries, and most importantly, shops, restaurants and public transport.
From Römer Square you can take a walk down to the River Main, take a tour by bus, wander the narrow streets that the Roman’s once graced, enjoy a meal or drink (beer, a German white wine, or a local apple wine) and drink at the many bars, cafes and restaurants, or settle for a Gelato. Next to the Schirn (art museum) and on the way to Saint Bartholomaus are Roman ruins, open and accessible to the public.
Historical note: When standing in Römer Square and admiring the very Germanic architecture, try to imagine what it would have looked like after World War 2 – most of the centre of Frankfurt was flattened by air raids. If you stood in Römer Square you could see across the river to Sachsenhausen.
Events: Check if any festivals are in the Old Town during your visit.
Seasonal note: During most of December Römer Square hosts a Christmas Market, a must see if you happen to be in town.
The 16th statue in the middle is the Goddess Justitia. She holds the scales of justice, yet is not wearing a blindfold.