Romerberg (or Roman Mountain) is the historic heart of Frankfurt and often the
first stop for tourists. The Town Hall, or Romer, is located on the west side of
the square and consists of 3 pink colored buildings with gables built in Gothic
style. Romerberg was ravaged by bombings during World War II and was later
rebuilt to reflect its original Gothic style.
Romerberg is a beautiful
square situated in Frankfurt's Old Town. It is flanked with half-timbered
houses, a church, and the Town Hall. Since the 12th century, this square has
played an integral role in trade fairs. Travelers came from Italy and France to
attend trade fairs in Romerberg. In addition, it was the site major celebrations
and festivities, such as the coronation of Holy Roman Emperors, held in the Town
Romerberg is about a 15 minute walk from Central Train Station.
Flanked by quaint houses, this historic square was the site of Frankfurt's first
trade fairs in the 13th century and a popular modern attraction complete with
charming shops and restaurants.