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“Interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Romer
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The site of Frankfurt's city hall since 1405, this historic building remains the defining symbol of the city's historic past.
Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

An interesting historic place to visit. If you are not interested in museums there is not much to see in Frankfurt. A lot of roadworks and construction going around in the central Frankfurt area.

Visited August 2013
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“Frankfurt Roemer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

THe Roemer is one of the many historic places to visit when one is in the Commercial capital of Germany. Located very close to the Zeil or the city centre and very close to the beautiful river Main this beautiful piece of Architecture served as the Townhall for Frankfurt since 1405.(Frankfurt is called Frankfurt am Main - Frankfurt on the Main river as opposed to another Frankfurt also in Germany called Frankfurt am Tauber (located on the River Tauber). The mayor of Frankfurt continues to have her office here administering the city of Frankfurt. Standing in the main square with the 360 degree panorama of the 11 buidlings cmprising the Roemer one can ust shut ones eyes and go back in history and imagine the pomp and grandeur of the newly crowned Kaiser ceremoniously entering the Kings Hall and greeting the thousands of people through one of the windows (today there is a viewing balcony).

Visited October 2012
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“An Average Must See”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Roemerberg Plaza is a picturesque government center that is quintessential Germany. The square makes for beautiful photos, but, unfortunately, the Roemer was closed to the public the day we visited, so we were unable to see its indoor sights. The square offers a variety of Bier Gartens and souvenir shops, as well as a Tourist Information Center on the corner of Roemerberg Plaza and Bethmannstrasse. Because this is such a tourist spot, prices are a little higher than elsewhere in the city. There are also street entertainers. We listened to a duo on violin & accordion, who were very good. However, there are also the cheesy, costumed people (a chicken, a knock-off Mickey Mouse, a statue) that are random and out-of-place anywhere other than Time Square, NYC. These folks aren't as aggressive as the Time Square crew and will usually leave you alone if you don't make eye contact. The Alte Nikolaikirche makes up a side of the plaza and the Dom can be seen and easily walked to from the square. The chimes of Alte Nikolaikirche (I believe) rang throughout our last minute souvenir shopping visit to the plaza.

Visited July 2013
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“One of the three most significant places in Deutschland for German history and Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The place gives you in a matter of seconds an impression of the yesterdays Frankfurt, as it used to be before it was bombed out by hundreds of thousands of pounds of British/American bombs (I should mention, I'm the outspring of Holocaust survivors). Walk around, get a beer and a few photos, visit the church and the 600 feet away Frankfurter Dom (it other 200history not only for Germany, but for Europe, and implicitly for USA), walk over to Paulskirche (another 240 feet away). Kirche means church, but it isn't anymore one) where the German democracy was born, 1848 ...

The room of the Roemer, the Kaisersaal, or Emperor Hall, is located above the Roemerhalle on the second floor of the City Hall (directly at the Roemer Place). and is a major tourist attraction. During the Holy Roman Empire, coronation banquets took place there. Today, the Kaisersaal is well known for its unique and unparalleled collection of 19th century portraits of all of the emperors, including works by Eduard Von Steinle of Albert I and Ferdinand III.

Visited July 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“heart of Frankfurt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Roemer, and the square it is located on, form the historic city center, and they look like it, too. Visiting Roemer's inside, i.e. the Kings' Hall, is interesting to those who care about German history, but since you cannot access the balcony where German national football teams hold their receptions after successful tournaments, it is no 'must see'. Rather spend more time on the square, note the beautiful houses, and stroll over to the cathedral. In between there are major constructions ongoing, which unfortunately cover the Roman ruins, but the purpose is to recreate that block of buildings to the original state before the war. Two horrible buildings, the former Historic Museum and the Technical City Hall, have already been torn down, so do return to see the progress made with turning this area back into the old gem. But the square itself is already fully restored, and an absolute tourist attraction. So come and see, but go somewhere else if you want to eat something decent....

Visited September 2012
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