Recent Searches
Clear
Frankfurt City Hall (Romer)
Frankfurt City Hall (Romer)

Frankfurt City Hall (Romer)

Free admission
Römerberg 27, Frankfurt, Germany, 60311

The Basics

Walking tours of Frankfurt’s Old Town typically start at the Römerberg, where the 15th-century City Hall is the star attraction. After admiring its distinctive façade and Venice-inspired Bridge of Sighs, head inside for a guided tour, including the lavish Kaisersaal (Emperor Hall), once used for coronation banquets and adorned with 19th-century portraits of the 52 Kings and Emperors of the German Holy Roman Empire. Leave yourself time to explore the rest of the square too, where the multi-colored timber-fronted buildings, the red-brick tower of the St Nicholas Church, and the looming spire of Frankfurt Cathedral afford plenty of photo opportunities.

Show all

Recent reviews from experiences in Frankfurt

star-5
Great Tour of Frankfurt
Bobby_S, Oct 2021
2-Hour Frankfurt City Tour by Open-Top Bus
Peter was a great guide! He was super informative and very friendly. Not much of the tour is spent on the bus, we walked through a lot of the city - which was actually great.
star-5
City Tour
Dia_P, Mar 2020
2-Hour Frankfurt City Tour by Open-Top Bus
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Peter, was awesome and gave us more history about the city. Wish we could have spent more time there but so many other things to see in Germany. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great tour when you have a 6 hour layover
Rossana_Y, Jul 2019
2-Hour Frankfurt City Tour by Open-Top Bus
Fun, quick and no hassle. The tour DOES NOT start from the airport. You need to take an Uber (find out if Uber is legal during your time of visit, laws can change overnight) to the designated place listed on your uber ticket (electronic or paper). Peter was the tour guide and very friendly and knowledgeable.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Romer is one of Frankfurt’s most photographed landmarks and a must for first-time visitors to the city.
  • Visiting Frankfurt City Hall is only possible as part of a guided tour; advance bookings are recommended.
  • Frankfurt’s main Tourist Information Office is located at the Romer.
  • Frankfurt City Hall is wheelchair accessible by advance booking; exterior views from Romerberg Square are easily accessible.
Show all

How to Get There

Frankfurt City Hall is on the Römerberg square at the heart of Frankfurt’s Old Town. It’s easy to reach on foot from many of the central attractions and the closest U-Bahn station is Dom/Römer (Lines U4/U5).

Show all

Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Frankfurt

How to Spend 2 Days in Frankfurt

Medieval Castles Near Frankfurt

Medieval Castles Near Frankfurt


When to Get There

The Romerberg is always buzzing with activity and if you’re hoping to snap a crowd-free photo of the Romer, your only chance is at sunrise. An atmospheric time to visit is during the festive season, when the City Hall provides a backdrop for one of Germany’s largest Christmas markets.

Show all

Wildcard

Architectural Landmarks of Frankfurt Along with the Romer, Frankfurt’s most notable historic buildings include Frankfurt Cathedral, St Paul’s Church, and the Goethe House; all within walking distance of the Romer. To the north, the Hauptwache is known for its Baroque guard-house (now a café) as well as the futuristic glass-fronted MyZeil Shopping Mall. Other architectural landmarks include the Old Opera House (Alte Oper), the Main Tower and Commerzbank skyscrapers, and the Messe Torhaus (Gatehouse).

Show all