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Frankfurt Römer – City Hall Building
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Römer – City Hall
Fotografien des Römers : Des Rathauses von Frankfurt
Much of Frankfurt-am-Main old town was destroyed during World War II.
The Römer (German surname, “Roman”) is a medieval building in the Altstadt of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and one of the city’s most important landmarks. The Römer is located opposite the Old St. Nicholas church and has been the city hall (Rathaus) of Frankfurt for over 600 years. The Römer merchant family sold it together with a second building, the Goldener Schwan (Golden Swan), to the city council on March 11, 1405 and it was converted for use as the city hall. The Haus Römer is actually the middle building of a set of three located in the Römerberg (a plaza).
The Römer is not a museum as it is occasionally used by the city for various purposes, for example as a Standesamt or civil registration office; the wedding rooms are located in the first and second floor of the Haus Löwenstein.
The former old town quarter between the Römer and St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral will be redeveloped as the Dom-Römer Quarter until 2016, including several reconstructions of historical buildings that were destroyed during World War II.
Buildings close to the Römer
Goethehaus, Alte Oper, Frankfurt Cathedral, Schirn Kunsthalle
Location: Frankfurt, western Germany, western Europe
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Museum für Moderne Kunst
Design: Architect Hans Hollein, Vienna, Austria
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Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
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Architect: Richard Meier, New York City, NY, USA
photo © Adrian Welch
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Frankfurt Rathaus Building Photos © Adrian Welch 2006
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