Römerberg (or Roman Mountain) is the historic heart of Frankfurt and often the first stop for tourists. The Town Hall, or Römer, is located on the west side of the square and consists of 3 pink colored buildings with gables built in Gothic style. Römerberg was ravaged by bombings during World War II and was later rebuilt to reflect its original Gothic style.
Römerberg 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 Römerberg. In addition, it was the site major celebrations and festivities, such as the coronation of Holy Roman Emperors, held in the Town Hall.
We arrived during the art festival. Our tour guide was very animated and knowledgeable. You could tell he enjoyed talking about his city. Additionally, he dropped the group off near the site of the fireworks. I would highly recommend this tour as it really helped orient us to the history and layout of Frankfurt. We were most impressed with this city. :-)
The length of the tour was perfect. Just what I was looking for.
I can't provide a review of the actual tour - my inbound flight was re-routed and I got into Frankfurt well after my tour was supposed to start - but high marks to Viatour customer service, who contacted the tour operator directly to verify space on the tour and arranged a shuttle from the airport.
Römerberg 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.