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This is my last photo from Frankfurt in this series. I started with the detail images ending with overall view.

This photo shows the eastern side of the Römerberg Square, a row of six picturesque half-timbered houses, reconstruction of the original fifteenth- and sixteenth-century houses, most of which were rebuilt or expanded in the eighteenth century; located just opposite the City Hall known as Römer.

In March of 1944 bombardments obliterated the whole historic district, including the Römerberg.
Some of the historic buildings, like the Römer, were reconstructed soon after the war.

The Römerberg (Roman Mountain) is the historic heart of Frankfurt, and since the High Middle Ages the centre of the old town.

The City hall (the Römer) silhouette is world-famous and unmistakably belongs to Frankfurt. The city’s government has been located here since the 15th century, and it gave its name to the square.
Since 9th century, the Römerberg, formerly called the Samstagsberg, has been the site of markets and fairs, tournaments and festivals, executions and imperial elections and coronations.

In the 16th century it was considered the most beautiful square in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

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