Emperor's Hall at the Römer

Guided city walk for groups


One hour walk through the Emperors’ Hall

Emperors’ Hall is the decorative highlight of the Römer, Frankfurt’s time-honoured town hall. Initially, the hall served as the seat of Frankfurt’s town council. In 1612, the city’s councilmen held a festive banquet in their hall to celebrate the crowning of Emperor Mathias, the very first of such ceremonial events to take place there. Today, the hall continues to be the principal venue for official receptions and similar ceremonies.

The one-hour tour explains the history of the Römer, the former and current functions of Emperors’ Hall as well as Frankfurt’s role as a place of elections and coronations. The walls of the hall are adorned by paintings representing every king and emperor from Charlemagne (aka Charles the Great) to Francis II, some 52 artworks in all.

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Important note:

  • Official opening hours of the Emporor´s Hall: daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Please note the currently valid hygiene rules for entering the Emperor's Hall.
  • This location belongs to the selection of representative chambers of the City of Frankfurt am Main and may at that time be beind used for official municipal functions, even short-term. Unfortunately, the Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main is not able to ensure accessabiblity of the Emperor´s Hall at all times during the above mentioned opening hours.
  • To ensure that Emperor´s Hall is accessible on the day of your tour, please reserve the chamber prior to booking your guided tour with us. To make chamber reservation, please contact the Protocol Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main:
Fon: +49(0)69 21 23 49 20
Fon: +49(0)69 21 23 37 64