Justitia in Römerberg Square
Römerberg is the central square in Altstadt (Old Town), the historic center of Frankfurt, Germany, dating back to the city’s origin in 794. In the center of the Römerberg square is the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice). It was built in 1543 and features the statue of goddess Justitia holding the scales of justice. Justitia faces the Römer (Town Hall) but without her usual blindfold.
Behind Justitia (and visible in the photograph below) is the Ostzeile which is a row of six picturesque, half-timbered houses. While the Ostzeile resembles the original buildings of the 15th and 16th centuries, the buildings that exist today were rebuilt after WWII when the original buildings were bombarded.
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