Zum Standesaemtchen
For reservations & orders please contact:
+49 (0)69 28 29 99


A warm welcome to the Zum Standesämtchen Restaurant!

We await you in a unique location on the Römerberg Square – right at the very heart of Frankfurt's historical Old Town. Permit us to seduce your taste buds and truly indulge you gastronomically. We serve traditional German cuisine amidst the historical ambience and rustic, cosy atmosphere of our traditional restaurant. Regardless of whether you are a German native or an international guest, we aim to satisfy you every culinary wish, thanks to the multilingual skills of our staff and our friendly and attentive service.

We are open every day from 10 AM until midnight and serve warm food from 11 AM.

We look forward to your visit to the Standesämtchen!

The Restaurant

Make yourself completely at home in our restaurant and soak up the characteristic ambience of the Standesämtchen Restaurant, with its timber panelled walls and pictures of Frankfurt Old Town, with excellent German cuisine and an extensive selection of drinks.

A spiral staircase leads to our dining rooms on the first floor, which afford guests an awe-inspiring view of the Römerberg Square throughout the year. Our separate smokers' area is also located on the first floor.

Whether you're dining privately or on business, you'll experience unique Frankfurt style at the Standesämtchen.

The restaurant seats up to 30 people on both floors each.

The Terrace

At warmer times of the year, we invite you to sit on our spacious terrace directly overlooking the Römerberg. The terrace seats up to 80 people.

You will feel as if you are right at the throbbing international heart of Frankfurt whilst sipping on a cooling glass of beer, a chilled glass of wine, nibbling on a light snack or tucking into a hearty meal. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the impressive view over the Römer, Frankfurt's historical Town Hall, and the Fountain of Justice.

Our Menu

The Standesämtchen's menu leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to traditional German cuisine. We serve a wide selection of regional and international dishes, both light and hearty, as well as a changing range of seasonal dishes.

We serve all dishes around the clock. We would also be pleased to answer any questions you might have about our menu on the phone or in person.

Download our menu as PDF


We would be happy to organise your private or business event at the Standesämtchen. On the first floor, we have a large room that can accommodate 25 people and a smaller room for 10 people. If you are expecting more guests, you can, of course, book the entire restaurant.

We would be happy to offer detailed advice when it comes to table layout and the selection of an individual menu.


There is no other place in Germany where every stone has witnessed as much history as the Römerberg in Frankfurt. It lived through the glamour and splendour of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation as well as its downfall.  It has witnessed the magnificence of the petty lies of newly crowned emperors, the unrest of political upheaval and the murderous hail of bombs. The magnificent Gothic Old Town, buried in rubble and ash in 1943/1944, celebrated its rebirth in 1983 with the reconstruction of the historically-inspired areas.

It is not just people in the know who regard one of the jewels of the Römerzeile houses as being the Gasthof Zum Standesämtchen. Records show that this site dates back to1380, a few years after Emperor Karl I, with what was known at the time as his Golden Bull, had elected Frankfurt as the seat of imperial elections and thus it became the secret capital of the empire. At this time, the Standesämtchen consisted of 2 buildings. The 'Großer Laubenberg', as it was known, faced the Römerberg, with the Rapunzelgässchen alley on its eastern side separating it from the Kleiner Laubenberg. The Fountain Roll dated 1544 mentions a timber bridge, erected at first floor level. between the two buildings.

The Großer Laubenberg, situated on the Saalgasse alley populated by many rich merchant families, was used as a trading house right up to the middle of the last century, predominantly as a base for wealthy cloth merchants. In days gone by, an ox was often roasted for spectators on a spit on the pavement directly in front of the building on coronation days.

A renowned apple wine inn was opened in the premises in 1869, which was bought in 1902 by the most original of all innkeepers in Frankfurt, Josef Schweitzer. He renamed the inn the Zum Standesämtchen. Civil marriages are performed in the Römer Town Hall opposite and the newly-weds, as well a those who have not yet had the courage to tie the knot, came and indeed still come to drink from the large pitchers. The first come to toast their solemn vows and the second ones come to drink to raise their moral courage.

The new Standesämtchen re-opened on 24 November1983 and today is owned by the experienced restaurateur Herbert Kröpl. Both he and his team run the house with an awareness of its historical past and have skilfully and stylishly combined the ambience of the past centuries with the requirements of modern gastronomy. The Standesämtchen is therefore not just popular amongst gourmets but also amongst aficionados of medieval comfort and hospitality.


The Standesämtchen is situated right at the very heart of Frankfurt's historical Old Town on the Römerberg Square. Many elections and coronations of kings have been held in the Römer, the city of Frankfurt's ancient Town Hall, since the Middle Ages – always accompanied by a large public festival. Today, there is a bustle of activity on the Römerberg throughout the entire year and many visitors from Germany and abroad admire the spectacular medieval backdrop. A particularly magical experience every year is a visit to the Christmas market, which extends over the entire Römerberg Square.

The group of historical buildings on the east side of the Römerberg Square, in which the Standesämtchen is housed, formed in the past part of the Samstagsberg, an area in which an open-air court was held on a Saturday in the Middle Ages. Since then, the row of buildings has undergone an eventful history. It was completely destroyed in the Second World War and was faithfully rebuilt between 1981 and 1983.

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For reservations & orders please contact:
Phone: +49 (0) 69 28 29 99

Opening hours:

open daily from 10 AM – 12 AM,
warm food served from 11 AM

Our contact address:
Zum Standesämtchen
Am Römerberg 16
60311 Frankfurt am Main

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Zum Standesämtchen
Owner: Herbert Kröpl
Am Römerberg 16
60311 Frankfurt am Main


Phone +49 (0)69 28 29 99
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Value Added Tax ref.: 01283901404

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