It seems to have special significance right now after the visit by President Trump which seems to have had the effect of welding the diverse States together.
A few streets further on is the Römer, a picturesque building which has served as Frankfurt's town hall for three centuries.
When I was there early on Friday morning a city council worker was sweeping the forecourt with an old fashioned broom made of long twigs, the type used for hundreds of years. I found it strangely comforting to see this broom in use in a 21st century commercial hub.
|Bridal party at the Römer|