The cobblestone market place is today a popular meeting place for residents and guests of Bad Nauheim. Restaurants, bars and traditional inns and apple wine taverns invite you to stay both during the day and late in the evening. The historic town hall, which was the seat of the municipal administration from 1788 to 1903, is also located here.
Bad Nauheim's old town begins at the market square with its narrow alleys and lovingly restored half-timbered houses. The oldest known settlement in the Nauheim urban area dates back to the 3rd millennium BC, i.e. the Neolithic Age. Around 900 AD, the settlement Niwiheim ("new home") was first mentioned in the interest register of the Seligenstadt monastery. Some witnesses of the past times have been preserved until today: These include, for example, remains of the curtain wall that once surrounded the village, the old cemetery and the oldest inn in town, the "Pfälzer Hof". A historical tour, developed by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Geschichte Bad Nauheim, takes you to the historical buildings of the old town centre, where you will find information boards marked in red.