Today, the cobblestone square is a popular meeting place for both locals and visitors to Bad Nauheim. Restaurants, bars, traditional inns, and cider taverns invite you to linger 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, with its narrow streets and lovingly restored half-timbered houses, begins at the market square. The oldest known settlement in the Nauheim town area dates back to the 3rd millennium BC, i.e. the Neolithic Age. The settlement of Niwiheim (“new home”) was first mentioned in documents around 900 AD in the register of feudal payments of the Seligenstadt monastery. Some historical witnesses of the past have survived to this day. They include remains of the ring wall that once surrounded the village, the old cemetery, and the oldest inn in the town – the “Deutsches Haus”.