Everything you need to know about Tall Buildings in Frankfurt

Skyline Atlas is a virtual book about the high-rise buildings and real estate business in Frankfurt and the surrounding cities (because the suburbs and Frankfurt are one and the same). The Skyline Atlas is intended to provide the public with a permanent central location where relevant, up-to-date information about the high-rise buildings in Frankfurt can be found.

In addition to reports, statistics and our specialist ‘worth knowing’ details, Skyline Atlas in particular wants to support the positive aspects of high-rise buildings. Our city does not thrive solely on the height of its buildings, but on the fact that people feel comfortable here. The Skyline Atlas is therefore intended to serve not only as a reference book on skyscrapers in Frankfurt, but also, in particular, as an innovative communication medium for the exchange of ideas.

Furthermore, you will find all relevant news about high-rise buildings and urban development ‘as it happens’. Skyline Atlas focuses on the quality and depth of information. At regular intervals, Skyline Atlas will be made available as an eBook and in special editions.

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About the Editor-in-Chief

Skyline Atlas is a project through which Michael Wutzke expresses his passion for the skyline of Frankfurt. Michael has been working on real estate research and programming for more than 15 years. He is a passionate IT specialist and currently working in the financial sector in Frankfurt am Main. He is very interested in new business ideas, particularly in finance and real estate. With the Skyline Atlas, he intends to make his extensive archive and knowledge about urban development in Frankfurt available to everyone free of charge.

Michael works as a member of the advisory board to real estate companies in the information sector in Germany and the U.S.A. Michael is also an author and a member of real estate organisations, as well as being well-known for his interviews and publications in numerous specialist media and newspapers. Reports about Michael have been published in:

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BILD Zeitung
Handelsblatt Newspaper
FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

At the moment, Michael is working in the IT sector of a financial services company in Frankfurt. Until 2016, Michael worked for Hubert Burda Digital for five years in programming, development and conversion optimisation of eCommerce systems for Lidl and REWE. Prior to that in 2004, he founded the Startup, Emporis GmbH and built it up as managing director for an international real estate database. He did this with the support of the investors, KfW Bankengruppe and the VC investor, Neuhaus Partners, and eventually sold the company successfully in 2010. Prior to his work at Emporis GmbH, Michael worked as a managing director, programmer and consultant for media agencies. Further along in his career, he also worked for an engineering office for network technology, Escom Computer AG and Dresdner Bank. He began his career as a real-estate developer in property management.

Michael Wutzke in German TV report (ZDF, in German, with English subtitles)

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Numerous co-authors, graphic designers, and translators actively contributed to the Skyline Atlas. The website is completely available in German, English, French, Russian, Chinese.


Many thanks to the co-authors and graphic artists who regularly provide content and ideas for the Skyline Atlas. These include, in particular, Sandra Wutzke (management of social media and editorial issues) and Jürgen Petzold (research).

More than 100.000 Readers

A rising number of people are gathering information about buildings in Frankfurt thanks to the Skyline Atlas. In the last few months, the Skyline Atlas has reached more than 100,000 readers and today has thousands of followers in social media.

Frankfurt Skyline 2016

Skyline Atlas goes beyond just the general information about high-rise buildings and explores also the history and the future of high-rise buildings in Frankfurt.

Skyline Atlas im My Zeil

Michael Wutzke is the editor-in-chief of the Skyline Atlas and works in Frankfurt (Germany). According to the Handelsblatt newspaper, Wutzke is the “inofficial chronicler on Frankfurt’s tall buildings”.

ZDF Sendung Risiko zum Thema Wolkenkratzer

Michael Wutzke participates in the ZDF quiz show, Risiko (German TV) on the subject of skyscrapers and wins the 5-digit jackpot of the show.

Skyscraper Festival Frankfurt Logo - Wolkenkratzer Festival

As a media partner, Michael created the official website, flyer and the official map of the course for Frankfurt’s Skyscraper Festival in 2001.

TOP TRUMPS - Skyscrapers - Card game - Michael Wutzke

Michael’s photos were repeatedly used for the famous TOP TRUMPS’ skyscraper card game.

SKYLINE GUIDE Germany 2000/2001 - by Michael Wutzke - Skyscrapers.com

In his paperback book, SKYLINE GUIDE, Michael Wutzke sheds light on the development of skyscrapers in Germany’s 7 major cities. Includes interviews and reports.

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