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Financial District

The Financial District of Frankfurt is an inner-city development area in which a large number of banks, law firms, and organizations (particularly from the financial sector) are located. The Financial District is not an independent district and has no fixed boundaries, and is also called Banking District (in German: Bankenviertel). Today, areas of the western city center, the eastern Bahnhofsviertel (lit. Railway Station District) and the southern Westend are considered part of the Financial District. Because real estate is now also being rented by companies from the financial sector in adjacent areas, the Financial District is constantly expanding in this way.

The Financial District was the city’s first high-rise cluster, as many tall buildings close to each other emeged here. The development as a high-rise area happened after the Second World War in particular because of the complete destruction of the historical cityscape of the inner city and the relocation of construction activity to the Financial District after the Frankfurt House Fights took place.

The namesake of the Financial District are the banks located here, which have their headquarters at this location. These include the major German banks such as Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen. There are also numerous representative offices of foreign banks in Frankfurt’s Financial District such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

The Financial District is divided by the Taunusanlage and Gallusanlage parks which belong to the Wallanlagen (lit. Wall Parks).

The aerial view of the Financial District was taken during a skyline flight in Frankfurt: The center of the Financial District is the area on both sides of the Gallusanlage and the Taunusanlage, along Neue Mainzer Strasse, Junghofstrasse, Neue Schlesingergasse, Große Gallusstrasse and Kaiserstrasse. In addition, the area on both sides of Mainzer Landstrasse from Taunusanlage to Platz der Republik and Bockenheimer Landstrasse to Opernplatz are also part of the district. The bordering residential areas of the Westend and Bahnhofsviertel districts as well as the European District at Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage also belong to the Financial District, while there are no formal borders in place for it.

The history of Frankfurt as a financial center goes back to the Middle Ages and has been shaped by political events to this day. In its present, prominent form, the banking quarter developed only after the events of the Second World War. Before the war, the capital Berlin had been the leading German financial center. The headquarters of the most important credit institutions were concentrated in Berlin’s Banking District. At the time of the division of Germany, Berlin’s historic Banking District was located in Berlin-Mitte and thus in East Berlin. In addition, the major banks located in Berlin were placed under forced administration and smashed. In the Soviet occupation zone, the banks were nationalised and business activities were discontinued; in the western occupation zones, successor companies were founded between 1945 and 1948 whose activities were initially limited to the respective occupation zone.

The Economic Council of the United Economic Area of the Bizone took its seat in the building of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1947. The Bank Deutscher Länder (lit. United Bank of German States) was founded on 1 March 1948. It virtually became the successor to the Reichsbank and had its headquarters in the building of the former Reichsbank headquarters on Taunusanlage. In 1957, the Reichsbank headquarters became the Deutsche Bundesbank.

In 1956, the Law on the Area of Establishment of Credit Institutions of 24 December 1956 created the legal prerequisites for the reunification of the major banks. As a result, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank were established in Frankfurt on January 1, 1957. Commerzbank continued to have its legal domicile in Düsseldorf until 1990, but from the outset it conducted a large part of its business operations in Frankfurt.

Concentration of Building Masses

The density of building masses is the highest here of all places in Germany. The first skyscrapers in the Financial District were built during the German economic miracle (the “Wirtschaftswunder”). However, the skyline of the skyscrapers, which is well-known in the media, was primarily created in the 1980s and 1990s. Five new skyscrapers are currently under construction in the Financial District: the Central Business Tower and the four towers of FOUR Frankfurt.

New towers are currently being built in Frankfurt mainly in the European District (eight new skyscrapers will be built there by 2023).

The real estate database Phorio provides an up-to-date overview of all properties in the Financial District (with hundreds of listed office buildings and skyscrapers there). A spectacular time-lapse view of the Financial District is available through the Mainhattan Webcam.

Frankfurt Financial District - CBD - concentration of skyscrapers

Office Space in Frankfurt's Financial District

If you are seeking for available office space, you will find properties to rent here:

Frankfurt Banking District Properties

The following overview shows all listed buildings in the Financial District of Frankfurt.

Icon legend: completed | under construction | approved | under evaluation | demolished | office | residential | hotel
Data as of: 2023-02-09
# Picture Project Name and Address Information Height Floors Completion
1. Commerzbank Tower
Große Gallusstraße 17–19
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office Style: Modern
259.0 m 56 OG 1997
2. FOUR Tower 1rental space available
Große Gallusstraße
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office Style: Modern
233.0 m 55 OG 2024
3. Westend 1
Westendstraße 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
208.0 m 53 OG 1993
4. Central Business Tower
Neue Mainzer Straße 57-59
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office Style: Modern
205.0 m 52 OG 2027
5. MAIN TOWERrental space available
Neue Mainzer Straße 52–58
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
200.0 m 55 OG 1999
6. OmniTurm
Große Gallusstraße 16-18
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office, residential
189.9 m 45 OG 2019
7. Trianonrental space available
Mainzer Landstraße 16–24
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
186.0 m 45 OG 1993
8. FOUR Tower 2
Große Gallusstraße
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: residential Style: Modern
173.0 m 48 OG 2024
9. OpernTurmrental space available
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
170.0 m 42 OG 2009
10. TaunusTurm
Taunustor 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
170.0 m 40 OG 2013
11. Silberturm
Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
166.3 m 32 OG 2012
12. Deutsche Bank Zentrale Turm I
Taunusanlage 12
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
155.0 m 40 OG 2011
13. Marienturmrental space available
Taunusanlage 9-10
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
155.0 m 38 OG 2019
14. Skyperrental space available
Taunusanlage 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
153.8 m 39 OG 2004
15. Eurotower
Willy-Brandt-Platz
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
148.0 m 40 OG 2018
16. City-Haus
Platz der Republik
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
142.8 m 42 OG 2008
17. Frankfurter Büro Center (FBC)
Mainzer Landstraße 40-46
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
142.4 m 40 OG 1981
18. Gallileorental space available
Gallusanlage 7
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
136.0 m 38 OG 2002
19. Garden Towerrental space available
Neue Mainzer Straße 46–50
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
127.0 m 25 OG 2005
20. FOUR Tower 3
Große Gallusstraße
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: residential Style: Modern
120.0 m 31 OG 2023
21. Park Towerrental space available
Bockenheimer Anlage 44
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
115.0 m 28 OG 2007
22. Japan Center
Taunustor 2-4
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
115.0 m 27 OG 1996
23. Eurotheumrental space available hotel rooms available
Neue Mainzer Straße 66-68
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office, hotel
110.0 m 31 OG 1999
24. WinX Tower
Neue Mainzer Straße 6-12
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
110.0 m 29 OG 2020
25. Global Towerrental space available
Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office Style: Internationaler Stil
108.5 m 30 OG 2023
26. FOUR Tower 4rental space available
Große Gallusstraße
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office Style: Modern
100.0 m 25 OG 2023
27. WestendDuorental space available
Bockenheimer Landstraße 24
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
96.0 m 26 OG 2006
28. Bürohaus an der Alten Operrental space available
Neue Mainzer Straße 75
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
89.0 m 21 OG 1984
29. Rhein-Main-Centerrental space available
Bockenheimer Landstraße 51-53
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
84.0 m 22 OG 1991
30. Oddo BHF Tower
Bockenheimer Landstraße 10
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
82.0 m 23 OG 2009
31. K26 Frankfurtrental space available
Kaiserstraße 26
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
75.0 m 20 OG 2005
32. Taunusanlage 11 (T11)
Taunusanlage 11
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
75.0 m 16 OG 2013
33. MainTor Porta
Weißfrauenstraße 7-9
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
70.0 m 19 OG 2014
34. Taunusanlage 8 (T8)
Taunusanlage 8
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
68.5 m 17 OG 2016
35. TaunusTurm Residential
Taunustor 3
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: residential
68.0 m 19 OG 2013
36. NM1 Frankfurt - NM-1 in Frankfurt am Main - Neue Mainzer Strasse 1 -Frankfurt Hochhaus der Nürnberger Versicherung Neue Mainzer Straße 1rental space available
Neue Mainzer Straße 1
Frankfurt
Status: completed
Usage: office
57.0 m 17 OG 2006
37. CANYONrental space available
Mainzer Landstraße 23
Frankfurt
Status: proposed
Usage: office
14 OG 2026
38. Modern office space in Frankfurt - Taurus - Frankfurt am Main, Germany Taurus
Biebergasse 6-10
Frankfurt
Status: under construction
Usage: office
7 OG 2023
Source: SKYLINE ATLAS

Skyscrapers in the Frankfurt CBD

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