Frankfurt Cathedral Tower - Frankfurt Dom

Frankfurt Imperial Cathedral and Cathedral Tower

The Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew (in German: Frankfurter Dom) is an important church in the Old Town of Frankfurt. As the former electoral and coronation church of the Roman-German emperors, the cathedral is important to the history of the empire and was a symbol of national unity, especially in the 19th century. Today’s Frankfurt Cathedral is the fourth church building on the same site. Its construction dates back to 1877. The cathedral was badly damaged during the bombing in World War II.

The cathedral and the cathedral museum, which is also located on site, are popular with visitors from all over the world. An ascent up the cathedral tower is a special experience. The viewing platform 66 meters (216 feet) high is only accessible by foot through the narrow cathedral tower stairs. From the tip of the tower you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city center as well as:

An ascent up the Frankfurt Cathedral Tower is not suitable for physically handicapped people or parents with small children. There is no elevator. The cathedral tower is a historical building and was built so tightly that it is difficult to let oncoming people pass when climbing or descending.

Due to its proximity to the Old Town and the historic Römerberg square, a visit to the Frankfurt Cathedral Tower is one of Frankfurt’s photo tips.

Frankfurt Cathedral Tower - Viewing platform - Viewing point - Frankfurt tourist attraction - Skyline views
Frankfurt Cathedral - Dom - Imperial Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew - Walking inside the tower
Cathedral of Frankfurt - View of the skyline from the cathedral tower

After you have taken photos or videos from the Frankfurt Cathedral Tower, you should continue to explore the area.

To the West
If you go west in the direction of the Römerberg square, you will automatically pass the New Old Town. On a section of a few hundred meters there are numerous reconstructed buildings and also the Frankfurt Historical Museum.

To the East
If you decide to take a walk in the direction of the ECB Tower, you should stop at the Frankfurt city model. It is also worth taking a walk to the other side of the Main River toward Main Plaza.

Frankfurt Cathedral Tower

Domplatz 1 (Old Town)
60311 Frankfurt / Germany
Phone: +49 69 / 29 70 32 -0

The Frankfurt Cathedral is a historic church in Frankfurt. Until 1961, the cathedral was the tallest building in the city.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Dom Tower Entrance Fees

Adults: € 3
Children and students: € 1.50

Domturm Ticket - Entrance Ticket to the Cathedral Tower of Frankfurt

Note about the opening times: The cathedral itself is open every day until 6 p.m. – an hour longer than the cathedral tower. In black ice and other very bad weather conditions, the cathedral tower remains closed for safety reasons.

Access to the cathedral itself is free. The adjoining cathedral museum, however, requires an entrance fee, as does the cathedral tower.

Frankfurt 1930 - the city center before WW2

Frankfurt 1930: View from the Cathedral Tower towards the Römerberg.