Frankfurt Skyline

Ask anyone about high-rise buildings in Europe, and they will almost certainly have one thing in mind: Frankfurt skyline. The metropolis on the river Main is the only city in Germany which has a skyline of very tall buildings. The skyline has become a landmark in the city over the last 30 years. More than 30 buildings in a fairly small area reach a height of more than 100 meters. These include 19 of the 20 tallest skyscrapers in Germany.

 Top 10 Skyscrapers (including heights)

Tallest High-Rise
Commerzbank Tower (with antenna, 299 meters)

Tallest Structure
TV Tower (337 meters)

Oldest High-Rise
DGB-Haus (31 meters, built 1931)

Oldest Tower
Eschenheimer Turm (47 meters, built 1400)

Number of Tall Buildings
540 buildings (min. 22 meters, according to the City of Frankfurt)

Number of Skyscrapers
31 buildings (min. 100 meters, according to Phorio)

Compact City

Frankfurt has been a comparatively compact city. For example, Frankfurt has less space than the city of Venice in Italy, but three times as many inhabitants. Therefore, construction has always been tight in Frankfurt. In addition, the urban area is now encircled: the extensive green belt does not allow the construction of further buildings and no apartments may be built in the area of the entry lanes from the airport. But these are not the only reasons why there are high-rise buildings in Frankfurt.

Read now: Why exist tall buildings in Frankfurt?

Tips for Visitors

SKYLINE ATLAS has started to collect the best locations around the skyline:

  • Viewpoints and sights (soon)
  • Restaurants and bars in Frankfurt with a skyline view (soon)
  • Hotels in Frankfurt with skyline views (soon)

You can also read more about Frankfurt attractions and interesting facts in regards to the high-rise buildings.

More panorama photos of the skyline: Frankfurt photos

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