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Sky High Frankfurt - a Skyscraper Walking Tour

See the huge cluster of high rises in Frankfurt-am-Main
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Spurred by its booming economy as financial centre since World War II, Frankfurt am Main’s skyscrapers are world-renowned--so much so ... more »

Tips:  Green and friendly Frankfurt is ideal for walking, but make sure you wear sturdy boots that cope with cobbled streets.

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Points of Interest

1. Europaturm

Frankfurt's tallest building, the Europaturm, is the second tallest building in Germany - and one of the world's tallest TV towers. The 337.5m Europaturm is known locally as the Asparagus because of its long, slender asparagus-like shape. Completed in 1979, it was designed by Erwin Heinle, the man who designed Munich’s Olympic village.

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2. Messeturm

The city's second tallest building is the Messeturm, or Trade Tower. It was Europe's tallest building until the late 1990s when the Commerzbank, another of Frankfurt's iconic skyscrapers, stole the lofty title.

Dubbed 'the pencil' by locals, this biro-shaped office complex completed in 1991, is the work of architects Helmut Jahn and Richard... More

3. Westend Tower

The Kronenhochhaus, also known as the Westend Tower, is easily recognised by the 12m sculpture of an inverted collar and tie outside the building - it's the work of sculptors Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, the husband-and-wife team famed for their public art installations.

Shaped like the prow of a boat, this 208 metre high building was... More

One of the city's most visited sites, Frankfurt’s Main Tower, which soars 826m above the Main River, is the only skyscraper with not one, but two, viewing platforms. Take an elevator to the 54th floor of this shiny circular building and you can marvel at views over the city's most stunning skyscrapers and across the city to the distant Feldberg... More

One of the city's iconic buildings, the 258m Commerzbank Tower is Germany’s tallest building and Europe’s highest office building, but it is also the world’s first ecologically friendly skyscraper.

Built mainly of steel, the skyscraper, which was completed in 1997, made use of the best energy conservation techniques in use at the time and has... More

6. Trianon

End your tour of Frankfurt's fabulous skyscrapers with The Trianon. Not the building of Versailles fame, but the headquarters of the Dekabank Group. This striking 45-storey skyscraper completed in 1993 gained its Trianon moniker from the three-cornered pyramid that crowns it.
Mainzer Landstraße 16-24

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