City Skyline: Frankfurt from the Main Tower
The city skyline of Frankfurt from the Main Tower gives you an amazing 360-degree view. Standing at 200-meter (656 ft) or 56-story, The Main Tower is located in the Innenstadt district. If its antenna spire is included, the building is at 787 ft (240 meters). You might think that its name (Main Tower) is boring and has no creativity, but it has a reason why they call it such. Its name comes after the nearby Main River which is visible from the top.
Do you know that the Main Tower has 5 floors and 2 viewing platforms for the public? It is the sole structure in Frankfurt with a viewing observatory for tourists and visitors.
Main Tower is Frankfurt’s fourth-tallest building and also Germany’s 4th tallest.
Don’t miss the two art installations in the foyer of the building. They are open for public viewing. These art pieces are Frankfurt’s Steps / 20th Century (a wall mosaic) by Stephan Huber and The World of Appearance (video installation) by Bill Viola.
Look closely at its design, and you’ll see that it appears to be two towers linked together. The taller tower is circular in shape with a full blue glass exterior. The smaller tower is of cube-shaped design that was common in the 70’s architecture.
Today, the Main Tower in Frankfurt serves as headquarters for Merrill Lynch, Landesbank, Sulivan and Cromwell law firm, Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Standard and Poor. Hessischer
For adults, it would cost 7.50 euros and 4.50 for students. I don’t get why there have to be .50 euros. Why not round it off? 😀
Also, you can see Frankfurt’s city skyline from the top of Kaiserdom. Be aware that there is no elevator here – but worth the climb.
Enjoy Frankfurt From the Main Tower
Where to Stay in Frankfurt
I stayed in Frankfurt for 3 days and two nights. Because I had an early train ride to Stuttgart, I checked in myself at Savoy Hotel which is just a few steps from the train terminal. The small room has got everything you need – that is – if your needs are simple, like mine. 😉 They have their own bar and the hotel is surrounded by restaurants, groceries, and bars. If you want to stay in hostels, you can find them here.