Main Tower
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The Main Tower is one of the highest buildings in Frankfurt. Climb to the top of this 200-meter high building (take an elevator for the first 190 meters and walk the last 10) for incomparable views of the city.
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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
How to get there
  • Alte Oper (Old Opera House) • 5 min walk
  • Willy-Brandt-Platz / Europäische Zentralbank (European Central Bank) (in 1980 Theaterplatz) • 6 min walk
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  • JohnRegoPark
    Rego Park, New York1,244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You might have to wait on line, but it's worth it
    Frankfurt is notoriously short on tourist destinations, so you may have to wait on line for a bit to get in because every tourist seems to be here. Certainly do so, because the view from the top of the building is spectacular. Americans and Canadians often have large buildings that easily accessible, but this one is unusual because it is in Europe. You go through screening and enter the elevator which whisks you up to the top in less than a minute. On a good day you can see everything including the airport you probably flew in and out of.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Christine l
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than I expected
    I wasn't really sure whether 9 euro to stand on a viewing platform would be worth it to be honest but yes it was! I only wish we had gone at the start of our trip to Frankfurt rather than near the end as it would have been so helpful to get out bearings. Anyway, we went at around 6.30/7.00pm and I was regretting buying the tickets as it was raining (fairly lightly but still). There were hardly any queues and we were in the lift within about 5 minutes. That included a security check going through a metal detector etc. And at the top? WOW! I actually think the weather made the view even better with the dramatic skies. We spent about 30/45 minutes there, had fun spotting the landmarks we'd visited and realising how much additional walking we'd done between them because we kept getting lost! If you have teenagers, they will love it for the photo ops - my two both have really arty pictures of them against the skyline as their profile pictures. It's probably *slightly* on the expensive side for what it is but I think if you shop around or buy certain visitor passes you can get it a little cheaper.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Blackth0rn
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,351 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views now somewhat obscured
    This didn’t seem to be the easiest place to find, and we were wandering around for some time trying to find the entrance which isn’t very well signposted, and when it is can be misleading with arrows pointing to the adjacent building. We must have timed it right (Friday, early afternoon) and there was no queue to speak of, but I would guess that the bottlenecks that they do have are probably caused by the rather onerous, airport style security scanners, and the staff manning these were not friendly or engaging. After that though, the lift soon whisks you to almost the top floor – there are a couple more flights of stairs to climb. The views that there are, are very good, and helpful signage points out various landmarks. Unfortunately though, the best view which is probably south east along the river, has now been completely obscured by a taller building being constructed. Obviously there was no mention of this before paying, and the signage that they have up there now points out landmarks that you can’t see! Still worth a visit I’d say, but presumably at some point a viewing platform will open on the new, taller building.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Jacke Carimin
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What A crazy view, stunning
    It's this sleek, modern skyscraper that totally owns the city skyline. The views from the observation deck are mind-blowing, giving you this epic panorama of Frankfurt. You can see all the cool architecture mixing old and new. Inside, it's all classy with glass and steel vibes. And guess what? There's a restaurant too, so you can munch on some amazing food while soaking in the scenery. Plus, being in the financial district adds this extra swag to the place, making it a symbol of Frankfurt's economic awesomeness. Whether you're a tourist hungry for views or a local wanting a unique dining spot, Main Tower is where it's at, capturing the vibe of Frankfurt perfectly.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 February 2024
  • grofdalmatinski
    Rijeka, Croatia1,132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    Being in Frankfurt and not coming to a skyscraper that offers a view of Frankfurt and its surroundings is as if you were never in Frankfurt. It got its name from the river Majna, so it is called Main Tower. 240 m high with antenna. You can take the elevator to the 54th floor (196m), but you can climb the stairs to a height of 200m from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding area. Everything is very well insured so there is really no room for fear.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 3 May 2024
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Jeff
Bavaria, Germany22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I paid my ticket/reservation in advance as I am not from Frankfurt. We were a few minutes late to this place due to our dinner running a bit late, and getting lost in the city. Upon arrival, the security told us we cannot go in as they are closed, without even asking if we had a reservation/ticket! After we told them we had reservation and he asked for papers, I showed my ticket and my vaccine card, and my girlfriend her negative test, but he told us she cannot go because her test is now over 24 hours. While I understand the severity of Covid-19, a negative test result is only valid at the time of the test taken, since you could have came in contact with someone after your test. She was only 2 hours past the 24 hour mark, and at this time of day, we'll not able to get another test done, and the ticket I paid for going to waste. The security guy just said these are the rules. Probably won't come back here and try to check out the platform in future. In addition, there is an added 0.50 Euro fee when ordering online, which seems odd when you are trying to reduce in person contact due to hygiene reasons, so why charge me extra money when I'm trying to reduce carbon/paper waste on top of being contactless? Just baffles me.
Written 5 July 2021
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Gergana Dimitrova
Sofia, Bulgaria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Stunning panoramic views of the city from the top where you can get with very quick and comfortable elevator. Even in a cloudy day you get breathtaking views behind the windows. The ticket is just 7 euro but it’s worth it. Must visit if you are in Frankfurt.
Written 8 February 2020
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HistorybuffCA
Burlington, Canada79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you are a fan of standing at the top of tall buildings with wide city vistas at your feet, then a visit to Frankfurt's Main Tower should be on your list. You have 360 degree views across the entire city, and sign boards indicate the prominent features. Note that new building construction in the vicinity of the Main Tower has blocked or changed the views of some historic buildings, so the sign boards are no longer entirely accurate.

We went at 7 pm on a weekday, and there was no queue. The airport-style security screening was simple and the elevator quickly takes you up 190 meters. From there you climb a couple of flights of stairs up to the observation deck.

We spent 45 minutes enjoying the evening sunshine, the cool breeze after a blistering hot day and the extensive views. There were a fair number of people milling around, so occasionally there was a wait to get space at the railing for photographs.

The gift shop seemed to consist of several vertical display cabinets in the lobby of the building, so it's not possible to handle and examine the merchandise without asking for assistance.

It was a pleasant end to a day of sight-seeing in Frankfurt.
Written 3 July 2023
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Jiltheojill
Holmfirth, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
My daughter and I visited Frankfurt to see the Christmas markets but we also wanted to make the most of our weekend trip and see other attractions. It was the hotel that we stayed in where we found out about the main tower. We woke and ate an early breakfast and arrived right on time for opening at 10am so hardly queued and got searched and went up in the lift. We times it well because when we cane down in the lift there was a huge queue.
I’d say if you went during busy times the queue for the lift to go up and down would be lengthy to wait.
The views over Frankfurt were spectacular. Well worth a trip.
Written 19 January 2020
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lalaleia
199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Cool place to stop to see the entire city of Frankfurt. May have a long line to wait in and you have to go through security so don’t take food or any odd objects with you. Would recommend to get some cool photos.
Written 23 January 2020
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Andrew O
Frinton-On-Sea, UK71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited on a Sunday late morning and still spent 30 minutes queuing to get in. Don’t take luggage larger than a back pack as you won’t get in and there is no left luggage.
Great view at the top but once you’ve seen the view that’s it! Additionally other buildings are now taller so you don’t have a 360 degree aspect and the river / old town are mostly obscured.
Expensive for what it is and not really worth a detour.
Written 18 March 2024
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Davide
Vancouver, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A gotta see place in Frankfurt as the city is so flat that your only real chance of seeing the overall landscape is by going up to the top of this building. And boy it wasn’t disappointing at all. The 360 view vistas is fantastic! Seeing the city go on for miles as the mainz river weaved through it was a must see. Definitely a place to go when in Frankfurt!
Written 2 February 2020
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hilder
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful tower. Gorgeous views. Great for sunset. More enjoyable at night with all the city lights. It just lacks a bar in the lower floor to be able to drink something while there like in The Shard in London, since the restaurant is always reserved.
Written 3 January 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Frankfurt is notoriously short on tourist destinations, so you may have to wait on line for a bit to get in because every tourist seems to be here. Certainly do so, because the view from the top of the building is spectacular. Americans and Canadians often have large buildings that easily accessible, but this one is unusual because it is in Europe. You go through screening and enter the elevator which whisks you up to the top in less than a minute. On a good day you can see everything including the airport you probably flew in and out of.
Written 24 July 2023
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208LisaR5
Eagle, ID36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Terrific view of Frankfurt, even on an overcast evening. Nice to go up just before sunset, get pictures of the city, and the get pictures of the city lights when it gets dark. Nice option of enclosed viewing area or going upstairs to an open air viewing area.
Written 22 November 2022
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