It may seem strange to name Frankfurt skyline amidst the major attractions of the city, but anyone who has been in Frankfurt will not easily forget the sight of the exciting profiles of modern buildings standing out from the light blue skies of the city.
The well delineated lines of these buildings, which represent the beating heart of the city, are visible from many parts of the city self, but the most privileged points of observation are definitely the numerous b which cross the river Main, from where the sight over the ‚Äúisland of skyscrapers‚ÄĚ is fully enjoyable.
The most famous of these skyscrapers is the Main Tower, with a panoramic platform on the top and a restaurant open to public. The Main Tower is the seat of the Landesbank Hessen-Th√ľringen, and it boasts a record of the first skyscraper in Europe to have the façade completely made of glass, similar to the American model. In approaching the skyscrapers, you will notice that the majority of these buildings host the headquarters of banks.
Like the Silver Tower, seat of the Dresdner Bank, or the Eurotower, seat of the European Central Bank, or the twin towers, seat of the Deutsche Bank, with their iridescent glass façade which changes its colour according to the different inclination of the sun rays. And finally, the tower of the Commerzbank, which rises up to an height of 300 mt from the ground.
Last, but not least, the Japan-Center, recognizable from the flat roof, and the Fair Tower, inspired to the American skyscrapers of the ‚Äė20s.
The Main Tower is the only skyscraper that can be visited. Inside, the fast elevators, running at an amazing speed of 7 mt per second (about 25 km/h!) will take you to the panoramic platform situated at 200 metres. From this platform, the superb 360¬į view over the city will take your breath away.
Access to visitors is permitted from 10 am to 19 pm, depending on weather conditions.
Price: Euro 4,60
Neue Mainzer Stra√üe 52-58
60311 Frankfurt am Main