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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Neighborhood: 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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  • jglennfl
    15 contributions
    Stunning views of the city and surrounding area!
    Easy to find, but you have to walk through the downtown area. It was 9 Euros per person (my 17 year old son got the student discount). This is essentially just the top of a skyscraper turned into a viewing area. But the views are stunning and it's worth the hour or so it takes to visit.
    Written July 19, 2022
  • 208LisaR5
    Eagle, Idaho37 contributions
    Beautiful view and open air viewing area
    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 November 22, 2022
  • jordanellie41
    Bolton, United Kingdom938 contributions
    AWESOME GLASS STRUCTURE
    This tower is an awesome sight from below as it rises majestically into the skyline. It's complete glass structure is a sight to be seen but exterior photos are difficult as you can really only get them from directly underneath as it's such a built up area. Paying to just see a view is not something I would spend my money on.
    Written October 5, 2022
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Jeff
Bavaria, Germany11 contributions
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 July 5, 2021
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India18,556 contributions
Oct 2022
This popular tourist attraction 56 storey skyscraper is located in heart of Frankfurt. It's named after nearby Main River. Luckily when we reached, there was no line. The security was very smooth and fast. The elevator was up to 53rd floor and then we used staircase to reach top. The open-air observation deck was quite big and panoramic view of city and surrounding was very good. Though there are a lot more higher towers in the world now, but this one had its own charm. Unfortunately the restaurant on 53rd floor was closed.
Worth seeing...
Written November 19, 2022
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK682 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We queued for about half an hour on a Saturday afternoon to reach the ticket booth, & once you’re past that it’s only a few minutes until you’re taking the elevator up to the top.
It’s not quite the highest point in town, but it’s close enough. Not a lot on the viewing deck to see but the views over Frankfurt are excellent.
Written September 17, 2022
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hilder
5 contributions
Sep 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 January 3, 2021
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Robert S
Dunstable, UK16 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
200m elevator up for great 360 view if Frankfurt.
Only took us 10 mins from entrance to viewing platform, including security check. 10 mins up top was enough for a cold January day. You can even see the snowy mountains in the backgrounds.
Written January 29, 2023
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toycp
Melbourne, Australia1,207 contributions
Aug 2019
There was a long queue when we arrived but it was well organised and quick moving.
Some nice views of the city which you can see behind glass or have the option of going outside. on the observation deck; there are also photos pointing out what you are seeing written in English.
I thought the price was very reasonable for some great views of Frankfurt.
Written January 18, 2020
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Gergana Dimitrova
Sofia, Bulgaria5 contributions
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 February 8, 2020
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Melinda M
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Could have been great if we would have been able to see anything at all, which we couldn’t because of the fog, and no one told us before. When we came down after the disappointment they were closed because of the fog but they couldn’t give our money back or let us use our tickets again or give us any type of refund. Disrespectful to take people’s money when they for sure knew that we wouldn’t be able to see anything…
Written November 11, 2021
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Jiltheojill
Holmfirth, UK66 contributions
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 January 19, 2020
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lalaleia
201 contributions
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 January 23, 2020
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