Frankfurt's skyline in June 2013
Frankfurt's skyline in June 2013
Berlin's skyline in June 2006
Berlin's skyline in June 2006

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Germany that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall. Only habitable buildings are ranked, which excludes radio masts and towers, observation towers, steeples, chimneys and other tall architectural structures. For those, see List of tallest structures in Germany.

Overview

The construction of high-rise buildings is not common in German cities, and especially not in the city centers, where traditionally steeples are the tallest structures. Due to its economic profile as an international financial centre, only Frankfurt has developed a skyline of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers in its city center. Out of a total of 19 skyscrapers in Germany, meaning buildings at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, 18 are located in Frankfurt. High-rise buildings can also be found in Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Düsseldorf, Essen, Hamburg and Leipzig- but mostly in the outskirts.

Tallest buildings

This list ranks buildings in Germany that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Rank Name Image City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year built Notes
1 Commerzbank Tower
Frankfurt Am Main-Commerzbank Tower-Ansicht vom Eisernen Steg.jpg
Frankfurt 259 850 56 1997 Tallest building in Europe from 1997 to 2003.
Tallest building in the European Union from 1997 to 2011, and from 2020.
Headquarters of Commerzbank. Reach a total height of 300.1 metres including the antenna.
2 Messeturm
01-01-2014 - Messeturm - trade fair tower - Frankfurt- Germany - 05.jpg
Frankfurt 256.5 841.5 63 1990 Tallest building in Europe from 1990 to 1997.
Main tenants are Goldman Sachs and Thomson Reuters.
3 Westendstraße 1
Frankfurt Westend Tower.Süd.20130616.jpg
Frankfurt 208.0 682.4 53 1993 Headquarters of DZ Bank.
4 Main Tower
Maintower Frankfurt.jpg
Frankfurt 200.0 656.2 55 1999 Height including the antenna is 240 metres.
Main tenants are Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and S&P Global Ratings.
4 Tower 185
Frankfurt Am Main-Tower 185-Ansicht vom Deutsche-Bank-Hochhaus-20130525.jpg
Frankfurt 200.0 656.2 55 2011 Main tenant is PricewaterhouseCoopers.
6 ONE
One Frankfurt 08-21.jpg
Frankfurt 190.9 626 49 2022 Mixed use with Hotel (NH Hotel Group) & Office. At a height of 185 meters, there is a public bar with a surrounding roof terrace.
7 Omniturm
Omniturm Frankfurt 09-19.jpg
Frankfurt 189.9 623.0 46 2019
8 Trianon
Frankfurt Trianon.Süd.20130618.jpg
Frankfurt 186.0 610.2 45 1993 Main tenant is DekaBank.
9 Seat of the European Central Bank
Ezb-zentrale-hinter.triangel-2017-ffm-2938.jpg
Frankfurt 185 607.0 45 2014 Height including the antenna is 201 metres.
New headquarters of the European Central Bank.
10 Grand Tower
Frankfurt.Grand Tower.20200207.jpg
Frankfurt 179.9 590.2 47 2020 Tallest residential building in Germany.
11 Opernturm
Frankfurter-Opernturm-2012-Ffm-916.jpg
Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 42 2009 Main tenant is UBS.
11 Taunusturm
Frankfurt Taunusturm.20140417.jpg
Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 40 2014
13 Silberturm
Frankfurt Silver Tower.20130616.jpg
Frankfurt 166.3 545.6 32 1978 Tallest building in Germany from 1978 to 1990.
Former headquarters of Dresdner Bank which merged with Commerzbank in 2009.
Main tenant is now Deutsche Bahn.
14 Post Tower
Posttower Bonn 001.jpg
Bonn 162.5 533.1 42 2002 Headquarters of Deutsche Post and DHL
Tallest building in North Rhine-Westphalia.
15 Westend Gate
Westend Gate Frankfurt 2011-07.jpg
Frankfurt 159.3 522.6 47 1976 Tallest building in Germany from 1976 to 1978.
Main tenant is Marriott Frankfurt Hotel.
16 Deutsche Bank I
Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 40 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
16 Deutsche Bank II
Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
16 Marienturm
Marienturm Frankfurt 05-19.jpg
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 2019
19 Skyper
Frankfurt Am Main-Skyper von Suedosten-20120309.jpg
Frankfurt 153.8 504.6 38 2004 Main tenant is DekaBank.
20 Kölnturm
Koelnturm 20050129.jpg
Cologne 148.1 485.9 43 2001 Height including the antenna is 165 metres.
Tallest building in Cologne.
21 Eurotower
Frankfurt Eurotower.20130603.jpg
Frankfurt 148.0 485.6 39 1977 Former headquarters of the European Central Bank.
22 Colonia-Haus
Colonia-Haus.jpg
Cologne 147.0 482.3 42 1973 Tallest building in Germany from 1973 to 1976.
22 Atlantic Hotel Sail City
ATLANTIC Hotel SAIL City Bremerhaven.jpg
Bremerhaven 147.0 482.3 23 2008 The roof top is at 86 m (282 ft), but the architectural spire counts as official height. Tallest building in the state of Bremen. Main tenant is Atlantic Hotels.
24 Hochhaus Uptown München
Hochhaus Uptown Muenchen-1.jpg
Munich 146.0 479.0 38 2004 Headquarters of Telefónica Germany.
Tallest building in Bavaria.
25 One Forty West
One Forty West Frankfurt 01-20.jpg
Frankfurt 145.0 476.0 41 2020
26 Jen Tower
Jena (37582620162).jpg
Jena 144.5 474.1 32 1972 Tallest building in Thuringia, originally 127m tall.
Headquarters of Intershop Communications.
27 Frankfurter Büro Center
Frankfurt FBC.20121012.jpg
Frankfurt 142.4 467.2 40 1980 Main tenant is Clifford Chance.
28 City-Haus
City-Haus-2008.jpg
Frankfurt 142.1 466.2 42 1974 Main tenant is DZ Bank.
29 City-Hochhaus Leipzig
Leipzig - Augustusplatz + City-Hochhaus 03 ies.jpg
Leipzig 142.0 465.9 36 1972 Height including the antenna is 153 metres. Tallest building in Leipzig and Saxony. Tallest in former East Germany, and tallest within both Germanies from 1972 to 1973.
Main tenant is European Energy Exchange.
30 Neuer Henninger-Turm
Neuer-henningerturm-2017-ffm-2936.jpg
Frankfurt 140.0 459.0 40 2017
31 Gallileo
Gallileo-2012-Ffm-517-9.jpg
Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 38 1999 Main tenant is Commerzbank.
31 Nextower
Frankfurt Nextower.20130514.jpg
Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 32 2009 Part of the Palais Quartier complex.
33 Business Tower Nürnberg
NürnbergerVersicherungTurm.jpg
Nürnberg 135.0 442.9 34 1999 Headquarters of Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe.
34 Uni-Center Köln
Unicenter Köln - Ostansicht-0068.jpg
Cologne 134.0 439.6 42 1973 Residential tower.
35 Pollux
Frankfurt am Main Kastor & Pollux 2007-08.jpg
Frankfurt 130.0 426.5 33 1997 Part of the Kastor und Pollux complex.
Main tenant is Commerzbank.
36 Garden Tower
Frankfurt Am Main-Garden Towers von Sueden-20120312.jpg
Frankfurt 127.0 416.7 25 1976 Main tenant is Société Générale.
Former headquarters of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen.
36 RWE Tower
RWE Turm Essen.jpg
Essen 127.0 416.7 30 1996 Headquarters of RWE.
38 Highlight I
Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg
Munich 126.0 413.4 33 2004 Main tenant is Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
39 Park Inn Berlin
Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz - Berlin.jpg
Berlin 125.0 410 41 1969 Tallest building in Berlin.
40 Treptowers
Allianz in Treptow Berlin.jpg
Berlin 125.0 410.1 32 1998
41 Arag-Tower
ARAG-Tower.jpg
Düsseldorf 124.9 409.8 32 2001 Tallest building in Düsseldorf
42 LVA Hauptgebäude
Düsseldorf LVA Hochhaus 2.jpg
Düsseldorf 123.0 403.5 29 1976
43 City Tower
City Tower Nordseite2.jpg
Offenbach am Main 120.0 393.7 32 2003
44 Maritim Travemünde
Travemuende-Leuchtturm mit Maritim.jpg
Travemünde 119.0 390.4 35 1974
44 Upper West
Upper West in der City West von Berlin.jpg
Berlin 119.0 390.4 33 2017
46 Steglitzer Kreisel
120409-Steglitz-Kreisel.JPG
Berlin 118.5 388.5 30 1980
47 Zoofenster
Zoofenster.jpg
Berlin 118.0 387.1 32 2012
48 Messe Torhaus
Messe-Torhaus, Frankfurt.jpg
Frankfurt 117.0 383.9 30 1984
49 UN-Hochhaus
Bonn Langer Eugen Rheinseite 2009-06-01.JPG
Bonn 115.0 377.3 31 1969 Also known as Langer Eugen. Built as the Neues Abgeordnetenhochhaus (New Representatives Tower) to provide office space for Bundestag representatives and used as such until the Bundestag moved to Berlin in 1999.
49 Dorint Hotel Tower
Augsburg hotelturm.JPG
Augsburg 115.0 377.3 35 1972
49 Japan Center
Japan-Center Ffm.jpg
Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 28 1996
49 Park Tower
Frankfurt Park Tower.20131019.jpg
Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 29 2007
53 Hypo-Haus
Hypo-Haus 03-10-28-012.jpg
Munich 113.7 373.0 27 1981
54 Highlight II
Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg
Munich 113.0 370.7 28 2004
55 Westhafen Tower
Westhafen-tower-2010-ffm-009.jpg
Frankfurt 112.3 368.4 30 2003
56 TÜV Rheinland
TÜV-Rheinland-Hochhaus Köln-Poll 2011.jpg
Cologne 112.0 367.5 22 1974
56 IBC Tower
Frankfurt IBC.20130423.jpg
Frankfurt 112.0 367.5 30 2003
58 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz
Nibelungenplatz-ffm001.jpg
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 27 1966
58 Eurotheum
Eurotheum-1.jpg
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 31 1999
58 WinX
WinX Frankfurt 05-19.jpg
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 30 2019
58 Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie - 2016.jpg
Hamburg 110.0 360.9 16 2017
62 Ringturm
Grünanlage Theodor-Heuss-Ring Köln mit Ringturm-8184.jpg
Cologne 109.1 357.9 26 1973
63 Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36
Frankfurt Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36.20120525.jpg
Frankfurt 108.6 356.3 28 1973
64 Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg IMG 1857 edit.jpg
Hamburg 108.0 354.3 32 1973
64 Victoria-Haus
ERGO Zentrale-Duesseldorf.jpg
Düsseldorf 108.0 354.3 29 1998
66 Essen City Hall
Rathaus-Essen-2012.jpg
Essen 106.0 347.8 23 1979
66 Senckenberg-Turm Frankfurt 106.0 347.8 26 2022
66 Debis-Haus
Debis-Haus.Berlin.view from Kollhoff-Tower.jpg
Berlin 106.0 347.8 22 1997
69 Land- und Amtsgericht Köln
Koeln-landgericht.jpg
Cologne 105.0 344.5 25 1981
70 Kölntriangle
KölnTriangle (0684).jpg
Cologne 103.2 338.6 29 2006
71 Bahntower
DBBuildingBerling150809.jpg
Berlin 103.0 331.4 25 2000
71 Europa-Center
Berlin marathon 2011 wheelchairs and europa center.jpg
Berlin 103.0 337.9 22 1965
71 SV-Hochhaus
SV-Hochhaus Muenchen 2009-05-09-1.jpg
Munich 103.0 337.9 28 2008
74 Herkules-Hochhaus
Herkulesbuilding.jpg
Cologne 102.0 334.6 31 1969
74 Kudamm Karree
Kudamm Karree View from LietzenburgerStr.jpg
Berlin 102.0 334.6 20 1974
74 Apartment-Hochhaus am Collini-Center
Mannheim-Collini-Center.jpg
Mannheim 102.0 334.6 32 1975
74 Deutschlandradio-Turm
Hochhaus Deutschlandfunk Köln-3586.jpg
Cologne 102.0 334.6 19 1975
78 Mundsburg Turm I
Hamburg Mundsburgtuerme.jpg
Hamburg 101.4 332.7 29 1973
79 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm I
Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
79 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm II
Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
79 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm III
Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
82 Kollhoff-Tower
KollhoffTowerBerlin P1030326.jpg
Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
82 BMW Headquarters
4 cilindros y museo BMW, Múnich, Alemania 2012-04-28, DD 02.JPG
Munich 101.0 331.4 22 1973
82 Maritim Clubhotel
Timmendorfer Strand 2010 PD 163.JPG
Timmendorfer Strand 101.0 331.4 32 1973
85 Holiday Inn Frankfurt City South
Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt.20130901.jpg
Frankfurt 100.0 328.1 25 1972
85 Charité
2016 Charite Hospital.jpg
Berlin 100.0 328.1 21 1982
85 Die Pyramide
Berlin-Marzahn - Die Pyramide 3.jpg
Berlin 100.0 328.1 23 1995
85 RellingHaus II
RellingHaus II, Essen.jpg
Essen 100.0 328.1 21 1999

Cities with buildings over 100 metres

City ≥300 m ≥250 m ≥200 m ≥150 m ≥100 m
Frankfurt - 2 5 18 38
Berlin - 12
Cologne - 9
Munich - 6
Mannheim - - 4
Hamburg - 3
Essen - 3
Düsseldorf - 3
Bonn 1 2
Timmendorfer Strand - 1
Augsburg - 1
Jena - 1
Leipzig - 1
Nürnberg - 1
Bremerhaven - 1
Offenbach am Main - 1
Travemünde - 1

Tallest demolished buildings

Name Image City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year built Year demolished Notes
Funkhaus am Raderberggürtel
Hochhaus Deutsche Welle Köln-3588.jpg
Cologne 138 453 34 1978 2019-2021 Former headquarters of Deutsche Welle
Bayer-Hochhaus
Wiesdorf bayer 02.jpg
Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963 2012/2013 Tallest building in Germany from 1963 to 1972
AfE-Turm
Frankfurt Am Main-AfE-Turm-Ansicht vom Messeturm-20130525.jpg
Frankfurt 116 381 32 1972 2014 Tallest building in Europe to be demolished

using explosives.

Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus
Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus 20100709.jpg
Ludwigshafen 102 333 28 1957 2013/2014 Tallest building in Germany from 1957 to 1963
Sparkasse Hagen tower
Hagen-Langer-Oskar.jpg
Hagen 101 331 23 1975 2004 Often referenced as Langer Oskar

Tallest buildings under construction

Name City Height(m) Height(feet) Storeys Estimated Completion
Elbtower Hamburg 245 804 61 2025-2026
FOUR I Frankfurt 233 765 59 2024
Four II Frankfurt 178 584 47 2024
Alexander Tower Berlin 150 492 35 2023
Edge East Side Tower Berlin 140 459 36 2023
Urban Campus Berlin 130 426 36 2022
Spin Tower Frankfurt am Main 128 420 31 2021
Four III Frankfurt 125 410 32 2024
UpperNord Tower Düsseldorf 120 394 36 2022
Agromex Tower I Berlin 110 361 30 2024
Schwabenlandtower[1] Fellbach 107 351 34 Finished(2020)
Four IV Frankfurt 105 345 25 2024
Stadtquartier Neuer Kanzlerplatz Bonn 102 333 28 2022
Agromex Tower II Berlin 99 325 27 2024

Tallest proposed/approved buildings

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This list ranks proposed and approved buildings in Germany that will stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Estimated Completion
Millennium Tower Frankfurt am Main 288[2] 945
Hardenberg Berlin 209 685 -
Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße Frankfurt am Main 205 673 -
Downtown-Zoo Berlin 178 583 -
Estrel Tower[3] Berlin 176 577 2024
Das Präsidium[4] Frankfurt am Main 175 574 2026
Hines Hochhaus[5] Berlin 150 492 2022-2023
Grand Central Wohnturm Frankfurt am Main 140 459 -
Hochhaus an der Matthäuskirche Frankfurt am Main 130 426 -
Frankfurter Sparkasse-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 130 426 -
Ando-Tower Düsseldorf 125 410 2024
Messeeingang Süd Frankfurt am Main 124 407 2022-2023
The Square³[6] Berlin 118 387 2016/2017[needs update]
Stadtturm[7] Bochum 105 344 -
Hochhaus am Goerdelerring Leipzig 100 328 -
Hochhaus an der Emser Brücke 1 Frankfurt am Main 100 328 -

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Image City Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors Years as tallest
Commerzbank Tower
Frankfurt Am Main-Commerzbank Tower vom Rathenauplatz-20100808.jpg
Frankfurt 300 850 56 1997–present
Messeturm
Messeturm ffm.jpg
Frankfurt 257 843 55 1990–1997
Silberturm
Silver Tower.jpg
Frankfurt 166 545 32 1978–1990
Westend Gate
Westend Gate Aerial View.jpg
Frankfurt 159 522 47 1976–1978
Colonia-Hochhaus
Colonia-Haus.jpg
Cologne 147 482 42 1973–1976
City-Hochhaus Leipzig
Leipzig, Weisheitszahn vom VSD aus, 2.jpeg
Leipzig 143 468 36 1972–1973
Bayer-Hochhaus
Wiesdorf bayer 02.jpg
Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963–1972
(demolished)
Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus
Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus 20100709.jpg
Ludwigshafen 102 335 28 1957–1963
(demolished)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-06-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Millennium Areal Frankfurt - Hier werden die Millennium Towers gebaut".
  3. ^ "Estrel Tower Berlin (175m | Neukölln | in Bau)".
  4. ^ "Das Präsidium - Hochhausprojekt Altes Polizeipräidium - Gerchgroup AG". SKYLINE ATLAS (in German). Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  5. ^ Ralf Schönball (2011-09-12). "Erster Wolkenkratzer am Alex wird ein Wohnturm". Tsp. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  6. ^ THE:SQUARE³ gewinnt international renommierten Architekturpreis
  7. ^ "City-Tower | 69m [in Planung]".