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 18 skyscrapers in Germany, meaning buildings at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, 17 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 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
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 208.0 682.4 53 1993 Headquarters of DZ Bank.
4 Main Tower
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 200.0 656.2 55 2011 Main tenant is PricewaterhouseCoopers.
6 Omniturm
Frankfurt 189.9 623.0 46 2019
7 Trianon
Frankfurt 186.0 610.2 45 1993 Main tenant is DekaBank.
8 Seat of the European Central Bank
Frankfurt 185 607.0 45 2014 Height including the antenna is 201 metres.
New headquarters of the European Central Bank.
9 Grand Tower
Frankfurt 179.9 590.2 47 2020 Tallest residential building in Germany.
10 Opernturm
Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 42 2009 Main tenant is UBS.
10 Taunusturm
Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 40 2014
12 Silberturm
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.
13 Post Tower
Bonn 162.5 533.1 42 2002 Headquarters of Deutsche Post and DHL
Tallest building in North Rhine-Westphalia.
14 Westend Gate
Frankfurt 159.3 522.6 47 1976 Tallest building in Germany from 1976 to 1978.
Main tenant is Marriott Frankfurt Hotel.
15 Deutsche Bank I
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 40 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Deutsche Bank II
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Marienturm
Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 2019
18 Skyper
Frankfurt 153.8 504.6 38 2004 Main tenant is DekaBank.
19 Kölnturm
Cologne 148.1 485.9 43 2001 Height including the antenna is 165 metres.
Tallest building in Cologne.
20 Eurotower
Frankfurt 148.0 485.6 39 1977 Former headquarters of the European Central Bank.
21 Colonia-Haus
Cologne 147.0 482.3 42 1973 Tallest building in Germany from 1973 to 1976.
21 Atlantic Hotel Sail City
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.
23 Hochhaus Uptown München
Munich 146.0 479.0 38 2004 Headquarters of Telefónica Germany.
Tallest building in Bavaria.
24 One Forty West
Frankfurt 145.0 476.0 41 2020
25 Jen Tower
Jena 144.5 474.1 32 1972 Tallest building in Thuringia, originally 127m tall.
Headquarters of Intershop Communications.
26 Frankfurter Büro Center
Frankfurt 142.4 467.2 40 1980 Main tenant is Clifford Chance.
27 City-Haus
Frankfurt 142.1 466.2 42 1974 Main tenant is DZ Bank.
28 City-Hochhaus Leipzig
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.
29 Neuer Henninger-Turm
Frankfurt 140.0 459.0 40 2017
30 Gallileo
Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 38 1999 Main tenant is Commerzbank.
30 Nextower
Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 32 2009 Part of the Palais Quartier complex.
32 Business Tower Nürnberg
Nürnberg 135.0 442.9 34 1999 Headquarters of Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe.
33 Uni-Center Köln
Cologne 134.0 439.6 42 1973 Residential tower.
34 Pollux
Frankfurt 130.0 426.5 33 1997 Part of the Kastor und Pollux complex.
Main tenant is Commerzbank.
35 Garden Tower
Frankfurt 127.0 416.7 25 1976 Main tenant is Société Générale.
Former headquarters of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen.
35 RWE Tower
Essen 127.0 416.7 30 1996 Headquarters of RWE.
37 Highlight I
Munich 126.0 413.4 33 2004 Main tenant is Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
38 Park Inn Berlin
Berlin 125.0 410 41 1969 Tallest building in Berlin.
38 Treptowers
Berlin 125.0 410.1 32 1998
40 Arag-Tower
Düsseldorf 124.9 409.8 32 2001 Tallest building in Düsseldorf
41 LVA Hauptgebäude
Düsseldorf 123.0 403.5 29 1976
42 City Tower
Offenbach am Main 120.0 393.7 32 2003
43 Maritim Travemünde
Travemünde 119.0 390.4 35 1974
43 Upper West
Berlin 119.0 390.4 33 2017
45 Steglitzer Kreisel
Berlin 118.5 388.5 30 1980
46 Zoofenster
Berlin 118.0 387.1 32 2012
47 Messe Torhaus
Frankfurt 117.0 383.9 30 1984
48 UN-Hochhaus
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.
48 Dorint Hotel Tower
Augsburg 115.0 377.3 35 1972
48 Japan Center
Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 28 1996
48 Park Tower
Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 29 2007
52 Hypo-Haus
Munich 113.7 373.0 27 1981
53 Highlight II
Munich 113.0 370.7 28 2004
54 Westhafen Tower
Frankfurt 112.3 368.4 30 2003
55 TÜV Rheinland
Cologne 112.0 367.5 22 1974
56 IBC Tower
Frankfurt 112.0 367.5 30 2003
57 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 27 1966
57 Eurotheum
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 31 1999
57 WinX
Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 30 2019
57 Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Hamburg 110.0 360.9 16 2017
61 Ringturm
Cologne 109.1 357.9 26 1973
62 Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36
Frankfurt 108.6 356.3 28 1973
63 Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg
Hamburg 108.0 354.3 32 1973
63 Victoria-Haus
Düsseldorf 108.0 354.3 29 1998
65 Essen City Hall
Essen 106.0 347.8 23 1979
65 Debis-Haus
Berlin 106.0 347.8 22 1997
67 Land- und Amtsgericht Köln
Cologne 105.0 344.5 25 1981
68 Kölntriangle
Cologne 103.2 338.6 29 2006
69 Bahntower
Berlin 103.0 331.4 25 2000
69 Europa-Center
Berlin 103.0 337.9 22 1965
69 SV-Hochhaus
Munich 103.0 337.9 28 2008
72 Herkules-Hochhaus
Cologne 102.0 334.6 31 1969
72 Kudamm Karree
Berlin 102.0 334.6 20 1974
72 Apartment-Hochhaus am Collini-Center
Mannheim 102.0 334.6 32 1975
72 Deutschlandradio-Turm
Cologne 102.0 334.6 19 1975
76 Mundsburg Turm I
Hamburg 101.4 332.7 29 1973
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm I
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm II
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm III
Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
80 Kollhoff-Tower
Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
80 BMW Headquarters
Munich 101.0 331.4 22 1973
80 Maritim Clubhotel
Timmendorfer Strand 101.0 331.4 32 1973
83 Holiday Inn Frankfurt City South
Frankfurt 100.0 328.1 25 1972
83 Charité
Berlin 100.0 328.1 21 1982
83 Die Pyramide
Berlin 100.0 328.1 23 1995
83 RellingHaus II
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 17 36
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
Cologne 138 453 34 1978 2019-2021 Former headquarters of Deutsche Welle
Bayer-Hochhaus
Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963 2012/2013 Tallest building in Germany from 1963 to 1972
AfE-Turm
Frankfurt 116 381 32 1972 2014 Tallest building in Europe to be demolished

using explosives.

Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus
Ludwigshafen 102 333 28 1957 2013/2014 Tallest building in Germany from 1957 to 1963
Sparkasse Hagen tower
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 am Main 233 765 59 2024
ONE Frankfurt am Main 190 623 49 2021
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 260 850 Construction Resume May 2021
Hardenberg Berlin 209 685 -
Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße Frankfurt am Main 205 673 -
Downtown-Zoo Berlin 178 583 -
Estrel Hotel-Hochhaus[2] Berlin 176 577 -
Das Präsidium[3] Frankfurt am Main 175 574 2026
Hines Hochhaus[4] 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[5] Berlin 118 387 2016/2017[needs update]
Stadtturm[6] 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 300 850 56 1997–present
Messeturm
Frankfurt 257 843 55 1990–1997
Silberturm
Frankfurt 166 545 32 1978–1990
Westend Gate
Frankfurt 159 522 47 1976–1978
Colonia-Hochhaus
Cologne 147 482 42 1973–1976
City-Hochhaus Leipzig
Leipzig 143 468 36 1972–1973
Bayer-Hochhaus
Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963–1972
(demolished)
Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus
Ludwigshafen 102 335 28 1957–1963
(demolished)

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Estrel Tower Berlin (175m | Neukölln | in Bau)".
  3. ^ "Das Präsidium - Hochhausprojekt Altes Polizeipräidium - Gerchgroup AG". SKYLINE ATLAS (in German). Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  4. ^ Ralf Schönball (2011-09-12). "Erster Wolkenkratzer am Alex wird ein Wohnturm". Tsp. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  5. ^ THE:SQUARE³ gewinnt international renommierten Architekturpreis
  6. ^ "City-Tower | 69m [in Planung]".