Skyline Frankfurts rund um den Main Tower bei Dämmerung.

The MAIN TOWER: One of the premier things to do in Frankfurt

Sightseeing at lofty heights: The MAIN TOWER is a very special attraction in Frankfurt that draws thousands of visitors every year. At a height of 240 metres, the MAIN TOWER is among the five tallest office buildings in Germany and is the highest skyscraper that possesses a publicly accessible observation deck.

Frankfurt from above

The observation deck on the MAIN TOWER is located at a height of 198 metres and offers a breath-taking panoramic view over Frankfurt with its famous skyline and the impressive new ECB headquarters. Visitors are rewarded with a unique picturesque backdrop, especially at sunset, and it’s not only amateur photographers who get their money’s worth. Incidentally, photos can be tagged on Instagram using #maintower, a selection of which is published on our photo page.

A special kind of skyscraper

But the MAIN TOWER building itself is also an eye-catcher: it was the first high-rise building in Europe with a fully glazed façade, which distinguishes it substantially from other, conventional skyscrapers. With 61 floors, 1,090 steps, 26 passenger lifts, 2,550 windows and much more, as early as 2001 it received the IMMOBILIEN AWARD for its particular size and architecture – a building that just has to be seen.

Dinner with a skyline view

In addition to that, the MAIN TOWER offers a very special restaurant with a view over the city. Whether for coffee and cake, a cocktail or a romantic dinner at a height of 187 metres with a spectacular vantage: connoisseurs with a demanding palate, big or small alike, can savour the delights of the MAIN TOWER RESTAURANT & LOUNGE in a celestial atmosphere.

Art with a view

Furthermore, the MAIN TOWER holds numerous works of art, such as paintings and installations, in its rooms. If you would like to enjoy modern art in an extraordinary setting, you not miss the art collection of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) in the MAIN TOWER.

Guided tours of Helaba’s art collection are offered upon request.


You can find more information about prices on our summary page for the observation deck.

Opening hours

Foyer: Art exhibition
Mon to Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Observation deck: In summer
Sun to Thu from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri and Sat from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Observation deck: In winter
Sun to Thu from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri and Sat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The changeover from winter to summer takes place at the same time as the switch between standard (CET) and daylight saving time (CEST).

The observation deck is open on public holidays during summer time from 10am to 9pm and during wintertime from 10am to 7pm.

Please note:

The last lift will depart for the observation deck 30 minutes before closing time.

In the event of bad weather or strong winds, the observation deck will be closed for safety reasons. You can see the current status of the platform (open/closed) on the information box on our website.

Please take note of our safety precautions and
security advice


Are you interested in the architecture of the MAIN TOWER? Here you can discover information about facts and figures and details about the construction of the MAIN TOWER.

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