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Main Tower, Frankfurt

Must see · Lookout · Architectural Building
Main Tower offers several stylish ways to unwind after a busy day, all of them with impressive views over the city rooftops. Opened in 1999, the 200 m (656 ft) skyscraper remains one of the tallest buildings in Germany and the only one in Frankfurt with a public observation deck. Before you head up, take time to appreciate two important pieces of contemporary art in the foyer--a video installation by Bill Viola and a wall mosaic by Stephan Huber. Europe's highest fitness club occupies the 53rd and 54th floors of the building, and if you need to fill an empty stomach after a workout head to the restaurant on the 53rd floor. You can plan Frankfurt trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • A very neat way to see the city, it offers views of many iconic sites, from the opera house to the various business district buildings and the beautiful riverfront. The price is good compared to...  more »
  • Horrible Restaurant and services with incompetent personnel. Food was bad and overpriced for the quality. The view unspectacular.  more »
  • A great spot to get high. No, not *that* kind of high. This is the part where you pay a few Euros, wait in a line, go through a magnetometer and then ride a speedy elevator (18 km/hour!) to get a terrific view.Unlike some other observation decks, the top of the Main Tower is completely open other than a low railing. There's no glass between you and the sky. No need to worry, though.
  • The views were amazing and the top is mainly open, with no glass panels which was great for photo opportunities. I've given four stars because you can only get up and down in a lift and there were long queues going back down which could have been avoiding if there was an option to use the stairs which many people tried to do but you were only able to ascend a couple of floors! Despite that, I would still recommend visiting the tower - the views are worth it.
  • Great views of Frankfurt from over 600 feet up. Best time to go is sunset. The view and location is 5 stars, however the attitude of one of the cashiers/receptionists means a dropped star due to her very poor customer service.
  • Wonderful view of Frankfurt 200 metres above the ground. Security is good. Only thing though is that there is no air conditioning on the top floor, so you may expect to be very hot both inside and outside. Still the perfect place if you want to take a panorama picture of Frankfurt. 4/5
  • Awesome view of the entire city! It is just great to be able to see everything from such a high altitude. Aim for a sunny day and you won't be disappointed. Definitely a must-visit in Frankfurt!

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