List of tallest buildings in Germany

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This lists ranks the tallest buildings in Germany that stand at least 100 metres (328 ft) tall. Only habitable building 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[edit]

The construction of high-rise buildings is not common in German cities and especially not in the city centres 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 centre. Out of a total of 15 skyscrapers in Germany, meaning buildings at least 492 feet (150 m) tall, 14 are located in Frankfurt. High-rise buildings can also be found in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Düsseldorf - but mostly in the outskirts.

Frankfurt skyline in June 2013
Berlin skyline in April 2007

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks buildings in Germany that stand at least 328 feet (100 m) 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 259.0 849.7 56 1997 Tallest building in Europe from 1997 to 2003.
Tallest building in the European Union from 1997 to 2011.
Height including the antenna is 300 metres.
Headquarters of Commerzbank.
2 Messeturm Frankfurter Messeturm 2.jpg Frankfurt 256.5 841.5 55 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 Standard & Poor's.
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 Trianon Frankfurt Trianon.Süd.20130618.jpg Frankfurt 186.0 610.2 45 1993 Main tenant is DekaBank.
7 European Central Bank Headquarters [A] Frankfurt EZB-Neubau.Osten.20140209.jpg Frankfurt 185.0 607.0 45 2014 Height including the antenna is 201 metres.
New headquarters of the European Central Bank.
8 Opernturm Frankfurter-Opernturm-2012-Ffm-916.jpg Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 42 2009 Main tenant is UBS.
8 Taunusturm [A] Frankfurt Taunusturm.20140417.jpg Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 40 2014
10 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.
11 Post Tower Posttower Bonn 001.jpg Bonn 162.5 533.1 42 2002 Headquarters of Deutsche Post and DHL.
12 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.
13 Deutsche Bank I Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg Frankfurt 155.0 508.5 40 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
13 Deutsche Bank II Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg Frankfurt 155.0 508.5 38 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Skyper Frankfurt Am Main-Skyper von Suedosten-20120309.jpg Frankfurt 153.8 504.6 38 2004 Main tenant is DekaBank.
16 Kölnturm Koelnturm 20050129.jpg Cologne 148.1 485.9 43 2001 Height including the antenna is 165 metres.
17 Eurotower Frankfurt Eurotower.20130603.jpg Frankfurt 148.0 485.6 39 1977 Current headquarters of the European Central Bank.
The ECB is currently building new and larger headquarters (European Central Bank Headquarters).
18 Colonia-Haus Colonia-Haus.jpg Cologne 147.0 482.3 42 1973 Tallest building in Germany from 1973 to 1976.
Tallest residential-only building in Germany.
18 Atlantic Hotel Sail City ATLANTIC Hotel SAIL City Bremerhaven.jpg Bremerhaven 147.0 482.3 23 2008 The roof top is at 86 Metres, but the architectural spire counts as official height.
Main tenant is Atlantic Hotels.
20 Hochhaus Uptown München Hochhaus Uptown Muenchen-1.jpg Munich 146.0 479.0 38 2004 Headquarters of Telefónica Germany.
21 Jen Tower Jena - JenTower (aka).jpg Jena 144.5 474.1 32 1972 Tallest building in Germany from 1972 to 1973.
Headquarters of Intershop Communications.
22 Frankfurter Büro Center Frankfurt FBC.20121012.jpg Frankfurt 142.4 467.2 40 1980 Main tenant is Clifford Chance.
23 City-Haus City-Haus-2008.jpg Frankfurt 142.1 466.2 42 1974 Main tenant is DZ Bank.
24 City-Hochhaus Leipzig Leipzig City-Hochhaus.jpg Leipzig 142.0 465.9 36 1972 Height including the antenna is 153 metres.
Main tenant is European Energy Exchange.
25 Büroturm Deutsche Welle Hochhaus Deutsche Welle Köln-3588.jpg Cologne 138.0 452.8 34 1978 Former headquarters of Deutsche Welle.
26 Gallileo Gallileo-2012-Ffm-517-9.jpg Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 38 1999 Main tenant is Commerzbank.
26 Nextower Frankfurt Nextower.20130514.jpg Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 32 2009 Part of the Palais Quartier complex.
28 Business Tower Nürnberg NürnbergerVersicherungTurm.jpg Nürnberg 135.0 442.9 34 1999 Headquarters of Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe.
29 Uni-Center Köln Unicenter Köln - Ostansicht-0068.jpg Cologne 134.0 439.6 42 1973 Residential tower.
30 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.
31 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.
31 RWE Tower RWE Turm Essen.jpg Essen 127.0 416.7 30 1996 Headquarters of RWE.
33 Highlight I Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg Munich 126.0 413.4 33 2004 Main tenant is Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
34 Park Inn Berlin Berlin - Park Inn Hotel1.jpg Berlin 125.0 410 41 1969
34 Treptowers Allianz in Treptow Berlin.jpg Berlin 125.0 410.1 32 1998
36 Arag-Tower ARAG-Tower.jpg Düsseldorf 124.9 409.8 32 2001
37 LVA Hauptgebäude Düsseldorf LVA Hochhaus 2.jpg Düsseldorf 123.0 403.5 29 1976
38 City Tower City Tower Nordseite2.jpg Offenbach am Main 120.0 393.7 32 2003
39 Maritim Travemünde Travemuende-Leuchtturm mit Maritim.jpg Travemünde 119.0 390.4 35 1974
40 Steglitzer Kreisel 120409-Steglitz-Kreisel.JPG Berlin 118.5 388.5 30 1980
41 Zoofenster Zoofenster.jpg Berlin 118.0 387.1 32 2012
42 Messe Torhaus Messe-Torhaus, Frankfurt.jpg Frankfurt 117.0 383.9 30 1984
43 UN-Hochhaus Bonn Langer Eugen Rheinseite 2009-06-01.JPG Bonn 115.0 377.3 31 1969 Also known as Langer Eugen.
43 Dorint Hotel Tower Augsburg hotelturm.JPG Augsburg 115.0 377.3 35 1972
43 Japan Center Japan-Center Ffm.jpg Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 28 1996
43 Park Tower Frankfurt Park Tower.20131019.jpg Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 29 2007
47 Hypo-Haus Hypo-Haus 03-10-28-012.jpg Munich 113.7 373.0 27 1981
48 Highlight II Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg Munich 113.0 370.7 28 2004
49 Westhafen Tower Westhafen-tower-2010-ffm-009.jpg Frankfurt 112.3 368.4 30 2003
50 TÜV Rheinland TÜV-Rheinland-Hochhaus Köln-Poll 2011.jpg Cologne 112.0 367.5 22 1974
50 IBC Tower Frankfurt IBC.20130423.jpg Frankfurt 112.0 367.5 30 2003
52 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz Nibelungenplatz-ffm001.jpg Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 27 1966
52 Eurotheum Eurotheum-1.jpg Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 31 1999
52 Elbe Philharmonic Hall [A] Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.jpg Hamburg 110.0 360.9 16 2017
55 Ringturm Grünanlage Theodor-Heuss-Ring Köln mit Ringturm-8184.jpg Cologne 109.1 357.9 26  ?
56 Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36 Frankfurt Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36.20120525.jpg Frankfurt 108.6 356.3 28 1973
57 Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg IMG 1857 edit.jpg Hamburg 108.0 354.3 32 1973
57 Victoria-Haus ERGO Zentrale-Duesseldorf.jpg Düsseldorf 108.0 354.3 29 1998
59 Essen City Hall Rathaus-Essen-2012.jpg Essen 106.0 347.8 23 1979
59 Debis-Haus Debis-Haus.Berlin.view from Kollhoff-Tower.jpg Berlin 106.0 347.8 22 1997
61 Land- und Amtsgericht Köln Koeln-landgericht.jpg Cologne 105.0 344.5 25 1981
62 Kölntriangle KölnTriangle (0684).jpg Cologne 103.2 338.6 29 2006
63 Europa-Center Berlin marathon 2011 wheelchairs and europa center.jpg Berlin 103.0 337.9 22 1965
63 SV-Hochhaus SV-Hochhaus Muenchen 2009-05-09-1.jpg Munich 103.0 337.9 28 2008
65 Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus 20100709.jpg Ludwigshafen 102.0 334.6 28 1957 Former headquarters of BASF.
Also known as BASF-Hochhaus E100.
65 Herkules-Hochhaus Herkulesbuilding.jpg Cologne 102.0 334.6 31 1969
65 Kudamm Karree Kudamm Karree View from LietzenburgerStr.jpg Berlin 102.0 334.6 20 1974
65 Apartment-Hochhaus am Collini-Center Mannheim-Collini-Center.jpg Mannheim 102.0 334.6 32 1975
65 Deutschlandradio-Turm Hochhaus Deutschlandfunk Köln-3586.jpg Cologne 102.0 334.6 19 1975
70 Mundsburg Turm I Hamburg Mundsburgtuerme.jpg Hamburg 101.4 332.7 29 1973
71 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm I Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
71 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm II Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
71 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm III Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
74 BMW Headquarters 4 cilindros y museo BMW, Múnich, Alemania 2012-04-28, DD 02.JPG Munich 101.0 331.4 22 1973
74 Maritim Clubhotel Timmendorfer Strand 2010 PD 163.JPG Timmendorfer Strand 101.0 331.4 32 1973
74 Bahntower DBBuildingBerling150809.jpg Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
74 Kollhoff-Tower KollhoffTowerBerlin P1030326.jpg Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
77 Holiday Inn Frankfurt City South Frankfurt Holiday Inn Hotel.20130901.jpg Frankfurt 100.0 328.1 25 1972
77 Charité Charité (Berlin).jpg Berlin 100.0 328.1 21 1982
77 Die Pyramide Berlin-Marzahn - Die Pyramide 3.jpg Berlin 100.0 328.1 23 1995
77 RellingHaus II RellingHaus II, Essen.jpg Essen 100.0 328.1 21 1999

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This list ranks buildings currently under construction in Germany that will stand at least 328 feet (100 m) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Name City Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors Estimated Completion
Henninger-Tower[1] Frankfurt am Main 140 459 30 2016
Upper West[2] Berlin 118 387 33 2015
Gewa-Tower[3] Fellbach 107 351 34 2016

Tallest proposed/approved buildings[edit]

This list ranks proposed and approved buildings in Germany that will stand at least 328 feet (100 m) 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 369 1210 -
MAX Frankfurt am Main 228 748 -
Tower 1 Frankfurt am Main 212 695 -
Bahntower Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main 210 688 -
Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße Frankfurt am Main 197 646 -
Downtown-Zoo [4] Berlin 178 583 -
Estrel Hotel-Hochhaus [5] Berlin 176 577 -
DZ Bank-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 175 574 -
Bankhaus-Metzler-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 175 574 -
Tower 2 Frankfurt am Main 160 524 -
Marienturm[6] Frankfurt am Main 155 508 2017
Quartier Elbbrücken Hamburg 150 492 2025
Hines Hochhaus [7] Berlin 150 492 2017
Alexa Hochhaus [8] Berlin 150 492 -
Phoenix Tower [9] Dortmund 150 492 -
Hochhaus am ehemaligen Polizeipräsidium Frankfurt am Main 145 475 -
Campus Bockenheim, Büroturm 1 Frankfurt am Main 140 459 -
Internationales Handelszentrum Düsseldorf 140 459 -
Hochhaus an der Matthäuskirche Frankfurt am Main 130 426
Frankfurter Sparkasse-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 130 426 -
Hochhaus Mercedesstraße Düsseldorf 120 393 -
The Square³ [10] Berlin 118 387 2016/2017
WinX Frankfurt am Main 110 360 2016
Hochhaus an der Hafenstraße Frankfurt am Main 110 360 -
Media-Spree (Residential Tower 1)[11][12] Berlin 110 360 -
Stadtturm [13] Bochum 105 344 -
Messeeingang Süd [14] Frankfurt am Main 100 328 2018
Hochhaus am Goerdelerring [15] Leipzig 100 328 -
Quartier M [16] Düsseldorf 100 328 -
Hochhaus an der Emser Brücke 1 Frankfurt am Main 100 328 -
Campus Bockenheim, Büroturm 2 Frankfurt am Main 100 328 -
Media-Spree (Residential Tower 2)[11][12] Berlin 100 328 -

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Name Image City Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors Years as tallest
Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt Am Main-Commerzbank Tower vom Rathenauplatz-20100808.jpg Frankfurt 259 850 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 City hochhaus leipzig.JPG Leipzig 143 468 36 1972–1973
Bayer-Hochhaus Wiesdorf bayer 02.jpg Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963–1972
Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus 20100709.jpg Ludwigshafen 102 335 28 1957–1963

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Topped out but not completed.

References[edit]