List of tallest buildings in Germany

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

This lists ranks 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.
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 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 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 Omniturm Omniturm Frankfurt 09-19.jpg Frankfurt 189.9 623.0 46 2019
7 Trianon Frankfurt Trianon.Süd.20130618.jpg Frankfurt 186.0 610.2 45 1993 Main tenant is DekaBank.
8 Seat of the European Central Bank Ezb-zentrale-hinter.triangel-2017-ffm-2938.jpg Frankfurt 183.7 603.0 43 2014 Height including the antenna is 201 metres.
New headquarters of the European Central Bank.
9 Grand Tower Frankfurt.Grand Tower.20200207.jpg Frankfurt 179.9 590.2 47 2020 Tallest residential building in Germany.
10 Opernturm Frankfurter-Opernturm-2012-Ffm-916.jpg Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 42 2009 Main tenant is UBS.
10 Taunusturm Frankfurt Taunusturm.20140417.jpg Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 40 2014
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Deutsche Bank I Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 40 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Deutsche Bank II Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Skyscryper.jpg Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Marienturm Marienturm Frankfurt 05-19.jpg Frankfurt 155.0 509.0 38 2019
18 Skyper Frankfurt Am Main-Skyper von Suedosten-20120309.jpg Frankfurt 153.8 504.6 38 2004 Main tenant is DekaBank.
19 Kölnturm Koelnturm 20050129.jpg Cologne 148.1 485.9 43 2001 Height including the antenna is 165 metres.
Tallest building in Cologne.
20 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 (Seat of the European Central Bank).
21 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.
21 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.
Main tenant is Atlantic Hotels.
23 Hochhaus Uptown München Hochhaus Uptown Muenchen-1.jpg Munich 146.0 479.0 38 2004 Headquarters of Telefónica Germany.
Tallest building in Bavaria.
24 One Forty West One Forty West Frankfurt 01-20.jpg Frankfurt 145.0 476.0 41 2020
25 Jen Tower Jena (37582620162).jpg Jena 144.5 474.1 32 1972 Tallest building in Thuringia, originally 127m tall.
Headquarters of Intershop Communications.
26 Frankfurter Büro Center Frankfurt FBC.20121012.jpg Frankfurt 142.4 467.2 40 1980 Main tenant is Clifford Chance.
27 City-Haus City-Haus-2008.jpg Frankfurt 142.1 466.2 42 1974 Main tenant is DZ Bank.
28 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 Germany from 1972 to 1973.
Main tenant is European Energy Exchange.
29 Neuer Henninger-Turm Neuer-henningerturm-2017-ffm-2936.jpg Frankfurt 140.0 459.0 40 2017
30 Gallileo Gallileo-2012-Ffm-517-9.jpg Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 38 1999 Main tenant is Commerzbank.
30 Nextower Frankfurt Nextower.20130514.jpg Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 32 2009 Part of the Palais Quartier complex.
32 Business Tower Nürnberg NürnbergerVersicherungTurm.jpg Nürnberg 135.0 442.9 34 1999 Headquarters of Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe.
33 Uni-Center Köln Unicenter Köln - Ostansicht-0068.jpg Cologne 134.0 439.6 42 1973 Residential tower.
34 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.
35 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.
35 RWE Tower RWE Turm Essen.jpg Essen 127.0 416.7 30 1996 Headquarters of RWE.
37 Highlight I Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg Munich 126.0 413.4 33 2004 Main tenant is Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
38 Park Inn Berlin Park Inn by Radisson Alexanderplatz - Berlin.jpg Berlin 125.0 410 41 1969 Tallest building in Berlin.
38 Treptowers Allianz in Treptow Berlin.jpg Berlin 125.0 410.1 32 1998
40 Arag-Tower ARAG-Tower.jpg Düsseldorf 124.9 409.8 32 2001
41 LVA Hauptgebäude Düsseldorf LVA Hochhaus 2.jpg Düsseldorf 123.0 403.5 29 1976
42 City Tower City Tower Nordseite2.jpg Offenbach am Main 120.0 393.7 32 2003
43 Maritim Travemünde Travemuende-Leuchtturm mit Maritim.jpg Travemünde 119.0 390.4 35 1974
43 Upper West Upper West in der City West von Berlin.jpg Berlin 119.0 390.4 33 2017
45 Steglitzer Kreisel 120409-Steglitz-Kreisel.JPG Berlin 118.5 388.5 30 1980
46 Zoofenster Zoofenster.jpg Berlin 118.0 387.1 32 2012
47 Messe Torhaus Messe-Torhaus, Frankfurt.jpg Frankfurt 117.0 383.9 30 1984
48 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.
48 Dorint Hotel Tower Augsburg hotelturm.JPG Augsburg 115.0 377.3 35 1972
48 Japan Center Japan-Center Ffm.jpg Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 28 1996
48 Park Tower Frankfurt Park Tower.20131019.jpg Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 29 2007
52 Hypo-Haus Hypo-Haus 03-10-28-012.jpg Munich 113.7 373.0 27 1981
53 Highlight II Highlight Towers Muenchen A9-1.jpg Munich 113.0 370.7 28 2004
54 Westhafen Tower Westhafen-tower-2010-ffm-009.jpg Frankfurt 112.3 368.4 30 2003
55 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
57 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz Nibelungenplatz-ffm001.jpg Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 27 1966
57 Eurotheum Eurotheum-1.jpg Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 31 1999
57 WinX WinX Frankfurt 05-19.jpg Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 30 2019
57 Elbe Philharmonic Hall Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie - 2016.jpg Hamburg 110.0 360.9 16 2017
61 Ringturm Grünanlage Theodor-Heuss-Ring Köln mit Ringturm-8184.jpg Cologne 109.1 357.9 26 1973
62 Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36 Frankfurt Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36.20120525.jpg Frankfurt 108.6 356.3 28 1973
63 Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg IMG 1857 edit.jpg Hamburg 108.0 354.3 32 1973
63 Victoria-Haus ERGO Zentrale-Duesseldorf.jpg Düsseldorf 108.0 354.3 29 1998
65 Essen City Hall Rathaus-Essen-2012.jpg Essen 106.0 347.8 23 1979
65 Debis-Haus Debis-Haus.Berlin.view from Kollhoff-Tower.jpg Berlin 106.0 347.8 22 1997
67 Land- und Amtsgericht Köln Koeln-landgericht.jpg Cologne 105.0 344.5 25 1981
68 Kölntriangle KölnTriangle (0684).jpg Cologne 103.2 338.6 29 2006
69 Bahntower DBBuildingBerling150809.jpg Berlin 103.0 331.4 25 2000
69 Europa-Center Berlin marathon 2011 wheelchairs and europa center.jpg Berlin 103.0 337.9 22 1965
69 SV-Hochhaus SV-Hochhaus Muenchen 2009-05-09-1.jpg Munich 103.0 337.9 28 2008
72 Herkules-Hochhaus Herkulesbuilding.jpg Cologne 102.0 334.6 31 1969
72 Kudamm Karree Kudamm Karree View from LietzenburgerStr.jpg Berlin 102.0 334.6 20 1974
72 Apartment-Hochhaus am Collini-Center Mannheim-Collini-Center.jpg Mannheim 102.0 334.6 32 1975
72 Deutschlandradio-Turm Hochhaus Deutschlandfunk Köln-3586.jpg Cologne 102.0 334.6 19 1975
76 Mundsburg Turm I Hamburg Mundsburgtuerme.jpg Hamburg 101.4 332.7 29 1973
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm I Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm II Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
77 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm III Neckarhochhäuser Mannheim.jpg Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
80 Kollhoff-Tower KollhoffTowerBerlin P1030326.jpg Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
80 BMW Headquarters 4 cilindros y museo BMW, Múnich, Alemania 2012-04-28, DD 02.JPG Munich 101.0 331.4 22 1973
80 Maritim Clubhotel Timmendorfer Strand 2010 PD 163.JPG Timmendorfer Strand 101.0 331.4 32 1973
83 Holiday Inn Frankfurt City South Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt.20130901.jpg Frankfurt 100.0 328.1 25 1972
83 Charité 2016 Charite Hospital.jpg Berlin 100.0 328.1 21 1982
83 Die Pyramide Berlin-Marzahn - Die Pyramide 3.jpg Berlin 100.0 328.1 23 1995
83 RellingHaus II RellingHaus II, Essen.jpg Essen 100.0 328.1 21 1999

Tallest demolished buildings[edit]

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
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[edit]

Name City Height(m) Height(feet) Storeys Estimated Completion
Elbtower Hamburg 245 804 56 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[edit]

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 369 1,210.6 Cancelled
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
DZ Bank-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 175 574 -
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 -
Messeeingang Süd Frankfurt am Main 124 407 2022-2023
The Square³[5] Berlin 118 387 2016/2017[needs update]
Sky-View Düsseldorf 105 344 2017/18[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[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=6916
  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. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=5551