"Mainhattan" - the Frankfurt skyline

Frankfurt am Main Travel Blog

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Frankfurt is the only city in Germany that has anything even resembling a skyline and has some of the tallest buildings in Europe. To anyone from America they won't be very impressive, but since the first 'skyscraper' was built in the early 1990s Frankfurt has developed a distinctive skyline and has been nicknamed "Mainhattan" (as it is situated at the River Main). I have to admit though that it looks kinda patchy and how impressive it looks or how good a photo you get from it depends on the perspective. But to me that doesn't matter because I still like the style of the buildings and just walking around in the city centre having a look around.

 The first skyscraper was the 'Messeturm', nicknamed 'Bleistift' (pencil, because of its shape) and it was the tallest building in Europe until the Commerzabank Tower was built, also in Frankfurt. The 'Messeturm' is maybe the most important landmark in Frankfurt, but it has since been joined by several more and because Frankfurt is an important financial centre it seems that a few more banks will be building big towers soon. One of those planned already is the new ECB (European Central Bank) tower. Most of them are not open to the public, but you can go up the Main Tower ('Main' because of the river, not because it's the most important one ;-) ), from where you have a nice view over pretty much the entire city and the villages in the surrounding hills.
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The 'Messeturm', or 'the pencil' …
Frankfurts skyline at sunset (fro…
Frankfurt's skyline at sunset (fr…
The Commerzbank tower, Main tower …
The Commerzbank tower, Main tower…
Disappearing in the fog
Disappearing in the fog
The cathedral, a part of the skyli…
The cathedral, a part of the skyl…
Skyline seen from a bridge
Skyline seen from a bridge
Skyline from the south bank (The …
Skyline from the south bank (The …