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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.

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OverviewEdit

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 15 skyscrapers in Germany, meaning buildings at least 150 metres (492 ft) tall, 14 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 buildingsEdit

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 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   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 208.0 682.4 53 1993 Headquarters of DZ Bank.
4 Main Tower   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 200.0 656.2 55 2011 Main tenant is PricewaterhouseCoopers.
6 Trianon   Frankfurt 186.0 610.2 45 1993 Main tenant is DekaBank.
7 Seat of the European Central Bank   Frankfurt 183.7 603.0 43 2014 Height including the antenna is 201 metres.
New headquarters of the European Central Bank.
8 Opernturm   Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 42 2009 Main tenant is UBS.
8 Taunusturm   Frankfurt 170.0 557.7 40 2014
10 Silberturm   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   Bonn 162.5 533.1 42 2002 Headquarters of Deutsche Post and DHL.
12 Westend Gate   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 155.0 508.5 40 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
14 Deutsche Bank II   Frankfurt 155.0 508.5 38 1984 Headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
15 Skyper   Frankfurt 153.8 504.6 38 2004 Main tenant is DekaBank.
16 Kölnturm   Cologne 148.1 485.9 43 2001 Height including the antenna is 165 metres.
17 Eurotower   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).
18 Colonia-Haus   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   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   Munich 146.0 479.0 38 2004 Headquarters of Telefónica Germany.
21 Jen Tower   Jena 144.5 474.1 32 1972 Tallest building in Germany from 1972 to 1973.
Headquarters of Intershop Communications.
22 Frankfurter Büro Center   Frankfurt 142.4 467.2 40 1980 Main tenant is Clifford Chance.
23 City-Haus   Frankfurt 142.1 466.2 42 1974 Main tenant is DZ Bank.
24 City-Hochhaus Leipzig   Leipzig 142.0 465.9 36 1972 Height including the antenna is 153 metres.
Main tenant is European Energy Exchange.
25 Büroturm Deutsche Welle   Cologne 138.0 452.8 34 1978 Former headquarters of Deutsche Welle.
26 Gallileo   Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 38 1999 Main tenant is Commerzbank.
26 Nextower   Frankfurt 136.0 446.2 32 2009 Part of the Palais Quartier complex.
28 Business Tower Nürnberg   Nürnberg 135.0 442.9 34 1999 Headquarters of Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe.
29 Uni-Center Köln   Cologne 134.0 439.6 42 1973 Residential tower.
30 Pollux   Frankfurt 130.0 426.5 33 1997 Part of the Kastor und Pollux complex.
Main tenant is Commerzbank.
31 Garden Tower   Frankfurt 127.0 416.7 25 1976 Main tenant is Société Générale.
Former headquarters of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen.
31 RWE Tower   Essen 127.0 416.7 30 1996 Headquarters of RWE.
33 Highlight I   Munich 126.0 413.4 33 2004 Main tenant is Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
34 Park Inn Berlin   Berlin 125.0 410 41 1969
34 Treptowers   Berlin 125.0 410.1 32 1998
36 Arag-Tower   Düsseldorf 124.9 409.8 32 2001
37 LVA Hauptgebäude   Düsseldorf 123.0 403.5 29 1976
38 City Tower   Offenbach am Main 120.0 393.7 32 2003
40 Maritim Travemünde   Travemünde 119.0 390.4 35 1974
41 Upper West   Berlin 119.0 390.4 33 2017
42 Steglitzer Kreisel   Berlin 118.5 388.5 30 1980
43 Zoofenster   Berlin 118.0 387.1 32 2012
44 Messe Torhaus   Frankfurt 117.0 383.9 30 1984
45 UN-Hochhaus   Bonn 115.0 377.3 31 1969 Also known as Langer Eugen.
45 Dorint Hotel Tower   Augsburg 115.0 377.3 35 1972
46 Japan Center   Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 28 1996
47 Park Tower   Frankfurt 115.0 377.3 29 2007
48 Hypo-Haus   Munich 113.7 373.0 27 1981
49 Highlight II   Munich 113.0 370.7 28 2004
50 Westhafen Tower   Frankfurt 112.3 368.4 30 2003
51 TÜV Rheinland   Cologne 112.0 367.5 22 1974
52 IBC Tower   Frankfurt 112.0 367.5 30 2003
53 Büro Center Nibelungenplatz   Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 27 1966
54 Eurotheum   Frankfurt 110.0 360.9 31 1999
55 Elbe Philharmonic Hall   Hamburg 110.0 360.9 16 2017
56 Ringturm   Cologne 109.1 357.9 26 1955
57 Neue Mainzer Straße 32-36   Frankfurt 108.6 356.3 28 1973
58 Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg   Hamburg 108.0 354.3 32 1973
59 Victoria-Haus   Düsseldorf 108.0 354.3 29 1998
60 Essen City Hall   Essen 106.0 347.8 23 1979
61 Debis-Haus   Berlin 106.0 347.8 22 1997
62 Land- und Amtsgericht Köln   Cologne 105.0 344.5 25 1981
63 Kölntriangle   Cologne 103.2 338.6 29 2006
64 Europa-Center   Berlin 103.0 337.9 22 1965
65 SV-Hochhaus   Munich 103.0 337.9 28 2008
66 Herkules-Hochhaus   Cologne 102.0 334.6 31 1969
67 Kudamm Karree   Berlin 102.0 334.6 20 1974
68 Apartment-Hochhaus am Collini-Center   Mannheim 102.0 334.6 32 1975
69 Deutschlandradio-Turm   Cologne 102.0 334.6 19 1975
70 Mundsburg Turm I   Hamburg 101.4 332.7 29 1973
71 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm I   Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
72 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm II   Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
73 Neckarpromenade Wohnturm III   Mannheim 101.3 332.3 30 1975
74 BMW Headquarters   Munich 101.0 331.4 22 1973
75 Maritim Clubhotel   Timmendorfer Strand 101.0 331.4 32 1973
76 Bahntower   Berlin 103.0 331.4 25 2000
77 Kollhoff-Tower   Berlin 101.0 331.4 25 1999
78 Holiday Inn Frankfurt City South   Frankfurt 100.0 328.1 25 1972
79 Charité   Berlin 100.0 328.1 21 1982
80 Die Pyramide   Berlin 100.0 328.1 23 1995
81 RellingHaus II   Essen 100.0 328.1 21 1999

Tallest buildings under constructionEdit

This list ranks buildings currently under construction 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)
Floors Estimated Completion
Omniturm Frankfurt am Main 185 607 48 2018
The Grand Frankfurt am Main 172 565 50 2018
Marienturm Frankfurt am Main 155 509 35 2019
Henninger-Tower[1] Frankfurt am Main 140 459 30 2016
WinX Frankfurt am Main 110 360 27 2018
Gewa-Tower[2] Fellbach 107 351 34 2016
Stadtquartier Neuer Kanzlerplatz Bonn 102 333 28 2022

Tallest proposed/approved buildingsEdit

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 2018
Hardenberg Berlin 209 685 -
Hochhauskomplex Neue Mainzer Straße Frankfurt am Main 197 646 -
Downtown-Zoo Berlin 178 583 -
Estrel Hotel-Hochhaus[3] Berlin 176 577 -
Tower 1 Frankfurt am Main 180 590 -
DZ Bank-Hochhaus Frankfurt am Main 175 574 -
Quartier Elbbrücken Hamburg 150 492 2025
Hines Hochhaus[4] Berlin 150 492 2017
Alexa Hochhaus[5] Berlin 150 492 -
Phoenix Tower[6] 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 -
UpperNord Tower Düsseldorf 125 410 2017
The Square³[7] Berlin 118 387 2016/2017
Hochhaus an der Hafenstraße Frankfurt am Main 110 360 -
Media-Spree (Residential Tower 1)[8] Berlin 110 360 -
Sky-View Düsseldorf 105 344 2017/18
Stadtturm[9] Bochum 105 344 -
Messeeingang Süd Frankfurt am Main 100 328 2018
Porsche Design Tower Frankfurt am Main 100 328 2018
Hochhaus am Goerdelerring Leipzig 100 328 -
Quartier M[10] 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)[8] Berlin 100 328 -

Timeline of tallest buildingsEdit

Name Image City Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors Years as tallest
Commerzbank Tower   Frankfurt 300 850 56 1997–present
Messeturm   Frankfurt 257 843 55 1990–1997
Silberturm   Frankfurt 166 545 32 1978–1990
Westend Gate   Frankfurt 159 522 47 1976–1978
Colonia-Hochhaus   Cologne 147 482 42 1973–1976
City-Hochhaus Leipzig   Leipzig 143 468 36 1972–1973
Bayer-Hochhaus   Leverkusen 122 400 29 1963–1972
(demolished)
Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus   Ludwigshafen 102 335 28 1957–1963
(demolished)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=413&page=16
  2. ^ http://www.gewa-tower.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PM_Spatenstich_Gewa_280514.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=6916
  4. ^ Ralf Schönball (2011-09-12). "Erster Wolkenkratzer am Alex wird ein Wohnturm". Tsp. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  5. ^ Welt Online: 150-Meter-Wolkenkratzer wird am Alex gebaut
  6. ^ http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=29911
  7. ^ THE:SQUARE³ gewinnt international renommierten Architekturpreis
  8. ^ a b Fanny-Zobel-Straße
  9. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=5551
  10. ^ http://www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=9663