The best views of Frankfurt and its skyline

As I always take visitors to enjoy the view of the skyline, I thought it would be worth sharing on my blog too. Home to the River Main and Germany’s only skyline, here are my favourite places to view the skyline in Frankfurt:

Eisener Steg

Frankfurt’s famous Eisener Steg bridge is located close to the Altstadt (Old City), so it’s great to visit whilst walking around the city. Covered in hundreds of ‘love padlocks’, the bridge will lead you to Sachsenahausen, Frankfurt’s most southern district, home to cobbled lanes, typical German pubs and plenty of apple wine!

Oosten bar & restaurant

If you don’t mind heading further east up the river, Oosten provides the perfect view of the river main accompanied by a backdrop of Frankfurt’s skyline. It does get busy in the summer, so be prepared to stand if you don’t arrive early.

Enjoying drinks at Oosten

Galeria Kaufhof

Leonhards Sky Lounge bar and restaurant is located on top of Galeria Kaufhof shopping centre, right by Hauptwache station. You’ll get a close-up showing of the skyline with a birds-eye-view of the main shopping street, and there’s even a ‘selfie spot’ for you to get the perfect snap.

Flemings Hotel

If you’re after something a bit more fancy, you can head up to the top floor of Flemings Hotel (Eschenheimer Tor station) and enjoy a few drinks on the outdoor terrace. Flemings hotel provides a great place to watch the sunset over the city’s skyscrapers.

Main Tower

The Main Tower is one of Frankfurt’s top tourist attractions. You won’t quite be able to see the skyline, given that you’ll be in it, but you’ll have an excellent 360° view of the entire city and the surrounding mountains. I would recommend choosing a clear day and buying tickets in advance to avoid the queues.


Osthafenbrücke offers a panoramic view of the skyline. It’s never as packed as Eisener Steg and if travelling by bike, your trip can easily be combined with a visit to Ostpark. (Thanks for the tip @Marmellassa ☺️)

Main Cafe

Last but not least, Main Cafe is situated on Frankfurt’s southern river bank and is the perfect spot to chill out with friends during the summer. Why not bring picnic blankets so you can really relax whilst the sun goes down over the skyline?

The view from Main cafe

Is there anywhere else you’d add to the list?

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