Image by Sebastian Preuss

Westhafen Tower – Modern architecture by the river

The streets around the former west harbor of Frankfurt are among the most expensive places to live, and whoever walks by the upper class apartment buildings will understand why. With their spacious balconies facing the river, floor-deep windows, a roof terrace on top of almost every building, and a harbor for sport boats in front of the door, these flats are the most sought after in the whole city.

It is therefore not a surprise that also some amazing restaurants moved into the neighborhood. The L’Osteria (check the L’Osteria article), offering some of Frankfurt’s best pizzas, or the famous Druckwasserwerk are only two examples.

Another highlight is the prominent Westhafen Tower. The triangular window elements are supposed to resemble the traditional Apfelwein glasses frequently used in Sachsenhausen, just across the river. Together with the similarly distinctive Frankfurter Botschaft right next to it, the Westhafen Tower represents a new age of architectural design, a fusion of new and old which only really works in Frankfurt. Of course, not everybody will appreciate the glass-and-steel look dominating the area. But it is definitely worth a visit.

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Westhafenplatz 1, Frankfurt

Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)