A linear panorama cityscape of the complete northern shore of the Main in Frankfurt, between Untermainbridge (left) and Old Bridge (Alte Brücke | right). We see the Bankenviertel (banking district) on the left and in the centre the old town of Frankfurt (Altstadt). We do not see the pedestrian bridge Eiserner Steg which crosses the Main in the middle of this panorama and connects the Römerberg, the central market square, with the southern shore and the museums district. The reason is that this linear panorama was created from two seperate panoramas left and right of the bridge and those perspectives combined eliminated it. Both seperate panoramas are added in the adjoining detail images.
The banking district (Central Business District – CBD) lies between the old town and the train station and is not only dominated by skyscrapers but also by construction sites. The dominating skyscrapers in this view are the Commerzbank Tower on the right, the highest building in Germany, and left of it the Taunusturm, the Eurotower (former seat of the EZB), the Gallileo-High Rise, the Silver Tower and finally the NM-1 High Rise standing at the shore. It is the banking district which earned Frankfurt its nickname Mainhattan.
Further along the Main river we see the buildings along the Mainkai, which is the complete old town of Frankfurt. However, heavy war destructions led to a relatively homogenous river front of after war buildings – still some historic buildings are catching the eye. From left to right we can see (following the skyscrapers) the St. Leonhard Church, the towers of the new town hall, the Paulskirche (Church), then the buildings around the central Römerberg Square at the big building crane with the historical museum of Frankfurt occupying the historic Saalhof Buildings in the foreground. Further right we see the round tower of the Schirn Kunsthalle (Art Museum) and finally the monumental Frankfurt Cathedral (the Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus).
This cityscape panorama of Frankfurt on the Main was presented in week 28 of our 101 weeks 101 cities of europe project (along with more Frankfurt previews).