Frankfurt Skyscraper Festival: Weekend of highs and highers
Frankfurt not only has the most skyscrapers of any European city, they're also packed together like architectural sardines. And every year the city’s Skyscraper Festival opens up these boisterous buildings to visitors.
From May 25-26, at least 18 buildings open to the general public free of charge, allowing them to explore the architecture and enjoy views across Frankfurt.
Only 80,000 tickets are allocated for high-rise access, but there will be a number of fringe programs too.
Visitors can see base-jumpers parachuting from rooftops and demonstrations by Frankfurt Police Department's SWAT team, the state’s Airborne Police Squadron and the fire department’s high-level rescue team.
There will also be a world record attempt -- Reinhard Kleindl, a pro athlete from Switzerland, will attempt the highest urban highline walk at Tower 185.