The Henninger-Turm ("Henninger tower") is a grain storage silo located in the Frankfurt district of Sachsenhausen. It was built by the Henninger Brewery (now part of the Binding Brewery/Radeberger Group) and has a storage capacity of 16,000 tons of barley. The 120 metres (394 ft), 33-story high tower was designed by Karl Lieser and was built from 1959 to 1961. It was inaugurated on May 18, 1961. Cylinders are made from reinforced concrete.

Since October 31, 2002, the tower has been closed to the public while plans to destroy the tower and replace it with a new one were abandoned.

From 1961 till 2008, the annual professional cycling race Rund um den Henninger-Turm was held on May 1, the course circling the tower multiple times.
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By: kkeps
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