Amazing Munich roof terraces and rooftop bars
What better place to enjoy perfect weather than one of Munich’s roof terraces? We’ve found the most beautiful views in the city for you: From 360-degree panoramas to far-out view from a Ferris wheel – here’s where you can find a bit of urban flair with your drink.
Mandarin Oriental: Hotel roof with bar and pool
This roof terrace really whets the appetite for a sundowner with a view of the city's rooftops: the bar, lounge and restaurant in the 5-star Mandarin Oriental hotel are all home to Asian-South American cuisine. The 360-degree panoramic view including a rooftop pool make the Mahjong Roof Garden a real gem.
So treat yourself to a "Green Garden," take a seat on the stylish furniture and leave your smartphone in your pocket. You can actually enjoy this view in a completely analog way. And when the spicy smell of bao buns and bowls, seafood and wasabi hits your nose, you probably won't be able to say "no".
- Where? Neuturmstraße 1
Blue Spa Terrace at Hotel Bayerischer Hof
The sunny Blue Spa terrace lounge at Hotel Bayerischer Hof offers one of the best views of the Frauenkirche and an unbeatable panorama of the city and the mountains. The bar isn't reserved for hotel guests – what a luck for all of those who want to test the quality of the drinks without reserving a room in one of Munich's best hotels. The menu includes wellness drinks and cocktails, but even if it’s just a coffee and snacks you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.
- Where? Promenadeplatz 6
Shopping break on the roof of the Oberpollinger restaurant
Indulge in a relaxing break from shopping in the Oberpollinger store on its roof terrace, located right in the heart of the pedestrian zone. And, oh, what a view! Lenbachplatz, the entrance to the Old Botanical Garden and the tower of the Salvatorkirche (Church of our Saviour) in the background are just a few highlights that you can admire from Oberpollinger’s terrace. Take the elevator or the escalator to the top floor, where a huge buffet with food ranging from hearty Bavarian to Italian, coffee specialties, cakes and refreshing ice cream await. Many a tired shopper can be found lounging on the cozy rattan furniture, and it’s a hit with couples and young people looking to enjoy the beautiful view of the northwestern part of the old town.
- Where? Neuhauserstraße 18
- When? Mon - Sat 11 am - 8 pm
Flushing Meadows Hotel - where the young and the hip meet
Located on Fraunhoferstrasse at the heart of the up-and-coming Glockenbach district, the Flushing Meadows Hotel, though a bit plain on the outside, packs an impressive design punch on the inside, especially its rooftop bar. Enjoy stunning views of St. Maximilian’s church and the surrounding rooftops in the bright sunlight. And, as befits a trendy district, the rooftop bar attracts a youthful crowd with good taste that Flushing Meadows perfectly caters to with its excellent aperitifs and cocktails. Mornings are a bit quieter – perfect for a good breakfast.
- Where? Fraunhoferstraße 32
Iconic scene plus a dream view: Hotel Deutsche Eiche
Located in the heart of the Gärtnerplatz district, the roof terrace at the iconic Hotel Deutsche Eiche boasts an amazing view of many of Munich’s landmarks. With the Alter Peter and the Frauenkirche seemingly a mere twenty meters away, the Gärtnerplatz Theater on the other side looks near enough to touch. You can even see the distinctive residential buildings in Giesing and Haidhausen from there. Take a seat at one of the comfy, small tables or make your way to the bar to enjoy a cocktail. Hotel Deutsche Eiche is a landmark of the creative scene and represents the center of Munich’s LGBT culture like no other place in the city. When the weather is nice, drinks are being served on the roof. If the weather is being less cooperative, you can always order a coffee or drinks in the restaurant downstairs and bring them with you up to the terrace bar.
- Where? Reichenbachstraße 13