9 amazing Munich roof terraces and rooftop bars

Die Dachterrasse der M'Uniqo Rooftop Bar, Foto: Thomas Schiele
Foto: Thomas Schiele

End your day at the top: Munich's best rooftops

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.

New hotspot in Schwabinger Tor: M’Uniqo Rooftop Bar

The M’Uniqo Bar fits perfectly into a modern district like Schwabinger Tor. A few years ago, a huge supermarket used to stretch along this part of Leopoldstrasse - after a complete reconstruction, it now houses restaurants, bars, cafés, a cycling studio, and even a beauty carousel. A beautiful rooftop bar is just what was missing in Schwabinger Tor! M’Uniqo, located on the thirteenth floor of the Andaz Hotel, offers a breathtaking view over the Olympiapark and the Munich skyline. The bar spreads over two floors, and up to 120 people will find a place on the roof terrace. It's the perfect spot for enjoying highballs, cocktails, wine, beer, and a variety of spritz drinks with a view of the sunset. The bar opens at 5 pm every day. On sundays during summer, the roof terrace will open its doors as early as 3 pm for sundowner sessions accompanied by fine DJ-led beats.

From May to September: Mandarin Oriental

Aussicht von der China Moon Roof Terrace im Mandarin Oriental, Foto: Mandarin Oriental München
Foto: Mandarin Oriental München

Come enjoy the view as the sun sets on Munich's skyline: The 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel is home to a bar, lounge and the Terrace Restaurant, featuring Asian-South American fusion dishes. Its breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views and rooftop pool make this terrace a real gem. Grab a “Green Lantern,” take a seat on the stylish furniture and leave your smartphone in your pocket. Such a great view can’t help but inspire great conversation. And once the flavorful scent of bao buns, satay, seafood and wasabi hits your nose, you’ll find it impossible to say no. The Terrace is open from May to September, weather permitting, from 2 to 10 pm.

Dachgarten at Stachus - not your average parking garage

Dachgarten, Foto: Manuel Trumm
Foto: Manuel Trumm

"Hey, let's meet at the parking garage!" That may sound a bit strange at first, but the garage at Adolf-Kolping-Strasse 10 is more than your average parking lot. Here, just a few meters away from the hustle and bustle of the Stachus square, you'll find the Dachgarten (roof garden) bar. Past the pay stations, into the elevator, up to the fifth floor and out onto the top parking level. For a sunny drink on a Monday or an after-work beer as the sun goes down. Complement that with a superfood bowl, a sandwich, or a popsicle. The food is as light as the mood out there on the sunny deck: comfortable and relaxed. The managers also work in cooperation with GreenCity to rent out vegetable patches that can be reserved and maintained as part of the urban gardening initiative. The doors of Dachgarten are open to guests from 11 am to 11 pm, Sundays 11 am to 10 pm. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Blue Spa Terrace at Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Der Ausblick von der Dachterrasse des Blue Spa im Bayerischen Hof, Foto: Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Foto: 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. The Blue Spa Lounge is open daily until 10:30 pm. When the weather plays along, the terrace stays open until midnight.

Shopping break on the roof of the Oberpollinger restaurant

Aussicht von der Oberpollinger-Dachterrasse, Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich
Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich

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. Open daily until 8 pm.

Flushing Meadows Hotel - where the young and the hip meet

Aussicht von der Flushing-Meadows-Dachterrasse, Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich
Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich

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. The terrace is usually open until 10 pm.

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Casual and student-friendly – Café Vorhoelzer at the Technical University

Dachterasse auf dem Café Vorhoelzer Forum der TU, Foto: Andreas Heddergott / TU München
Foto: Andreas Heddergott / TU München

Students, creative people, young professionals: there are not many places in Munich that cater to such a mixed clientele like Café Vorhoelzer on the roof of the Technical University does. You can reach the 6th floor by stairs or with the elevator. Once you get up to the roof, choose between comfy deck chairs, bar stools or seating along the wall. And the 360-degree view is one of the most beautiful in the city. You’ll have a fantastic view of the neighboring Pinakothek museums, Königsplatz and the towers of the Frauenkirche of course. When the weather is right, you can see all the way to the Alps. You can enjoy this gorgeous view daily from 9 am to 9 pm in March and April, and from May to August until 10 pm.

Iconic scene plus a dream view: Hotel Deutsche Eiche

Aussicht von der Dachterrasse in der Deutschen Eiche, Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich
Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich

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. The roof terrace is open until 10 pm and food is served there when the weather is nice. 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.

After-work party on the Munich skyline

Dachterrasse vom Upside East, Foto: Upside East
Foto: Upside East

Situated high above the Medienbrücke (Media Bridge) at Rosenheimer Str. 145D, Upside East is one of the most exclusive party venues on the Munich skyline. The flair of a beach club and great DJs make it a brilliant alternative to Munich’s traditional nightlife. With a bit of luck, you can even party with a direct view of the Alps. Check out one of Upside East’s numerous events, from after-work evenings to their Sweet Heaven party.

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