The Münchner Kindl is a child-like figure of a monk who has been adorning the municipal coat of arms since the 13th century.

Roof terraces and vantage points in Munich

Above the rooftops of the city

Numerous roof terraces and vantage points offer a wonderful view of Munich. The best tips for a great view - and a flight over the most beautiful places in the city.

Locations with the most beautiful view

On numerous rooftop terraces in the city centre, too, the view sweeps into the distance while you dine with relish. In Munich, more and more rooftop bars, chic restaurants or cool caf'é are opening above the city's rooftops. We have collected a selection of the most beautiful views over the city for you.

Roof terrace at the Deutsche Eiche: the colourful

Almost an insider tip in the Glockenbachviertel, even though the Hotel Deutsche Eiche has been an institution in the district for decades - especially for the LGBTQ* scene. With Bavarian delicacies and a beer, you can see as far as the Alps!

Deutsche Eiche, Reichenbachstraße 13

Roof terrace at the Mandarin Oriental: the sophisticated

One of the most beautiful views over Munich's old town can be had from the Mahjong Roof Garden, the restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy drinks and Asian food while looking directly at the towers of the Frauenkirche. However, only hotel guests are allowed to swim in the wonderful pool up here!

Mandarin Oriental, Neuturmstraße 1

M'Uniqo Rooftop Bar: the new one

Only recently opened and already a favourite among Munich's locals: The M'Uniqo Rooftop Bar in the Hyatt Hotel in Schwabing is one of the highest rooftop bars in the city. Above the nicely furnished bar, there is another terrace under the open sky - on both floors you get excellent drinks and a 360-degree view.

M'Uniqo Rooftop Bar, Leopoldstraße 170


Café in the Vorhoelzer Forum: die young one

Originally a cafeteria for TU students, the small café at the top of the Vorhoelzer Forum has long since become known as a top vantage point for everyone. It's no longer just residents of Maxvorstadt who meet here - because word has spread about the wonderful view from the Vorhoelzer Café!

Café in the Vorhoelzer Forum, Arcisstraße 21

Roof terrace at Ruffini: the cult one

Small but nice - the rooftop terrace at Ruffini may not offer a great view, but it has a typically Munich flair - intimate, sworn in and Italian is what it's all about at this small café-restaurant in Neuhausen. And the cakes are famous in town!

Ruffini, Orffstraße 22–24


Blue Spa roof garden in the Bayerischer Hof: the chic one

The striking view of Munich's city centre and Frauenkirche should not be left to hotel guests alone - the Blue Spa roof garden of the Bayerischer Hof with its large terrace is ideal for breakfast or an aperitif with relatives who have come to stay.

Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Promenadeplatz 2-6, main building, 6th floor

Rooftop Bar at The Flushing Meadows Hotel: the cool one

The Rooftop Bar at The Flushing Meadows Hotel not only offers a great view of the Glockenbachviertel district - it's also a place where the scene meets up for a pre-lunch get-together. With selected drinks and cool sound, you have an excellent view of the Glockenbachviertel.

The Flushing Meadows Hotel, Fraunhoferstraße 32


Cultural roof garden: the urban one

A sun deck on top of the multi-storey car park? Why not! In the middle of the city centre on top of the Alpina multi-storey car park, a little oasis has been sprawling for a few years now. The Kulturdachgarten is still an insider tip for all those who like to start at the top when going out.

Kulturdachgarten, Adolf-Kolping-Straße 10

City tour: Viewpoints

The most beautiful vantage points

Munich's old town alone offers many beautiful vantage points with its churches and the town hall - whether you prefer to walk or take a comfortable lift. If you like it quieter, look for one of the pretty hills in the city from where you can see the sunset and, with a bit of luck, the mountains. Here you will find unique locations with the most beautiful views over Munich and something for every taste:

Rathausturm & Paulskirche: Enjoying the panorama

A comfortable way to enjoy the view: This can be done in just a few seconds with the lift ascent to the viewing platform of the Town Hall Tower. The tower ascent can be booked directly with us! Georg von Hauberrisser, the architect of the New Town Hall, also created the Paulskirche church in the immediate vicinity of the Theresienwiese. The main tower of the church offers visitors a panoramic view of the festival grounds during the Oktoberfest.

Town Hall Tower, Marienplatz 8

St. Paul's Church, St.-Pauls-Platz 11

Old Peter: The Viktualienmarkt from above

If you like walking, climb the tower of Alter Peter with its more than 300 steps - here you have Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt, which has been here since 1804, at your feet with its baker's, butcher's, fish, delicatessen and flower stalls. On days when the Föhn wind blows, the climb is rewarded with a view as far as the Alps.

Alter Peter, Rindermarkt 1


Café Glockenspiel & Donisl: At eye level with the Frauenkirche

A beautiful view around Marienplatz and other places in the city centre can also be combined with a visit to a café or restaurant. From the first floor of Café Woerner, you can still be close to the hustle and bustle of Marienplatz. In the Café Glockenspiel opposite the New Town Hall, you can sit in the front row and watch the daily chimes. In the Donisl restaurant, you can look through the glass roof directly at the Frauenkirche.

Café Glockenspiel, Marienplatz 28

Donisl, Weinstrasse 1

Olympiaberg & Fröttmaninger Berg: With a climb to the mountain view

Just outside the city centre, the 190-metre-high platform of the Olympic Tower offers a wonderful view over Munich to the peaks of the Alps. But the Olympiaberg also offers a 360-degree view of the entire city. Also worth a climb are the Fröttmaninger Berg near the Allianz Arena and the Luitpoldhügel in Schwabing - from here you even have a mountain view on a clear day.


Fröttmaniger Berg


Roof terrace of the Deutsches Museum: for a better view

You can also "climb on the roof" of the Deutsches Museum for a better view. The normal admission ticket also entitles you to access the roof terrace of the museum's own planetarium. In the course of the museum's renovation, a roof terrace café is also to be built here.

Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1

München von oben Video: Redline Enterprises

Munich's city centre is also home to a host of monuments from which you can enjoy a wonderful view: If you sit at the Friedensengel, you can easily observe the hustle and bustle on Prinzregentenstrasse. From the Monopteros in the English Garden, the most important sights of the old town can be seen - including the Frauenkirche and the Theatinerkirche. Munich's bridges are also suitable for beautiful views: If you sit on the Hackerbrücke on a nice summer evening, you can look out over half the city, and from the Wittelsbacherbrücke or the Reichenbachbrücke you have a particularly beautiful view over the Isar.



Text: Munich Tourism; Videos: Redline Enterprises; Photos: Rainer Viertlböck, Frank Stolle, Dominik Morbitzer


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