We were sipping cocktails. Of course no ordinary cocktails, but cocktails with a view. Here are three tips for you, where you can perfectly chill ordering great food and drinks – while enjoying a top view over Munich.
Hotspot # 1: Café Vorhoelzer
The cafe is situated on the 5th floor (and for the lazy of us: with elevator access) – directly on the roof of the Technical Univerity of Munich (TU München). There you have a 270 ° panoramic view over the city’s rooftops.
You can enjoy the beautiful sight while having a short brake. Coffee and all the other stuff is being prepared right before your eyes. And for the hungry they offer tasty lunch menues that even students can afford.
The cafe is open even in winter and in summer. In summertime, in addition to the deck chairs on the roof terrace, you will find cushions to it to get comfortable.
And who wants to throw a big party ne: One can also rent the cafe and make celebrations outside opening times.
But beware: It is not easy to find the right staircase and thus the cafe Vorhoelzer. And since the café is very popular among students by now, it may also happen that you have to quew behind 20 people at the bar.
Hotspot # 2: The roof terrace of the hotel “Bayerischer Hof”
The Bayerischer Hof Hotel is known for its distinguished guests. For example Empress Sisi of Austria and Michael Jackson have descended here. But where normally the prominence of the first squad walks along the red carpet, even mortals can take the elevator to the sixth floor and then go up a few stairs to walk to the roof terrace.
There you get a great 300-degree view over the city centre – directly to Frauenkriche, City Hall and the oldest church in Town, Old Peter. And here you can sip a cocktail, enyoing the view. On average, they cost a maximum of one Euro more than in other bars in town. Which is not cheap – like everything in Munich – but the price is ok. Especially if you think about this fantastic view.
Hotspot # 3: The roof terrace in the hotel / restaurant “German Oak” (Deutsche Eiche)
A similar view is also available from the rooftop terrace of the hotel / restaurant “German Oak” (Deutsche Eiche). The traditional house is one of the oldest venues of gay and lesbian scene and is located near the Gärtnerplatz. From the roof terrace, it even offers a 360-degree panoramic views of Munich. Actually, the roof terrace is only for hotel guests. But if you ask nicely, may also be allowed to go up – at least the owner has assured us 🙂
Web: Hotel Deutsche Eiche
Hotspot # 4: The China Moon Roof Terrace at the Mandarin Oriental
The China Moon Roof Terrace from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is located in the center of Munich – it is an exclusive summer hot spot in the middle of downtown!
Designer furniture, lots of plants and a comprehensive 360-degree view will compensate for even the most strenuous sightseeing. You can try asian-oriental food there at sunset in the evening or or enjoy delicious cocktails in the afternoon sun. Please taste the delicious Gin Basil!
The rooftop pool is open to hotel guests only, but normal mortals also do have access from 12 to 22 o’clock!
Webseite: Mandarin Oriental München
Hotspot # 5: The Olympic Tower
If you want to see Schwabing from above and recover your tired feet, you can relax at the rotating restaurant in the Olympic Tower. You reach the restauraunt, 181 meters up in the air, and the viewing plattform by an elevator going up within a minute. At noon you can have lunch or simply have a snack. By night it is rather elegant. While you are dining, the restaurant slowly rotates 360 degrees in a circle. A “round” lasts about 40 minutes. On a clear day, you have a great view of Munich and the mountains. And especially fascintaing is a look inside the Olympic Stadium from above. A few steps up, above the rotating restaurant, there is a little rock music museum and the viewig plattform. So you needn’t necessarily go to the resuartant. You can also simply enjoy the view. After the visit at the Olympic Tower you can easily walk across the bridge that crosses “Mittlerer Ring” (a kind of autobahn through the city) and end up in front of the BMW Welt and the BMW Museum.
We really, really hope that spring / summer finally come!