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Rooftop Bars Cologne

2022 update
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Country Germany
Currency Euro
Best time to visit May to September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Köln
Rooftop Bar Köln

5 best rooftop bars in Cologne

Updated:October 22, 2022

Cologne (or Köln in German), is known for both its vibrant atmosphere and its impressive Cologne Cathedral. During the summer months, you can mix the vibes with views over the tallest cathedral in the world, at one of the Cologne ooftop bars.

This complete and up-to-date guide will lead you straight to the best venues, packed with all info you need about each rooftop bar Köln: maps, opening hours, dress code, pictures and much more. From sunny after work beers and vibrant beach vibes, to elevated fine dining. There is pretty much a rooftop bar Köln for everyone. Just scroll down and find the Cologne rooftop best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Köln Bar Botanik
1

Bar Botanik

$$$$ | 11th floor | Altstadt-Süd
  • Highlights
  • Botanical
  • 360° views
  • Unique venue

Located in the heart of Cologne's Old Town, the modern Wasserturm Hotel Cologne is truly a unique venue, housed in a historic water tower converted into luxurious hotel. The crown jewel is the innovative 11th floor rooftop bar, with the atmosphere of a botanical glasshouse. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, or out on the open-air terrace, you are surrounded with amazing 360° views over Cologne. Up here you can indulge in a beverage menu filled with surprising new and flavour-filled creations, accompanied by a fine selection of bites & nibbles.

Rooftop bar Köln Monkey Bar Köln
2

Monkey Bar Köln

$$$$ | 8th floor | Altstadt-Nord
  • Highlights
  • Urban jungle
  • Spectacular views
  • Cocktail safari

Perched on the 8th floor of 25hours Hotel The Circle, Monkey Bar Köln comes with a fashionable urban jungle theme, with part urban-chic interior lounge and bar, and part open-air rooftop terrace, where you get spectacular views of Cologne and the cathedral. Inviting to a cocktail safari, the rooftop menu includes everything from highballs and classics to jungle-signatures, as well as a bites menu from the rooftop restaurant NENI next door. Visit for sunny and relaxing drinks early evening, or a more vibrant and happening atmosphere late night.

Rooftop bar Köln SonnenscheinEtage
3

SonnenscheinEtage

$$$ | 14-15th floor | Altstadt-Nord
  • Highlights
  • Beach bar
  • Panoramic views
  • Summer vibes

Found on top of the Galeria Kaufhof parking garage, SonnenscheinEtage brings all the tropical summer vibes to the heart of Cologne. This multi-level rooftop comes equipped with 30 tons of white sandy beach, 150 beach loungers, comfy beach huts and plenty of palm trees. If it wasn't for the panoramic views over Cologne, you might think you were somewhere closer to the Caribbean. Open during the summer season, this is the perfect spot to chill in the sun with your feet in the sand, sipping refreshing drinks, spritzers and all sorts of beers.

Rooftop bar Köln Sky Lounge Savoy
4

Sky Lounge Savoy

$$$$ | 9th floor | Altstadt-Nord
  • Highlights
  • Lush oasis
  • 360° views
  • BBQs

The Savoy Hotel in the heart of Cologne offers a top floor oasis made for heavenly summer evenings. The Sky Lounge, as the 9th floor wooden decked terrace is called, mixes dining tables and comfy lounge sofas, as well as lush greenery and urban art, all surrounded with amazing 360° views over the entire city. Open during warm summer evenings, the rooftop menu includes crafted and refreshing signature cocktails, as well as plenty of wine, sparkling, beer and champagne, and from Thursday to Saturday a grill menu with barbecue specialties.

Rooftop bar Köln Osman 30
5

Osman 30

$$$$ | 30th floor | Neustadt Nord
  • Highlights
  • Upscale
  • Panoramic views
  • Gourmet dishes

Set on the 30th floor of the 148 metre tall KölnTurm (Cologne Tower), the stylish Osman 30 is the highest rooftop bar in Cologne. Truly living up to the epithet 'panorama-restaurant', up here you get spectacular views over the entire city. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows inside, and even more so out on the open-air terrace. Made for upscale and stylish evenings high above Cologne, Osman 30 offers international gourmet dishes, including both creative meat and seafood plates, as well as selected cocktails, long drinks and a nice selection of wines.

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Rooftop bar Cologne

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: May-Sep

Residents: 1.1 millions

Climate: temperate-oceanic

When the warm summer enters Cologne, a trip to one of the Köln rooftop bars is always a good idea. From the southern part of the city to the old town, you find both luxurious hotel rooftop bars, relaxing and elevated beach bars, and fancy rooftop restaurants. Perfect for an after work beer or some crafted cocktails and sunsets.

About Cologne

Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany. Set on the west bank of the Rhine river, the city is named Köln in German. Home to a vibrant and youthful atmosphere, the city also has the tallest cathedral in the world, the medieval Catholic Cologne Cathedral.