9 best rooftop bars in Germany

Published: March 20, 2020

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Germany has many great rooftop bars in a lot of different cities. The climate can be cold during the winter so it’s advisable to come here during the warmer summer months.

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Here’s our list of the best rooftop bars in Germany, made by the world’s leading experts on rooftop bars – The Rooftop Guide. Enjoy!

9. The VIEW Skylounge & Bar
/ Dusseldorf

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - The VIEW Skylounge & Bar
The VIEW Skylounge & Bar - Photo: www.theview-duesseldorf.de

The story of “When in Dusseldorf” must either begin, or end with a visit at the VIEW Skylounge & Bar.

One of Dusseldorf’s trendiest spots to wine and dine, the venue overlooks the harbor, pampering its guests with reinterpreted versions of evergreen cocktails. It is, by far, the tallest venue in Dusseldorf’s modern district.

The VIEW is a go-to meeting place for cosmopolitan guest and travelling nomads. The perfect combination of club-inspired atmosphere with a live entertainment atop the 16th floor of a skyscraper.

It is what we call a recipe for a fantastic night out.

THE VIEW SKYLOUNGE & BAR

Speditionstraße 9, 40221 Düsseldorf

Daily

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8. Roof Bar
/ Mannheim

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Roof Bar
Roof Bar - Photo: www.roofbar-mannheim.de

Should you book your stay with the Radisson Blu in the Q6Q7 mall, or wander around the hotel, check out its rooftop bar.

With an all-year round invitation to visit, the rooftop space is Mannheim’s trendiest rooftop bars. Its relaxed and chilled-out atmosphere has the perfect mix of modern design, and a balanced, yet crafty menu.

Offering a range of classic cocktails and exquisite wines, and a short, but refined menu of delicious bites, the bar guarantees an evening to remember.

The Roof Bar has a Thursday-special event with DJ Mr. Rawdriguez - a real party master. If your tummy feels like in need of a delish bite, check out the homemade burgers and fresh pasta dishes.

ROOF BAR

Q7 27, 68161 Mannheim

April - September

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7. Café Vorhoelzer Forum
/ Munich

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Café Vorhoelzer Forum
Café Vorhoelzer Forum - Photo: www.ar.tum.de

Located atop Munich’s Technical University (TU Munich), Cafe Verhoelzer Forum is a mix of a cafe and a rooftop bar.

On the trendy side, the indoor cafe expands on to a terrace with a spectacular 270-degree view of Munich’s skyline.

With a minimalistic interior design, you can choose from comfy benches and cozy cushions when picking up your order.

More on the cafe side, Cafe Vorhoelzer Forum offers a robust of warm and cold beverages - coffee, tea, juices, and a selection of craft beers and spectacular cocktails.

With a tight menu of delicious bites, you can pick up a yummy breakfast under the warm Munich sun.

Offering great music and ambient atmosphere, it welcomes lots of students and foreign visitors. Check out the place early on, as it gets full by sunset.

CAFÉ VORHOELZER FORUM

Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München

9:00 - 22:00 (May - August), 9:00 - 21:00 (September, October, March, April), 9:00 - 18:00 (November - February)

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6. Citybeach
/ Frankfurt

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Citybeach
Citybeach - Photo: www.citybeach-frankfurt.de

Citybeach is Frankfurt’s top venue for all year round. While in summer you can stop by for a warm sunbath near its 2 pools and deck chairs, you can also enjoy it during winter, with a cup of mulled wine while ice skating.

A top choice for a sundowner by the pool with a refreshing cocktail drink from its bar. For those of you who enjoy a delicious bite, you can choose from a diverse menu of dishes - burgers, sandwiches, tapas and salads, and plenty of drinks.

The entry fee is €4. It is free, however, from Monday until Friday at 5pm. Family-friendly. The bar’s entry is right through a parking deck right opposite of the public library. No dogs allowed.

CITYBEACH

Carl-Theodor-Reiffenstein-Platz 5, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri 12:00 - 00:00, Sat 11:00 - 00:00, Sun 11:00 - 22:00

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5. Roof Garden at House of Weekend
/ Venice

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Roof Garden at House of Weekend
Roof Garden at House of Weekend - Photo: www.weekendclub.berlin

Overlooking Berlin’s famous Alexanderplatz, the Roof Garden at House of Weekend is Berliners and guests of Berlin go-to spot for a superb Berlin rooftop experience.

The rooftop bar perches 60 meters up, on the 17th floor of the House of Weekend. Welcoming guests to an amazing skyline view over the German capital, you can get a close look at the TV tower, neighboring the rooftop floor.

For a classic Germany nightlife vibe, go to the Club Floor – one level below the rooftop garden. With international DJs and a trendy interior design, the club guarantees a top-notch nightlife experience at the old town.

The rooftop garden is among the few ones which remain open even during the winter months. Fully-equipped with heaters, visitors can cozy up to a breathtaking view of night Berlin, while sipping on a delicious drink.

The club’s summer program involves themed events at the terrace, BBQ and a selection of drips to balance the atmosphere.

With an urban chic setting and a top location, the Roof Garden at the House of Weekend is one of Berlin’s most popular summer destinations.

HOUSE OF WEEKEND

Alexanderstraße 7, 10178 Berlin

Daily from 19:00

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4. The Terrace
/ Munich

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - The Terrace
The Terrace - Photo: www.mandarinoriental.com

Munich’s old town is yet another fantastic place that should not go undiscovered when you visit the city. At the very heart of the town, there hides a place called the Terrace.

A fancy and luxurious rooftop setting, perched atop the trendy Mandarin Oriental, the bar welcomes visitors to an exquisite 360-degree vista of entire Munich.

Open during the warm months, the Terrace is the perfect spot for a casual meet up or a business drink.

A mix of Asian touches and a luxurious Mediterranean look and feel, its interior suggests a fine selection of Pacific bites, ranging from “Miso Marinated Kagoshima Wagyu” to “Spicy Lobster Salad”. Served with a hand-crafted cocktails, the Terrace is an experience one must enjoy to the very last bit.

Attracting the trendy crowd, this Munich extravaganza comes on the pricier side. We highly recommend table reservations, as it gets crowded.

THE TERRACE

Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 München

Daily: 14:00 - 22:00

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3. The Campari Lounge at The George Hotel
/ Hamburg

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - The Campari Lounge at The George Hotel
The Campari Lounge at The George Hotel - Photo: www.thegeorge-hotel.de

If you’re chasing a panoramic view of Hamburg’s skyline, stop by the Campari Lounge at the George Hotel.

A stylish cocktail lounge with a trendy rooftop bar, you can get a superb selection of cocktails at a reasonable price. To compliment your cocktail experience, you get the exquisite view of the sailboats passing by the Lake Alster.

When the weather allows it, the terrace has a cozy setting with lots of comfy sofas and a Campari-inspired outdoor bar. You can order champagne, wine or a treat from the selection of themed craft cocktails.

To fill you up, you can check the bar bite alternatives, choosing from the everlasting classic pizza, or a delicious cheese burger.

For fans of Campari, the lounge serves a signature Campari apéritif - a long drink with an antipasto plate.

THE CAMPARI LOUNGE

The Geeorge Hotel, Barcastraße 3, 22087 Hamburg

Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00, Sat 15:00 - 23:00, Sun 15:00 - 21:00

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2. Long Island Summer Lounge
/ Frankfurt

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Long Island Summer Lounge
Long Island Summer Lounge - Photo: www.longislandsummerlounge.de

Frankfurt is much more than Europe’s finance capital. It has its own underground and chilled-out vibe. And Long Island Summer Lounge is the proof.

Located atop the Stock Exchange, the multi-story car park in the hard of the city transforms into the city’s most spectacular rooftop go-to venue.

Opening up to a show stopping view of Frankfurt am Main’s skyline, you can get to its delicious cocktails and bar bites after paying the fee of €5.

It is well-worth it, thus you can only get a view so spectacular, as the one you can enjoy only from the lounges’s pool and deck chairs.

LONG ISLAND SUMMER LOUNGE

Kaiserhofstraße 12, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00, Sat - Sun 14:00 - 01:00

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1. Klunkerkranich Rooftop
/ Berlin

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Klunkerkranich Rooftop
Klunkerkranich Rooftop - Photo: www.klunkerkranich.org

If you find yourself wandering around Neukölln Arcaden, check out the rooftop of its dedicated parking garage.

Klunkerkranich Rooftop is a bohemian and relaxed place, corresponding with Berlin’s casual and modern vibe. Its specious terrace comes with a flourishing green outdoor areas and a panoramic view of Germany’s capital city.

The cozy cottages offer DJ sets, concerts, readings, outdoor cinema and more. The diversity of seating alternatives offers wooden benches or a chilled night in the sand.

Urban, creative and bright, the bar offers classic cocktails and ice cold craft beers. You can stop by for a fresh Zum Fetten Finken cantina for a fulfilling breakfast, with menu varying from pizza to pasta.

Klunkerkranich Rooftop is one of Berlin’s hidden gems – hard to find, but a celebration on its own once you enter the garden.

The bar is quite a popular place to visit, so be sure to arrive early to arrive waiting lines. It does not accept reservations, but works on a “one-out, one-in” basis when it gets full.

While peak season for the rooftop terrace is during summer, Klunkerkranich is also open during the colder months, offering Christmas market and drinks inside a cozy hut called ‘Hinter Den Alpen’.

KLUNKERKRANICH

Karl-Marx-Str. 66, 12053 Berlin

Daily: 12:00 - 02:00

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Written by:
The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues

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