10 best rooftop bars in Germany

One of the top countries in the world when it comes to rooftop beach clubs, but Germany is also filled with plenty of great 'regular' rooftop bars. From Berlin all the way to Munich.

January 22, 2024
Best rooftop bars in Germany
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Germany has a wide range of great rooftop bars, with pretty much all of the major cities offering a large selection of elevated venues for drinks and bites with a view.

Prime season for alfresco rooftop fun is during the warmer summer months, when Germany also showcase some of the best and most famous rooftop beach clubs in the world. Large swimming pools and beach sand terraces can be found all around the country.

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!

10. 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.


  • Speditionstraße 9, 40221 Düsseldorf
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9. Mahjong Roof Garden
/ Munich

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - The Terrace
Mahjong Roof Garden - 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 Mahjong Roof Garden.

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, Mahjong Roof Garden 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.


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.


7. Monkey Bar
/ Berlin

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar - Photo: www.monkeybarberlin.de/

Offering one of the best views over Berlin, and the very best over the the zoo's monkey house, the aptly namned Monkey Bar is year-round venue for rooftop fun.

Set on the 10th floor of the amazing 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, the rooftop bar offers a wide range of creative and crafted signature cocktails, along with some wine, beers and various bar bites from the adjecent NENI restaurant.

With a whimsical and tropical decor, Monkey Bar is a vibrant spot inside and out, with a buzzing vibe and live DJs pretty much nightly.

Be in good time to catch the best spots on the outdoor terrace, as this is a very popular place and a bit of a line can be expected.


  • 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, Budapester Straße 40, 10787, Berlin
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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 €5. 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.


  • Carl-Theodor-Reiffenstein-Platz 5, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
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5. The Blasky Hotel & Rooftop
/ Frankfurt

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - The Blasky Hotel & Rooftop
The Blasky Hotel & Rooftop - Photo: https://www.theblasky.com/

At the elegant yet informal The Blasky Hotel & Rooftop, you can wine and dine with panoramic views over the Frankfurt am Main skyline.

The top floor of this modern hotel comes with a beautiful rooftop, where a Gatsby-influenced and elegant interior meets a spacious and bright outdoor terrace.

Both rooftop restaurant and bar, you can visit The Blasky rooftop for dinners and enjoy an extraordinary and seasonal culinary experience, where local and international flavours are accompanied by handpicked wines.

Or you head to the rooftop bar, serving perfectly crafted cocktails ranging from 'Gatsby 20th Specials' to self creations with a twist, as well as classic spirits, sparkling, beer and softer options.

Great for any night above Frankfurt, The Blasky Hotel & Rooftop also host happening events, including glamorous Gatsby Parties and sunset sessions with live music.


  • Ziegelhüttenweg 43, 60598 Frankfurt am Main
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4. ZOE Rooftop Bar
/ Berlin

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - ZOE Rooftop Bar
ZOE Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.amanogroup.com/

Looking to sip a quality cocktails with amazing views over the iconic Berlin TV tower? Then ZOE Rooftop Bar is the place to go.

Perched on top of Hotel ZOE by AMANO, right in the heart of Berlin, the rooftop is open from May through August, inviting to summer evenings with Berlin-Mitte at your feet.

Blending the vibes of a stylish country club with an urban beach club, ZOE Rooftop Bar comes with a friendly yet chic atmosphere, as well as an eclectic music selection.

At the rooftop bar, the talented bartenders presents refreshing signature cocktails and tasty classics, as well as a full selection of beers, wines & spirits.


  • Große Präsidentenstraße 6-7, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
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3. HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar
/ Hamburg

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar
HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.heritage-restaurants.com

Located on the 7th floor at the 5-star Le Méridien, HERITAGE Hamburg Rooftop Bar is a modern and stylish venue to enjoy the best of the city from above.

Set over two floors, the rooftop holds a year-round indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, complemented with an airy summer outdoor terrace.

With a beautiful interior design all around, the prime feature at HERITAGE Rooftop Bar might still be the views: unique and panoramic vistas over the glittering Alster Lake.

Open to all every night, here you can enjoy a great selection of handcrafted fine cocktails and creative mixology. Try one of the signatures or sip a glass of champagne, all in a buzzing atmosphere.

A great spot for amazing sundowners anytime, but HERITAGE regularly also host fun events, including Hamburg's hippest after-work, and Sunday afternoon live music concert with local artists (October to March).


  • An der Alster 52; on the 7th floor at Le Méridien, Hamburg
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2. Baseology
/ Dortmund

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Baseology
Baseology - Photo: https://baseologyeatdrink.com/

Found in the heart of Dortmund, on top of the modern Basecamp Hotel, Baseology is a social rooftop bar and restaurant where you can meet, drink, eat and enjoy.

Covering the 6th floor, here you find both an airy and urban interior lounge, as well as a lush and charming outdoor terrace, all surrounded with panoramic views over the city.

Open for breakfast, as well as dinner, drinks and late night snacks, here you can indulge in everything from locally roasted coffee and carefully curated cocktails, to fresh bowls and burgers.

From day to night, Baseology is a place to to work or socialise, with friends or on your own, accompanied with great drinks, views, music and food.


1. Hotel AMANO Rooftop Bar
/ Berlin

Best Rooftop Bars Germany - Hotel AMANO Rooftop Bar
Hotel AMANO Rooftop Bar - Photo: www.amanogroup.com/

On top of the design Hotel AMANO you find a stylish rooftop cocktail lounge, made for legendary Berlin summer nights.

An alfresco extension of the lobby AMANO Bar, the AMANO Rooftop Bar is open from end of May to end of August, and comes surrounded with stunning views over Berlin. From the TV Tower to Berlin-Mitte.

Up here you can indugle in creative and crafted cocktails, created by an awarded team of mixologists, as well as a fine selection of champagne, wine, beer, spirits and rooftop tapas bites.

Filled with a cool lounge vibe, similar to a smart beach club, AMANO Rooftop is a fantastic spot for summer after-work cocktails. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and stick around while darkness falls and the rooftop terrace is lighted with cosy hanging lanterns and hot tunes.


Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.