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Munich is beautiful from the ground, but it’s full splendour from above, too. So where do those viewing spots hide? Here we reveal where you have the best view of the city and the surrounding mountains from Munich’s rooftops.
A city visit is often a two-dimensional experience, where city-goers bustle around on the ground in all directions. But aren’t some of the more memorable trips when you get to experience a city from above, three-dimensionally? That’s why we’ll take you up a few floors higher in Munich, to really embrace the idea of seeing without being seen, and get away from the usual street hustle. Keep your binoculars on hand and hang on, the view will be stunning and breathtaking.
Among the tallest buildings in the city are mostly churches. Due to their age, they are located very centrally. St. Peter’s Church is one of the oldest churches in Munich and is also known as the « Old Peter ». In just 306 steps you get a 360° view from the tower’s surrounding platform. You should brave the narrow spots and even risk getting dizzy, because in all of Munich, there is no better spot to take in the city from above.
Fine dining while enjoying the surroundings: a perfect place for this is on the terrace of the Japanese restaurant Emiko, located on the roof of the Louis Hotel. It’s the best place to enjoy a cocktail centrally, and in addition to the delicious drinks, Emiko spoils you with a fantastic breakfast buffet and the finest Japanese food. The rooftop terrace belongs to Munich’s secret tips, but is still very popular with the locals; therefore, it is recommended to secure a place in advance. Otherwise, the window from the inside offers a fantastic view to the famous Viktualienmarkt.
We mustn’t forget the roof terrace of the Oberpollinger either. Here you get the unique opportunity to enjoy the terrace views, looking over the roofs of Munich after an extensive shopping tour. The patio is located on the fifth floor and is easy to access via escalator or lift. The restaurant Le Buffet offers drinks, coffee, lunch, breakfast, in addition to one of the most beautiful and stunning views over Munich.
For more incredible views, why not check out the churches where everyone is welcome, regardless of religion, skin colour or culture. As in many European cities, you can’t miss them with their impressive architecture, equipped with one or two accessible towers. To enjoy a special view, visit St. Paul’s church, located at the northern end of Oktoberfest site. During the beer fest period especially, the vistas from the tower make for a colourful and worthwhile spectacle. However, the climb is somewhat cramped and steep; You should be aware of this beforehand. But in the end, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view, which, on a day of good weather, gives you a perfect panorama of the Alps.
Church tower with the most beautiful, highest and central view of Munich.
Fine dining and a spectacular view, what else?
The first address for shopping in Munich offers a rooftop terrace with a great view.
A great view on the Octoberfest site (and the Alps)