Belvedere Water Tower Revolving Restaurant, Wasserturm Belvedere, 5 Belvedereallee, Aachen. +49 241 1601 6281. On the Lousberg hill, Aachen, Germany. The water tower accommodates a revolving restaurant, which reopened in 2005 after being closed for several years. The restaurant revolves once every 56 minutes. 10am-6pm.
La Vision, 11th floor, Hotel im Wasserturm, Kaygasse, Köln 50676. +49 221 2 0080. 35 km. Elegant restaurant atop the historical water tower. Fantastic view over Cologne. There is also a fabulous panoramic roof terrace. Tues to Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm.
Skybeach Köln, Aral Parkhaus.
Turmrestaurant Revolving Restaurant, Florianturm, 2 Florianstrasse, Westfalen Park, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia 44139. +49 231 138 4975. The tower was constructed similarly to a high concrete chimney. It consists of a reinforced concrete tube, which tapers off as it rises, reaching a height of 129.75 metres. At 137.54 metres there is a revolving restaurant. Buffet is at 5pm and you enjoy a great sunset view.
Rheinturm Revolving Restaurant
Günnewig Rheinturm Revolving Restaurant (Rhine Tower), 20 Stromstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany 40221. +49 211 863 2000. A 240 metre high concrete telecommunication tower in Düsseldorf, capital city of the federal state (Bundesland) of North Rhine-Westphalia. The revolving restaurant is at a height of 170 metres. Impressive.
Fleming's Club, 7th floor, Fleming's Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt-City, 2 Eschenheimer Tor, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60318. +49 69 427 2320. The view is breathtaking: enjoy the panorama across the rooftops of Frankfurt. Mon to Sun 6am-11pm. email
Mainturm (Main Tower), 52-58 Neue Mainzer Strasse, Frankfurt am Main 60311. +49 69 3650 4777. Apart from a tourist attraction, Main Tower is also a working building, containing the offices of several companies, including the local TV station. In addition there's also a restaurant on the 53rd floor. Relax at 187m altitude. Bar. Tues to Fri 11.30am–2.30pm. 6pm–1am. Sat & Sun 1pm–5pm. 6pm–1am. Monday Closed. email
Long Island Summer Lounge
Long Island Summer Lounge, 12 Kaiserhofstrasse, Frankfurt am Main 60313. +49 69 29 72 3596. On the roof of the car park of the Frankfurt stock exchange, this huge bar opened last summer, positioning itself as a 'Beach Club' in the middle of the city. From 6pm Sat and Sun and Holidays. Closed for Winter. email
APT'S Bar-Lounge Rooftop, 190 Hanauer Landstrasse, Union Gelände, Frankfurt am Main 60314. +49 69 175 544 130. Summer only. email
The George Hotel Rooftop Bar
Campari Rooftop Lounge Bar, The George-Hotel Hamburg, 3 Barcastrasse, Hamburg 22087. +49 40 280 0300. facebook
Le Ciel Restaurant et Bar, 9th floor, Le Royal Méridien Hamburg, 52-56 An der Alster, Hamburg 20099. +49 40 2100 1090. Stunning views of Alster Lake and Hamburg's skyline. Open 6.30am-10.30am. 12 noon-2.30pm. 6pm-12.30am. email
20-Up Bar, Empire Riverside Hotel, 97 Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse, Hamburg 20359. +49 40 31 1190. An unforgettable view of the river Elbe, the harbour and the city itself through seven-meter-high panorama windows 20 floors up. Skyline Bar.
Waterkant, Empire Riverside Hotel, 97 Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse, Hamburg 20359. +49 40 31 1197 0480. Daily from 5.30 pm. to 11pm.
Heavens Nest, 1 Reeperbahn, Hamburg 20359. + 49 40 3099 3280
Hotel Mecklenheide Restaurant and Bar, 6th floor, Hotel Mecklenheide, 262 Schulenburger Landstrasse, Hannover 30419. +49 511 74 0950. Guests enjoy their breakfast on the roof-deck with a great view over Hanover.
TwentyOne, 21st floor, Kaiserslautern Town Hall, 1 Willy-Brandt Platz, Kaiserslautern 67655. +49 631 320 4370 This restaurant and lounge offer an unmatched panoramic view of the city. Sun to Thurs 5.30pm-1am. Fri & Sat 5.30pm-2am.
Panorama Tower, 9 Augustusplatz, Leipzig 04109. +49 34 1710 0590. If you have grown tired of the usual dining experiences, check out the elegant bar/restaurant/lounge at Panorama Tower. At 120 meters (nearly 400 feet) above Leipzig, this establishment offers some of the best vistas in the city, and stands as the highest eatery in all of central Germany. Sky High Dining.
Falco Restaurant and Lounge Bar, 27th floor, The Westin Leipzig, 15 Gerberstrasse, Leipzig 04105. +49 341 988 2727. A contemporary and elegantly designed hotel on the 27th floor with a fantastic view over Leipzig. Sophistico. Dinner only. Tues to Sat from 7pm. Bar from 6pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Smoking allowed from 11pm. 2 Michelin stars. email
Skyline Revolving Restaurant, Fernmeldeturm, Mannheim. +49 621 41 9290. 204.8 meter high concrete telecommunication tower with an observation deck. A glassed observation deck and a revolving restaurant at a height of 120 meters allow a nice view over Mannheim and the surrounding area. 10am-12 midnight. Kitchen: 11.30am-2pm. 6pm-10pm. Buffet 11.30am-11.30pm.
Luisen Park Revolving Restaurant, 12 Gartenschauweg, Mannheim 68165. +49 621 419 290 The park hosts the TV Tower which allows a 360 degrees view of Mannheim City and has this revolving restaurant. Here the guest has new perspectives on the city and Park and a comprehensive view. The restaurant rotates once per hour around the tower. The non-smoking restaurant offers 150 guests all year 10am-12 midnight. Each rotatrion takes one hour. The rotation times are from Monday to Saturday 12am to 2pm, 3pm to 5pm. and 6pm to 10pm. Sundays and holidays 12 noon to 10pm.
The Starlight Bistro, 12 Gartenschauweg, Mannheim 68165. is also located at 121 meters above sea level but is only open for certain events.
The elevator fees for adults: 4.50 EUR , 3.50 EUR for beneficiaries. Children under 7 are free. There are also special group rates.
Blue Spa Rooftop Lounge, 7th floor, Hotel Bayerischer Hof, 2-6 Promenadeplatz, Munich 80333. +49 89 212 0993. One of Munich's most exclusive hotels hogs an exquisite view over the city from its top-floor lounge, bar centre and pool. You can get a full panorama of the city. The view of the historic Frauenkirche is particularly impressive. Daily 8am-10.30pm (in nice weather until midnight). Barbecues from June to September. Icebar in the winter: Mon to Fri 4pm-10.30pm. Sat & Sun 12 noon-10.30pm. email video
China Moon Roof Terrace Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental, 1 Neuturmstrasse, Munich 80331. +49 89 29 0980. Fabulous 360 degree panorama of the city so you can gain an orientation in the city from the twin domes of Munich Cathedral to the undulating alpine horizon. Lunch and dinner are of course available for non in-house guests. Open from May until October. Daily 12 noon-10pm. email
Wooden Chalet. Mandarin Oriental, 1 Neuturmstrasse, Munich 80331. +49 89 290 98 896 Mandarin Munich's pop-up rooftop wooden chalet styled restaurant. Waiters dressed in traditional Bavarian Dirndl and Lederhosen. With views overlooking the city and the Alps, a night at the Wooden Chalet not only includes a delicious local menu, but also traditional Bavarian music and dancing on top of the benches. Reservations are recommended. Mon to Fri 5pm-10pm. Sat & Sun 12 noon-10pm. Nov to Jan. +49 89 290 98 896
Andechs Monastery Brewery, 2 Bergstrasse, Andechs 82346. +49 81 52 3760. The brewery and restaurant at Andechs near Herrsching, near Munich is one of the treats for travelers. During the summer, a rooftop outside terrace allows friends to drink, eat and view the surroundings. As it fills, more and more people will join you at your table and it becomes very friendly and cosmopolitan. email
Roofterrace EMIKO, Hotel Louis, 6 Viktualienmarkt, München 80331. +49 89 4111 9080
Café Vorhoelzer Forum, 21 Arcisstrasse, 80333 München, Germany. +49 174 974 8447 Directly on the roof of the Technical Univerity of Munich (TU München). There is a 270 ° panoramic view over the city's rooftops. Open year round. In summertime, in addition to the deck chairs on the roof terrace, you will find cushions there for your comfort.
The Flushing Meadows Hotel & Bar, 32 Fraunhoferstrasse, Munich 80469. +49 89 5527 9170 (member of Design Hotels). A new hip bar with an outdoor roof terrace on the top floor of a German Telecom office building. Quite tucked away and unpretentious. Almost like a speakeasy.
Fernmeldeturm, Revolving Restaurant, Nürnberg. (Closed since 1991)
Sky Beach Stuttgart, 6 Königstrasse, Stuttgart 70173. +49 163 818 2320. One of the Top Stuttgart restaurants, invites you to an incredible chillout over the roofs of the city. email
CUBE Restaurant und o.T. Bar, top floor, 1 Kleiner Schlossplatz, Stuttgart 70173. +49 711 280 4441 Sun to Thurs 10am-12 midnight. The Cube Restaurant is located in the centre of Stuttgart, directly at the Schlossplatz. Restaurant with a good view of the city on the top floor of the Stuttgart Kunstmuseum (Art Gallery). S- and U -Bahn trains and buses have stops nearby. You can park in the public parking garage of the BW Bank. In addition, the Cube Restaurant offers guests a shuttle in the evening, ask when reserving. Restaurant: Mon to Sun 11.30am-12 midnight. Bar: Sun to Thurs 10am-12 midnight. Fri & Sat 10am-2am. Bar: +49 711 280 4439. email
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