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, Dortmund 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.
The Rheinturm Revolving Restaurant
Günnewig Rheinturm Revolving Restaurant (Rhine Tower), 20 Stromstrasse, Düsseldorf 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
Twenty-One Restaurant, 21st floor (of the town hall), 1 Willy-Brandt-Platz, Kaiserslautern, Frankfurt 67657. +49 631 320 4370. Bistro/bar with panoramic views.
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
Sansibar Roofgarden, 190 Hanauer Landstrasse, Union Gelände, Frankfort am Main 60314. +49 172 666 1591. Summer only. email
Henninger Turm, Frankfurt am Main. (two revolving restaurants, closed at the moment. Check out.)
The George Hotel Rooftop Bar
Bar Dacaio Campari Rooftop 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
Restaurant Windows, 9th floor, InterContinental Hamburg, 10 Fontenay, Hamburg 20354. +49 40 4142 2531. Panoramic view over the city and lake. Tues to Sat from 6pm.
Chesterfield Lounge, 9th floor, InterContinental Hamburg, 10 Fontenay, Hamburg 20354. +49 40 4142 2531. Enjoy your cocktail on the balcony overlooking the lake and the city. Overlooking Alster Lake. Daily from 10am.
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.
Heinrich-Hertz-Turm, Hamburg (closed at the moment).
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, 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 41 0050. The park also hosts the TV Tower which allows a 360 degrees view of Mannheim City and has a revolving restaurant.
Restaurant 181, 7 Spiridon-Louis-Ring, München, Bayern 80809. +49 89 3066 8585. Viewing point and Revolving Restaurant. A restaurant at a height of 182 m providing a stunning view. Olympic Park (from the 1972 Munich Olympics) is a treat to visit. It is a huge park and recreational area where you can enjoy rollerblading, walkways, a bike track and a lake. You can also visit the lookout platform and revolving restaurant underneath.
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
The Alm. Mandarin Munich's pop-up rooftop wooden chalet styled restaurant.waiters dressed in traditional Bavarian Dirndl and Lederhosen. The Alm will be open for dinner Mon to Fri from 5pm to 10pm, Sat and Sun from 12 noon to 10 pm between Oct. 23, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013. Reservations are recommended.
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
Fernmeldeturm, Revolving Restaurant, Nürnberg. (Closed since 1991)
Cube Restaurant and Bar, Top Floor, Kunstmuseum, 1 Kleiner Schlossplatz, Stuttgart 70173. +49 7151 986 1666. Bar: +49 711 280 4439. Restaurant with a good view of the city on the top-floor restaurant of the new Kunstmuseum. Mon to Sun 11.30am-12 midnight. email
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
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