5 impressive views in Munich
Climbing up the iron Hackerbrücke up to two metres is quite easy because of how it was built. It is a popular haunt for the young crowd for an after-work beer. They look out over the tracks, to the east in the direction of the city centre, with a view of the train station, Frauenkirche and Justizpalast. Or to the west: the direction in which all trains underneath them leave the city, and where the sun sets.
2) Café überm Marienplatz
This cafe is located on the fourth floor of the Galeria Kaufhof department store and has a beautiful view of the New Town Hall and Frauenkirche and Marienplatz at your feet. In addition, the cakes are of excellent. A good place for a break and for those in the know.
Of course, the Olympic Tower has the best views with its viewing platform at 190 metres altitude. However, you’d have to pay to take the lift. A cheaper alternative is climbing Olympiaberg, and you can even see the Alps if the weather is nice.
A special view of the city (and the Oktoberfest) can be enjoyed from the Bavaria statue, which is located slightly above Theresienwiese. You can climb right into the statue’s head via a spiral staircase. Opening hours vary, during the Oktoberfest they are open until 8 pm.
5) Le Buffet Oberpollinger
This department store, one of the largest in Southern Germany, has a beautiful roof terrace on the fifth floor where you can sit in the sun and enjoy the view over the former stock exchange and the surrounding buildings. They have an affordable international buffet (self-service). There is also a children’s play area.
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