At Lofty Heights – on Zurich’s Rooftop Terraces with Beautiful Views
They are modern, cozy, by the lake, or overlooking the bustling Bahnhofstrasse shopping street: the rooftop terraces with the most beautiful views of Zurich.

Rooftop terraces in Zurich

Many bars and restaurants have rooftop terraces, from which you can look out on the city, Lake Zurich or the spectacular scenery over a meal or after-work drink.

They could scarcely be more varied: some are set amidst lush greenery, others are furnished with elegant lounges, while yet others are completely inconspicuous and considered as insider tips ‒ the picturesque rooftop terraces in Zurich, from which guests can look out over the bustling streets, the lake, or the nearby natural surroundings. Incidentally, customers can also find beautiful roof terraces at the Jelmoli, Globus and Manor department stores on the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, which are the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the view.

*magl = meters above ground level/
  fagl = feet above ground level

 

The name says it all: here, besides a fantastic view over the Bahnhofstrasse, guests are treated to delectable cocktails and delicious dumplings.
Terrace
5th Floor
This chic penthouse restaurant housed above Swiss Casinos Zürich has a terrace that looks out in three different directions. Simply stunning!
Terrace
5th Floor / 25 magl (82 fagl)
The rooftop terrace of the luxury hotel, Ambassador à l’Opéra, in Seefeld is open from Wednesday to Friday when the weather is fine.
4½th Floor
In the heart of the Old Town, this terrace gives an insight into historical Zurich – accompanied by a glass of red wine from the in-house wine cellar.
Terrace
5th Floor
This rooftop terrace, with its irregular opening times, is an insider tip in the heart of the trendy Zürich-West quarter.
Terrace
3rd Floor
The Hiltl rooftop terrace has a real vacation feeling – a green oasis high above the Bahnhofstrasse, serving vegetarian delicacies from the buffet.
3rd Floor / 12.5 magl (41 fagl)
The most beautiful place to take a break during a shopping spree is the beautiful Griederbar. Hidden away, yet sadly no longer an insider tip.
Terrace
2nd Floor / 5.4 magl (18 fagl)
If freight containers counted as stories, this terrace would be on the 2nd floor. Colorful, cheerful and next to the train tracks, it’s never boring here.
1st Floor / approx. 5 magl (16 fagl)

bQm

The bQm is located below the Polyterrasse and above the ETH’s sports center, and offers a spectacular view over the city of Zurich.
1st Floor / 4.3 magl (14 fagl)
Lying right on the lake, this rooftop terrace makes you feel like you are on a steamship. Just the thing for all you captains and sea dogs out there.

Multifaceted Zurich

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