Above the rooftops of Austria

The best rooftop bars

The home of Högl is also home to many top venues in high places - perfect for after-work drinks with a view.
 
By now, we can tell for sure that Mother Nature is preparing for summer. It’s getting warmer, the first buds are sprouting on the trees and the birds are chirping as if they’ve got good news to tell. What do you like to do on a sunny, cloudless spring day with a new temperature record? Perhaps you like to get outside and be as close as possible to the sun. Högl has just the tip for a trip out for sun-worshipping pleasure seekers: rooftop bars.
Slip on some of the colourful Högl shoe designs from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection and take the high spots in Austria's biggest cities by storm with us. We’ll give you a tour of some of the most beautiful rooftop locations in Vienna and other Austrian provinces.

Whether for a romantic date or a drink after work, your cocktail will taste that little bit better accompanied by a spectacular view of the Viennese skyline. From the Sky Bar on the top floor of the Steffl department store in Kärntner Strasse you can cast your eye over St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace, the Rathaus (Town Hall) and the Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). The bar is Austria’s most well-known American bar and has an extensive range of old-fashioned drinks and soulful lounge music.
 
The magnificent city view over Vienna from the skybar.
© SKY Cafe.Restaurant.Bar
The Steffl department store in Vienna offers an exclusive shopping tour which includes a refreshing drink on the sunny rooftop terrace at the end.

Rooftop Garden - Vienna

An urban garden in the heart of the city. In the Rooftop Garden in the Ruby Marie Hotel on Mariahilfer Strasse, you’ll find colourful furniture, loungers and comfy Fatboy beanbags. Plenty of plants create an urban oasis with a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. On this colourful terrace, guests can enjoy breakfast in the open air, relax over a coffee during the day, or raise a glass at sunset with a cocktail.
 
The Rooftop Garden on top of the Ruby Marie Hotel.
© Ruby Marie Hotel & Bar Vienna
It takes just a minute or two in the lift to arrive in the Rooftop Garden’s feel-good oasis, overlooking Vienna’s roofs.


Cubus – Linz

Cubus, in the ARS Electronica Center in Linz, is at once unassuming and extravagant. From the air-conditioned roof terrace, you’ll be treated to all-year-round spectacular views of the old town of Linz and the Danube. This restaurant and bar is well-known for its exceptional international cuisine, made with locally sourced ingredients. The bar is popular for meeting after work, for heavenly classic cocktails.
 
The Cubus in the LinzARS Electronica Center.
© CUBUS Cafe.Restaurant.Bar
Whether you’d like Sunday breakfast, a business lunch or dinner for two, Cubus’ restaurant is one of the very best addresses for fine dining in Linz.

SKYBAR Graz

Reaching for the stars at 464 metres high, the Schlossberg restaurant’s roof terrace towers over the roofs of Graz. The mountain of the same name, formed from dolomite rock, is one of the city’s landmarks, at the heart of the historic old town of Graz. As well as stellar views, fine Martini and relaxed music in a high setting, you’ll also enjoy high quality wines and cocktails here. The Schlossberg also holds regular romantic candle lit dinners, as well as culinary events accompanied by magic.
 
The Skybar Graz at night.
© Werner Krug
Inviting at any time of day. How about winding down after a busy day with a drink at the Schlossberg Sky Bar, over 400 metres high?

 

360° Bar - Innsbruck

From the 7th floor of Innsbruck’s Rathausgalerien shopping centre, you can enjoy a 360° view of the sunset. 360° Café & Bar has seating areas both indoors and outdoors. Take a look at the bigger picture: you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views of the Innsbruck Alps. In the lounge with its laid-back atmosphere, you can enjoy international wines and feel like you’re on cloud nine - almost literally!
 
The 360° view in the bar Lichtblick in Innsbruck.
© Lichtblick/360°
A 360° panoramic view: in the heart of Innsbruck, you’ll find the small but perfectly formed café and bar, 360°. Its feel-good factor will leave you feeling miles away from the hustle and bustle below.


The Alfred – St. Pölten

The huge sundeck at over 200m2, with its stunning views as far as the Ötscher mountain, certainly has plenty to offer. Three areas with different themes set the scene: factory, theatre or garden. "This means that visiting us is always varied and a little bit out of the ordinary,” Manfred Hinterberger, the Alfred’s managing director says. The Alfred is part of the budget design hotel of the same name, with 50 stylish rooms offering a high level of comfort at moderate prices. For guests not staying at the hotel, the sky bar can be reached using an exterior lift.
 
The summerly Sundeck in the Hotel The Alfred in St. Pölten.
© ALFRED Hotelbetriebs GMBH
The Alfred opened on 7th April 2018. Since then, this sky bar in St. Pölten has been a whole new phenomenon with its summery atmosphere!

If you can’t wait for that holiday feeling any longer, go and hunt it down - you'll find what you were looking for in these idyllic rooftop bars. Enjoy some time with friends with a cool cocktail and be sure to let your eyes wander off to far-off horizons. Högl has the perfect shoe designs with colour and allure to bring power to your step this spring. When sunny yellow meets intense fuchsia and seductive scarlet, it all adds up to a stylish midsummer’s night dream that never wants to end...
   
 
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